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Old 09-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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My new 1972 Safari

My wife and I just got this beauty a couple weeks ago and we started on cleaning her up, we need to check the electrics, the exterior lights work but we can't figure out the interior. I do know that I will be needing a new floor under my bathroom in the rear and partial in the front left corner and some frame work in back. Here are a few pics of the lady before we started clening her up. We named her "Gleam" after my wife's Uncles boat.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:01 PM   #2
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Started clening her up...

Here are pics of the airstream after my wife and I spent 8.5 hours cleaning her up the day after we got her. Just need to get some foam cushions for the front and a couple of cushions for the back.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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Good job! You have made great progress so far!
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:09 PM   #4
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Today's tasks...

Today I painted the interior of my door and removed the fairing in front of the airstream. I stripped all the remaining paint and plan on repainting it, any color/paint suggestions? I also noticed a loose wire, see pic, does anyone know where it attaches to? There was also a red and white wire coming out under the hitch but they were cut??? All my lights work when hitched up to my truck, hmmmm???
My next on the list
1. Caulk all seams, windows,
2. Redo all seals door, windows
3. Put up new curtains, interior design work
4. Paint rims
5. Sand and paint hitch/ por 15/ than top paint
6. Get interior electrics to work
7. Check plumbing
8. Fix dent in rear and weld frame
9. Back floor & front floor
Not in any particular order
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:43 PM   #5
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Congratulation and welcome to the Forum. It looks like you found a pretty good Safari to restore. I brought my 70 Safari home a year ago. It took me a long time to find a smaller size Airstream, and as luck would have it, I found this unmolested Safari only an hour away from home. It is in similar condition to yours. Even though it is not ready to travel in, I have spent many hours in it dreaming about how it will look when fully restored. I really like the layout of the Safari Twin and plan to keep it original. Good luck with your project.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:50 PM   #6
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Great start, fun to see.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:47 PM   #7
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Congratulation and welcome to the Forum. It looks like you found a pretty good Safari to restore. I brought my 70 Safari home a year ago. It took me a long time to find a smaller size Airstream, and as luck would have it, I found this unmolested Safari only an hour away from home. It is in similar condition to yours. Even though it is not ready to travel in, I have spent many hours in it dreaming about how it will look when fully restored. I really like the layout of the Safari Twin and plan to keep it original. Good luck with your project.
We're looking to keep it as original as possible. We are going with a safari boat theme. Got some goodies today, pots/pans, utensils, cups, dishes, curtain for the hall doorway, etc... I'll post some new pics soon. Good luck on yours as well.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:42 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forums! I love this place. Since purchasing my AS I have spent more time perusing this place than reading the newspaper, which is a really good thing.

I quickly became overwhelmed with all that we wanted to do fixing up ours so I prioritized and then re-prioritized and have done so many times in the last ten months.

I will say that the electrical is typically pretty easy to diagnose/fix/upgrade. Getting electrical was the first thing i did so I could work at night, and have climate control.

Have a wonderful adventure, and please ask questions! I know I do...

I attached the wiring guide for my 1973 in hopes it might help.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:53 AM   #9
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Dent removed...at least most of it

Thanks for the diagram Leadvox. Today I removed a big dent in the rear for $11.00. I bought a dent puller from my local autozone and I managed to pull out the dent which was quoted $300 to the PO who told me that they would use hot air and spoons??? I think not. See pics below. I might try to reinforce that area when I tear up my back floors, you can see a slight crease line in the aluminum. If you press it in with your hand the dent reforms again but not as big as before.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:31 PM   #10
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Great trailer, I love the 70's Safari trailers, we've got a '77
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:08 PM   #11
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The running and tail lights are hard wired to the tow vehicle through the umbilical. The other 12v circuits run through the "Univolt" charger, trailer battery and are fused. That is probably why they don't work.

Also unless it has been rewired the umbilical configuration won't match up with your tow vehicle. See the other current thread "ground and charge line from umbilical".

If you have the original "Univolt" they are inefficient. Consider replacing it with a 3 phase converter.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:24 PM   #12
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Thanks for the diagram Leadvox. Today I removed a big dent in the rear for $11.00. I bought a dent puller from my local autozone and I managed to pull out the dent which was quoted $300 to the PO who told me that they would use hot air and spoons??? I think not. See pics below. I might try to reinforce that area when I tear up my back floors, you can see a slight crease line in the aluminum. If you press it in with your hand the dent reforms again but not as big as before.
Nice job on that dent!
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:28 PM   #13
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That's a pretty good dent repair. I would have expected more of a crease than what you have left.
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:03 PM   #14
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Things done today...

I got my door decal today which I purchased from ETSY. It's a chalkboard/dry marker map of the world. Going to tick off all the states we visit. I also managed to get all my screens off, ordered new fuzzy felt, window gaskets, glue, and finished priming my rock guard. Just waiting for my paint to arrive. I plan on painting it the same color as my tow vehicle which is a Landrover LR3 in Tonga green. I'm also painting all the screen borders in a maroon satin to match our interior decor. Maroon, gold, greens.
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