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Old 11-29-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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Can she be fixed?

I just picked up this 66 Safari. I have all of the pieces missing from the front and they are in good condition except for the bottom curved pieces. I know the door will be tough to find. I have $475 in it as it stands.


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Old 11-29-2005, 02:30 PM   #2
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You've certainly got a challenge. Can it be fixed? With enough time and money, most anything can be fixed. The amount you have or are willing to spend of either will determine if you'll be able to fix it. If the window frames are missing, that will be another significant challenge, just like the door. May be best to part it out and look for another that is in a more complete condition but it's entirely your call. How are your mechanical skills?

Whatever you decide, best of luck to you.

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Old 11-29-2005, 02:45 PM   #3
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Window Frames are all there, surprisingly the floors are solid. The axle sill has a negative slant. My mechanical skills are pretty good and I have air tools, welders, sandblaster etc. My 20 year old son has volunteered to help so I do have some cheap labor.

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Old 11-29-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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Hi Jon -

In studying your photos, it looks like the window frame on the front window, for example, is missing. Remember, there are two wondow frames; one riveted to the body and the other that fits inside the other that opens with a window crank or two. The side windows are the non-framed Corning ones and they are currently being reproduced through 'VintageTrailerSupply.com' They are the only supplier that will be able to provide these providing your opening match their current offerings.

Any more photos to post? How's the interior? Or maybe that isn't important to you if you plan on making your own.

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Old 11-29-2005, 03:03 PM   #5
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Hmmm that I've seen that trailer before - it was For Sale, guess that means you bought it.......

I would say if you have all the pieces, and skills you mentioned - could be a fun project....you should be able to reproduce the door with good sheet metal skills.....

It would be more than I would take on, but if your up to the task, we are here to walk you through the project......

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Old 11-29-2005, 03:27 PM   #6
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Pinhead, Bob's RV Salvage in High Springs, Florida, may be able to help you out with a door and other things. Don't have his number handy, but it is a 386 area code.
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:15 PM   #7
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Yep this was an eBay special, but since it was local and I like to work an stuff I went for it. I see what you men about the front window frame; Iíll need to add that to the list. Here is a picture of the inside, itís not pretty but we will not be doing a resto on the inside just functional. Thanks for the encouragement this is a great forum, Iíve learned a lot in the past few days.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:43 PM   #8
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Always wondered what a full monty on the hoof looked like You definitely got you a fixer upper. But it is not an impossible project...

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That is a project but a good starter. Seems you have most of the basics and if you are not going "RESTO" you can fabricate a great deal of what's missing. You are certainly going to enjoy and have fun doing this one and at the same time, quality time with your son. Good luck.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:40 PM   #10
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Smile Oh, good - it found a home!

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Hi Jon -

In studying your photos, it looks like the window frame on the front window, for example, is missing. Remember, there are two wondow frames; one riveted to the body and the other that fits inside the other that opens with a window crank or two. The side windows are the non-framed Corning ones and they are currently being reproduced through 'VintageTrailerSupply.com' They are the only supplier that will be able to provide these providing your opening match their current offerings.


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I think that '66s are identical to '67s which have frameless corning window front and back in addition to the sides. VintageTrailerSupply.com sells these flat windows in addition to the curved ones. I installed one just this summer and it fits very well. Now that repro windows are being made you also see originals on Ebay more reasonably priced that they were before the reproductions came out. Wow! I saw this (maybe twice?) on Ebay too and thought it would go for parts. Glad someone will bring it back to life. Good luck; you came to the right place for advice! Diane
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I was talking to the guy. He had it on Craigslist for a while. I was concidering it to make a covered car trailer out of.

The missing door is the hard part to find and the biggest reason I passed on it. The second reason is no time to deal with it.

If you decide to part it I would like to buy the Reefer scoop.
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