Our two Ultravans

Gotta have a place for the BIG ones too!
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OttawaCorvairGuy
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Our two Ultravans

Unread post by OttawaCorvairGuy » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:50 am

Hello Everyone,

Here are our two Ultravans: (W.I.P. = Work(s) In Progress)

Our First Ultravan is #248 aka Itchy Feet with our 62 Convertible on its way to us.
Purchased Summer of 2008.
This Ultravan is going to be completely restored and will take many years.
Becasue of how long it will take to restore, #248 aka Itchy Feet, I am not starting on it until the garage has been built and #256 is able to go camping with all its modern components.
Itchy Feet and the Mrs 62 Convertible on the way to us.jpg
First one is #248 aka Itchy Feet with our 62 Convertible
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Our Second Ultravan is #256 aka Itchy Feet II with our Rampside at a car show, this past summer, with over 540 cars.
Also Purchased Summer of 2008 a couple of months after #248 was purchased.
I purchased this one for its interior and any other parts needed for the restoration of #248. However the PO did not do as I had asked, securing the lose engine inside, and one of the main parts I needed/wanted got ruined.
This Ultravan sat for 28 years before we got it and I was able to have it on the road within one year. It still needs a lot of work. However, we have enjoyed taking it to shows this past summer and watching people's faces when they see it.
It is now Corvair powered; but will, fingers crossed, soon be a GM 3.8L gas pusher. I already have the donor vehicle from which I will be getting most of the components needed to convert Itchy Feet II into a more modern motorhome.
1963 Rampside and Itchy Fett II at 2009 Upper Canada VillageCar Show.JPG
Second one is #256 aka Itchy Feet II with our Rampside
1963 Rampside and Itchy Fett II at 2009 Upper Canada VillageCar Show.JPG (80.04 KiB) Viewed 515 times
Note - To any NEW Ultravan owner not already in the club:
I had to order a crate of windshields just to have the ones I needed for my two Ultravans.

I still have a few Ultravan windshields for sale while they last.
They are new and hard to come by - so if you want one while they last - let me know and goto - the Group link below.
You will be able to search for windshields.

For any new Ultravan owners' that do not already know:
The Ultravan Club Site (up dated: Dec. 23, 2009 @ 5:10pm)
http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/

The Ultravan Group Site
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UltraVan/

Keep the Ultravan Alive!
Last edited by OttawaCorvairGuy on Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Tony
1963 Rampside - SOLD
1962 Convertible
1961 Van
1961 SW body only
11 Parts Cars
As of July 21, 2013 we are blessed to have UV248, 256, 362, 512, 231 & 520
UV231 will be for sale once the Subaru conversion & all the mechanicals are finished

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Scott Howey
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Re: Our two Ultravans

Unread post by Scott Howey » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:52 am

I am fascinated by the Ultravans. I don't know much about them yet. There were two at the Fan Belt Toss this year but I couldn't find the owners to get a peek inside.

I'm envious, you have quite the Vair collection going. 11 parts cars, wow! My wife would kill me. :lol:
Scott

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Re: Our two Ultravans

Unread post by Ultra Ken » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:55 pm

OttawaCorvairGuy wrote:
For any new Ultravan owners' that do not already know:
The Ultravan Club Site
http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/uvmcc/

The Ultravan Group Site
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UltraVan/

Keep the Ultravan Alive!

Tony, I no longer maintain the Hemmings site. I need to ask them to do a re-direct to our new page. I've moved my personal webpage to the CORSA site and we've converted it to the Official club page.

http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/

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Re: Our two Ultravans

Unread post by Scott Howey » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:01 pm

Ultra Ken wrote:
OttawaCorvairGuy wrote:
For any new Ultravan owners' that do not already know:
The Ultravan Club Site
http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/uvmcc/

The Ultravan Group Site
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UltraVan/

Keep the Ultravan Alive!

Tony, I no longer maintain the Hemmings site. I need to ask them to do a re-direct to our new page. I've moved my personal webpage to the CORSA site and we've converted it to the Official club page.

http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/
uh oh..I have to go change the link I put up in the Clubs section too.
Scott

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Re: Our two Ultravans

Unread post by OttawaCorvairGuy » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:08 pm

Ultra Ken wrote:
OttawaCorvairGuy wrote:
For any new Ultravan owners' that do not already know:
The Ultravan Club Site
http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/uvmcc/

The Ultravan Group Site
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UltraVan/

Keep the Ultravan Alive!

Tony, I no longer maintain the Hemmings site. I need to ask them to do a re-direct to our new page. I've moved my personal webpage to the CORSA site and we've converted it to the Official club page.

http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/

Sorry Ken,

I merely did a Yahoo search - opened that page - then copied and paste it here.

Once I figure out how to edit - I will change it.

Thanks.

Happy Holidays to you and yours
Tony
1963 Rampside - SOLD
1962 Convertible
1961 Van
1961 SW body only
11 Parts Cars
As of July 21, 2013 we are blessed to have UV248, 256, 362, 512, 231 & 520
UV231 will be for sale once the Subaru conversion & all the mechanicals are finished

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