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MsRivet 01-07-2019 08:30 PM

Itís his fault this time!
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The first Airstream was my fault. MrRivet was at work and I found my dream Airstream (Ď04 28í International) online at a dealer just over an hour away. Airstream #2 I acquired about the same way he was at work but it was a risky Craigís list find. It was a successful purchase (Ď48 Liner) and only thirty minutes from the house. So now we had both a usable Airstream and a project Airstream.

Now letís move forward to present time. MrRivet has retired and I was at work. He was working on Airstream #2 when he gets a call last week. So this time itís his fault and this is what has followed him home ...

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Airstream #3 now sits in our yard as well. Itís a 1963 Safari. Itís a hot mess but itís his hot mess. The Ď48 Liner will take a sideline for a few days while he is assessing the hot mess of a situation and getting at least a few layers of crud off. It had sat in a nearby forest since 1976 unmoved. It was a true rescue mission! The best we can tell the owner, at the time, was last inside it in 1984. A time capsule. Left as it was with anticipation of returning to his hunt camp the next winter.

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Now we will see how much good a wash does!

Del Gurney 01-07-2019 09:45 PM

Uh oh! Have you seen a doctor regarding
This case of Aluminitus?
I had a lovely 25’ ‘05 Safari- so I restored
A wreck of a ‘65 26’ Overlander. AND just
as I finished that, I fell into a ‘72 24’!!
Sold the Safari and scrapped the ‘72 for
Parts and will have to keep the Overlander for
Another year while waiting for the DMV to
Issue a clear title!!! I totally profited on the
The Safari and doubled $ on scrapping for
Parts on the ‘72—-ah but I may have too
Much in to the Overlander time and $ to
See much profit—— but I’m having fun and
Keeping busy!!!!

MsRivet 01-08-2019 08:10 AM

Sneak peek ...
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Itís definitely a problem of Aluminitus!!! MrRivet couldnít help himself and started cleaning a little spot. If time allows today The Hot Mess should receive itís first bath!

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ROBERT CROSS 01-08-2019 08:44 AM

Don't worry...'ll be fine.😂

We LOVE the '63 Safari.👍
Our's is behind the GW.😎

rsementi 01-08-2019 09:55 AM

Keep us posted with pics!

kittmaster 01-08-2019 10:02 AM

can't wait to see it cleaned up

kidjedi 01-08-2019 10:09 AM

"The best we can tell the owner, at the time, was last inside it in 1984."
Wondering if the inside looked like a dystopian, government controlled, gray space or was just overflowing with Rubik's Cubes and Toto records. :-D

helwigc 01-08-2019 05:30 PM

Good luck on your purchase, you could have a diamond in the rough. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the interior and exterior after cleaning.

LucysMama 01-08-2019 05:58 PM

TV show idea - zombie trailers! I would watch!

MsRivet 01-09-2019 07:34 AM

Wait for it ...
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Yesterday while I was at work MrRivet worked all day on his Hot Mess in the driveway. I really wish I had been there to supervise. Iím hoping it will be fine?! Hmm ... TV show idea?? Iíll pitch that to my Producers and the Studio before I finish my current project this week!

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Itís starting to look promising ...

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Wow ...

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Wait for it ...

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I think he did find MY diamond!!!

Interior pictures and what we found in there coming soon.

centennialman 01-09-2019 07:38 AM

That is so cool! Good job getting the crud off....can't wait to see the interior pics.

LDM 01-09-2019 07:51 AM

Great find

kittmaster 01-09-2019 07:57 AM

Wow, ship it!

dbj216 01-09-2019 07:15 PM

I was surprised all that crud came off the hot mess. I fear the tropical lush Florida climate worked hard to return this trailer to dirt and bauxite.

The 63 Safari is a worthwhile project, just like the Liner is. MrRivet will have many enjoyable hours renovating these two old Airstream trailers.


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