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Old 10-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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just bought a 1962 Safari

Hi new to forum. Just got this safari and gutted it. Ready to modernize and do some camping. Would like to get patterns for end caps to put 7 or 13 panel design on ends inside
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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super cool! big fan of the 62's!
any chance you kept any parts? appliances? lights? fixtures? lots of folks will want um. welcome.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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Do a search on the forum. There are several good threads about doing a multi panel Aluminum end cap
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:39 PM   #5
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I am working on my '60 Caravanner and would appreciate hardware that you may not want.

Are you thinking of painting the interior?
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:23 AM   #6
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looks like fun in the making! Take your time and do it the way that you want it to be.
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and please keep those pictures comming
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replys I plan on stripping the paint /zolotone from the aluminum inside, I have done a couple of test spots and I think I will scotch brite it for a warm finish on the aluminum, this is why I want to make the aluminum panels to cover the plastic end caps. I have to replace a small section of the floor where the vent pipe leaked at the roof the water settled by the hot water heater and of course rotted the floor. I am looking to make it a nice open design with only the necessities like fridge, stove top, shower, toilet and beds. I have looked at this camper done by new prarie const. really nice workmanship. http://newprairieconstruction.com/airstream-ready-to-roll
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You picked a good one, simple and elegant.
What will you strip the Zolotone with?
I do not know about painting but was wondering if I could paint primer on it and then paint.
The Zolotone in mine is discolored and looks grungy.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #9
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You picked a good one, simple and elegant.
What will you strip the Zolotone with?
I do not know about painting but was wondering if I could paint primer on it and then paint.
The Zolotone in mine is discolored and looks grungy.
I have heard that zolotone cleans up nicely.

dcr- nice Safari. Beautiful work by New Prarie Const.

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Thanks for the replys I plan on stripping the paint /zolotone from the aluminum inside, I have done a couple of test spots and I think I will scotch brite it for a warm finish on the aluminum, this is why I want to make the aluminum panels to cover the plastic end caps. I have to replace a small section of the floor where the vent pipe leaked at the roof the water settled by the hot water heater and of course rotted the floor. I am looking to make it a nice open design with only the necessities like fridge, stove top, shower, toilet and beds. I have looked at this camper done by new prarie const. really nice workmanship. http://newprairieconstruction.com/airstream-ready-to-roll
If you are stripping paint you may want to review my method, it really does work, and trust me I tried everything! See post below.

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:11 AM   #11
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I am going to try the citristrip also I have ordered some of the plastic razor blades. I did notice the plastic putty knife lost its edge rather quickly! Question, how do you know if the axle is in good condition or needs to be replaced? this AS sat up on blocks for the past 25 years. Lets say the axle is good does it have brakes? I haven't even looked yet. AND are they available to buy?
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:58 AM   #12
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I am going to try the citristrip also I have ordered some of the plastic razor blades. I did notice the plastic putty knife lost its edge rather quickly! Question, how do you know if the axle is in good condition or needs to be replaced? this AS sat up on blocks for the past 25 years. Lets say the axle is good does it have brakes? I haven't even looked yet. AND are they available to buy?
Replace the axle. Even on blocks, the constant freeze and thaw cycle will break down the rubber rods inside a torsion axle (you shouldn't have leaf springs, I can't remember the years)

The wheels have brakes. However, you'll need to pack bearings and possibly replace rims. Colin Hyde here on the forums can set you up with new axles and rotors and brakes all in one. You just bolt on your wheels. Very happy with the process. I had axles, but that stiff suspension busted cabinets and sheared rivets inside. Unless you have leaf springs, you need to replace the axles, regardless of the angle of the arm.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info, I am an experienced fabricator and can do all the welding and installation, by chance do you know the manufacturer of the replacement axle?
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #14
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Axis, Dexter, I don't know what the current name is.
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