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MOUNTAIN MADNESS

The Complete Build-Up of a Custom Mountain Sled

MOUNTAIN MADNESS TAKES SECOND AT CAR SHOW IN ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION CLASS.

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No offense to the guys who can pay the $20,000 - $25,000 for a full out custom mountain sled, but for guys like me, we don't have that kind of coin to spend on a sled. So, the question posed was, "How do you build a custom mountain sled on a budget? 

Namely, a budget of around $4,000. yet, make it look professional, and not look like a cobbled up suicide machine. By surfing the web for swap meets, salvage yards, message boards, people you know. .everywhere.  You wheel and deal until you get what you need.

Stay tuned for the reincarnation of a 1997 670 MXZ into a 2004 Summit 670X (the X is for the X-Tra cubic centimeters I put into it).  

Come see the Madness - IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

CLICK ON EACH STEP OF THE BUILD-UP TO SEE MADNESS COME ALIVE FROM START TO FINISH.

PHASE 1-The Beginning

PHASE 14-Hood & Paint

PHASE 2-Bulk Head

PHASE 15-Motor Build Part 1

PHASE 3-Tunnel

PHASE 16-Powder Coating

PHASE 4-Footwells

PHASE 17-Motor Build Part 2

PHASE 5-Foot Traction

PHASE 18-Reassembly

PHASE 6-Rear Suspension Part 1

PHASE 19-Steering and Controls

PHASE 7-Seat, Tail light & Tank

PHASE 20-Clutch & Pipes

PHASE 8-Ski Stance & Shocks

PHASE 21-More Powder Coating
PHASE 9-Rear Suspension Part 2 PHASE 22-Reverse
PHASE 10-Customizing the Seat PHASE 23-Brakes and Cooling
PHASE 11-Coming Together PHASE 24-Test Run
PHASE 12-Rear Heat Exchanger PHASE 25-Oops
PHASE 13-Mock Fit-Up PHASE 26-Build Sheet and Cost

 I would like to share this to show the dedication and endless friendships that are

built from our extreme hobbies. This poem was written by Perry D.

 for the creator of Madness in dedication to the hard work and bloody knuckles.

 

An Ode To Maize

Crazy Maizie had a dream,

to build a sled and make it scream.

 

Up the mountain and down the slopes,

this bad ass sled would secure his hopes.

 

He bought the parts from lands abroad,

to build this beast that would put us in awe.

 

A mountain sled that was "bred from the dead"

would be ripping up hills and turning our heads.

 

With an engine twin piped to light up the night,

this sled would deliver big bark and big bite. 

 

Using his tools to break all the rules,

this beast would ensure that the rest were all fools.

 

"Talk is for panzies", said our man Maizie,

"whip out your pink slip, we'll see if your crazy".

 

Everyone's seen it, and nobody's yet moved,

to challenge Madness would prove your a fool.

 

So sit on your sled and look up the slope,

and see our boy Maize climb like a goat.

 

Dodging amongst the rocks, and above all the trees,

MADNESS is the cure for our buddies disease.

 

Poem Copyright © 2004

By Perry J. Duchow

 

 

 

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