Rupp color

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Rupp color

Post by Rick majka » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Recently started checking color on my rupp. Trying to find the original color and model and year. Were very close I believe 1964 or 1965 grand a. Maybe a early grsnd prix. Wide hoop, aluminum bolt in floor. Number plate with tag. Steel seat pan. One piece frame. 2 tie rods. The colors in found since picked a
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Re: Rupp color

Post by REAR » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:23 am

Rick,

Don't worry about the paint color, unless its original paint its just a colored protective coating. Its your hot rod so paint it whatever you like.

Can you post more pictures showing the whole kart. The more the better will help in the identification. Take the seat cover out also and show the seating area, along with the front end, and back end.

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Re: Rupp color

Post by Rick majka » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:02 pm

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Re: Rupp color

Post by REAR » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:18 am

Rick,

From the looks of it your kart Rick it is a Grand 'A' which was a one year only chassis in 65 if memory serves me right. Its interesting to note that aside from the steel seat and aluminum floor pan it only had one motor mount tab from the factory. Personally I would remove the added front axle supports also.

Great karts that handle well, I have one rolling on Azuza wheels.

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Re: Rupp color

Post by Rick majka » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:50 am

Awesome. Thank you very much. It looks as if its had a few coats of paint. Many colors, but it looks as if the original color is a gold. Is that possible for 1965? And what was the color called, or what do people use as a close match? Thanks again. Rick

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Re: Rupp color

Post by REAR » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:19 am

Rick,

Factory color was red.

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Re: Rupp color

Post by Rick majka » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:10 am

Whoever has the blue 1965 grand a please send me more detailed pics of the frame to my email. I'd be interested in seeing the welds and what is and is not suppose to be on my frame. Using it as a reference as a restoration guide. Thank you.

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Re: Rupp color

Post by Rick majka » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:11 am

I believe there was also blue and gold karts available also in 1965? My frame shows signs of being gold originally.

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Re: Rupp color

Post by REAR » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:01 am

Rick,

Factory literature from 1965. Karts were red.

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Here is some specs.

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Interesting to note that the advertising department didn't know that this was a one year kart and made the statement that it was a proven performer for years.

Look at the welds on your chassis where the main frame rails meet the front axle and where the bumper meets the front axle. That will give you the best idea what the welds look like.

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Re: Rupp color

Post by Rick majka » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:44 am

Thank you for all the help!!!

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