Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

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Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by scotty71 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:23 pm

I thought that I might get the ball rolling by starting this topic......

How many halftrack owners / restorers need replacement tracks either now or in the near future or who would like a set for later use / spares ?

The more numbers we have the better as someone reading this might see this as a viable business and take on the project of producing 'new' tracks.

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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by pyropanzer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:38 pm

Yup. This might be the beginning of the end for halftrack restoration. It would certainly be unwise to start a restoration until this track availability and cost is settled.

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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by Spec4Don » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:15 pm

If the cost was reasonable I'd be into buying another set of tracks,

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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by Michael Keller » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:20 am

I just threw a chunk of rubber off one of my tracks. I need one.

I received this message from Andre Witmeur, president of the Belgian Military Vehicle Trust:



I’m selling half trak tracks



New half track tracks similar as US WWII production

cost from 4000 to 6000 euros for a pair prices following availability & the quality

There is some shortage now, So many halftrack are running in Europe and each owner like to have a pair on It & spare tracks at home .

that Why the prices are growing up since 2years .



for information

since 2months I m in contact with a french rubber factory( working for the french army& making rubber pads for tank Leclercq )

to re manufacture new HT tracks repliqua of WWII , with modern rubber mixture(hight résistance)

right now I don’t know the quality & the prices & delivery time





possible to find today :



-NOS from french army are ok, but around 20-30 years old



-or The best one are coming from Israël fresh & better quality of rubber/see pics



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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by Beerman » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:19 am

I would like to get at least two sets , depending on prices
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Post by pyropanzer » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:29 am

What would everyone consider reasonably priced, for a set of tracks? I would not go over $3500.00 tops with shipping.

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Post by DoctorCheney223 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:53 pm

I need a set as well.

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Post by HMVYoungster » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Would be in for a few sets as well.
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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by waayfast » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:56 am

Hey don't forget us Cletrac guys!! Our tracks are of the same design as the half track but longer and with replaceable pads. When talking to a prospective manufacturer this needs to be brought up!!! This would add to the market for these new tracks and may help lower the cost overall.
Personally, I would be more than willing to end up with tracks without the pads as this would simplify the manufacturing----they would be the same design as the Halftrack--just extend the length to fit our toys.

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Post by G102 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:42 pm

I HAVE ONE CLEATRACK TRACK IN STOCK. IT WAS "OPEN" I DONT KNOW IF THERE IS A SECTION MISSING OR WAS REMOVED BY UN BOLTING THE SECTION.
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Post by webjeepin » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:22 pm

I woould like a set as well if they weren't over 6k
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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by scotty71 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:53 pm

Well so far we are up to @ 10 sets that are wanted.

That doesn't seem like very many I am sure there are far more halftrack owners who want some.

As this topic has had 330 views so far there must be more owners out there who are interested.

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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by Tim Sutter » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:57 pm

My 1962 manufactured tracks (very hard rubber with lots of cracks, installed new) have 700 miles on them and they are just about smooth. I have a set of 1997 Israeli tracks that will be installed and once they are gone I will need a new set of tracks. By then I hope to be able to afford them. So that's where I am as far as needing a set of tracks. i.e. I don't need them just yet but I think I will in the not to distant future.
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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by willy63 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:32 pm

hi
a dealer in europe had 60 sets 2 years ago and he sold all of them very quickly

most of half tracks owners bought sets to have spares

i think if there is a new production,it will not be a problem to sell them (if price is more crazy )

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Re: Who Needs New Tracks for Their Halftrack?????

Post by clintm20 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:56 am

I could use two more sets.
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