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1969 SKI JET
BY CMC CORP IN PA, USA.
TWIN HEADLIGHTS AND ALUMINUM FRAME ON 69 MODEL.

Dave, I Saw your site. GREAT ! 

I happened to see this pic  of a 1969 Ski Jet. at this url http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/1_A_SLEDS_WORTH_TEXT_PAGE.html

 I'll give you some info. 

The 2 pictures above are a 1969 Ski-Jet manufactured in Archbald, Pa.
by a Company named CMC corporation. 
A division of FAB-Weld Corporation of Carbondale, Pa.

It had an aluminum frame, Sachs one cyl engine,
seats were made by Levine Upholstery of Carbondale.
    The 1969 model twin head light version was
designed by Joseph Kelley of Carbondale.


They also made a 
steel framed,
single headlight model
for the 1968 MODEL YEAR.
I believe his son still has the small model of it. 

The company went Bankrupt in 1969 / 1970.

The engine mounts were studs welded to the
aluminum frame ( 1969 model ) and use to tear off from the vibration.

In the beginning, CMC bought a Ski Doo and tried to copy it with there own style.

The Steel version on the 1968 model was OK,
but the new Aluminum frame on the 1969 model was a disaster.

It's a rare bird as is the steel one. 
They made there own skies and most of the parts.

I think Ski Doo suspensions will work. 
The track had a v pattern in the center.

Mike



    David,
    Up until about 10 years ago Levine's Upholstery had all the material to redo the seat and back.
They had a fire and lost it all. When the company went bankrupt they stuck a lot of people in the area.
I had a brand new track and some parts but scraped it all when my parents sold there home.
I was in the factory when they were on the way out  and all those brochures, parts, motors were all over the
floor scattered. They were going to put a Hirth twin cyl. in one of the models but never did.
The steel body one ( 1968 MODEL ) that was out first had a squared tapered nose with single head light.

I had one but no pictures.
 
Mike



David,
    I'll try to get some further information. We have a business that sold to CMC & Fab-Weld.
We were one of the local businesses that CMC owed money to when they went out of business.
When they started, CMC purchased a Ski Doo tore it down to see how it was made. 
They came out with the steel chassis model ( 1968 ). The hood was a different shape.

The twin headlight model ( 1969 ) was designed by Joseph Kelly senior.
His son used to have a small scale model of that sled.

The steel was the 1968 model (not too many sold). 

The one you have ( 1969 ) was plagued with problems.
The Aluminum frame in the back used to split, the motor mount studs were welded to that angle iron on
the front broke off do to the vibration of the one lunger. 

They were a flimsy machine compared to the Ski doo or the Arctic CATS. 

The latter plus the lack of sales and the problems just bankrupted the company. 

Nobody wanted them. 

CMC wanted to give us a couple to satisfy their bill. Fab-Weld 
(parent company) was making containers for the army to ship to Vietnam.
 
P.S. I'll see if I can dig  up any more Info
 
Mike



THANKS MIKE FOR YOUR INFORMATION ON THE SKI JET.
IF YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF A 1968 SKI JET WITH A SINGLE HEADLIGHT,

PLEASE EMAIL ME A PICTURE AS I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT FOR MY SITE.

IF YOU HAVE A BROCHURE OR ADS FOR THE 1968 SKI JET, PLEASE EMAIL ME.

THANKS - DAVID S.


 
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