rupp ruppster

james c

Active Member
#1
how rare are the ruppsters?
i bought something just like one except the motor mounts up regular because
there is no differential that they would have used on the rupp. body is a two seater with steering wheel on the driver side its orange like some rupps,
frame is probably homemade as its square tubing, live axel 8 hp disc brake
salsbury torque converter. ill have pics soon as it stops raining
 

zook94

New Member
#7
The tires are balloon type, like what came on early scramblers, and some fat tire bikes. Rims are moulded right into tires, with a 3 lug mounting system.
 
#9
Hi James. What you have is called "The Flea" . Designed by Autodynamics Corp of America for American Pride Products Inc out of Madison Heights MI. I've been searching for one for about 8yrs when I got this original brochure for one. It's a 2 sided sheet with not much info, just a lot of pics and a description of what it can do. $696 price. No date but I would say 60's and not 70's.There was one in MI last year on eBay. It didn't sell for it's $150 starting bid and was too far for me to go get it. Yours is awesome. I would love to have it.
 
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james c

Active Member
#11
you guys have no idea how much i appreciate your help!!!!
ive read every post for the last year in all detail, ive gone way back before i was a member and searched threads about three wheelers and buggies!!!
when you get the bug you got the bug~! i love the bikes but the threes and bugs are even more fun!! i spend 100 hours a week on this site searching out our old past. please keep up the good work.
 

james c

Active Member
#15
i need to find a wheel hub for the front spindle, 1" od x 3 1/2 " length (has hole taped into end of the spindle. i think ill have to take off the other side to see what they used for bearings. either 4 bolt pattern id have to buy two. or 3 bolt pattern and buy one and then buy the conversion to four bolt for both front and the rears. those wheels on it now are trashed.
 
#18
There was one for sale last year a couple towns over from me I never looked at it though he wanted 1,500 for it ,, the guy was a little high on his price for condition but here it is I saved the pics of it
 

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