2010/1989 Ski-Doo TNT XP/Mach 1

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

I wanted to build a unique sled I could play around with and occasionally trail ride.

What motivated you to start your project?

When I was 12 years old I bought my first ski-doo Elan and the dream of more HP and comfort came shortly after. Not having the money to buy a newer ski doo I figured I could talk my uncle David (welder and parts supplier) into helping me with the project. He said it would be too much work; so it didn’t happen. 24 years later I still owned the same Elan and had rounded up enough parts to start a build. The only problem was I couldn’t figure out how to put them all together using the Elan Chassis. However I had this really cool looking tube frame from a 1989 Mach 1 and the XP tunnel and after some careful measuring and some contemplation, it seemed like the pieces could fit well together so the build started from there.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the sled?

If I can’t say that the whole sled isn’t unique and creative, then I would have to say it is the front end and the way I brought it all together to match up with the body lines using parts from 1989 to 2018. I used the hood and bumper from an XP chassis; reworked the front shock brackets from the 89 Mach 1 front end; a skid plate from a 2018 4th Gen, all tied together with a built from scratch nose/lower hood, grill and bumper brackets.

What are you most proud of?

The sled was built using only factory or slightly modified Ski-Doo parts ranging from 1989 up to 2018 or something I built from scratch except for the front shocks which I plan to replace with KYB shocks from a Ski Doo XRS

What do other people say about your sled?

Everyone who has seen it is impressed. Once I’m finished explaining what I have done to the sled most people are speechless; then they recover and tell me it looks Badass or that I have done a nice job.


10 Comments

  • Kevin says:

    Wow!!! Great idea
    Where the old meets the new!
    Awesome job, I keep noticing details. The rear track wheels are 1989 Mach 1 it looks like.
    Interesting

     
  • Tyler Van Guelpen says:

    Wow, this sled looks amazing. It’s almost like a factory built prototype machine it’s fit so well together. I also read the info and all the years for the mix of sleds has built a piece of history all combined in one pretty pretty sled. I have always looked at custom built sleds, this is the best I have seen and the one I love the most. Congrats to the builder for such a beautiful beautiful build.

     
  • Ashley says:

    Really nice, I like the purple!
    Can you build me one?
    Alberta,Canada

     
  • Dan says:

    Lots of hours, work, attention to detail went into this build. Some sled builds just look good, but this one performs good as well. Doesn’t get much better

     
  • Laurey Chandia says:

    Fabulous, so impressed

     
  • Valeri MacDonald says:

    Looks like it was built by a pro! Great job Jeff.

     
  • Crew Member says:

    When covid-19 appeared, Jeff texted and said i’m going to make this a positive. Denniskirk has a great contest for sled enthusiasts.
    The WILD sled home project began.
    A few evenings a week id sand parts helping him to late into the night, enjoying being apart of what re-united friends.
    I can contest he did all the math,drawings,fabricating,welding,electrical, mechanics and paint work.
    Hand crafted with stone tools!
    Having minimal formal trade education and a limited budget id say yes, Jack of all trades.
    A Tim Allen production.
    There is no fancy equipment here.
    A 1989 foot peg was formed into part of the bottom grill. Most bolts and nuts were all from used ski-doo’s that were sold for scrap.
    Excitement was in a 8 year old boy to a 70 year old grandmother. Family,friends,co-workers, snowmobilers all around where commenting throughout the process.
    Jeff took his creativity and peoples opinion in and made each part special on Frank. (frankenstein sled)
    Ideas and parts came together at time with easy. While other times it took some deep thinking with a chop,cut,rebuild approach.
    Bad Chad inspired.
    Thank you Budlight for cardboard beer boxes creating templates and beer for breaks.
    I still dont know all the details and as stunning as the pictures turned out i still stop and find questions to ask.
    Awesome experience.

     
    • Jeffrey Weeks says:

      Thanks for the great comment and for all your help those days leading up to the deadline for the competition. Without your help I wouldn’t have been able to have Frank ready for pictures.

      Covid-19/DK contest or not this sled was getting built it just would have taken longer.

      Still lots of hard work to be done before I get this sled to where i want it to be tho.

       
  • Natouri Hope says:

    Voted! Super awesome rig. Crazy how good it turned out. You should be proud and I’m glad your 12 year old dreams finally came true. Enjoy riding!

     
  • Tom says:

    Frank turned out great! I can’t imagine the time put in to this.

     

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10 Comments

  • Kevin says:

    Wow!!! Great idea
    Where the old meets the new!
    Awesome job, I keep noticing details. The rear track wheels are 1989 Mach 1 it looks like.
    Interesting

     
  • Tyler Van Guelpen says:

    Wow, this sled looks amazing. It’s almost like a factory built prototype machine it’s fit so well together. I also read the info and all the years for the mix of sleds has built a piece of history all combined in one pretty pretty sled. I have always looked at custom built sleds, this is the best I have seen and the one I love the most. Congrats to the builder for such a beautiful beautiful build.

     
  • Ashley says:

    Really nice, I like the purple!
    Can you build me one?
    Alberta,Canada

     
  • Dan says:

    Lots of hours, work, attention to detail went into this build. Some sled builds just look good, but this one performs good as well. Doesn’t get much better

     
  • Laurey Chandia says:

    Fabulous, so impressed

     
  • Valeri MacDonald says:

    Looks like it was built by a pro! Great job Jeff.

     
  • Crew Member says:

    When covid-19 appeared, Jeff texted and said i’m going to make this a positive. Denniskirk has a great contest for sled enthusiasts.
    The WILD sled home project began.
    A few evenings a week id sand parts helping him to late into the night, enjoying being apart of what re-united friends.
    I can contest he did all the math,drawings,fabricating,welding,electrical, mechanics and paint work.
    Hand crafted with stone tools!
    Having minimal formal trade education and a limited budget id say yes, Jack of all trades.
    A Tim Allen production.
    There is no fancy equipment here.
    A 1989 foot peg was formed into part of the bottom grill. Most bolts and nuts were all from used ski-doo’s that were sold for scrap.
    Excitement was in a 8 year old boy to a 70 year old grandmother. Family,friends,co-workers, snowmobilers all around where commenting throughout the process.
    Jeff took his creativity and peoples opinion in and made each part special on Frank. (frankenstein sled)
    Ideas and parts came together at time with easy. While other times it took some deep thinking with a chop,cut,rebuild approach.
    Bad Chad inspired.
    Thank you Budlight for cardboard beer boxes creating templates and beer for breaks.
    I still dont know all the details and as stunning as the pictures turned out i still stop and find questions to ask.
    Awesome experience.

     
    • Jeffrey Weeks says:

      Thanks for the great comment and for all your help those days leading up to the deadline for the competition. Without your help I wouldn’t have been able to have Frank ready for pictures.

      Covid-19/DK contest or not this sled was getting built it just would have taken longer.

      Still lots of hard work to be done before I get this sled to where i want it to be tho.

       
  • Natouri Hope says:

    Voted! Super awesome rig. Crazy how good it turned out. You should be proud and I’m glad your 12 year old dreams finally came true. Enjoy riding!

     
  • Tom says:

    Frank turned out great! I can’t imagine the time put in to this.

     

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