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Stu's 1985 Liteweight Tracker Caravan


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No advice to give, other than it looks sweet especially nice colour and the tow bar shroud should save you at least 0.01 l/km  on those long summer drives.

those rims look like base model ford escort rims (4x108?) so chuck some turbos on there asap,

 

oh and giz that single fin!

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Thanks man! The shroud is pretty sweet, its got one chunk out of it but should be easy enough to fix. Keen on turbos for sure! Anyone got any? 

Haha single fin is spoken for by my cousin - I was hoping it would come with the caravan.

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Awesome thanks for the heads up @locost_bryan I want to keep the look period correct so that will do the job nicely!  Ive just found the front corner markers on their too so will order the complete set.

Thanks @anglia4, I signed up to that page this morning, awaiting approval :) Semi looking forward to the impending barryness that I'm sure will ensue.  Yeah they are weird! Im pretty keen to get it back on the road as close to original as possible then maybe make a few updates to things like the lighting/fridge etc.

 

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3 hours ago, anglia4 said:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/558866664456591/about

Heaps of info and Barry's on the Lightweight Caravans Fan Club page

 

Trackers look awesome! Such weird things.

Signed up for wombling and to see if they have any info on my liteweight 12ft tinny, I knew about the caravans but didnt know they had a foray into boat building

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oosh

looks like it has trojan MK3 calipers, so you can buy brand new cunts that'll bolts straight on. 

my pioneerhad mk2 which you cant buy much for anymore, so i bought conversion set to go to mk6, but they didn't fit without lots of clearancing. weird. 

 

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22 hours ago, anglia4 said:

Ah OK, I thought that was what the "Tracker" model was.

My caravan is a Zephyr, so I have been trying not to get too barry about lightweights!

I've got the book in front of me and they made 193 trackers between 83-85, and the third wheelers were made from 85-89 and they made 89 of them.

"Third Wheeler - only vans in New Zealand to run a three wheeled tri-cart. Pop-top and full-bodied vans. Similar shape to the Tracker"

 

20 hours ago, HighLUX said:

Anything in the book about the boats they made?

Yeah theres a few bits about them, can scan the pages if you want.

"1986-88 (278) Liteweight aluminum boats (2.5, 3.2, 3.8, 4.5, 4.9m Standard; 4.5, 4.9 Sport; 3.85, 6m Pontoon)

 

16 hours ago, Dolan said:

oosh

looks like it has trojan MK3 calipers, so you can buy brand new cunts that'll bolts straight on. 

my pioneerhad mk2 which you cant buy much for anymore, so i bought conversion set to go to mk6, but they didn't fit without lots of clearancing. weird. 

 

Good info thanks! Ive got the calipers in a box so will take a closer look at them when I get a chance. They look to be in pretty reasonable condition, hopefully they free up!

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