logo
Home For The Original Vintage Ski-Doo oldski-doosleds Message Board Since 2003!
Where the experts hang out. Portal for oldski-doosleds web site.
Click here for Snowmobile Events
#oldski-doosleds #vintageski-doo #vintageskidoo © 2019
Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
April 18, 2019, 06:28:21 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: See Terms in Help Desk Area Before Using This Message Board.

  oldski-doosleds' Vintage Ski-Doo Message Board
  oldski-doosleds Message Board
  Tank Brigade

  Need help on Value
� previous next �
Pages: [1] Reply Notify of replies Send the topic Print 
   Author  Topic: Need help on Value  (Read 593 times)
PolCat
Full Member
***

Posts: 14





View Profile
Need help on Value
« on: December 27, 2015, 09:07:50 AM »
Reply with quote

I am looking at a 70 Alpine 399er but have no idea what the value of these sleds are.  It runs, both forward and reverse work.  Busted up trunk Both tracks look good and all bogey wheels are there.  Windshield is there but as usual sun faded.  Wrong seat but could use the foam.
Report to moderator Logged
oly_man
Boardnation God
*****

Posts: 2509





View Profile E-Mail
Re:Need help on Value
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 12:10:34 PM »
Reply with quote

Welcome to the site PolCat.  The trunk is an easy swap from several years of Olympic so thats no big deal.  The 70 is nice because its simple, old enough to be reletively light weight and has reverse.  There's hope for the windshield too even if its faded.  There's a handful of plastic polishes that can make a huge difference in them.

Things to look out for on a sled like this are the chassis rust - especially under the seat.  Several with electric start dumped acid out and quickly rotted metal nearby.  Alpines also rusted right where the seat metal joined to the tunnel top.  That being said almost any metal can be repaired.

Another thing was the gas tank.  The filler tube apparently breaks off near the tanktop.  Just to see its all in place.

Sled in the pic looks pretty good!  I would guesstimate aroun $700 - 900 as a starting point.  If you can get it even cheaper then go for it 
Report to moderator Logged
PolCat
Full Member
***

Posts: 14





View Profile
Re:Need help on Value
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 01:09:54 PM »
Reply with quote

Thanks for that information and the welcome to the site.
When I looked at it there was swiss cheese where the battery sat but centralized only there  
Where the seat riser meets the tunnel that strip of metal does have some rust spots along it. 
When the hood was off the filler tube was attached to the tank.
I have been here for a year but was just lurking around Not new to vintage sleds and recently
I have caught yellow fever. My first Ski Doo rebuild was a 69 320 Oly then came a 70 399 Oly then a 68 Super 370.
Waiting inline is a 71 TnT 440 slidder a 71 Nordic 399 and a 65/66 Chateau. 
I also have a custom 70 Ski Boose and a late model 88 Formula MX 470.


I hang out most of the time on Vintage Sleds.com same name there too
Report to moderator Logged
oly_man
Boardnation God
*****

Posts: 2509





View Profile E-Mail
Re:Need help on Value
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 02:15:10 PM »
Reply with quote

Ahhh I recall the 370 rebuild you did - that was nothing short of amazing what you accomplished. Especially from where you started. Cudos for that work! By the way, how is that beast running now?

The alpine sounds like it's a decent staring point too. The metal work sounds very doable.

And that's a great looking boose! Nice hood work on the light. I have the same job to do on my 71 boose. Had an ok hood that shattered when trailering without a cover. Have a 69 Nordic hood that i'm going to try and do what you already did with yours. How did you fasten yours down?
Report to moderator Logged
PolCat
Full Member
***

Posts: 14





View Profile
Re:Need help on Value
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 02:27:55 PM »
Reply with quote

No snow to ride anything around here.
For the Ski Boose the Nordic bumper actually fit quite well.
Had to make tabs to connect it to the tub.
That 370 is a beast to pull over.  If I don't pull it over the tdc it will
pull the cord right out of my hand.  120 each side 240 total 
Report to moderator Logged
Pages: [1] Reply Notify of replies Send the topic Print 
� previous next �
Jump to:  

oldski-doosleds' Vintage Ski-Doo Message Board
Get your Ad Free Message Board at Boardnation!   © 2013 Boardnation  Web hosting by Nubis