Noob to this forum, and have been scouring around in search of an answer.
We own a 63 Safari that is now 2 years into a almost total restoration (belly pan corrosion + rotten floor = a lot of work
Anyway, with ours not useable, we borrowed our friends 64 Safari and wheeled it 1,500 miles around on vacation, getting home last week. When I went to back it in our driveway, the aftermarket rear jack stands/ stabilizers drug on the sidewalk which they hadn't before.
On closer inspection, some of the flooring in the bathroom is rotted, and it looks like someone added an 'extension' to the frame extending out to the bumper. This, along with the very heavy 'stabilizer' (which I unbolted/ removed to get it off the street), appear to have started tearing the back off at the access hatch.
It seems as there's a lot of excess weight out back without much supporting it. I can't seem to figure out a way to bolt/ strap/ weld the rear of the frame up.
I can tell by looking at the cracks that they aren't new- they're just getting worse. At the same time, I don't really want to return it without giving it at least some temporary bracing. Their trailer is pretty banged up, but if I can make it OK with doing a shell of restoration, I'd feel better.