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Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 09-10-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By niss1679
Posting pictures of 68 Safari

Hello all,
I've had my 68 Safari now for 14 months and gone from completely gutted to completely restored. The only thing left is polishing. I asked a lot of questions early on and appreciate all of...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-29-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By niss1679
Thanks, I think I got it. I already have the one...

Thanks, I think I got it. I already have the one with the garden hose connection. I'll look at the site you gave me for the Thetford. And yes, I bought all 3 fittings from local RV dealers.
Thanks...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-29-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,563
Posted By niss1679
68 Safari sewer hose connection

Hey all,
I need help with the sewer hose connector that fits onto the holding tank for a 68 Safari. I've bought 3 now that I thought would work but they all do not fit. It is still the original...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-20-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By niss1679
I think I'd look for an aluminum vent, or have...

I think I'd look for an aluminum vent, or have one made, your local plumber / HVAC people could do it rather inexpensively. If you decide to paint it, "Krylon Fusion" paint is made just for plastic,...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 11-15-2005, 09:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,079
Posted By niss1679
I thought of a suround system too. I settled for...

I thought of a suround system too. I settled for some good computer speakers for the LCD TV. You'd be surprized how it sounds.

Scott
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 11-02-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,079
Posted By niss1679
Mark and Mitch, Sorry it took so long to post a...

Mark and Mitch,
Sorry it took so long to post a reply. After talking to a freind of mine about fabricating an articulating mount and researching the one in the posts for sale from Monstronic for...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-27-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By niss1679
Thanks all, I'm going to pick up some goop...

Thanks all,

I'm going to pick up some goop so I have it on hand. I'm taking her out for the first time this weekend. 2 1/2 months of work to get her to this point. There are some before and after...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-26-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By niss1679
Thanks Jimmy James, way out on the other side of...

Thanks Jimmy James, way out on the other side of the country! I did find that it is indeed 12V that was used to power a radio in the 60's. I didnt know all that about aluminum wire though, THANKS!...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 10-26-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 971
Views: 204,303
Posted By niss1679
Your's doesnt look near as bad as mine did on my...

Your's doesnt look near as bad as mine did on my 68 Safari. Mine was actually rusted through in the center. It was a pretty simple fix though. I torched the old one out that was welded to both side...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-23-2005, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By niss1679
I forgot to mention that they are in my member...

I forgot to mention that they are in my member profile.
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-23-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
Posted By niss1679
1968 Safari Pictures

We'll, I dont know if anyone is still interested or not, but I said I would post some pictures once I got around to taking some. Here they are! Two before shots and four after. Thanks to all who have...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-23-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 37,419
Posted By niss1679
68 Safari pictures

I too was disappointed at the selection of pex at HD and Lowes. What a pain in the a@% that was. I decided to not replace all of the water lines and only fixed what was needed in copper. It was still...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-23-2005, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By niss1679
Thanks UWE, It looks like regular 12/2...

Thanks UWE,

It looks like regular 12/2 house wiring, but is aluminum instead of copper. My guess is that it is original. The only way I could see feeding it to where it comes out of the inner...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-23-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By niss1679
1968 Safari "Name this wire?"

Ive looked on the threads and didnt find an answer. In the overhead storage compartment above the table in the front of the airstream I have a wire with wire nuts on it. Its not connected to...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-21-2005, 08:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 37,419
Posted By niss1679
Hey Tim, I got lucky when I got mine. I was...

Hey Tim,
I got lucky when I got mine. I was looking for over a year. Everything I found was miles away or to much . I found an 87 28' on ebay about 50 miles from me. The auction was over on a...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-19-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 37,419
Posted By niss1679
Tim, Im impressed at the extent of your...

Tim, Im impressed at the extent of your restoration and admire with some jealousy the time you can devote to it. I recently bought my first Airstream, a 1968 23' Safari. Ive wanted an Airstream since...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-17-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,531
Posted By niss1679
My 68 Safari has blue backgrround on the emblems...

My 68 Safari has blue backgrround on the emblems and on the moulding/trim.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-17-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
Thanks for the info and site, I ordered an...

Thanks for the info and site,

I ordered an Inteli-power 9140 with the smart charge last night. I got a good deal on it apparently since I paid about $4o less than the web site. I feel very good...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-16-2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
Thanks Terry, I was looking at the 30 and...

Thanks Terry,

I was looking at the 30 and 40 amp models but wasnt sure which to get. I can buy with confidence now.
Thanks again, Scott
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-16-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
Hey all, I decided to take everyones advise...

Hey all,

I decided to take everyones advise and replace my battery and converter / charger. My question is what amp to get. I have a 68 Safari that is 80%restored. I can only see us having the TV...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-15-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By niss1679
Homecoming today at the college I work at so I...

Homecoming today at the college I work at so I didnt get much done on the AS. I'll be looking at the furnace tomorrow. Thanks for all the tips. The only thing I got done today is to put a coat of...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-14-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
I boroughed a voltage tester from one of my techs...

I boroughed a voltage tester from one of my techs at work. I turned the breaker on to my converter/charger and tested the battery about every 10 minutes. It read between 11.2 and 11.6. Without the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-13-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By niss1679
Thanks and Thanks, I will check the electrical...

Thanks and Thanks, I will check the electrical first, wouldnt that be nice, much easier to work on. If I do have to pull the unit out.I'll check the main oriface, Thanks for the advise. I may be able...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-12-2005, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
Thanks Jim, I think the maintenece free...

Thanks Jim,

I think the maintenece free part of a marine battery is that it has no water. I got you hint and will use your suggestion to look for another inverter/charger. Thanks to all of you...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-12-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
THANK YOU. THE BATTERY WAS NEW 2 YEARS AGO AND...

THANK YOU.
THE BATTERY WAS NEW 2 YEARS AGO AND WE ONLY USED IT ABOUT 5 TIMES FOR A 38 LB THRUST TROLLING MOTOR. THE INVERTER / CHARGER LOOKS LIKE IT MAY BE ORIGINAL. i WAS HOPING TO GET THOUGH THIS...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-12-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
Thanks Terry, Its a maintenence free battery, can...

Thanks Terry, Its a maintenence free battery, can you get the tops off of those?

Scott
68 Safari
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-12-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,314
Posted By niss1679
Rotten egg / sulfur smell

Hello all, Im still a puppy here and have much to learn. Today when I went out to work on my Safari, there was a distinct sulfur smell. I have her hooked up to shore power and traced the smell to my...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-12-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By niss1679
Now for Scott... the receptacle to which I...

Now for Scott... the receptacle to which I referred is on a garage and the source of the shore power which I was not accessing. There was nothing amiss on the trailer. If I can piggyback on John's...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-11-2005, 08:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,079
Posted By niss1679
I just purchased a 17" flat panel TV. It should...

I just purchased a 17" flat panel TV. It should be here Friday. I'm going to fabricate a swinging arm mount so that I can view it from two directions and swing it flush to the side wall when not in...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-11-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,923
Posted By niss1679
68 Safari Furnace question too

Hey all,
I havent been posting lately. Ive had my 68 Safari 23' Twins for a little over a month. Ive been spending every minute after work and on weekends restoring her. Ive completely gutted her...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-11-2005, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By niss1679
I wasn't positive, but I thought that's how it...

I wasn't positive, but I thought that's how it worked. I ran the water from the spigot at the sink untill there was no pressure and no water coming out. That's when I hit the switch again, it just...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-11-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By niss1679
What a pain in the a#@ that was! I replaced the...

What a pain in the a#@ that was! I replaced the 5/8" line from the front tank to the access door behind the fridge. There were 2 splits in the copper that were patched with heater core hose. It was...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-11-2005, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By niss1679
Well, heres what I started to do yesterday. After...

Well, heres what I started to do yesterday. After carefully inspecting what I have in copper and hose patches, some of what 's there is in great shape. My Safari must have been in cold climate too,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-11-2005, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By niss1679
I found what looks like 2 screw connecters on the...

I found what looks like 2 screw connecters on the top of my antena. Does anyone have wires running from the connection box mounted on the front to the top of their antena? Or is the connection at the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-10-2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By niss1679
OK, I've had my coffee and now going out to get...

OK, I've had my coffee and now going out to get started. I appreciate all the advise and experience. I never gave PEX a thought and am going to Lowes first to look it over before actually starting. I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-10-2005, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By niss1679
Thanks Steve & ciao, I guess I made the...

Thanks Steve & ciao,

I guess I made the right choice with the 300 ohm. My antena is original from 1968 and the wire is flat that runs from the antena to to A/S control center. I still have the 20'...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-09-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By niss1679
I've already purchased the copper. I figured I'm...

I've already purchased the copper. I figured I'm taking copper out so I'm putting copper back in. The condition of it looks good and usable, but since everything is out now, it would be silly to not...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-09-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By niss1679
Total copper replacement

Im going to replace all of my copper from the tank to the water heater and everything in between tomorrow. I have my 68 Safari gutted with my new and refinished cabinetry in my finish shop so I guess...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-09-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By niss1679
Well, I cleaned up my original antena after work...

Well, I cleaned up my original antena after work today. Of coarse when I was taking the two rusty screws out of the do thingy that my coaxle comes out and attaches to crumbled in my hand. Sh#@! I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-09-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By niss1679
I assume the old Skyliner your referring to is my...

I assume the old Skyliner your referring to is my original antena?

Scott
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-09-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By niss1679
Thanks for all the info coming in everyone. I do...

Thanks for all the info coming in everyone. I do not subscribe to a satelite service now. Its something I may want to consider if I want TV when Im out in the Safari and also with the rising price of...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-08-2005, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By niss1679
TV reception

Just wondering what everyone is doing about TV reception. I'm looking to get out once this season while restoring my 68 Safari. Do antenas work at all? Should I invest in a satelite system? I havn't...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 09-01-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By niss1679
Thanks for the reply Lee. I'll take some pics...

Thanks for the reply Lee. I'll take some pics tomorrow and email them with a descroiption of what I do know so far. Thanks!!!

Scott
69 Safari
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-31-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By niss1679
Hey all, Can anyone help me out with the 12...

Hey all,

Can anyone help me out with the 12 volt system in my 68 Safari? I cant seem to get mine working. There are 2 red and 2 white battery cables that run staight up towards the bottom of the...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-30-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By niss1679
Thanks! I wasnt expecting $250, thank god I only...

Thanks! I wasnt expecting $250, thank god I only need one. I bookmarked the site. I think I'll wait till I'm done with the cabinetry and floor to replace the window. Thanks again for the help.

...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-30-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By niss1679
68 Safari

OK, next questions. I'm looking for a wiring diagram of the electric and 12 volt in my 68 Safari Twin. I cant seem to get my 12 volt working. There are 2 red and 2 white battery cables that run...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-30-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,043
Posted By niss1679
Nice job Grant, looks Great! I just checked...

Nice job Grant, looks Great!

I just checked out your pictures. Cant wait to get mine that far. I have a four day weekend coming, so I hope to have all my cabinetry rebuilt.

Scott
68 Safari
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-30-2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By niss1679
68 Safari

OK, next questions. I'm looking for a wiring diagram of the electric and 12 volt in my 68 Safari Twin. I cant seem to get my 12 volt working. There are 2 red and 2 white battery cables that run...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-30-2005, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By niss1679
68 Safari

Do most vintage owners join WBCCI and VAC. ?

Scott
68 Safari
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-30-2005, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By niss1679
68 Safari

Thanks guys,
I guess I'll have to fabricate one until we find the replacement plastic. Terry, your frame is different than mine. It is much deeper to frame the corragated plastic. Thanks for all the...
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