Chaparral frame

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Jeremy Pope
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Chaparral frame

Post by Jeremy Pope » Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:59 pm

I just got this Chaparral frame. Is there any way to tell the year of this frame and if it is a Rupp or Robron?
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REAR
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Re: Chaparral frame

Post by REAR » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:55 am

I'm sure some Rupp freak will probably jump my chit but, not real sure If the Chaparral ever changed design wise since its original debut however you kart appears to have a disc brake master cylinder mount on it so it may be one of the later years kart.

Rupp or Robron ? Not sure Robron made a whole lot of Chaparrals. Your kart has the dreaded home brewed front axle stiffeners which were a popular non factory add on that some put on their kart back in the day.

Don't worry to much about the particulars, just get it running and enjoy it.

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ted johnson
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Re: Chaparral frame

Post by ted johnson » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:40 am

Those front axle stiffeners DO inhibit frame flex some. Not too important on a Dart, but I once put them on my Go Kart 800 after bending the front axle a little. Darn kart slid like a Bug or a Dart! Almost ruined it. I gave it to my Pop and got a new 1200... :( Ted

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