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Old 12-01-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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My wife got me a 1972 AS Land Yacht Safari for my birthday this year, because I have wanted an old AS for about 10 years.





I replaced the tires, packed the bearings, and drove 6 hours back to Tyler Tx without incident.

I plan on restoring / modifying the old girl over the course of the next year or so.

Since my neighbors are going to be looking at this beast for the next year or so, I thought I could start the process by polishing it. I watched a bunch of youtube videos on the subject, and got ready to start.

I have a place to park AS on one side of my house, but all of my tools are in my garage on the other side of the house, and I have a steep driveway entrance from the street that makes the AS bottom out and drag, so I had to build some ramps to get the AS up to my garage, so I can start work.



After the ramps were built, I disconnected all of the old lights (I bought LED replacements) and I took off the "Land Yacht" badges.

I then coated the entire trailer with aircraft stripper, but some of it dried before I could get back to wash it off, so I will have to re-do several spots.



Im going to try to start the polishing this upcoming weekend.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Have fun! looks similar to ours, except we have a two axles.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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The wife is a keeper! What a nice gift! it looks like the exterior is in great condition, can't wait to see her shine .

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Old 12-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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Congrats!
Enjoy the build.. Ask your Bride to sign somewhere inside the trailer as a mememorium or "time capsule" gesture..

I have similar ramps made of sandwiched and Liquid Nail adhesive,, works ok.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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Thanks! We are set to have a winter storm this weekend, so I probably won't get to finish the strip. Ill post pics when I get a chance.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #6
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Finished with stage 2 of polish
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I made a little extra room under the bunks with some hinges.
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Your first post since the first few days you posted you had the trailer brings a shiny marvel of a trailer and creative storage solutions? I am very much looking forward to following your adventures.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:34 PM   #8
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:03 PM   #9
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Last weekend was our maiden voyage. The airstream did great!

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However, if you are wondering how far you can pull a Safari with "not-so-tight" wheel lugs, the answer is 34 miles. I learned that the hard way.

I will repair that damage before our next trip.

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