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Old 10-31-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Honey, it followed me home, can I keep it?

After three years of saving money from my blues band gigs, I finally had enough to make a run at buying an Airstream. I looked at a '63 Flying Cloud and made an offer but the kind gentleman wanted to get just a little more for it so I passed. Then I found one 3 miles from my house that was just going up for sale. I talked with the owner and he shot me a price and I wrote him a check the next day. It's a '66 Safari with the original windows still intact. Towed it home yesterday and still can't believe I own an Airstream! From its VIN I believe it's a California-made '66 Safari Double. It looks very original with the exception of the front has been modified to resemble a Safari Twin. In the coming days, months, and years, I am sure to have many questions for the braintrust that is the Forums, so please bear with me as I try to turn my little lump of coal into a diamond.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Very cool! I'd say if it adopted you...you can keep it!

Enjoy and welcome to the forums! Post some interior shots when you get a chance ~

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Old 10-31-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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a few more shots

I'm trying to watch a Minnesota Gophers hockey game and post more photos, so bear with me...
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Congratulations! and welcome to the rest of the aluminitisisisisisisisisisisisis

GreatDane (hey love the name) Gra8Dane.....Lovely animals - do you have one?

What a little beauty you have there - drooling!!!!

That wood will come up real nice with a good oiling....She looks in great shape with a bit of TLC and your own personal touches you will be well on your way to a Concourse first - eh Shari
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:25 PM   #5
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Sweet trailer - good luck - is Jake a Viszla?
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #6
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Ahh...hockey & Airstreams, it doesn't get much better than that!

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She looks in great shape with a bit of TLC and your own personal touches you will be well on your way to a Concourse first - eh Shari
Ya never know!

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Old 10-31-2008, 09:11 PM   #8
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WHOW GR8Dane
Great find. SEE ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT.
Looks like a little GR8Dane tweekin is in order and I'm sure it will become a diamond.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:40 PM   #9
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Jake (my dog) is a chocolate lab. I couldn't post some of the pictures of him and my new '66 because apparently he was even more excited than I was and his photo was not "family-friendly." Someday I hope to be lucky enough to have a Great Dane, but for now it just refers to my family heritage with my last name being Hansen. My grandfather came over on a ship and went through Ellis Island outside of New York when he was just a teenager.

Thanks for all the friendly replies. I can't wait to be shipshape enough to make it to a rally. If anybody lives close enough to Rochester, Mn and could help me out (and enjoys a beer or two), give me a holler @ 507-990-5571.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:33 AM   #10
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Great looking Airstream! Enjoy the ride!
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You Shouldn't Have.........

If you let one follow you home...others will likely follow. I hope you realize what you've done!!!

Welcome to the forum...Looks like a sweet tow.

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Looks great, congratulations and welcome to the Forums!

I'm a Texas boy and football is my thing, but I spent many months up in Minneapolis about 10 years ago, and became a big fan of "U" hockey. Going to those games is a blast!

Good luck on the trailer.

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Hey Gr8dane!! Congratulations!!!

I have the same trailer/year as you and I love her!! They are just the right size and you can't beat those windows! You will love it here on the forums and everyone is very helpful.

Let me know any specific questions you have with your 66 Safari and I will be glad to help!
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Nice looking trailer that just happened to follow you home. As a former midwesterner and one of Danish heritage, I also want to welcome you to the forums. I predict many years of enjoyment now that you've caught Aluminitus. Its a disease we all have to endure.

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