I agree, snap it up, if you are ready for a project. I would still try to talk the price down a bit, at least a hundred or two. But still buy it if you can't.
If I understand you correctly, the interior skins are completely gone - when you look at the walls you see the back of the outer skin and the struts that make up the structure - right? That makes this a trailer that most folks are likely to steer away from and it'd be harder to find a buyer for in the current condition. Since you work at a body shop and seem comfortable with metal work and probably can borrow all the tools you'll need, this is a perfect trailer for you and you are the perfect buyer for it.
It sounds like there is one end-cap interior there - the part you said is above where the table would go? That's the inside of the end, up at the ceiling. That's the hardest part to fabricate because it involves compound curves. Hopefully you have one and that'd make it easier to craft the other.
I bought a '65 Safari for $3600 that was in good interior shape but filty. I would have been thrilled to pay $1200 for a stripped one since I also want a customized interior. Taking out the contents has been a good bit of work.
You'll want to read the threads here about what to look for on inspection. If you can post some pictures here we'll gladly give you feedback. It's easier for you because it's stripped so there's less to inspect and what is left is easier to get at. Probably the biggest thing is the floor - take and ice pick and poke that floor all the way to the very edge, where it meets metal. If you find no soft spots that's amazing. Maybe the floor was replaced?
Is there any wiring in place? plumbing or gas lines? Are the openings for the vent pipes closed up or has water been getting in? What about underneath? Is the belly skin intact? Can you inspect the frame? Is the black tank still there? Are the access doors in place? Windows? Lights? What is the condition of the windows?
Bottom line is if the floor is solid and the exterior is in great shape then its worth the $1200. Its rare to find one stripped that way, even rarer to find one with a solid floor, especially in the moist state of Florida. The next one will bill filled with stuff that will jack the price up and you'll ultimately want to get rid of for your custom layout.
Dave the Rave!
Come on a (1965) Safari with me!