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Old 03-24-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs up It's a girl!!!

I am proud to announce we have adopted a 1956 Safari double w/bunk today!!!! She weighs in at a whooping 2730 lbs and is 22' long. The interior is "all there" and the outside, while never polished is very straight and has no major damage - just some black rub-marks.

We adopted her from the grand-daughter of the original owner. We have named her "Lily Bird" after grandma but she will go by "Birdie". She does need some TLC...but I'm ready to take on another project ~ and as Fred said, she's "...just waiting to be released from the white paint jail".

Project #1 Strip the white paint on the wood, the "lovely" green & white sponge paint on the walls and green & black on the counters...not to mention the wallpaper & stick-on tiles and floral everything!
#2 Step back and see what's salvageable!

We'll do our best to bring her back to her original glory ~

Shari
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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No Way. Congratulations!!!!!! I love the white porcelin appliance fronts, hope you can salvage them and that is a neat layout. Think you can bring her to Perry?
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:38 PM   #3
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I'm jealous! I love it, but the inside looks like an interior decorator gone wild. NICE trailer, Congrats.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:40 PM   #4
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Wowww!..Shari, that's sooo pretty and cool!..2 classics!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:48 PM   #5
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Sweet! That trailer looks like it was loved. I have a nice dried flower arrangement that would match perfectly - I'd be happy to send it to you.


Very cool find!
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:06 AM   #6
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Very Very nice - I like the look. Wish it were me but I have a manditory 2 Airstream limit imposed by the Aluminum Queen.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:03 AM   #7
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The 'decorator' appeared to have done a good job albeit not to your style. Lynn and I 'decorated' our first house, the whole house, in the early 70s. Of course we personalized it too much. When it came time to move up we had no problem selling it to a couple that "Just Loved it!" 3 weeks after the sale I drove by our former house and the driveway and front lawn was strewn with all our 'decorations' cabinets, counters, fireplace mantle. I guess they were 'decorating' too. Your project looks like it is in great condition. Now you 'personalize' it your way all you want. We won't say anything.

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Old 03-25-2007, 04:03 AM   #8
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That looks like it is in fabulous shap! Nice!!!
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Nice find, Shari! Great floorplan. You don't see many of them! I'll be excited to see the final product.

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Old 03-25-2007, 07:34 AM   #10
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Shari, you can probably finance the restoration by Ebaying those stabilizers...
Seriously, it looks great, and looking at the positive side, the paint and flowers may have protected the woodwork underneath, depending on the paint used.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:35 AM   #11
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Shari,

Congratulations on your new "daughter". She's a beauty. have fun redecorating and don't forget the pictures.

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Old 03-25-2007, 07:44 AM   #12
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Smile Isn't she lovely?

Oh Shari, congrats,
I wondered if something was up from hints in your posts in other threads about getting another trailer...
Have a name in mind yet? I can't wait to see what you do to this one. What a gorgeous shell!!
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:56 AM   #13
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Shari and Rob..

VERY NICE! if I can offer any help in your restor, let me know.....

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It is so nice to see that another significant historical Airstream has found a loving home. Congratulations on the new baby.
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