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« on: April 23, 2015, 11:21:55 AM »

Hi , I' m new on the Board. Thought I'd post a bunch of pictures on the GRT I just found. Rolloflex 194 has been helping me sort it out.
Comments welcome!ftp://

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 08:33:18 PM »

Cool sled! Might be a bit of work involved in making it go.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 08:49:37 PM »

It's been out in the wood for 20+ years. Good thing the motor and pipes were pulled out and a fan motor installed before it was abandoned.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 03:56:27 PM »

I had a nice conversation yesterday with Frank Reile(?) from Marcy NY . Frank was one of the guys who owned(?) Boa - Snowmobiles . They were a Distributor for Boaski and Rolloflex snowmobiles. Frank told me he remembered selling 4 or 5 GRT's . They were very Fast. He remembered them having a very Crude rear suspension. I asked him about mine but without pictures or being able to see it he couldn't tell if it was original.
He also told me one of the guys from the factory came out and helped set one up to race. He said the guy really knew his stuff.
Cool stuff!

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 06:52:33 PM »

I remember Frank very well. We could have used a lot more great distributors like Frank. BUT... How dare he call our suspension crude.. ha ha
Tell him the "guy" he is referring too has forgotten a lot of the "stuff". That can happen after 41 years.
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 08:47:22 PM »

Gene , if you don't mind me asking what's your opinion of the rear suspension on my sled. Could it have come from the factory that way? The original owner swears that's the way they got it. All they did was stud it.
Thanks for your time!!

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 08:41:40 AM »

Hi Mark
There is no way that your suspension came THAT way from the factory. I cannot see what the person was trying to accomplish with their additions. To me it would reduce the amount of suspension travel a great deal.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2015, 09:09:12 AM »

Thanks Gene!. I think the suspension may be correct , but that rear Fixture looks home made to me.

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 05:21:49 PM »

I was referring to the rear view only. The side views do look stock.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 05:29:44 PM »

side views are close to stock but not correct at all.  They do however look like someone did a nice job, whether it be at the factory in R&D or in someones garage.  I agree with Gene that the rear scissor section in not from our heroes at Roll-O-FLex.  That is a very crude copy of what the factory sent out
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2015, 05:55:02 PM »

Well at this point who knows for sure. When I restore it I will use the skid frame that is in it and look for a complete stock rear scissor Assembly.
Thanks for all the help guys!
I'm sure I will have more Questions when I tear into it-lol

Mark



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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2017, 05:59:44 PM »

I'm looking at starting the restoration of the GRT in the spring so I'm going to start looking for parts. What track is correct for my sled?  Any other brands use the same track ? Does anyone know the dimensions?
Thanks for your Help !

Mark
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