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Old 10-18-2009, 02:18 AM   #441
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It's late...more pics tomorrow ~

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Old 10-18-2009, 03:45 AM   #442
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Looks great! Can't wait to get my '54 to the cabinet stage.

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Old 10-18-2009, 08:07 AM   #443
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Wow! What a find! 22 feet is a perfect size and she does look well-loved! Congratulations! The sponge painting is too funny but super easy to fix!
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:33 AM   #444
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Thanks guys ~ we really have enjoyed the couple of times we've had her out so far. It is a prefect size and nice layout...we are pleased, it is pretty rewarding to hear the reactions of fellow 'streamers when they step inside.

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The sponge painting is too funny but super easy to fix!
Not really...it was a PITA! The painting was done so poorly and with a oil base "glaze" over it, there was no way we would be happy with it just painting over it. Any new paint wouldn't be smooth if it stuck at all. It took many, many hours of time and gallons of stripper to remove it.

If we had to do it over again or anybody were to ask our opinion on whether or not to restore a trailer with sponge-painted interior back to "original" condition...I would seriously have to think about it. Just getting rid of all that paint was a lot of work!

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Old 10-18-2009, 10:40 AM   #445
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Here's a couple more shots before we go out to rake leaves...
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:44 AM   #446
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:40 AM   #447
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Awesome!

(Makes my restoration plans for my '55 Safari seem totally inadequate by comparison.)

BUT, I absolutely love seeing someone take a restoration to this level! It will be much better than new when you are done. I hope to see your trailer in person some day.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:44 AM   #448
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Shari, that looks fabulous. I promise to go reread your thread on finishes http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...ood-48034.html Looks like the original, but so much better.

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Old 10-18-2009, 12:29 PM   #449
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Last pics for now...

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Old 10-18-2009, 12:48 PM   #450
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Beautiful!

What a work of art. I'd almost hate to put cushions on that... But that would be a bit hard to sleep on.

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Old 10-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #451
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Thanks Tina!

You wanna know the best thing about having the interior done???
For the first time in 2 years, 6 months and 7 days I got to park my car in the garage!


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Old 10-18-2009, 11:23 PM   #452
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First Rate!

And what a beauty! We're looking forward to seeing Birdy in person at the 10th annual Rocky Mountain VAC rally in 2010!

Did you keep track of all the hours you spent on Birdy?

Looking forward to updates on your website (maybe you will have more time now that you're just about finished?)

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Old 10-18-2009, 11:42 PM   #453
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And what a beauty! We're looking forward to seeing Birdy in person at the 10th annual Rocky Mountain VAC rally in 2010!
Thanks Carolyn! We'll be there with Birdy in tow ~

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Did you keep track of all the hours you spent on Birdy?
Well, not really - but we have estimated it very conservatively like this to date:

We have spent 2-1/2 years duration of weekends & evenings.

Weekends - 2 people, 16 hours each per weekend, for half the weekends each year, for 2.5 years PLUS
Evenings - 2 people, 8 hours each week (evenings), 40 weeks each year for 2.5 years

2x16=32x26=832x2.5=2080 (weekends)
2x8=16x40=640x2.5=1600 (evenings)
2080 + 1600 = 3680 hours

My guess is that is low...we have spent just about every day doing something...and weekends we would often work 12-16 hours on Saturdays. By the time we are 100% complete with the exterior too, I would say we will be right around 4,000 hours.

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Looking forward to updates on your website (maybe you will have more time now that you're just about finished?)
Well, that may make a good winter project...

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Old 10-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #454
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Absolutely gorgeous. The craftsmanship throughout the project has been spectacular. The time spent is believable and probably doesn't include the time spent on the internet and running around to stores trying to source parts and supplies. Thank-you. It's an inspiration for the final phase of my own project.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #455
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Wow

Very, very nice. What to start a 53 FC?!
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:13 AM   #456
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Thanks Ed, but...uh, that would be a "no"! Not unless I get to keep it after we're through!

Besides, we still have the polishing to do on this one ~ probably won't hit that seriously until spring though.

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:54 AM   #457
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Hi Shari
Absolutley gorgeous another 1 saved.Top class.I Could go on & on.Do you know how many 56 safari's are left?
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:14 AM   #458
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Shari it's beautiful. I love it! What great craftsmen you are. This thread is terrific and should be a book! Your documentation is fabulous.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #459
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Do you know how many 56 safari's are left?
No Ade, I don't know how many are left...I have been keeping a log of Safri's I've come across, but it's nowhere near complete.

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Shari it's beautiful. I love it! What great craftsmen you are. This thread is terrific and should be a book! Your documentation is fabulous.
Sorry Carol, this is as close to a book as I'm gonna get! To many other "life projects" to tackle ~

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Old 11-01-2009, 11:16 AM   #460
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I just got caught up here. Impressive and GORGEOUS! The woodwork is stunning and the details. Even the stuff UNDER the mattress is pretty.

One of my "trailer tests" is how well can I sleep in it. Birdy looks so cozy comfy, I'll bet I could sleep in one of those beds for days! Just turn on the raindrops and ZZZZzzzzz.
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