Newbie just purchased '73 Land Yacht Safari-Gutting ?'s
Hi all I just purchased a 73 Safari and would like some guidance as to where to begin. The outside is in great condition and the inside is littered bad with mice droppings, as I have read is an issue with a lot of AS that sit for long periods. There are 2 noticeable small areas of floor rot. I want to totally renovate and modernize to my taste. So if anyone near Indiana wants a 73 safari interior let me know, IE cabinets, stove, fridge, etc. I am handy with plumbing, electricity, and carpentry. I just need to know where to begin. I want to gut completely. Install new floor, rewire, new insulation. I also want to do something with the interior skins, they are yellowed and moldy. The skins at each end are different looking than the rest of the AS interior skins. I guess my main 2 questions are: do i remove belly pan 1st? or do I remove all interior components and skin 1st? Also is the skin material in my AS zolatone or vinyl over clad? i have also read about compromising structural integrity by removing interior skin? but i have seen numerous pictures of gutted interiors with the shell on! When removing interior skin, I am assuming I need to photograph or video and number each piece to reinstall correctly? Also I would like to how to remove the interior skins. I am assuming again, although I shouldnt assume, that I just drill the rivets out. What size drill bit? I apologize for such a long post, but I have barely scratched surface. I hope someday soon I will be able to offer sound advice to other Airstreamers.