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Old 08-11-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Removing the refrigerator from 1960 Safari.

I need help with problem solving how to get this refrigerator out. I have searched for others who have done this before but could find no other with this situation. In fact, I could not find the same floor plan anywhere. I have a 1960 Safari Land Yacht and the door opening is 1/4 " too small. I can't find infor. on how they were built; skin after refrig. was installed? & the windows are too small. Now I'm taking the front panel & door off with much trouble but will give me more clearance w/o the lip. So I took a break & thought I'd try to reach somebody/infor. for my last time. I'm wanting not to damage the unit. But it is getting harder & harder not to pick up that saw-all again. The same saw that I used on cutting the bolts out of the floor. After a week of this I still don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sorry for ranting...
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:50 PM   #2
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Did you take the door off the refrigerator? As far as I know, everything in an Airstream inside, came in through the door, so should go out through the door.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:03 PM   #3
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You can do it!

I remember we had a heck of a time getting ours out.
I can't remember exactly how we ended up getting it out. I do think we took the door off.

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Thanks for replies & encouragement. It helps a lot to know there are others out there cheering me on. This girl is pooped out over this monster. I'm removing the facing and a million screws. Why did they use both philips & slated head screws randomly, it seems?
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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What are your plans for the old frig after you take it out?

Please let me know, I might be interested in it.

Enjoy,
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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yes, will let you know. I have uploaded a pic from yesterday.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:54 PM   #7
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Are you still interested in the refrig.?
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:16 PM   #8
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I need help with problem solving how to get this refrigerator out. I have searched for others who have done this before but could find no other with this situation. In fact, I could not find the same floor plan anywhere. I have a 1960 Safari Land Yacht and the door opening is 1/4 " too small. I can't find infor. on how they were built; skin after refrig. was installed? & the windows are too small. Now I'm taking the front panel & door off with much trouble but will give me more clearance w/o the lip. So I took a break & thought I'd try to reach somebody/infor. for my last time. I'm wanting not to damage the unit. But it is getting harder & harder not to pick up that saw-all again. The same saw that I used on cutting the bolts out of the floor. After a week of this I still don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sorry for ranting...
I've done this a few times. Open the fridge door & pull it through the main door, then rotate the fridge while inching the fridge through the opening. It's tight, but it does fit.
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Yes,

I don't see the pics though.

I'm in Front Royal, Va

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:31 PM   #10
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:52 PM   #11
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file:///Users/hopecucina/Pictures/iPhoto%20Library/Originals/2014/new%20camera/SAM_0048.JPG][/IMG]
This isn't a viable link. I think it might be a link to files on your computer, which will not work here.

Can you post a link to the airforums.com page you posted the photos on, please?
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