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Old 05-22-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Interior Dimensions 1966 Safari Twin

We purchased a 1966 Safari Twin that was gutted on the inside. I would like to rebuild back to original. Problem is, I cannot find dimensions for the interior cabinetry and layout. I have a floor plan, but it has no dimensions. I emailed Airstream, but they apparently lost the diagrams in a fire. I have Googled, but only find dimensions on a Globetrotter. Anybody have a diagram for a '66 Twin Safari?
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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I don't have a diagram, but do have some pics of the interior of our trailer. Would those help?
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the offer. At this time, we are working on the windows trying to clean, re-gasket to dry things in. If you happen to have a picture of the interior window frame, that would be helpful. I may have to physically take some interior dimensions of someone's Safari at a rally. There is a rally in Fredericksburg the last weekend of this month. Maybe I'll see one there and they'll let me take some pictures and dimensions. Thanks
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:42 PM   #4
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Sorry, don't have the interior window frame pics.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:26 AM   #5
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Greetings bubba from Texas. Welcome to the vintage Airstream hobby and Air Forums, an excellent resource for information on your 66 Safari.

I have a 66 Trade Wind. At 24', it is one size up from your Safari. My trailer came with the 66 Airstream brochure showing the floor plans available.

It appears the Safari and the Trade Wind had roughly the same bathroom configuration. Airstream called this the "airliner bath". The fixtures were made out of molded fiberglass and thermo formed ABS. The bath bulkhead wall is basically even with the rear end cap ribs.

Tell us the serial number of your trailer and we can determine if it was a twin bed layout or a double layout.

The Safari had two layouts available. One was the Twin, and one was the Double. Both layouts had the galley cabinet (double sink and stove/oven) on the curb side with a gaucho across from the galley on the street side. You can sit on the couch and watch the cookies bake in the oven! The twin has a front dinette. The double had a front gaucho with a fold up table.

I'll try to get you the actual pictures of the layouts later today in this thread. You can kinda get a feeling where everything went by judging the entry door and end cap locations in relation to the furniture.

You might benefit from reviewing some threads in the Airstream Knowledgebase toward the bottom of the Forums page. Then click on Safari, and click on year. You'll find people who have renovated these old Airstreams and many good pictures.

The 66-68 Airstreams had these unique Corning frameless curved glass side windows with goofy phillips openers. You'll have to learn all about those too.

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Old 05-24-2015, 08:12 AM   #6
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Airstream's website has the brochure with the floor plan sketch, but it isn't a detailed plan with measurements, etc.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:53 AM   #7
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I have the original sales brochure as well as extensive notes from the original owner of my 66 Safari twin. If you want to send me a private message with your email, I can forward you some information
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:42 AM   #8
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Okay, below are the pictorial drawings of 66 Airstream floor plans. I'm not sure how helpful the photos will be, but it will give you a good feel for what the original plan was like.

Some Airstream hobbyists restore their old Airstreams to factory fresh, just like folks do with old cars. Others renovate, or update, their old Airstreams with modern features and appliances and maybe improved layouts to make their old Airstream suitable for modern traveling. Either way, it's a fun project.

You mentioned your Safari is gutted. I hope you still have the interior skins and the fiberglass front and rear endcaps. 66 was the first year of the vinyl laminated interior skins. This wall covering is most excellent. Mine still looks almost new. And I hope you still have the overhead lockers. They would be hard to replicate, although folks build some pretty fancy ones.

One last thing, the latest issue of Airstream Life has a very nice article on the 66 and 67 Airstream trailers. Visit their website.

There is a lot of planning to do when rebuilding one of these old Airstreams.

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Old 05-25-2015, 08:24 AM   #9
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I appreciate everyone's input. I have the original end caps still in place. The vinyl wall covering is about 50% intact. I will strip the remaining and replace with Zolatone (this is not in keeping with the '66, but would give it a more uniform appearance once completed). I have most of the original cabinetry, though in sad shape and unusable. I will use those as templates. We have the tub and sink hoping to refinish those before installation. We know this is a twin through the serial number. I think I can figure out the location of the cabinets/bulkhead by the existing rivet holes. I would like to keep the '66 as original as possible, but will need to do some updating as needed for efficiency.
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I find this website very useful. There is a lot of information here, including a nice picture library of the 66 Safari. Study the pictures, and you will enhance your knowledge of how your Safari left the factory, either as a twin with dinette, or a double with a front gaucho.

And you can learn how to decode your trailer's serial number.

1966 Safari 22' - Vintage Airstream

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It's great to know that someone else in Texas has a '66 Safari and is bringing it back to life.

Glad to hear you have the old interior to use as templates. That should put you on the right track for the restoration. Also glad to hear you have the original tub and sink. We really like the bathroom design in ours.

Our trailer's interior is in the "mostly original" condition you describe. I'll be glad to post or send pictures and/or take measurements if you need them.

Out of curiosity, would you share your trailer's serial number? Ours is S0226094. Just wondering how closely related these two trailers are.
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Correction: Looks like the state mis-spelled our serial number on the title. I just checked the Airstream website, and that second place is an O, not a zero.

SO226094

That makes us a Santa Fe Springs, Overlander, 22 feet long, 1966, twin configuration #94.
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