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Old 06-06-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
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1965 Safari Interior Renovation Completed :)

hey now!
i have just finished my rebuild of 1965 safari. the interior only needs some loose ends tied up...i thought i'd post a link to progress from start to end.

i have received so much help in the forums and really appreciate it! i just wanted to say thanks and maybe i can help some people down the road.

here's my link:

Picasa Web Albums - bob - Airstream 8/1...
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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Wow. You did a great job, the pics are great...

Hope mine looks half as good..
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:03 AM   #3
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Really, really nice! It is beautiful.

Thanks for the Picasa photos and documentation. Someday we also hope to tackle a renovation project and will keep your work in mind for inspiration.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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What great work! I really enjoyed watching the transformation.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:11 AM   #5
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Wow, that is a really slick looking renovation, great work.

I love the fabric on your gaucho, would you mind sharing your source, if you remember?

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Old 06-07-2009, 09:32 AM   #6
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Wow. Nice work!

Now you can buy another AS and start the process all over!
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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i bought the fabric from Modern Fabrics ...they had lots of cool modern fabrics to choose from...and at a good price.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
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Very nice!
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #9
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We have a similiar galley design.

Great job!!!! I was going for a 60s diner look. How did you put the swirls on the aluminum? Dave
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:07 PM   #10
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for the swirls i used a scotch pad and a drill...i bought a 3" sanding wheel that attaches to a drill...it had a velcro bottom which stuck to the scotch pad...i just cut the pad to fit. then i drew a 1-1/2" grid on the aluminum and carefully put the center of the circle on each grid point...it makes the swirls pretty easy.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:50 AM   #11
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Awesome!! You should be very proud, lots of great work! Check out the Cape to Cairo Rally, good opportunity to show off that baby.

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Old 06-08-2009, 08:15 AM   #12
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What a beautiful job, Bob! The interior look has a very fresh and crisp feel to it. I particularly liked the colour choices. The end result has an almost European feel.

The red gives a very nice accent to the table and counter.

Bravo! Clearly lots of hard work. You are fortunate to have such a large, well-equipped shop to do it all in, too, and such a pretty helper!

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Old 06-11-2009, 05:47 PM   #13
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I have just purchased a '67 safari and am looking for related stats - tire & rim size, vehicle weight, wiring diagram etc.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:21 PM   #14
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Wow!

Its already been said but here it is again, Wow! That's a 10 rivet job. Not only does it look great, but the time and effort that you must have put in to take it all apart and then rebuilt it from scratch. Quality job.

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Old 06-11-2009, 06:53 PM   #15
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Wow~

What an absolutely fantastic job! Thanks so much for the pictures!
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:20 PM   #16
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Fantastic Job

Beautiful job...I have the same '65 Safari and am in process of renovating. Won't be down to the bone like you did and I am doing it over the course of at least two years.

Year 1 is a new toilet, converter, battery and water heater. Can you please tell me which toilet, converter, battery and water heater you used in your silver palace?

Any help is much appreciated. The man who sold me the trailer is doing the work on it.

Thanks again for your inspiration. I like the yellow color!
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:01 PM   #17
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This is outstanding... I also have a 1965 Safari, nothing like that. Very impressive. I love the paint scheme. I have welders working on my broken frame as I write this. Then I will be putting everything back in and hopefully on the road this summer. I might be asking you questions, if you don't mine. What the heck, question for you, why did you decide to use not complete sheets of plywood? Maybe I am wrong, looks like yours is configured differently then mine. What trips you have plan for the new / old camper?

Thanks for sharing this.

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:28 PM   #18
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Question 2

Hello again... I see you removed the original toilet, but I can see what you did behind the new one. How did you configure that? Do you still have use of the back panel?

Thanks again,

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:39 PM   #19
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Wow thats a great job, you should be proud of her. My first airstreamwas a 1964 Safari, your pictures made me long for it.

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brilliant job and the pictures inspire, frighten and educate those of us contemplating a renovation.
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