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Old 07-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #15
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Well... I'm proud to announce that I am a proud owner of a 1955 Safari 22! Now the real work begins. Thanks for all the help so far. I'm sure I will have half a million questions before I'm done fixing it up.

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #16
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Congrats! Have a great time with your project!


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Old 07-10-2013, 08:28 AM   #17
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Welcome to the 55 club
there are quite a few of us here, and frankly most of us started out with units much rougher than that on the inside. Take some time to evaluate thoroughly before planning your restoration. Might even be some streamers in your area willing to help inspect etc for the price of barbecue and beer.
take lots of pictures and copious notes, you will be very glad you did later.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Overlander & Sea View Post
It looks like a 1955 Safari

1955 Safari 22' - Vintage Airstream

Check out the photos and VIN on this link to
It turns out the reason my camper looks so much like the link you posted is because it is the same camper! I noticed it tonight while I was doing research. Vintage Airstream says it was restored by Ray Plumlee. I would love to pick his brain about the camper. Thanks again for posting the link!
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:05 AM   #19
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Lost Wing window frame !

Good Day All
Im brand new to the Airstrem world, Im currentley starting to restore on a 1974 safari 24' and strated in the front by rehabing the original "wing Windows" took to a local glass shop to get them redone. well they lost a peace of the wing window and i am trying to find 2ea used or new comp alu frames for both sides No Glass needed. any one have a direction they could point me into
Thank you.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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If you are trying to license without any paperwork, or previous license plate, you will need to call the state DMV in Pierre to do a search for the vin nationwide. It will take a few days (four or five in my case).

I am a Belle native and still license my vehicles there. I bought a '55 FC last year, also without paperwork, and the ladies at the courthouse could not do much for me. They have taken care of everything else for me over the phone for 20 years, but building a new title they couldn't do. If it was previously registered in SD, the state office will be able to track it down, and you may have to untangle it with the previous owner.

PM me or email if you need anything else, but fear not, others have covered this path in your neck of the woods before.

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Old 08-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #21
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For title help call Terri at My Dakota Address in Madison, SD. 605-427-5863 or 1-866-202-2163

She can work miracles. If there is an old plate on it I have had luck in the past by applying for a lost title here in AZ.
Congrats and welcome!
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:00 AM   #22
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Thanks for the advice on the title issues. I have a local towing company helping me with the abandoned title for the camper. They do a bunch of title work every year and they are willing to help for cheap. I don't have any paperwork or old license plates so it could be interesting. I doubt I will have it in time to do much camping this year and I'm hesitant to start putting money into it until I have the title in my hand. You just never know.

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