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Re: Bought It
Date: February 05, 2019 01:50PM

Damn Joel. I grew up on a piece of property like that. Wish I lived on something similar but I'm a bit poor and live in NJ.

Stiffneck, my wife is also pretty cool. Ive been known to pull home multiple project motorcycles at once. She didn't give me guff about my sedan. She was scouting corvair vans on facebook for me last week and ultimately I made the decision that I cant afford another project right now.

Whats the significance of the numbered ultravans? Nevermind. I see it.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress
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Re: Bought It
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 01:56PM

The 3 digit number is the serial number. Most have it in big numbers above the windshield. I've heard that some of the later ones were titled with the engine model number so some have the same serial number. The first digit was the series 1-6. 99% of them were 22' but there are a couple of 24' and or customized ones. I believe only 2 of the 600 series were made and at least one is in Europe. I have 2-5 series. Maybe I'll come up with one from the 100 series but I doubt I'll ever find a 600 series. After the Ultravans came the Tiera. I need one of them!
Owen Strawn is the Ultravan expert and historian.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:17PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> The 3 digit number is the serial number. Most
> have it in big numbers above the windshield. I've
> heard that some of the later ones were titled with
> the engine model number so some have the same
> serial number. The first digit was the series
> 1-6. 99% of them were 22' but there are a couple
> of 24' and or customized ones. I believe only 2
> of the 600 series were made and at least one is in
> Europe. I have 2-5 series. Maybe I'll come up
> with one from the 100 series but I doubt I'll ever
> find a 600 series. After the Ultravans came the
> Tiera. I need one of them!
> Owen Strawn is the Ultravan expert and historian.\

That's great info! And the wives lets hear it for them!!!

So a Tiera too? hahah So just for my own knowledge at what point does one say.... eh... I maybe have enough projects. I need to know because it seems like it (could) be a problem. I mean I only have a few.... haha... no problem here...

but if I had the room... would I just keep em coming? Is it a sickness?

smiling smiley

1962 Rampside/Camper 110hp
1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp
1967 Ultravan #268 110hp

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:25PM

Do you mean a Tatra Joel?

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:31PM

Nooo! Have to keep them all related. I've been told it's a genetic defect.
I don't know how many is too many. I don't think I'm there yet...

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:33PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> Nooo! Have to keep them all related. I've been
> told it's a genetic defect.
> I don't know how many is too many. I don't think
> I'm there yet...

Guess I am fine then. smiling smiley

You on the other hand.... haha

1962 Rampside/Camper 110hp
1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp
1967 Ultravan #268 110hp

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:44PM

Ahhh...Tiara Motorhome with Toronado powerplant.

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 04:51PM

That's it! All aluminum like the Ultra and a 455 too! But alas - FWD junk. I guess it's not too bad on a motorhome. Maybe.
I should probably stick to the later 500 series Ultravans with the V8.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: owen ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:12PM

The UltraVan numbers are basically the number by which you can uniquely identify each individual vehicle. Mostly.

They are shown on most UltraVan ID plates as the serial number. Though as Joel pointed out the factory V8 coaches show them as the "Model" (and use the non-unique engine build code for the serial number).

Technically they are the vehicle identification numbers; they are the only unique number that was ever separately assigned to each UltraVan by the manufacturer. However there are lots of coaches with very different VINs listed on the paperwork - mostly because Government clerks don't always fully understand actual legal requirements.

UltraVans have lots of variations, styles, and lengths. They mostly don't align evenly with general numeric sequences though.

Generally:
Oakland coaches: 1-11 and 201-211
Hutchinson coaches: 212-509 (Corvair) and 510-556 (V8)
600 series: 601-605
700 series: 700

Engines:
-Corvair: 1-11, 201-509 [320]
-Chevy 307 cid V8: 510-556, 558-559 [49]
-Olds 350 cid V8: 601, 602*, 603, 604, 605* [5]
-Chevette 98 cid inline 4: 700 [1]
-Olds 455 cid V8: TU100 (aka 557) [1]

Lengths:
-22' 106, 202-207, 209-411, 413-558
-23' 559, 601, 602, 605
-24' 101-105, 109-111, 201, 412
-26' 603, 604
-27' 208, 700

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: owen ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:19PM

Tiara's were developed by the Ultra Inc. chief engineer Chuck Burgess when it became obvious that the Corvair's days were numbered. He also designed the modifications necessary to make the V8 coaches. They were built alongside the UVs during 1969-1970, but otherwise there is very little in common.

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:25PM

Um I just bought it.

1962 Rampside/Camper 110hp
1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp
1967 Ultravan #268 110hp

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:30PM

Jennifer Roger Longs Daughter just called. I got the big OK. I will be taking home the Ultra and the 95 Camper.

YES.

1962 Rampside/Camper 110hp
1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp
1967 Ultravan #268 110hp

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: owen ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:31PM

Congratulations!!

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:35PM

haha. Thank YOU!

I am Stoked to say the least.

1962 Rampside/Camper 110hp
1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp
1967 Ultravan #268 110hp

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 05, 2019 05:49PM

stiffneck Wrote:
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> Um I just bought it.


Way to Go! Now wash it!

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: stiffneck ()
Date: February 05, 2019 06:13PM

owen Wrote:
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> UltraVan resources:
> [www.facebook.com]
>
> [groups.yahoo.com]
>
> [www.ultravan.club]

Thank You!

The wife and I are super happy.

1962 Rampside/Camper 110hp
1963 VW Ragtop Bug 40hp
1964 Corvair 900 Vert 140hp
1966 Corvair 4-door 110hp
1967 Ultravan #268 110hp

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: cad-kid ()
Date: February 05, 2019 06:36PM

Great thread thumbs up Congrats

Jeremy (cad-kid)
Kronenwetter, WI (Central Wisconsin)
SOLD-9-2016 65 Monza 4spd/140
<a href=http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,570615>My 65 Monza thread</a>
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Re: Bought It
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 05, 2019 09:53PM

Cool! Welcome to the elite club of Ultravan owners!

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Bought It
Posted by: fred bagnall ()
Date: February 06, 2019 08:14AM

Another Phoenix rises from the ashes !!!! A wise choice indeed. I am sure that it is in good hands with its new caretaker.thumbs upthumbs up


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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