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fukartletsdance

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Awesome find!!
Scroll back a little will see my Grey Riser Series of Tracker Truks along
with some history of their manufacturing dates.... Pretty accurate I think...
I have seen lots of packages with different sellers names on the outside of
the OEM product (original equipment manufacturer)... Can find it a lot in
heating furnaces and washer dryers.... Same manufacturer, but different name
on it or a slight change in product color, or dimensions, or some minor feature.

Ful Traks were first approx 1975-ish, full thread axles first series
Haf Traks were 2nd approx 1976-ish full thead axles first series
Mid Traks were 3rd approx mid/late1977. I posted dates someplace once
I went Skateboarder mag by Skateboarder mag one night 1976-77 to find the first
Mid Trak Truck ad LOL.... Were NOT fully thread as sealed bearing was all the rage by  then...

No idea as to the why, how's and what's of all the different spellings one can find in their Mag ads, or stickers, yadda yadda....
Tracker, Truck, Truk, Haf, Half, Ful, Full, etc etc...

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AWESOME SCORE!!! That company was a distributor for the product for some of the European market! And they just used the words "replacement parts" as they did for all Tracker equipment back in the days as they did for the baseplates, brommets etc... in the States! Nonetheless GREAT GREAT SCORE!!! Man you have some kahunas opening up that package my brutha! GNARLY!!!

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Haha, yeah, kahunas... Thanks for all the info, but it wasn't me who opened the wrapping. The pics were taken by the seller and sent to me before I decided to buy the trucks. Well, I did buy them and when I get the trucks in a couple days I'll open the other wrapping, too, because I need the trucks to set up one of my 70s decks. But, yes, I will definitely enjoy that moment... 

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OMG!!! Duuude I have a almost NOS set of Midtracks!!! I can sell you mine, DON'T OPEN THOSE!!! Just keep them as they are! They have been air tight sealed since the 70's.. you're gonna polute them!

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One-of-a-kind pair of left-hand and right-hand-side Trackers on back of this 6-wheeler. Measure approx FulTrack width on inside, between Ex and SixTrack on outside. Hand re-machined by Tracker for this Dan Sturt custom set-up.



After I bought it from Dan, it became a Dogtown tribute 6-wheeler...


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A-MAYS-ZING!!!
Awesome Looking set up there Fakie!!
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Holy crap knockknock awesome find there man.I would never open that other one up but that's just me.
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More details on this old thread..
http://bulldogskates.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=1104497

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Hi all, I've been struggling to set up some old school Trackers and I was hoping the collective here might have some insight. Here is the original setup, as it survived from back in the day:



I bought some Khiro red double barrels to freshen things up, but they were too tall and I couldn't get the nut on. So I replaced the top barrel with a small cone and a cupped washer. This is the board after some work:



I'm trying to dial it in for cruising and carving, but so far it's not what I hoped for. It's super tippy when I'm pushing straight, but the lean seems to hit a hard stop. It's like the board stops leaning before I expect it to, and my body keeps going. The array of bushing duros and configurations available is baffling to me; can anybody recommend a good street carving setup for these trucks?

Also, these are apparently the "small pivot" mid tracks, and I havn't been able to find new pivot cups for them. I got some off ebay that looked like they would work, but the hole for the pivot was too small. Anybody know where to get some pivot cups that will work? 

Thanks,
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1) You did a fabulous restoration!

2) I have no fxxxing idea "I know" answers to your questions. But here is a a shot;

3) Would wider wheels work as to solving some of the tippy you mentioned?
     Maybe those tracker trucks are not wide enough? Get Full Trackers and
     keep the wheels?

4) Sometimes getting a belt sander and sanding down the bushings will work
    and you don't need to change and can use the same nut. Although
    looks like your efforts worked.

5) Pivot caps, I have no idea, but often  you can heat em up, match or
    oven and makes the plastic mold-able. Might have to be careful as to
    heavy carving. But slalom style semi slow has worked past 15 yrs for my
    needs doing this in non vintage caps for some of my vintage rides. Little
    bit of art work/effort needed to mold properly, heat properly, yadda, but
    not rocket science.
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1) You did a fabulous restoration!


Thanks, I was inspired by the restoration thread in this forum. I've got some before and during pics I'll post there.

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3) Would wider wheels work as to solving some of the tippy you mentioned?
     Maybe those tracker trucks are not wide enough? Get Full Trackers and
     keep the wheels?



The wheels are 3dm Cambrias, and they're about the same size as the original Powerflex 5s, but are inset a little so I did lose some width. I don't think that is the problem though. The Midtracks are original to the board, so I want to keep them together.

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4) Sometimes getting a belt sander and sanding down the bushings will work
    and you don't need to change and can use the same nut. Although
    looks like your efforts worked.


I might try that. I also thought about slicing them with a razor blade. That would make them fit, but I don't know if it would give me the ride I want.

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5) Pivot caps, I have no idea, but often  you can heat em up, match or
    oven and makes the plastic mold-able. Might have to be careful as to
    heavy carving. But slalom style semi slow has worked past 15 yrs for my
    needs doing this in non vintage caps for some of my vintage rides. Little
    bit of art work/effort needed to mold properly, heat properly, yadda, but
    not rocket science.



Ah, heating em up, I didn't think of that. I was thinking of drilling or carving them out.

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.



 
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Just because its OG does not mean the deck was not tippy for the OG owner.
Or maybe owner was smaller, less weight (As in my fat ass case).... Or learned on
that deck and just adapted like I did on my 24 inch till 1979, did not know better.

If want trackers go to this site, see if have re-issue FULL Trackers in stock
try em out. http://trackertrucks.com
Or go to buy sell trade and say WTB then mention the width of
the trucks. Just make sure have vintage baseplate holes or 6 hole baseplates

Mid Trackers are approx 6" axle to axle
Ful is 7" approx    But I could be guessing

Tracker Collection with add note the grey OG early series bushings


Went a little mental, but some vintage parts...






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