Interior of Larry Claypool's '61-62 GM dealer installed camper kit. Note side facing bench seat which folds out into double bed or two single beds.
Rear cabinet arrangement in '61-62 GM kit. Here's hoping you don't throw a fan belt! Note Vista Cruiser roof section grafted onto this Greenbrier.
Facing front and viewing the bolster cushion and storage area in the early GM camper kit.
#5402 Coleman Picnic stove ad. This stove was sold as part of the '61-62 GM camper kit. Yes...they did come in pink! (I have one!)
Another #5402 Picnic Stove ad.
Ice Box on the left was included in the early GM kit.
Tim Schwartz's 63 1/2 Greenbrier camper with late GM dealer installed kit. Note vintage camping/outdoors magazines.
Interior of Tim Schwartz's '63 1/2 camper. Note Coleman upright icebox. Magazine rack is the 1965 design and hinders opening the window crank when the door is closed.
Warm orange glow of Westalia orange tent canvas highlights Allen Bristow's '64 GM camper kit.
Close up of Coleman icebox and sink area. Magazine rack is '63-64 only. In '65 the rack was changed and hindered opening the roll-down window.
Allen Bristow's '64 GM camper kit.
Seat which folds into a bed and rear cabinets, including '65 blanket rack overhead.
Rear bed area over engine compartment and large sliding storage drawers in Allen Bristow's '64 GM camper kit.
Allen Bristow's 1964 Greenbrier camper and U-Haul fiberglass trailer made an awesome rig!
Allen installed a Turtle Top to his Senior Division 1964 Greenbrier camper.
Interior of Turtle Top painted to match interior color. Springs used to lift and hold the top are visible.
Color matched canvas for the Turtle Top sides. Original canvas was used for a pattern...perhaps a problem as the original had shrunk!
Exterior of fiberglass Turtle Top resting nicely on Allen's van.
Original Turtle Top advertisement...shown on a Greenbrier!
John and Gail Policella's 1964 Greenbrier camper scored 97 points in the Concours in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Policella's little girl loves camping in their well-stocked 1964 GM camper kit equipped Greenbrier.
1963-64 GM camper kit formerly found in a Greenbrier at the Corvair Ranch, Gettysburg, PA. (It has long since been sold). Seat shown in day-use position.
Table installed in this 1963-64 GM camper kit.
Vanity mirror and storage underneath. This is the panel to which the table attaches when it is hinged down.
Seat folded out into a bed.
Driver's side rear cabinets and mirror detail in a 1963-64 GM camper kit.
1963-64 GM kit driver's side cabinet window crank opening detail.
Rear storage drawers revealed and sliding doors of clothing closet in upper cabinet.
Front counter in '63-64 kit. Note plumbing and dimpled aluminum reveal for the missing Coleman icebox handle and bottle opener.
Utensil drawer of a '63-65 GM camper kit.
View of the front counter area and table set up for dining. Coleman icebox is missing.
Original '63-64 kit in a nice looking Greenbrier.
Parts of a '63-64 kit laid out.
Plywood bed base. This rests above the engine lid and the cushions go on top. Also...this needs to be disassembled and removed to do basic engine work!
Table. The leg folds for storage.
Front counter area. Large space on the right is for icebox. Drawer and doors missing from cubbies on left. Hole on bottom left is for water tank hoses. Some debate as to whether this is a variation of some kind. The round corner on the counter and the shelves do not match GM kit advertising. Very unique!
Side view of kitchen counter. Curved shelves on the end are a nice touch. Rumor has it these kits were made by retired folks near Ocala, Florida.
Beautiful, well planned Corvair camper interior. Manufacturer is unknown, although it looks like it could be a Royden Industries Travelcar. Photographed at the 2009 Chevy-Vette Fest in Chicago..
Shiny paint and an amazing pop top with green plexiglass roof! Note shiny silver side electrical inlet.
Most van campers figure out a way to get the spare tire out of their living space. This one is door mounted.
Looks like the rear seat with high seat back becomes the bed. Storage looks to be plentiful! This is a non-delixe Greenbrier. No frills here. Perfect for a camper interior installation.
Shiny red Dormobile converted Corvan. The added sliding windows in the side doors look very practical. Corvans are a good choice for camper conversions because of their usual lack of rear side and door windows and rear quarter windows. This van was photographed at the Portland, OR CORSA convention.
Dormobile converted Greenbrier bought recently on eBay.
This Dormobile lacks an interior which will give the owner a great deal of flexibility. Clamshell pop-top opens toward the passenger side and offers over 8 feet of headroom. Dormobiles could be equipped with dual cots in the top.
1963 Dormobile Corvan as it arrived at the Corvair Ranch. It lives there even today! Dormobile top was a British invention and provided over 8' of headroom. Fiberglass construction, skylights, and vents make for a very unique camper top.
Original "Dormatic Seating" can be folded for forward and rearward seating as well as flat to make a bed. Front seats and rear passenger seats touch when folded to create the length needed for sleeping.
1963 Dormobile Corvan as it appears today at Corvair Ranch, Gettysburg, PA.
Traville Campside with the full width plexiglass window above the cab.
Rear of Campside with extended bumper and propane tanks. I bet it's fun accessing the engine in this one!!
Red/white Campsde with propane tanks on extended bumper.
Campside with smaller upper window and full awning.
Closer view of the Campside showing propane tanks higher on the rear wall. All windows are jalousie type including those on the door. Ventilation must be great on hot summer camping nights!
Campside camper body being transferred to another Rampside. This, I understand, was not an easy task.
Traville Campside passenger side. Note door section where ramp would be.
Looking rearward out of Traville Campside topper. The bed cushions would go here.
Front kitchen counter area of Traville Campside as well as incredible full-width plexiglass window above cab.
Campside kitchen includes sink, stove, and refrigerator.
Rear of Traville Campside.
Campside passenger side.
Note full-width plexiglass window above cab.
Large jalousie windows allow lots of light onto the living area.
BLue and white Campside with small upper window.
Similar to, but not a Traville Campside. This one has more curves and is not so boxy.
Possibly a Compac camper kit. This one appears to be all of fiberglass construction. Large jalousie windows dominate the driver's side and a refrigerator vent on the front of this side.
Westbrier and Rampside camper with canvas raising top. These FC campers put on quite a show at the Portland, OR CORSA convention.
Westbrier...a VW Vanagon Westfalia/Bell Telephone Corvan hybrid. Westfalia interior cabinets are melded perfectly into the Corvair van's inner space.
Westbrier with wicked cool wheels and camper top down for travel.
Westbrier at a Corvair show.
Homebrew Greenbrier located at Corvair Ranch, Gettysburg, PA from the outside. Camper top is about the size of an early Westfalia turret top and was home made using plywood and aluminum. It has a very well-done hinge arrangement. It allows enough headroom for a six footer.
Homebrew Greenbrier camper with camper top in raised position.
Rear passenger seats fold flat to make part of the bed. Small table is evident as is ample storage.
Seats folded flat (note gray metal mechanisms). Storage still accessible while the van is set up for sleeping.
Beautifully executed homebrew Greenbrier camper located at Corvair Ranch, Gettysburg, PA. Rear bed area is reminiscent of late GM kit with long storage drawers over the engine. Center open area is used for tent pole storage.
Passenger side open upper cubbies and over-bed storage.
Front cabinet area and rear facing passenger seat. Corvan front buckets in this Greenbrier allow a "walk-through" interior making it much easier for passengers to get from the front seats to the rear in transit. Magazine rack most likely based on GM kit.
Another shot of the rear camping area. Note built in headrests for front seats.
Interior of an unknown manufacturer. Plywood looks to be cabinet grade. Clothing rack at far rear above engine compartment.
Looking towards rear and the overhead cabinet. Note interesting rear corner cabinets. Original Greenbrier seat upholstery dates this van to 1961.
Side view of center main cabinet.
A view of the main center cabinet.
Corvan home built camper kit. View behind the front seat. Not sure what all of these pipes are for. Table and owner-installed RV raising windows can be seen in the rear of the van.
A shot of the main living area. Table is shaped to help passengers slide in behind when it is set up.
Rear seat in the day-use position. Ready to travel!
This shot shows the rear seat set up as a bed. Note metal hinging mechanisms on the side of the cushions and leg to support the system.
Rear bed and rear cabinet area.
Rear seat set up in bed configuration.
Homebuilt Corvan camper conversion. This appears to be a water tank.
This canopy was made to go along with the Corvan camper.
Roof mounted awning bracket for canopy.
Outside driver's side showing RV raising windows and "eyebrows" or drip rails above them.
Side rear door with folding table for outside use.
Full-height closet/cabinet inside side doors.
Sink faucet to fill interior or portable sink.
Inside the sink faucet cabinet.
Big blue monster camper. This thing obviously started life as a Corvair FC. It morphed into something much different. I have very little information on this camper.
Rear view of the blue FC camper.
Side view showing the side door and passenger side windows. Not sure what the deal is with all of the newspapers inside!
California Greenbrier Single Family Home.
Allen's van with Westfalia tent attached for more living space.
Bristow Westfalia tent secured to beautiful 1964 Greenbrier camper.
Ben and his 1962 Greenbrier camper van at Cape May Point, NJ in 2009.
This appears to be a '64 Greenbrier converted into a camper. Originally thought to be a Rampside drop-in camper, it was confirmed by VIN to be a Greenbrier. It apparently sleeps six and includes an ice box, stove, and cabinets. Strange!
Deluxe Greenbrier interior exists within the cab of the camper conversion, right down to the deep dish steering wheel with horn ring.
More of the deluxe interior door panel.
Another homemade FC camper. This one appears to be made from a Rampside...but who can tell?
Nice screen door detail. Looks like spare tire carrier is on the front.
Sent my way by Jean Allan. These FC campers just keep getting crazier and crazier! Check out that screen door made for your own back porch! Looks a bit rear heavy, too!
Full out camper with lots of bling! This thing looks ready to go anywhere!
Logo for a Travel Equipment Corporation Travel Top by Calthorpe. This is like the one on Ben's Bus.
Homemade teardrop trailer pulled by late model Corvair convertible. This is the back of the trailer displaying a very well stocked galley! Photo taken at the International CORSA convention in Buffalo, NY.
Another view of the overall teardrop.
A view of why teardrops are called what they are!
A very well-suited tow vehicle.
Ben gets a demo by the owner/builder. These folks camped their vacation to and from the Buffalo convention in this trailer.