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1970 bolens sprint snowmobile

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 09:55 AM

Dang, I wish I had $400 on me right about now.  This thing looks like a really cool ride!  Plus, we actually have some snow this year that I could use it on for a change!

 

http://albany.craigs...3444560337.html

 

 

Here are some pics of it too from the listing:

 

1970BolensSprint_01.jpg 1970BolensSprint_02.jpg 1970BolensSprint_03.jpg



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 10:36 AM

If that was the Diablo I'd be on my way right now ...



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Maybe it is just me, but I like this style of snowmobile over the Diablo Rouge anyways.  Looks like there is plenty of room on there for at least 2 if not 3 passengers as well!



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Yea but that one has caster wheels under the front end. No good for snow the way it is, maybe it is for when the snow has melted.

 

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 10:56 AM

Did Bolens build those or were they built by someone else and re branded. The machine looks familiar but it's been so long I can't remember the brand it resembles. 



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:07 AM

Yea but that one has caster wheels under the front end. No good for snow the way it is, maybe it is for when the snow has melted.

 

Dick

i think the wheels are tempoary just for moving it around in side. in Christ bobby



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Did Bolens build those or were they built by someone else and re branded. The machine looks familiar but it's been so long I can't remember the brand it resembles. 

 

 

I believe they were Bolens built (Except the engine)

I'm pretty sure the Diablo Rouge were manufactured in the Canada plant......



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Kinda looks like my old Rupp



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:18 AM

There used to be a company called Moto Ski that had a local dealer where I grew up. I was thinking they may have built them. They were eventually bought out by bombardier.



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 02:46 PM

i think this sled was at toms sale at famersville eqt.. looks just like the one he had. i think he paid more then 400 for it


Edited by 1967bolens collector, December 31, 2012 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 03:59 PM

I believe they were Bolens built (Except the engine)

I'm pretty sure the Diablo Rouge were manufactured in the Canada plant......

 

The Diablo Rouge was made in the wisconsin plant.



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 04:02 PM

The Diablo Rouge was made in the wisconsin plant.

 

Wasnt there a plant in Canada that produced the first few models of the Diablo?

 

I know some models have a Canadian Leaf on the hood which I thought indicated they were from Canada?



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Ok, So it looks like all sleds made before 67' Were made in Canada and All sleds after 67' Were made in the US...

 

Hus Ski / Diablo Rouge Background

Hus Ski Limitee of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada

Proto-types 1957-58

Production 1962-65 (under the Hus Ski badge)

 

Purchased (summer 1965) by Bolens of Wisconsin, Port Washington Wi., a Division of Food Machine Corp. Badged as Bolens Hus Ski to 1966/67 when the Canadian production operations closed and amalgamated to one operation in Wisconsin. John Smeaton (long time designer/employee of Hus Ski) formed Carlton Products Consultants Ltd. upon closing of the Canadian division and teamed with Fred Fassbender. The two remained the design/management team for Bolens.

 

The Bolens Diablo Rouge was produced 1967-69. The two-piece machine as we know stopped production after the 1969 model year.



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 04:35 PM

Ok, So it looks like all sleds made before 67' Were made in Canada and All sleds after 67' Were made in the US...

 

Hus Ski / Diablo Rouge Background

Hus Ski Limitee of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada

Proto-types 1957-58

Production 1962-65 (under the Hus Ski badge)

 

Purchased (summer 1965) by Bolens of Wisconsin, Port Washington Wi., a Division of Food Machine Corp. Badged as Bolens Hus Ski to 1966/67 when the Canadian production operations closed and amalgamated to one operation in Wisconsin. John Smeaton (long time designer/employee of Hus Ski) formed Carlton Products Consultants Ltd. upon closing of the Canadian division and teamed with Fred Fassbender. The two remained the design/management team for Bolens.

 

The Bolens Diablo Rouge was produced 1967-69. The two-piece machine as we know stopped production after the 1969 model year.

 

Ha I knew I should of just copyed that. :D






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