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2 months ago
stiffneck
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > stiffneck Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Really really shocked the tires that seem to be > > filled with gaping holes are holding air for > now. > > > > Good enough to get it moved up on a flatbed and > > headed for home! >
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2 months ago
stiffneck
2 months ago
American Mel
stiffneck Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Really really shocked the tires that seem to be > filled with gaping holes are holding air for now. > > Good enough to get it moved up on a flatbed and > headed for home! Apparently one of them did not. That appears to be the spare. ;)
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2 months ago
joelsplace
Excellent! Some of those old bias play tires hold up amazingly well.
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2 months ago
stiffneck
Really really shocked the tires that seem to be filled with gaping holes are holding air for now. Good enough to get it moved up on a flatbed and headed for home!
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2 months ago
fred bagnall
Very nice Ultravan and very affordable. This is why I always say that it is better to let someone else do the restoration and then buy it for a fraction of the money and time invested. With the exterior paint finish it is very reminiscent of an Airstream.(tu)(tu)
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2 months ago
stiffneck
We made some progress yesterday. We were able to get the Ultra jacked up safely and we now have four tires that are holding air. We were able to inspect the brakes and we found what appeared to be quite new looking pads ect. Front wheels are spinning nice and freely. Rear obviously have the emergency brake set. I think it should roll freely Not that we would try and use those brake parts.
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2 months ago
stiffneck
Nice work! WalterElias Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, I've been lucky that most of the times I've > needed to lift UV 299, that it was on fairly level > concrete or asphalt so no need to put something > under the jack or jack stands. Knock on wood :) > The front sits rather low compared to the back. > > For the front, I l
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2 months ago
joelsplace
Wow. Very tempting.
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2 months ago
JimBrandberg
That's a really nice one, especially for the price. I like the silver.
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2 months ago
owen
forsale) (not mine) This is a really early one! Completely restored & upgraded. http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/used/used20.html
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2 months ago
WalterElias
Yes, I've been lucky that most of the times I've needed to lift UV 299, that it was on fairly level concrete or asphalt so no need to put something under the jack or jack stands. Knock on wood :) The front sits rather low compared to the back. For the front, I lift just like I described. I have a couple of short floor jacks that slide under the a-arms with a small piece of wood on top. The
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2 months ago
owen
I was talking about what to put underneath the jack so it won't sink into the dirt. I use 2x4 and 4x4 pieces between the jack and coach. Good point about the tie rods. Tough to get a jack under the control arm when you're in the dirt though.
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2 months ago
WalterElias
Hi Owen, The 2x6 seems wide enough to span the width of the box section... I wonder if the box section in wider on the 500 series? Another thought for “Stiffneck” is to be very careful letting the suspension hang withe the tie rods connected as it is possible with some coaches to exceed the travel of the steering geometry and crack the idler, boomerang or tie rod ends.
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2 months ago
owen
FWIW, I found that 3/4" ply worked better than 2x6 fir when jacking #500 on gravel. The jack sank into the boards deeper than into than the ply. Also, 2x6 is really too narrow, 2x8 would've been better. It is true that people have damaged their UVs by jacking individual corners. It is also true that people have done it without any problems**. The point is not to fill your head with everything
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2 months ago
stiffneck
There seems to be random parts all over the side yard, and parts, doors, bench seats in the Ultravan (locked) and hoods and heads outside but most of that stuff is tangled up in flowers and weeds. The parts in the Ultravan are protected from the elements and there appears to be two somewhat complete engines in the Rampside camper. There are five early model corvairs in various states of r
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2 months ago
stiffneck
Um yeah but the Ultravan and the Rampside Camper are already sold. I guess everything else is for sale. Jon and Nicole Robere saw those and decided they loved them both! :)
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2 months ago
stiffneck
2 months ago
stiffneck
WalterElias Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Right behind the front wheels, running across the > coach is a strengthening boxed section. Get a 2x6 > and get it under this boxed in section and make > sure it is tight up against the box using whatever > to shim it. Normally, this is what you would do > to support it on jack stands anyway.
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2 months ago
stiffneck
2 months ago
stiffneck
2 months ago
WalterElias
Right behind the front wheels, running across the coach is a strengthening boxed section. Get a 2x6 and get it under this boxed in section and make sure it is tight up against the box using whatever to shim it. Normally, this is what you would do to support it on jack stands anyway. Once you have that in place, dig under the front a-arms enough to get a floor jack under each a-arm directly und
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2 months ago
stiffneck
2 months ago
stiffneck
progress
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2 months ago
stiffneck
vairmech Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you really need to you can raise one corner a > few inches and block it but that would be like > 4-5" and then go to the other side and do the same > until you can get the jack under the center to get > the complete one end up. > > Keep in mind this is aluminum NOT steel. Think > beer ca
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2 months ago
vairmech
If you really need to you can raise one corner a few inches and block it but that would be like 4-5" and then go to the other side and do the same until you can get the jack under the center to get the complete one end up. Keep in mind this is aluminum NOT steel. Think beer can!
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2 months ago
stiffneck
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > stiffneck Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > There are jack points and those need to have a > pad > > of wood on the jack to protect the structure. > This > > is ALL aluminum construction and will bend if > you > > jack in the wron
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2 months ago
American Mel
stiffneck Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There are jack points and those need to have a pad > of wood on the jack to protect the structure. This > is ALL aluminum construction and will bend if you > jack in the wrong manner. I use a 4X4 beam across > the whole section with the jack in the middle. > That way I take up one end at a time. Do
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2 months ago
stiffneck
I like those!
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2 months ago
stiffneck
Dug it out just a little
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