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teilhet 01-23-2015 07:14 AM

My 1960 22' safari
 
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I spotted this one on a small lot full of 50s/60s era trailers and motorboats, surprisingly the owner was willing to sell. I got it for $3200, probably not the best deal as I have no idea if anything works. I was looking for a custom renovation anyway.

So far I pulled out 2 layers of carpet and 3/4 ply before I got to the laminate in the photo. I'm told it was used as hunters cabin for awhile, and it shows.Attachment 230946Attachment 230947

The last photo is of the bathroom closet floor. They had a second water heater in there that looks like it had been leaking. The floor was very soft, so I hammered it out.

Bluestar99 01-23-2015 07:44 AM

Looks like a fun project. Have fun and keep us posted, we like to follow along.

Melody Ranch 01-23-2015 07:50 AM

It looks like a great one to have and keep. If I were you I'd pull the entire interior out and then look at the floor. You may be OK with just some major patching, then a thin overlay to smooth things out before the finish flooring and your refreshed interior. Working the floor with all the cabinets, tables and beds in the way makes for a bigger project. Have fun.

teilhet 01-23-2015 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Melody Ranch (Post 1571671)
It looks like a great one to have and keep. If I were you I'd pull the entire interior out and then look at the floor. You may be OK with just some major patching, then a thin overlay to smooth things out before the finish flooring and your refreshed interior. Working the floor with all the cabinets, tables and beds in the way makes for a bigger project. Have fun.


I've pulled most of the furniture except the wall dividers...they are firmly in place...what's the best way to remove those so I can save them as templates?

Melody Ranch 01-23-2015 09:01 AM

The curved aluminum channel at the wall/wood side can be fastened with rivets to the wall. Drill those rivets out. Careful with the channels. That extrusion is impossible to find. Your right about the patterns.

Bill Lynch 01-23-2015 12:23 PM

Its going to be beautiful!

RM66caravel 01-23-2015 02:57 PM

For hunting huh? Smell a little musty? Looks like a great project so where (what state) are you? I ask because it looks warmer there which means more work time unless you are having our nc monsoon season! Please keep us posted we love a good repair story.
Cliff

teilhet 01-23-2015 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by RM66caravel (Post 1571846)
For hunting huh? Smell a little musty? Looks like a great project so where (what state) are you? I ask because it looks warmer there which means more work time unless you are having our nc monsoon season! Please keep us posted we love a good repair story.
Cliff


I'm in East Tennessee actually. The trailer came out of North Carolina before it sat for the last four years where I found it.

The smells not horrible.

teilhet 01-24-2015 03:10 PM

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Progress I made today. The whole shower section floor was rotten, but first glance at the chassis looks ok. Looks like a few cuts were made in outrigger under the shower pan.

RM66caravel 01-25-2015 04:54 PM

You are making progress but you do have your work cut out for you! Cutout yeah a lot of that too! Keep up the great work.
Cliff

teilhet 01-25-2015 07:02 PM

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You are making progress but you do have your work cut out for you! Cutout yeah a lot of that too! Keep up the great work.
Cliff


Yeah, the biggest conundrum being; I can't grasp the idea of replacing the floor with the body in place????

RM66caravel 01-28-2015 03:29 AM

So remove those inner walls and pop that shel loose! Made it easier in my opinion!
Cliff

teilhet 01-28-2015 07:42 AM

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So remove those inner walls and pop that shel loose! Made it easier in my opinion!
Cliff


I think I settled on that. Looking into a warehouse that might make it easier.

What's the theory on adding a grey water tank? I've found that at least one crossbeam will need to be replaced and I've read that moving one may be necessary to add a grey tank....
Size?
Placement?

I figured I would keep the black water and clean water tanks where they are...seems to work well.

Thanks!

Minno 01-28-2015 09:04 AM

Shell-on floor replacement is do-able: we did it that way on a 31 footer. Shell-off is probably easier overall in after thought. Make sure you label your inner walls as you remove them. Makes it SO much easier when you put the jigsaw puzzle back together!
Good Luck!

Kay

RM66caravel 01-28-2015 06:56 PM

Yes label everything! I should have would have saved me kicking my self as much!
Cliff

Minno 01-29-2015 09:33 AM

And take lots of pictures as you deconstruct things. It's amazing how many times we went back to those pictures .....

Kay

teilhet 01-29-2015 07:59 PM

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Thanks for the advice! I've got photos on my phone and camera. I got out my sharpie and masking tape. Today.

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I've still got to remove the front interior lining, but I've got to figure out how to remove the clean water tank first.

teilhet 01-31-2015 04:34 PM

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Half the belly pan is out...it was poorly patched and corroded, so it needed to come out anyway.

teilhet 02-02-2015 08:16 AM

Question:
Where was the furnace located in my Safari? Below the oven?

teilhet 02-04-2015 04:01 PM

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The belly pan is out. The chassis looks ok, the last two cross beams and a couple outriggers will need to be replaced.

I hope to have the body removed this weekend possibly. Once the floor is removed I'll haul the trailer to have it welded and repaired.

I found a metal "endcap" with a built in c channel for the ply wood floor...does anyone have experience with this? Is it a good idea?


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