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GeoD

Shrunkettes (The mini off-road all purpose truck)

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These are some UTVs (named Shrunkettes) my Dad sold as a distributor back in the early 80's. They received a lot of attention but they didn't sell very well. I think the base model was approx $3500. The Deluxe model $6500. No wonder they didn't sell!!! Even though today's UTV's go for approx $14-16k.

My Dad had one base model and two Deluxe for display. They were neat little all terrain vehicles. The base model ripped!!! Too bad they were before their time and so damn expensive back in the day.

The Company went belly up and they are no more. I made the PDF from the last known brochure.

Shrukette Brochure

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I can't see that trunkette brochure without logging into the Honda Forum...:frown: Can you attach it to this post?

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Hi Ajmboy.

Unfortunately the pdf file is too large to post on this forum. I will try to load the pdf's of the Shrunkettes on another site that doesn't require a login.

Below are some screenshots I took from the pdf brochure (hopefully they load):

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Hi Ajmboy.

Below are some screenshots I took of the pdf brochure (hopefully they load):

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Wow...pretty interesting. I never really seen these or knew about them.

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Wow...pretty interesting. I never really seen these or knew about them.

They were around in the early 80's. The manufacturing company was located in New York. My Dad was a distributor for Pennsylvania. The Supreme model looked the coolest but the Stampede was the fastest and most fun to drive. Unfortunately, they didn't sell very well. I guess the world wasn't ready for UTV's back then.

I wish I could get the full brochure loaded on the forum so all of you can read the specs and see one of the last remaining brochures of these early UTV's.

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I have one of these, and have been looking for any info on them. There is not much out there about them. I paid $2000 for it and finally got most of the wiring figured out and got it running. It is not at all what I was expecting. Now I am giong to sell it or put the cab on a 4wheeler. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? let me know what you think.

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thoughs are cool!! i just seen a picture in a magazine recently someone used 4 wheeler frames and did something similar with them.

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It is intresting that the RZR claims a patented design that places the engine behind the back seat for the lowest center of gravity but this buggy has has that years before the RZR.

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I have one of these, and have been looking for any info on them. There is not much out there about them. I paid $2000 for it and finally got most of the wiring figured out and got it running. It is not at all what I was expecting. Now I am giong to sell it or put the cab on a 4wheeler. Do you think I would be able to get my money back? let me know what you think.

Not if you keep the cab. What condition is the frame in? And is there any suspension?

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everything appears to be in working condition except the radio. I need to wire all the lights, turnsingnals, and horn back in. The wiring is all in bad shape, but I plan to replace it with heavier wire before I sell it. The frame and suspension appears to be pretty good. If you want to see a vidio of it, go to youtube and type in "shrunkette"

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I am going to try and add some pics of it now that it has a Polaris sport under it. It will now run down the road at 35-40 mph instead of 7mph, and it only took about another $2500 in materials.

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It's a shame that you lost flat area in the tray just so the fuel tank could sit where it is. Surely there's heaps of empty space under the "bonnet" in the false engine bay??

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