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#1 bolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Last year I posted some pictures of this snowmobile when I first brought it home. The snowmobile has come a long way since then. I have gone through everything on the snowmobile except for the engine. I wanted to restore the sled but the original paint was not that bad so I wet sanded the entire snowmobile and then clear coated the entire thing. That made the original paint look a lot better.  I made the windshield myself because of how hard they are to find. I had a graphics place in my town replicate the "Bolens" on the side of the tunnel. I had a new seat made for it also. It is a very  nice snowmobile. I took it out last weekend on the snowmobile trails my dad was behind me going 50 MPH bolens sleds were pretty fast machines for their time. 

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Wow she cleaned up nice!


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:07 PM

How did you make your windshield?


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Wow she cleaned up nice!

 

Don't you have one, Jerome?

 

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Don't you have one, Jerome?

 

Ben W.

 

 

Yep I have a 340.


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:28 PM

Very nice job on that 440. I especially like the windshield. Amazing reproduction on that.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:10 AM

images 10.jpg Very nice!


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Wow! That turned out really nice. This has been a good year for snowmobiling in most of North America.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 06:19 AM

She's a beauty !!    I would never have thought that that was a restored machine  looks brand new :thumbs:   Aren't those old sleds fun , you go 50 but compared to a newer one you feel like your  going 200 mph lol .


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 04:46 PM

How did you make your windshield?

It was not one of the easiest things I have done I bought a big sheet of lexan and laid it over a wooden board that was the width I wanted the windshield to be. Then I heated along were I wanted it to  bend and just trimmed it to size. It took most of an afternoon to do it. 


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:18 PM

Nice job! I have to head north and ride one of those for sure!! 50 miles an hour on snow sounds fun!


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 10:38 AM

First single body I have seen. Great job restoring this!!! Thanks for sharing.



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Posted February 24, 2014 - 07:16 PM

It was not one of the easiest things I have done I bought a big sheet of lexan and laid it over a wooden board that was the width I wanted the windshield to be. Then I heated along were I wanted it to  bend and just trimmed it to size. It took most of an afternoon to do it.


Looks perfect!! That windshield technique is what we sled guys do. You nailed it!

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Posted February 24, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Looks perfect!! That windshield technique is what we sled guys do. You nailed it!

Thanks I was a little unhappy that the bend was not in line with the bend in the hood but oh well it still looks good.






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