I finally got some pictures up of my little red '82 Trekker. I bought it off craigslist from a guy in Nevada and had it shipped to Colorado a couple months ago. I've been focusing on getting it driveable and also getting it ready for it's emmisions test. So far I've-
Replaced: blown manifold gaskets, missing manifold stud, dead battery, broken driver's side turn signal lense, broken parking brake cable, faulty vacuum advance diaphram on distributor, plastic? gas cap, missing passenger side seat belt receiver, etc.
It was also long over due for some maintenance, so I took care of these things right away: oil change, air filter, spark plugs, cap and rotor, plus adjusted the timing and carburetor.
It's running pretty good now. Next I want to get it driving nice too. It shakes really bad at about 40mph. The tires are in bad shape, but the knuckles are pretty ugly too. I ordered a knuckle service kit and some wheel bearings for the front. I'm going to do that next and replace the front seats and ... The To-Do list is very long for this truck. It might take me some time. I'll try to do a good job with updates.
Hey Corey I almost banned him to see if I could....Just Kidding ..but I did increase his Karma rating just for the back seat. That thing is in awesome shape!!
SOunds like you are cruising right along. Cosmetically looks to be in great shape.
On your front end wobble, knuckle service kit and bearing should definitely help. Might want to check out your tie rod ends etc. Mine had a wobble too that turned out to be a spring bushing that was missing from one spring eye...
Thanks for the Karma. I'm definitely going to have to get better about taking photos of what I do to it, even the little things I guess. I shined up the rear seat with some simple green. The piano hinge on the back of the seat was mounted lower so it wouldn't fold down. I remounted it in the original position. The bottom cushion was glued and screwed to the floor. I replace this setup with velcro, because I'd like to be able put the back seat down so my wife and I can sleep back there when camping. Isn't that the whole idea of the Trekker?
. I replaced this setup with velcro, because I'd like to be able put the back seat down so my wife and I can sleep back there when camping. Isn't that the whole idea of the Trekker?
The velcro'ed seat bottom is what mine was like when I bought it. Converted it to some jump seats out of a Montero (needed something with headrests for my kids) You are right about the sleeping in the back, one of the whole reasons I wanted a Trekker.
Nice vehicle...My didn't come with a back seat..curious how that back seat is mounted in there...to the floor..on that lip from side to side? plywood bottom?
There's a piano hinge that is screwed to the lip that runs horizontal from side to side. The bottom cushion is plywood underneath and the floor under the cushion also has a sheet of plywood on it. I can't say if this is normal though. If you pull out the bottom cushion the back of the seat will fold forward and lay flat.
My Trekker passed the emissions test this morning! I'm pretty happy about that. Now I can start focusing on some other things with the truck, even though it will be a few weeks before I can really dive into it again.