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Old 07-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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And so it begins!!

My wife and I were given this Airstream from some dear friends. They heard me use an Airstream in a sermon and knew it was always a dream. It has been sittin on a south Texas ranch for God only knows how long. Overall it is in pretty bad shape. Shell is ok, frame is missing at least one cross member (rust). We are looking forward to the challenge though. Step one is figuring out the year. We know it is a 22' Safari and in the 60's somewhere. The plate numbers are as follows. M-4. S-1054 Doh no. A61826. Any initial thoughts or help on the year?Click image for larger version

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Old 07-04-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Imagine the sermons on "restoration", "redemption", "revelation" :-)

Good luck!!

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Old 07-04-2014, 01:27 PM   #3
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I wish you luck and yes there will be some prayer and a few choice words which will require more prayer! Welcome and yes you can do it! Take pictures of every thing for both reference and posting no matter how unimportant it may seem you can delete it from your camera later.
Gotta get busy! Have a great day! Now where did I put those revits?
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:12 AM   #4
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My initial thoughts are (a) the quality of your sermons will diminish over the next five years, since you will be spending so much time working on it that you won't have time for sermon prep, (b) get something over the broken out windows to keep the rain out, (c) if it's been sitting with that window out for very long, you're looking at a shell-off floor replacement, and (d) that will be an awesome unit when you get it done!!
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:27 PM   #5
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The 1966, 67, and 68 models have window panes that are curved at the same arc as the shape of the trailer where they are placed. Yours doesn't have those, so you can eliminate those years.

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Old 07-05-2014, 05:18 PM   #6
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Looks like 63 /64.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:32 PM   #7
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Based on layout, with the toilet on the right of the sink cabinet, looks like it may match the floorplan of the 63 Safari 22. Probably have to verify with the numbers. Good luck
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:48 AM   #8
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Something funny in your link.

Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived.
Want to search for all archived pages under Specifications - Airstream ?
Is your item in there somewhere?
If it's to be, it's up to me.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:22 PM   #9
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63 Safari twin link - 2nd try

Hope this link to the specifications page for 63 models works...
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:19 PM   #10
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I dunnos...seems to me there are plenty of 'homily themes' there... and in the upcoming months, you will find it to be a rewarding challenge...

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