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    Another forum, another step in the search

    Hi all,

    I've been enamored with snowmobiles for a long time, but haven't ridden one in a little over seven years. My dad had an Arctic Cat Jag Deluxe for a couple years when I was little, but it was sold, most likely because gas and insurance got to be a bit much. Then during my teens, my maternal grandfather gave us his John Deere 295/S and JDX8 that he had bought brand new, and that my mom had ridden in her high school days. And a few months after his death, they had to also be sold, "to pay some bills" is what I was told. Long shot that it is, I'm hoping to find those John Deeres somewhere today. Rare as they are, and as good condition as they were in when I last saw them(late 2011, early 2012), and considering they were both sold to collectors, I'd say there's a decent likelihood that they're still out there someplace. I've posted also in the vintagesleds and jdsleds forums, and to craigslist. Almost everything I remember of them is included in the craigslist ad, link below. If anybody here can help out, point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks for reading.

    https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/w...759027428.html

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    Got a nibble, from that craigslist ad I think. I was contacted this week by the guy to whom my parents sold the 295/S. He's chopped the windshield to standard 295/S height and painted it John Deere yellow, cleaned up the gas tank and some of the engine bits, and believes the skis have different contours because one of them is probably a replacement steel ski instead of the aluminum that is standard for a 295/S. Said his dad had a 295/S and he doesn't wanna sell right now, but given my connection to this particular sled he would do so if I can find a third party willing to sell him their 295/S. That could make finding these sleds in the first place seem kinda easy, haha.

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    Cool stuff. I wish you luck in your search.

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    Winter beater, heh? What's your summer car? McLaren Senna?

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    Nah, didn't like the colors lol.....kidding. Is that your car?

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    Nice.

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    Funny you should mention those, I'm in both groups as well as "John Deere Snowmobile Fanatics".
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