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Old 01-14-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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1973 Safari 23 Remodel

Thought I would post some pictures of the project I am currently working on - remodel of a 73 23' Safari. I am completely gutting the interior with the exception of the bathroom. The pictures are the before pictures as I brought it home in mid December.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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Looks Good

Hey,
It looks good the way it is.
What are you going to do?
Is the frame sound, floor?
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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Here are some more pics as I started the gutting process. I have also included a picture of the plans for the remodel. All the cabinets and partitions will be birch as I was trying to get away from the plastic wood. There was one bad spot in the floor which I repaired. Everything else was very solid with no rot. Frame is also in great condition.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:49 PM   #4
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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Hey Kneal,
If you haven't got rid of the interior yet, the tambour doors under the sink look good. Do you want to sell them? May I could also use some of the other stuff. I need tambour material and aluminum handles. What else you got?
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:17 PM   #6
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I am actually having someone do the woodwork for me. They have all the parts and I will be picking them up in the next couple of weeks. I will then put together an inventory of what I have available. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:43 PM   #7
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Here are some pictures of the cabinetry and bunks. I ended up putting an aluminum backsplash and teh countertops will also be aluminum. I thought this would make the small area look bigger as it will all blend together. Still have to do the trim work, cabinet finish work, and the flooring.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:47 PM   #8
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Here is my a picture of my new floor - Cork....
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:09 AM   #9
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Anyone have any ideas on refinishing the Birch? I am looking at using Lacquer right now for the top coat. Deft has a brushable lacquer that I tested out and it looks to work better than the Polyurethane. Anyone?
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Anyone have any ideas on refinishing the Birch? I am looking at using Lacquer right now for the top coat. Deft has a brushable lacquer that I tested out and it looks to work better than the Polyurethane. Anyone?
I used polymerized Tung oil from LeeValley.com, complete with their hardener.
The reason I used this was so that scratches or blemishes that will inevitably occur during use will be very easy to touch up. Plus, the product is less aggressive on humans than polyurethane etc. It soaks partly into the finish, and the nsubsequent coats provide depth and dimension to any figure the wood might provide.
At Leevalley.com, they have very good finishing information, and their shipping was quick and hassle free.
I experimented with commonly available materials, and found them less than satisfactory.

I used this first:
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...at=1,190,42942

then this:

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...at=1,190,42942

For the finish coat, i mixed both together.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:25 PM   #12
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Dinette

Just want to run this by anyone who can validate my thinking behind my dinette. As you can see from the messy drawing below, I am putting a wrap around dinette in my Safari. The issue I am having is the way the bench seat buts up against the Galley Cabinet limits the size of the table I can have if I want to be able to access the seating area on both sides as well as use the table to drop down and make the dinette into a bed.

My thoughts are as follows:
I took the original frame off the old table that basically folded in half and expanded with an aluminum base. My thoughts are to use this in the same way, but keep it folded with the new table top when using as dinnette. When I want to make it into a bed I can then Unfold the table tops and slide out the aluminum extension to drop into place.

Do you think this will work? Any better suggestions?
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Take a look at the way Pizzachop (Ron) did his (in his photo album). You might also PM him. Ron is a great guy and loves to kick around new ideas.

What you've got looks like it will work. The table may just be a bit shorter than you would like. But I guess you already knew that part.

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Old 02-01-2007, 03:47 PM   #14
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I also did a dinette project on my '71 Safari. I butted up the bench seat to the kitchen counter. Was not a big deal.

The biggest problem was the heater duct which I rerouted to the front of the bench seat. The other thing was the table had to have an angle cut on it so you could sqeeze by into the seat.

It worked. well. We only got to use it one season before we sold it.
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