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2 months ago
stiffneck
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 not jack up a corner as you can again twist and stretch the coach structure. Ok so this is ok to do? I th
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2 months ago
stiffneck
fred bagnall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I stumbled onto Corvairs after I got out of the > Air Force in 83. Like you I had to figure it out > along the way. As you well know there are a lot of > resources to help you in your en devours, that > weren't available in the past. Just take your time > and do your research while enlisting gu
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2 months ago
stiffneck
I called them. $220 an hour. Wonder how long it takes to tow an Ultra from Pacific Beach to La Mesa?
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2 months ago
stiffneck
volleybob Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Jon, > The tow company I use is "Wind N Sea" Their number > is 858-488- 8697. Ask if they can give you an > estimate. Hey Bob! I had planned on hiring a tow company to to it to my house. I thought I would have to get it rolling though? Those tires are dead. Gaping holes. Are you going to t
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2 months ago
volleybob
Jon, The tow company I use is "Wind N Sea" Their number is 858-488- 8697. Ask if they can give you an estimate.
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2 months ago
volleybob
Jon, Do yourself a great favor and have a PROFESSIONAL remove the Ultra from Roger's yard and then have them flatbed the van to your premises. Attempts to do it yourself (and friend's help) will very likely damage the vehicle trying to get it out of the deep ruts. I have been in that backyard in the past and as you know the driver's side is up against the fence. Not totally inaccessible, but dif
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2 months ago
MattNall
UltraVan Yahoo Group
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2 months ago
vairmech
A lot of the questions you have posted here really belong postd on the yahoo groups Ultravan email list and you will get lots of good answers. I will answer a few of your questions here. Yes it is a standard GM 5-4 3/4 wheel bolt pattern. Yes you could probably use plywood to help with the jack but be aware the jack will probably break through a 1/2" plywood. There are jack points and t
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2 months ago
JimBrandberg
Yes you can put the jack on top of a piece of plywood or plank. We do it all the time in the road race paddock. I wouldn't get under it though unless it's well blocked up. In the rear there's an almost frame looking sort of a spot in for jacking. I don't remember in the front but I don't think you want to jack it up by the suspension, the A-arms are not very strong. They usually just ta
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2 months ago
fred bagnall
I stumbled onto Corvairs after I got out of the Air Force in 83. Like you I had to figure it out along the way. As you well know there are a lot of resources to help you in your en devours, that weren't available in the past. Just take your time and do your research while enlisting guidance along the way. You will be fine, you already have the enthusiasm part licked. You scored two of the most u
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2 months ago
stiffneck
2 months ago
stiffneck
2 months ago
Phil Dally
Congrats...Go Jon Go!!! Cant wait for more pictures.
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2 months ago
stiffneck
Whats up car nuts? Thought I would start a specific thread for the UltraVan #268. The wife and I ( Jon and Nicole Robere ) are purchasing the Ultravan from Jennifer Sochia, Roger Longs daughter. Roger and Moia Long joined the Ultravan communtity in 1974. They were members until 1992 when the UVMCC lost track of them. There is only one other registered owner of #268 the original buyer Do
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2 months ago
stiffneck
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If it didn't come with a Ryerson manual you'll > want to get one. They didn't pay much attention to > the clocking of the u-joints so if yours aren't > aligned you'll need to get the half shafts cut and > aligned so it doesn't eat u-joints. Rebuild the > rear wheel bearings while you are there.
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2 months ago
steve c goodman
Ultra van pros near you are Jim Craig in Joshua Tree and Christy Barden in Nevada City. I saw both at the TOSS a couple of years ago.
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2 months ago
joelsplace
If it didn't come with a Ryerson manual you'll want to get one. They didn't pay much attention to the clocking of the u-joints so if yours aren't aligned you'll need to get the half shafts cut and aligned so it doesn't eat u-joints. Rebuild the rear wheel bearings while you are there. #When you haul it home you want to tie it down with the wheels only. It can be easily damaged otherwise. # t
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2 months ago
joelsplace
Cool! Welcome to the elite club of Ultravan owners!
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2 months ago
stiffneck
owen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > UltraVan resources: > > > > > Thank You! The wife and I are super happy.
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2 months ago
owen
UltraVan resources: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ultravan/ https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/UltraVan/info http://www.ultravan.club/index.php
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2 months ago
owen
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
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2 months ago
joelsplace
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.
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2 months ago
stiffneck
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 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 cou
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2 months ago
joelsplace
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.
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2 months ago
UnauthorizedServiceTech
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 proj
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2 months ago
MattNall
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Actually I have the coolest wife ever. When I say > "I just bought 14 Corvairs" she asks to see > pictures. When her friends come to visit she > immediately takes them out back to see all the > Corvairs. > I'm working on buying my 5th Ultravan and 9 more > Corvairs right now. ============
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2 months ago
stiffneck
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Stiffneck, > Actually I have the coolest wife ever. When I say > "I just bought 14 Corvairs" she asks to see > pictures. When her friends come to visit she > immediately takes them out back to see all the > Corvairs. > I'm working on buying my 5th Ultravan and 9 more > Corvairs right now
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2 months ago
stiffneck
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Stiffneck, > Actually I have the coolest wife ever. When I say > "I just bought 14 Corvairs" she asks to see > pictures. When her friends come to visit she > immediately takes them out back to see all the > Corvairs. > I'm working on buying my 5th Ultravan and 9 more > Corvairs right now
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2 months ago
joelsplace
Stiffneck, Actually I have the coolest wife ever. When I say "I just bought 14 Corvairs" she asks to see pictures. When her friends come to visit she immediately takes them out back to see all the Corvairs. I'm working on buying my 5th Ultravan and 9 more Corvairs right now. Phil's wife is pretty cool too. It seems like she's always helping him work on something.
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2 months ago
stiffneck
I called Jennifer yesterday and offered her the full price of $3000. I would love both the Ultra and the Camper. She did say there was somebody coming today to see it that had called first. Got to play fair. Was just wondering if it was somebody here? I actually hope they come and buy it. It really is super cool. All that green stuff on the body? I thought it was rust or something. I
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