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 Post subject: 1963 Rupp Dart
Unread postPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:23 am 

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Restoring a early 1960’s Rupp Dart . I believe it’s a 1963. I need new seat pads . Question I have , are the Rupp Dart a narrow loop back rest ? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

 Post subject: Re: 1963 Rupp Dart
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:05 pm 
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Hi, Doug.

I'm kinda new to this myself, but I'll take a stab at your inquiry. The Narrow/Wide difference is in the hoop that forms the upper support for the steering shaft. Older Rupp karts had wide hoops which arc smoothly from frame rail to frame rail. Later models had narrow hoops which have a recurve to them, sweeping inward, then upward, forming a narrower hoop. The cutoff point for most Rupp/Dart models seems to be wide hoops till 1964 and narrow hoops thereafter.

The guy you want to contact for upholstery is Mike Schlager in upstate NY. His handiwork is flawless and of top quality. He's at

I hope this helps,


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Wide Hoop

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Narrow Hoop

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Mike Schlager's "Deluxe Upholstery" reproduction

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