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socalman

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What's up guys...  I just bought a set of Road Rider 6's off of eBay - and the seller threw in a set of Tracker Trucks.

To my surprise the trucks were a variety I had never seen before.

First off, the axles are completely threaded (tip of axle to hanger). I would estimate the hanger size to be that of Fultracks - although I have not measured.

Also the base has an oblong TRACKER stamp on one side of the base near the pivot cup.

The bottom of the base has no stamps, or writing.

Based upon the axle threading I would estimate the set to be fairly early in the production stage.

I am hoping someone will have info. on this particular Tracker Model.

Cheers, and Beers,


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Yes those are early Trackers,  the threaded axles were for the use of  loose ball  bearing wheels and the cone nuts they used to keep the ball bearings on. I have a  Half Tracker that is the same.


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Cool deal! post a pic.

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Thanks for the replys, I'll post some pictures once I get them cleaned up. The top on the King-pin, and King-pin nut are severly rusted. The cast metal needs to be buffed-out on both trucks.  The wheels are nice, but I am all over these for a resto project. Now I need to find some vintage wheels (loose ball bearing type). Very cool guys, thanks for the info. Lastly, any idea if these Trackers are a rare find?

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You don't see them very often, but I don't think they are worth any more than any other small pivot Tracker truck.

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Eggman could tell you better, I'd say they're valuable, but not ultra-rare.
Great find at least.


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They are definitely old with the fully threaded axel. I thought the fully threaded axel's largest was the mid track? Hell .. maybe the full track. Definitely early era & are a great match for Road Rider wheels. Please post a pic once in hand. Nice score!
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definitely more rare because of the fully threaded axles, and yes tracker made fully threaded fulltracks with the earlier baseplate...

condition is everything, not worth anymore than a regular threaded axle in the same condition...

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definitely more rare because of the fully threaded axles, and yes tracker made fully threaded fulltracks with the earlier baseplate...

condition is everything, not worth anymore than a regular threaded axle in the same condition...


Thanks for squaring me away on the Full track threaded axel. Was curious about largest Tracker with full thread

Agree condition determines value. Ironic a guy that needs something ultimately determines the value. At this point ... not many dudes buying anything with crappy economy courtesy of "SOMEONE's" Failed Policies over the past eight years. That someone is anyone's guess. Haha!! JUST changed the topic!

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definitely more rare because of the fully threaded axles, and yes tracker made fully threaded fulltracks with the earlier baseplate...

condition is everything, not worth anymore than a regular threaded axle in the same condition...


Thanks for squaring me away on the Full track threaded axel. Was curious about largest Tracker with full thread

Agree condition determines value. Ironic a guy that needs something ultimately determines the value. At this point ... not many dudes buying anything with crappy economy courtesy of "SOMEONE's" Failed Policies over the past eight years. That someone is anyone's guess. Haha!! JUST changed the topic!


"Someone's"????? Come on Joepa I thought you were smater than that.

The Trackers sound cool, looking forward for the pic.
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Heres mine

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I posted similar info on http://www.ncdsa.com the Vintage page. I wish I knew how to post pictures on this site  !! I will learn. If go to that site and vintage gear page, scroll back till 10/24/08... Will see my Tracker Ful, Mid and Haf traks with early GREY bushings!! FYI the Ful track was the first tracker and was around 1975-ish. It was called Tracker Truk. The Haf tracker was introduced mid-ish 1976. I believe the mid track was introduced in late 1977. Ful is about 4.5 inch hanger length, Mid is approx 3.25 hanger, and half was 2.5 inch approx hanger length. This info is based on my collecting, from the field, and limited research looking at Skateboarder Mag ads from 1976-79... Thus my info is open to corrections from others with better info... Yes the full thread axles were originally for loose ball bearing trucks and can find them in ful half and mid tracker truck ads!! Check out my tracker truck collection via http://www.ncdsa.com vintage gear page, just scroll back 4-6 pages. When I learn to post pics I WILL here!!

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It is also my understanding that the Fultracks were the first Trackers.  We always think of truck evolution going from small to big, but apparently that wasn't true in the case of Trackers.  I think Tracker found that trucks with wider hangers turned better.  My old small pivot Tracker Fulls are so turny.  I love 'em.  I still love to driveway surf on my Hobie Flex with Tracker Fulls (with fully threaded axles).


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No idea if this will work... My tracker truck collection



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Originally Posted by socalman
What's up guys...  I just bought a set of Road Rider 6's off of eBay - and the seller threw in a set of Tracker Trucks.

To my surprise the trucks were a variety I had never seen before.

First off, the axles are completely threaded (tip of axle to hanger). I would estimate the hanger size to be that of Fultracks - although I have not measured.

Also the base has an oblong TRACKER stamp on one side of the base near the pivot cup.

The bottom of the base has no stamps, or writing.

Based upon the axle threading I would estimate the set to be fairly early in the production stage.

I am hoping someone will have info. on this particular Tracker Model.

Cheers, and Beers,


SOCALMAN



Hey socalman, I was very happy to find your post and this thread (good info & pic, Palydaxjones). The trucks you describe sound like the pair that came with an old complete that I bought from eBay last spring; I have been searching for info since. At this point I'm wondering if they may be impostors. I read an old Tracker add on calstreets.com that included, "Beware, there are some very close copies of our fine trucks, even to using our name. Always get your Trackers from one of our authorized dealers." I also noticed that the pic posted by ouch has no hole in the base-plate for the king-pin, where mine do. Hmm...    Thanks, WAW
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