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Old 05-24-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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1964 Airstream Safari Project

So here it is. Picked it up a couple weeks ago.
Outside skin seems pretty good, took photos of problem spots.
Plan to do all the standard stuff for a trailer of this age.
Would love to have it usable (not complete) in 1 year.
Think I will pretty much stick to original floorplan but I have some ideas for modifications. I will draw a picture and ask for feedback.

I think the PO used the bathroom to bath in old spice, its pretty strong in there right now. Dont know why anyone would paint a toilet. That is just bizarre.

I have touched base with some of you on my other threads, thanks for the input so far, and keep it coming. I am finishing some work on my home addition, and helping some family caught in the nashville flood.

Plan to start by removing interior cabinets (try to keep intact for templates) and lower interior skin sections and get this floor out of here to see whats under it. Hopefully can do a "shell on" type restoration to save on space.

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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Overall she looks pretty good! I've never, ever actually seen a regular home toilet in an RV before! Was she directly connected to city water and sewer before? I can't imagine a regular toilet using a black tank, although weird things have been known to happen... Anyway, if you plan on camping in her, you should replace that with an RV toilet. Hopefully that's on your list already.

Keep us posted on progress!!

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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Matt:

Per my PM last week, welcome to the '64 club! The "mess" above your front window looks farmiliar. The front and rear window design for keeping water out of the top of the window on these trailers was suspect. I am working on that very item right now on mine. Your interior is clearly in better shape than mine, and that is good to see!

We have many fellow '64 Safari owners on these Forums. Let us know how we can help!

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Old 05-24-2010, 08:15 PM   #4
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Hey Matt,


Looks like it has good bones. Sure there's plenty to be done but it sounds like you're up to the task. Sure do love the look of those huge jalousie windows

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Old 05-24-2010, 08:43 PM   #5
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Looks pretty good. Good luck with the project.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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Yup
the mess above the front window is familiar got mine looking better (not good just better). Added a couple of pics so you know your not alone in the gook removal dept.
Anyway nice looking old girl.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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Try pics again
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I am a sucker for a jalousie window. Had to have one.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:39 AM   #9
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Here are some questions:

1) Does anybody have opinions about trying to salvage some of the appliances? I know the oven/stove should work, and the fridge works on 110v. I did not buy it from the real PO, but a guy that flipped it in between, so he had hardly any knowledge. I got the original manual. TS8501 what do you think, I read your systems check section and it sounded like you scrapped most of yours anyway. I am considering doing a systems check, but to be honest am a bit scared about gas lines and old gas appliances. Kind of freaks me out.

2) Anybody try bunks in a safari? Just a thought. Where the sofa bed is mid-ship across from the kitchen. Could do a bunk bed and use the upper for storage with a net when not in use as a bunk. Probably dont plan to do this in interest of keepng mostly original, but a thought. I have 3 boys. Would love to see pictures and design if anyone has done this or similar.

3) Other added bed option. When I use this to go to the beach and many other places we will have power and a bath-house. In this instance I plan to use them and not deal with shower/toilet in RV. However, I would like to keep the shower/toilet for boon-docking. I was thinking about rigging a system where there is a platform that lays across the shower tub, over the new toilet (can be inset to same elevation), and extends to the drivers side wall which currently has a closet. I Would lose the rearmost closet section, but this could have a hanging bar for an open closet when not in use. This could fold up when not in use and be taken out, or left there with matress to add an extra bed when we are at a park with bath-house.

4) Last Question. In others experience, how many clecos should I have on hand? Plan to drop and reinstall the interior skin, belly skin, and have a couple exterior issues, but hopefully dont have to replace full panels?
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:52 AM   #10
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Hey Matt,

Looks like you have a job that I'm sure you will enjoy. Much work ahead of you. Your time frame is perfect. We found a 65 Safari 1 year ago this month and we just got home from our maiden voyage.

Our project included new fridge, new cushions, new sink, new counter top, new stove, removed the oven and added more doors, new furnace, new fresh water tank, new carpet, blackened windows, new awnings all the way around, new axle, new wheels, new tanks, compounded with nuvite and now buffing with cyclo. So far we have original hot water heater, original bathroom, original mahogany cabinets (lucky they were not varnished but just oiled) and original converter. Seems like it took forever just to remove all the silicone that the PO used.

Most of the help, info, etc came from good folks on this forum and Andy at Inland RV. Most of our replacement items, materials & supplies came from Vintage Trailer Supply. I'm attaching a few pics or our work in progress and hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours.....Tim
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:02 AM   #11
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Looks incredible!!
Are the awnings Zip Dee??
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The patio, curbside and rear window awnings are Zip Dee and the front stone guard came from Inland Rv. This has been one of the most rewarding projects that we have undertaken. Good luck and enjoy yours....Tim
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Congrats, Knoxvegas on your new baby.

Wow, Tim!! You've done a great job on yours. Looks great!!!
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Here are some questions:

1) Does anybody have opinions about trying to salvage some of the appliances? I know the oven/stove should work, and the fridge works on 110v. I did not buy it from the real PO, but a guy that flipped it in between, so he had hardly any knowledge. I got the original manual. TS8501 what do you think, I read your systems check section and it sounded like you scrapped most of yours anyway. I am considering doing a systems check, but to be honest am a bit scared about gas lines and old gas appliances. Kind of freaks me out.
It kind of freaks me out too. Old gas anything, 50 year old technology, I am replacing everything gas (Gas lines, Water Heater, Furnace, Oven (gone for good), and cook top). There is plenty written on these forums about the furnace we have, and how dangerous it is. For me, I do not trust that old rusty water heater, I do not want a stove, and a new two burner stove top to replace the oven/cook-top that I removed is in order. The Refrigerator I do not have, so that will be new anyway. If I did have a gas fridge, I would have replaced that too.
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