Make-A-Wish sled restoration project.
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So I have been working with John on an idea I have to donate my 1976 Ski-doo TNT 340 fan, for the Make-A-Wish cause. It is currently in pretty rough shape and not worth a whole lot. I'm hoping that with some help from fellow JD members, advertisers and vendors, we can restore this sled to its former glory, and then auction it off at the ride-in. 100% of the proceeds would go to Make-A-wish. John will be sending me the appropriate paper work from Make-A-Wish to make it all legit.
At this stage I am just trying to put a feeler out there to see if there is enough public interest/participation to make this project come together. Unfortunately I can not take on the entire project alone. It would require the generosity of others to become a reality.
So here's the deal: I will be donating the sled, and my time and labor to do a complete ground up restoration. (I am a professional mechanic)What I'm hoping to get is some vendors/businesses to donate parts for the project. Also any individuals who happen to have salvageable parts laying around in the barn or what ever. If people were interested in making a monetary donation, we could probably set up a pay-pal account or something. (I'm new to all this. Trying to learn as I go)
I will take the sled down to the bare frame and recondition or replace every part that I can. There would be a thread on the board to which I will post pictures and text as the project progresses. Any businesses that decide to donate would get a mention with a link to the company's website in the thread. (and obviously a tax deduction)
My ultimate goal will be to have the sled done for this years ride-in date. I realize that with only a little over 2 months to go, this goal may be a little optimistic. It would all depend on the level of participation and turn around time on parts and machine work, etc. If the sled were not complete by the dead line, we could simply auction it off separately when it is done, or save it for next years ride-in.
So there it is in a nut shell, what do you all think? Is it doable? Any salvage yards out there willing to donate? Dennis Kirk? Where's Dennis? Anybody seen Dennis?? :D