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Old 09-03-2011, 06:18 AM   #15
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Howdy neighbour too!

Hi Steve!
Funny, I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering if you got your AS yet. Looks like you got 2! You'll have to come over once we get ours home! Just quickly read your intro thread, shame you have a sale on the 24th. I am sure we can help each other out, even if its just moral support or one of us read something useful on here to share etc, or sharing extra materials etc.

We will pop in if we see you out on your hill there! We won't be coming into Wiarton this weekend....to busy with the Holiday weekend! So neither of those ASs are that one in the farmyard right? It looked longer, like a 27 or a 30 footer.

I am looking forward to seeing what you get done in person and online Steve!! We'll just be water-proofing this fall, main resto work next year (and beyond) I guess. We are going to custom the Safari as the Bathroom at the back is the only thing really left but the wooden walls, I am dying to polish it and could see myself doing that the day we get it. Would love to polish the inside too.... We have the winter to plan and decide and come up with a floor plan.

DH's limit is 2 trailers for now, one old, one newer. Guess we'll see! Great to see you on here dr-quest! Cheers!
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:33 AM   #16
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Hard to wait

Sounds great. A couple things I do know about polishing is, dont even try without the right polish & tools and after its polished dont touch up parts later or there will be a noticable difference. All or nothing. I am just itching to polish the door just to see how it looks, but I have to be patient. As for inside, I am pretty sure that could cripple me for life but it looks gorgeous. Wish I could join the fun on the 24th, sounds like these guys will be invaluable to us both. All the best on your home trip. I brought the safari home down dirt back roads on 4 of the worst tires you ever saw ,over bumps and dips. It pulled so good I almost forgot I had it on.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:38 AM   #17
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I read that too about the polishing, all or nothing! I am sure you could do a door then redo later, the same time as the rest, when the resto is otherwise done!

How far did you bring the Safari home? There are some pretty bumpy back roads round here. Glad you got her home OK anyway!
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Claire lots of folks just polish one section at a time and keep camping, then polish some more. Eventually it will all be done. Like has been said here many times before to eat an elephant it takes many small bites.
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:20 AM   #19
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"Wrinkle" May Indicate Frame Failure

I had the same "wrinkle" on my '76 Safari 23'.
It was caused by failure where the A-frame tongue mounts to the frame.

Just keep an eye on it.

If the wrinkle worsens, or if an identical wrinkle develops over the opposite frame member, you will need to fix it.
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I saw that too. One other spot for the frame failure on mine was roadside at the front corner of the fresh water tank. My main frame rail C channel only had meat left on the top of the C the vertical section and the lower horizontal piece was rusted right through.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #21
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Thanks Alumaholic fr the heads up. Maybe you can have good look at it Chris. I thought it was odd it kinked out not in, but I figure we better fix it before if it gets worse, not once we have all the rest done! It seriously is the only dent we could see in the skin.

As far as we know we are still on for 24th. I am so excited. Steve you'll have to come a take a look right after while we still remember everything the guys said!
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #22
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Thumbs up Love to come

That would great, Id love to see a 66 and hear what the guys tell you. Oh and sorry forgot about your earlier question. I brought mine home from the other side of Owen Sound. It sat solid for three years there and two years in a barn near there. No lights or license so it was back roads and I made a wrong turn down a wicked road thats closed all winter, and it towed great. So I hope your pickup goes as smooth.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:16 AM   #23
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Steve, you did go through the 2 big hills and swamp near Francis Lake did you? That's our back-road to Owen Sound, summer only. That certainly is a back road. At least it was not too far, sounds like a good thing too! Thanks for the wishes, I can't wait. I guess I'll believe it when we have it home and in the driveway!

Chris, thanks for the polishing advice, I guess it will just depend, might be best done in stages then a quick once-over when all done to get them all the same. I know I want a bit polished just to dream over in the early days. Sound like quite the frame repair Chris.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:17 PM   #24
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Thumbs up More Ontario members, YAY

Welcome, congrats on the new baby! Looks like a keeper. I am happy to see our Ontario membership going up. I live south of Ottawa, but am looking forward to attending an Ontario get together when Bubbles has finished her chassis (do they call that a Brazilian lift-how many is in a brazillion?-sorry, off topic)and face lift.
Too bad there are no spanx for Airstreams.
I have checked out your blog and will check in to see the progress. Awesome!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:34 AM   #25
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Hi Leonie! Great to meet you! Maybe we will meet in person one day, when the makeovers are done, or even half done, why not?

I have been to Winchester, and ahve a good friend in Spencerville! My sis lives in Ottawa and I was looking online at the AS dealership there, thinking I maye have drop in, and Princess Auto! We have family in the two Ontario AS dealership cities We might have to go for a visit and a drool, though I am sure I can order gaskets and sealer just as well online! Just not as much fun!

I am looking forward to getting our baby home T-2 weeks. I will take lots of pics and lots of entries on the blog, even though we have to get this farm ready for winter! I am so looking forward to meeting the AStreamers on the way home too!
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:44 AM   #26
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OK, so we are still on for Sat 24th! Talked with the owners of our (as yet unamed) baby, and all is well at their end. We are going to an all day wild mushroom ID course at the Guelph Aboretum on the Friday, then staying over then picking her up first thing! Woohoo! I can't wait! I will probbaly post a video on the blog as we go over her when we get home, or the next day!!
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All the best on your return voyage
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Thanks Dr. Quest. Tomorrow is the big day! I cant wait
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