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TRA-TECH SUBURBAN CONVERSION PACKAGES
Tra-Tech was a conversion package from Tra-Tech Corp out of Fort Worth Texas. They go back to at least 1979 and was a van conversion company that also did Suburbans, Mini Vans and Duallys.
The had model names such as Monarch, Tiara, The Statesman, The Texan, The Boss, Coronation and Cambridge.
Here are some of their regisered logos:
In The Waco Citizen newspaper (November 20, 1984) there was an article that read: Tra-Tech Introduces New "Tiara" Edition; Mr. & Mrs. Butch Jones representing Steakley Bros. Chevrolet in Waco, were among
20 automobile dealers from a four state region to preview Tra-Tech Corporation's new "Tiara" edition van during a regional drive-way Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17. Tra-Tech's
sparkling new edition is the first totally new model to come off the drawing boards since 1979, said Robert O. Isham. chairman and president of the national van conversion company.
The GMC. Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge dealers from throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana came to Fort Worth to drive back to their respective cities behind the wheel of
this new model.
Here is some literature, brochures, references and other items I found referencing Tra-Tech Conversions:
|Literature / Brochures
||Found in the Texas Monthly Magazine Sep 1980. From Fort Worth with style... The Texan. For style, comfort and durability, move up to the van that lives up to it's name.
The Texan. Built only in Fort Worth, Texas by Tra-Tech Corporation. Available through new car dealers. Call the dealer in your area.
||Found in the Texas Monthly Magazine Nov 1980. FOR THE TEXAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING. Step inside the spacious interior and experience deep-pile carpeting, indirect lighting,
Panasonic stereo, and color TV. Custom wood-grain walls and venetian blinds to the overhead console are luxuries typically, Texan. Call for the dealer in your area.
||Found in the Texas Monthly Magazine Jan 1983. Chevrolet, GMC Ford, Dodge By Tra-Tech.
||Found on Ebay. 1983 Tra-Tech GMC Conversion Van Brochure
||Found on Ebay. 1983 Tra-Tech GMC Conversion Van Brochure. Click here for Page 2, Page 3
||Found on Ebay. Tra-Tech GMC Conversion Van, Mini Van, Dually and Suburban Brochure. Click here for
Our new Suburban is proving to be one of Tra-Tech's most popular specialty conversion. The look is elegant and luxurious, a total departure from the conventional
factory package. The distinctive backed seats are covered with the same plush fabrics as our most expensive full size vans. Everywhere you look you see the
richness of solid oak consoles and trim. Handsome custom paint and fiberglass running boards complete the package and make our Suburban at home around anywhere.
||Found on Ebay for $5.99
1989 Chevrolet Suburban Tra-Tech Conversion
Description: A very nice suburban that's been well taken care of over the years. Over 200,000 on it but still runs great and it's very clean for that year!
Was for sale on Craiglist (Spicewood Texas) for Sale for $3500 US April 15 2017 and then re-surfaced again for $3500 on May 20 2017.
1989 Chevrolet Suburban Tra-Tech Conversion 4x4
Description: This is my current daily driver to grants pass and back from Medford. 1989 Chevy Suburban 1500 Tratech 4x4 hi and low. Transfer case leaks a little
but works good. Straight axle with factory manual locking hubs. small block TBI 350cid with over $500 recently under the hood. runs good. 700r4 shifts great in my opinion,
rebuilt with no paperwork on hand. Starts every time I turn the key, morning or night. Good windshield new tinted windows legal.
Was for sale on Craiglist (Medford Oregon) for Sale for $1020 US Jan 23 2018.