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Old 03-26-2015, 06:41:40 AM
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Did a roadtrip the other day and came home with a faultless radiator to a very rare LIMO crawler from 1921, was mounted on an old Chevrolet doodlebug. I also bought a complete Svedala/Trackson track frame for a Fordson tractor. Track frame number is "no17". Sometimes life is easy.
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The Svedala/trackson frame is complete except for the rear axle fittings.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:43:42 AM
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The Svedala/trackson frame is complete except for the rear axle fittings.
/Erik
Eric What a great find again. The radiator looks just like an early Cletrac I have. Was the Limo a copy of the Cletrac. I am also amazed the Trackson/Svedala has a top roller. As per our earlier conversation Trackson only used that top roller on their very earliest units [1923-24] and here is a top roller on the Svedala I thought was manufactured in Sweden in the 30's.Most of the pics of Svedalas I have seen were on 1934-37 English Chassis. Any thoughts. Ed B
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Great find and looking forward to some story’s.
Hope you are been able to save it.
There is also an beetle next to an old volvo catback.

Always have liked Pipi Langstrupp,

Greatings from Holland,
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Brothers Clemens, a couple of years ago one of my friends met a man claiming to have a Svedala/Trackson track frame no17. Time went and owners contact information got lost. So all we knew was that in the north of Sweden, somewhere, a very interesting crawler was to be found. Now to the present, a few weeks ago I found a very interesting picture while going througt 1000 of photos on the net, a doodlebug with a LIMO radiator. By chance I have had contact with the photografer before, he is scouting around the north in search of abandonned vehicules and machinery to take photos of. I got the location and spent two days finding the owner and a deal was done. It was for sure heading for the scrap heep soon.
At the same time I found other interesting photos and while speaking to the owner of a couple of 20s Fordsons he mentioned a friend who has an old Fordson with tracks... And voila, I had found the Svedala/Trackson no17. The Fordson tractor is there to, a 30s N industrial.
By chance the radiator and no17 was only a 10min drive apart.

Ed, LIMO is a copy of Cletrac H but with a different type of final drive.
There are both F and N tractors to be found with the early Trackson and the later Svedala track frame. There are straight through Trackson track frames but at the same time there are also track frames with mixed parts. We are investigating this but its to eary to say anything for sure. Swedish patent for the Trackson is dated 1924, Svedala sold these as early as 1925, probably imported Tracksons.
Erik

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