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New member from the chilly Northwest

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carlofsumner
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New member from the chilly Northwest

#1 Post by carlofsumner » 8 years ago

Hello everyone. I was told that I should introduce myself when I came onto the forum so here goes;

My name is Carl Jones and I live in Sumner, WA. I have an Ultra Van (google it) and am looking for a vehicle to tow behind it. The 360 seems like just the vehicle, light, can seat a couple of people or more, easy on gas and potentially easy to tow and just as funky as my Ultra Van. The UV is Corvair powered, is aluminum and is a 1968. I'm not afraid of a little work to make the match work, but I don't want a basket case. If you know of someone who has a 360 that they would like to see go to a good home, let me know.

CDJ
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1970 Subaru sedan- referred to as an Orca chaser

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#2 Post by 2stroketurbo » 8 years ago

Welcome,
You came to the right place!
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#3 Post by subaru360nut » 8 years ago

Welcome to The Club!
I think a 360 van would be perfect for you, paint it to match your Ultra Van and tow it like a "lifeboat" 8)
If you get one I can send you the details on the towbar I made for my van in 1980 and still use to tow it to shows (drive it locally every day)

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ
300,000+ miles on Subaru 360s since Feb. 1975, and have never (yet) been stuck on the road with one!

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#4 Post by scoobie360 » 8 years ago

Welcome to the club! I'm in Spokane and I recently finished my restoration of a 70 360 van! If you're ever in Spokane let me know and we will go for a ride!:)

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#5 Post by 2stroketurbo » 8 years ago

subaru360nut wrote:Welcome to The Club!
I think a 360 van would be perfect for you, paint it to match your Ultra Van and tow it like a "lifeboat" 8)
If you get one I can send you the details on the towbar I made for my van in 1980 and still use to tow it to shows (drive it locally every day)

Ed Parsil in Tucson AZ


here's a tow bar I made for Jay's electra van

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feGxZEKBbPA



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#6 Post by rogerbhp » 8 years ago

Welcome aboard! You'll like the club; the members will do whatever they can to help (although we're limited by the lack of parts.) I'd like to have a UV to go with my Rampside.

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#7 Post by oldone » 8 years ago

Welcome aboard! As an oldone I try to learn something new every day,I now know what an ultra van is! This crew will enlighten you about 360s & maybe you will have some fun along the way. wayne

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#8 Post by carlofsumner » 8 years ago

Thanks for the welcome folks.

I will be looking for a tow bar Ed, no matter which 360 I finally get so I will be in touch when that happens.

The Ultra Van is as unique as the 360 as there are only about 50 of the 350 or so still on the road. You can find the club web pages and lots of photos (even some for sale) at http://www.corvair.org/chapters/ultravan/

As I get the Ultra Van finished I will be passing thru Spokane and may just stop in for that ride.

Thanks again for the welcome.
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1970 Subaru sedan- referred to as an Orca chaser

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#9 Post by subaru360nut » 8 years ago

You like your vehicles rear-engined and air-cooled!

That is a really sharp motor home.

Ed
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#10 Post by oldone » 8 years ago

A spyder motor would tow that BIG 360 van with ease!

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#11 Post by carlofsumner » 8 years ago

Rear engined, air cooled and oh so much fun!!!

CDJ
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#12 Post by oldone » 8 years ago

carlofsumner wrote:Rear engined, air cooled and oh so much fun!!!

CDJ
I only have 7 air cooled's at the present. 6 rear engined one front engined fwd.

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#13 Post by kjrcace360fan » 8 years ago

I must have slipped and fell off the welcome wagon. Sorry so late but a big ole WELCOME to the club. If you think I can help, you must reeaaallllllly need help, but I'll still try anyway.
Spud the Orange Young, Hippie, Little John the Truck & Dune Buggy.

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#14 Post by Subie Gal » 8 years ago

Welcome to the club - happy to have you here!! :D :D :D
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#15 Post by Jacobhornet » 8 years ago

Wow! Welcome neighbor I live in Buckley. Planning on keeping my 360, but the forum will help you with finding one. Good luck from close by and what a cool looking van!
-Jacobhornet

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