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Old 08-29-2005, 08:17 PM   #15
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The corrugation runs side-to-side, and the edges of the fiberglass should be open, with an aluminum frame all around it.
OEM is an automotive term, it stands for Original Equipment Manufacture.
Terry, forgive me for beating this to death, but I want to understand, especially if I can get it at lumber co. The aluminum frame on my 68 front window awning/cover is flat. I cant picture how to install the sides into a flat frame. Maybe what I have isnt original? It's more like steel decking thats molded down at the ends to be on the same plane as the aluminum frame, top and bottom. It's sort of like a molded lid.
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:45 PM   #16
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Scott, If you look here http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...ari/index.html you can see five different looks for you trailer including the layout of your trailer on the last set of pictures . It should answer some of your questions about the setup of your Safari. Lee
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Terry, forgive me for beating this to death, but I want to understand, especially if I can get it at lumber co. The aluminum frame on my 68 front window awning/cover is flat. I cant picture how to install the sides into a flat frame. Maybe what I have isnt original? It's more like steel decking thats molded down at the ends to be on the same plane as the aluminum frame, top and bottom. It's sort of like a molded lid.
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As far as I can tell, no one is making that insert anymore. You are correct- it does not have open ends and yes it is original. I have 2 of them that await replacement plastic when someone decides to tool up and reproduce the molded piece.
There was a nifty replacement someone on the forum made using picture frame aluminum and plexi. Do a search on 'rock guards' and you may find his pictures.
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As far as I can tell, no one is making that insert anymore. You are correct- it does not have open ends and yes it is original. I have 2 of them that await replacement plastic when someone decides to tool up and reproduce the molded piece.
There was a nifty replacement someone on the forum made using picture frame aluminum and plexi. Do a search on 'rock guards' and you may find his pictures.
Interesting. Maybe I should pick up a couple of pieces of the corrugated fiberglass next time I am in the buolding supply store. We may all be talking about different stuff. What I thought we were talking about is the green corrugated fiberglass that is used in awnings. Here is a photo of mine:
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:00 AM   #19
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Thanks guys,
I guess I'll have to fabricate one until we find the replacement plastic. Terry, your frame is different than mine. It is much deeper to frame the corragated plastic. Thanks for all the help. Being new, I guess I'm entitled to a few dumb questions. My first one is, what are the red numbers on the front and back of the airstream?
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The red number are the WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club International) membership number of the previous owner. If he has not bought a new unit and continued his membership, you can contact the Ohio headquarters and request to use that number for your membership. It is easier than stripping them off and putting on new numbers. VAC (vintage Airstream Club) is a sub group and part of WBCCI. \

As for the floor, Many early Airstreams that were intended for real camping, had lenolium 8 inch tiles. Water still seeped between the tiles and the adhesive broke down and the floors rotted, if there was a presistant leak. Around the door is the most common problem. Sheet vinyl is the most waterproof floor covering I know and would be easy to maintian if you are real campers. Good choice for hunters also.
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Do most vintage owners join WBCCI and VAC. ?

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OK, next questions. I'm looking for a wiring diagram of the electric and 12 volt in my 68 Safari Twin. I cant seem to get my 12 volt working. There are 2 red and 2 white battery cables that run staight up towards the bottom of the back window. Hooking them up to the battery did nothing. There is also some contraption/charger that has a red and a white battery cable hooked to it and wired hot, they go into interior skin under my bathroom sink. Does anyone know where to look for a wiring diagram of how it is wired? Also, I'll be installing a Coleman 13,500 btu ac. Does anyone have the wiring requirments and instalation instructions they could share? I'm going to have to install the nessisary wiring for instalation.

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OK, next questions. I'm looking for a wiring diagram of the electric and 12 volt in my 68 Safari Twin. I cant seem to get my 12 volt working. There are 2 red and 2 white battery cables that run staight up towards the bottom of the back window. Hooking them up to the battery did nothing. There is also some contraption/charger that has a red and a white battery cable hooked to it and wired hot, they go into interior skin under my bathroom sink. Does anyone know where to look for a wiring diagram of how it is wired? Also, I'll be installing a Coleman 13,500 btu ac. Does anyone have the wiring requirments and instalation instructions they could share? I'm going to have to install the nessisary wiring for instalation.

Well, I have all of the twin bed cabinetry out as well as the goucho(I think that's what its called). We even got all of the flooring out. There was carpet on top of 12 x 12 tile. The plywood floor is in great shape except for a little at the door and curb side access area. I can try to post pics of the process if anyone cares. I have a five day weekend coming up and hope to have all of my cabinetry built and possibly reinstalled by Tuesday. I'm still looking for the wiring diagrams, ac wiring requirements and help with the 12 volt system. I also noticed that my window, street side between the galley and front is plexiglass. Any chance of finding a glass replacement?

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Hi there Scott,

Can't help you with wiring but I can with the window question. AirstreamDreams (http://www.airstreamdreams.com/ ) has Corning window replacements. I bought 3 for my '67 Safari and am very pleased with them. Good luck with your trailer, Diane
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Thanks! I wasnt expecting $250, thank god I only need one. I bookmarked the site. I think I'll wait till I'm done with the cabinetry and floor to replace the window. Thanks again for the help.


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It is not mandatory, but can be a very good thing. You may then have more access to resources of the combined WBCCI and the VAC.
And, you then get to put those big red numbers on your trailer.
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Hey all,

Can anyone help me out with the 12 volt system in my 68 Safari? I cant seem to get mine working. There are 2 red and 2 white battery cables that run staight up towards the bottom of the back window. Hooking them up to the battery did nothing. There is also some contraption/charger that has a red and a white battery cable hooked to it and wired hot, they go into interior skin under my bathroom sink. Does anyone know where to look for a wiring diagram of how it is wired?

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Hi Scott, The contraption/charger is probably the univolt. It converts AC to DC and charges the battery. Get a new one... Do the red and white wires lead to a distibution block or panel? This might be under the battery. A picture would be nice. There is a lot of help out there if you do a little leg work.
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