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Tvan Tvan / Re: Rear Deck Hinge Brackets
« Last post by Ray on September 16, 2019, 09:11:34 PM »
I see what you mean. On ours the bolt is in the other way, the nut is on the inside.

Ray
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Tvan Tvan / Re: Rear Deck Hinge Brackets
« Last post by mikegeo on September 16, 2019, 07:12:24 PM »
That's one of the good ones, other half is a lot worse. The bolt that joins the two decks was almost worn half way.

The bolt sits flush with the deck and partially ground down to make it fit without rivet in place. Not sure if previous owner has already fitted that larger bolt.


Probably cheaper to get some from Track than get it welded up a redrilled


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Tvan Tvan / Re: Rear Deck Hinge Brackets
« Last post by Ray on September 16, 2019, 05:19:52 PM »
looks like plenty of steel left, how about drilling a larger hole and using a larger bolt.

Ray
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Tvan Tvan / Re: Rear Deck Hinge Brackets
« Last post by Trex on September 16, 2019, 01:06:41 PM »
Couple of options - new brackets from Track, but no idea of cost - and have someone weld up the bolt holes on the original brackets and then re-drill them. The latter option is quite common in the automotive industry where parts flog out but can't be removed or replaced easily.
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Tvan Tvan / Rear Deck Hinge Brackets
« Last post by mikegeo on September 16, 2019, 12:16:36 PM »
Currently doing a rebuild on a MKII rear deck as some of the rivets have broken and some fittings/latches are worn out or badly rusted.

Has anyone been able to source replacement brackets that connect the two decks together as the holes are elongated, one of the bolts was almost worn half way through. Interesting fit as one side of the bolt needs to be ground down as it fits up tight to the deck.

Any thoughts on using Monel rivets to replace original rivets used by Track

Cheers
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Topaz Topaz / Re: Retro fitting a shower pod to a series 2 Topaz
« Last post by Rob M on September 15, 2019, 04:07:43 PM »
After getting the quote from Track and considering the advantages/ cost we have decided not to proceed. The quote from Track was $7250. When the option was originally announced the cost was $5000.
Track explained that since the Topaz is no longer in production the pod has to be individually made and hence the cost. Let’s hope that Track have retained a stock of spare parts for the Topaz and that parts do not have to be individually manufactured.
Additionally the pod weighs 50 kg and we are already on the 2200 limit.
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For Sale or Wanted / Re: For Sale 2011 Topaz Canning
« Last post by Shaker on September 14, 2019, 08:46:27 PM »
Check your email!
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General Discussion / Re: Replace trailing arm bushes - 2006 Canning
« Last post by Pete930 on September 14, 2019, 08:51:51 AM »
As everyone has stated it’s more than likely your wheel alignment that is out however, before even going down that path best to have a look at all the suspension bushes for cracks, splits and wear.

No point doing a wheel alignment if the bushes are gone, they would need to be rectified first.

Also sagged coil springs can contribute a lot as well, as one of the previous posters has stated is the wheel angle in at the top if you look at the van from the rear ?

I do this for a living, have rectified similar issues with our Tvan.

More than happy to help, call if you need info 0407 606 929.

If I don’t pick up please leave a message as I don’t tend to chase folk that don’t leave a message.

Pete
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General Discussion / Re: Replace trailing arm bushes - 2006 Canning
« Last post by Frankrhona on September 13, 2019, 08:09:38 PM »
I would be checking the wheel alignment first. There is an instruction manual here:http://www.tracktrailerforums.com/index.php?topic=2353.0.
If you search "suspension bushes" on this forum you will find posts from members that have replaced the bushes with genuine, landcruiser and land rover bushes. It appears they are quite common and you could take one out and match it at an auto parts supplier.
There also seems to be a consensus that rubber bushes are better than the Track supplier nolethane bushes.
Cheers, Andrew
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General Discussion / Re: Replace trailing arm bushes - 2006 Canning
« Last post by Rob M on September 13, 2019, 11:56:57 AM »
It may also be the wheel alignment is out. If the tyre is scrubbing on the inside is the wheel vertical or tilting in at the top.
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