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lonzo

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New to the FL250
« on: September 06, 2012, 09:24:54 PM »
so i am getting 2 of them this sunday.  both need some work but should be fun.  guy i am getting them from dont know much about them,  can u tell me anything about them from the pics???  year or anything special???

thx and look forward to being in the community :)

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 06:58:14 AM »
The one is an aftermarket cage, Pro ATV maybe. The other just has bars welded to the original hoop. I don't know the year cut over, but the ones with just a hoop are older.

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 07:22:17 AM »
The Odyssey in the second pic is a '77-'79 model.

I would like to know more about the history of the Odyssey in the first pic.
It is not a simple "bolt-on" type cage and doesnt retain much of the original frame design.

Both would be fun projects.

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 09:56:31 AM »
the guy told me the one is a challenger series and is rare, all i know so far....will post some more after i get em on sunday.

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 11:43:51 AM »
Im not up on all the different Challenger upgrades.

Here is a pic of the Challenger you typically see.
I will restore one to new condition as soon as I find one in this shape.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 11:48:01 AM by cd »

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 04:58:16 PM »
is this the primary forum for the Odysseys??  i like consulting other owners when restoring

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 07:33:01 AM »
well i got em.  here they are in the garage.  gonna start tearing them down....engines already out.

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 11:14:00 AM »
Idk what you meant really with you question, but this is the general Odyssey FL250 section.

I knew I had seen these online before:
http://www.odysseypilot.com/index.php?topic=3856.msg111263#msg111263

I'm glad you got them home. Let the fun begin.

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2012, 11:56:39 AM »
yup, thats the guy

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 06:35:35 PM »
ok working on one of the buggy's.  tearing it down to frame (i hope).  trying to figure a color scheme now lol

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Re: New to the FL250
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 06:08:38 PM »
Congrats on the buy!

The aftermarket cage... I dunno who made it. I know back in the 80's they used to race these things and there were a few people making cages for them. I have seen that design before, but don't know who built it. There are also a lot of people who have built different cages on their own over the years, such as the case of your other one. I don't really care for the way they did that cage, but that's a personal opinion. It IS better than the original 77-79 rollbar tho. Definitely safer, if it was done right.

If you want to know what year models you actually have, there is a sheet that lists all of the numbers from the different years, including engine numbers. Just ask, and I or someone else can get you the link to it....