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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 10-06-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By crane422
1978 Airstream Safari 23 - Illinois

Title: 1978 Airstream Safari 23 - Illinois
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

23' Safari Purchased with all good intentions of a full restoration. After a lot of work I have...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 10-14-2013, 10:56 PM
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Views: 848
Posted By crane422
Bed/gaucho install

Ok I am ready to pull what's left of my hair out. I can't figure out exactly how the beds go back into my 78 23' Safari. These came out of a different trailer but same year and model. The screw...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 06-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Well work has slowed but progress is still being...

Well work has slowed but progress is still being made. I am taking her out for maiden voyage this weekend. I promised my daughter a year ago that we would camp in the Airstream by Fathers Day and...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-11-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,885
Posted By crane422
I had the same problem on my 78. I sealed the...

I had the same problem on my 78. I sealed the wood, sealed everything visible from inside and out, put roof flashing tar paper over whole area then re installed belly band and sealed then re...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 04-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Off with the old and on with the new! Realized...

Off with the old and on with the new! Realized when I opened boxes I had ordered KH and original were Dexter ( or vice versa) but physics are the same so on they went. All rewired and...they didn't...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-21-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By crane422
I wish my rig was going..she is still in parts in...

I wish my rig was going..she is still in parts in a garage. But after this I should have basically everything I need to get her on the road.
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-21-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By crane422
Road Trip!!!

So I have decided to drive 1400 miles round trip this weekend in order to pick up two original beds for my Safari from a twin that is being gutted. Everyone else I know thinks I am nuts but I know...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 03-21-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
So I have decided to drive 1400 miles round trip...

So I have decided to drive 1400 miles round trip this weekend in order to pick up two original beds for my Safari from a twin that is being gutted. Everyone else I know thinks I am nuts but I know...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-18-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By crane422
I used Benjamin Moore Stix primer and Behr...

I used Benjamin Moore Stix primer and Behr paint...stuck like glue and looks great.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-12-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By crane422
Thanks for all the responses. Ordered all the...

Thanks for all the responses. Ordered all the fittings, pex, clamps, tools, yesterday and just waiting for arrival. If my wife ever realizes how much $ is spent on this thing I need to make it nice...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-08-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By crane422
Thanks. Question. Don't the ball valves on the...

Thanks. Question. Don't the ball valves on the lines going in/out of water heater do the same thing as the bypass?
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-08-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By crane422
Some help please..

So as I near the dread re plumbing of my 23' Safari I realize that my knowledge is very lacking and I decided to be smart and ask for some help. As you can see from the before picture the PO had...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 02-27-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Wow I had no idea how good it would feel to get...

Wow I had no idea how good it would feel to get some color on the walls even if it is just primer...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 02-24-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Haven't posted in quite a while but work...

Haven't posted in quite a while but work continues....finally got to brakes and shocks today.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-18-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By crane422
Welcome. I bought a 78 that "didn't need much...

Welcome. I bought a 78 that "didn't need much either" 10 months later I have a mostly new frame and floor and am finally starting to rebuild. It has been a blast though. Enjoy.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 09-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Got some work done today. Floor going in. ...

Got some work done today. Floor going in. Decided to forgo a water heater for the time being due budget so the patch will have to do. Removed front skins to get at some rotten floor and check on...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-25-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By crane422
Progress!!!

I shared these yesterday in my main story line page, http://www.airforums.com/forums/f421/78-safari-project-85018.html, but I still so excited about new steel that I wanted to put in the frame ...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-25-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By crane422
Dumb Question?

OK so I may be an idiot but better safe than sorry. My fridge in my 78 is original and works great on electric. I have no plans to hook it up to LP because those components look less than healthy. ...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 06-24-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Over the hump

Well yesterday it happened..demolition stopped and reconstruction began. I know there is still more work than I can even imagine but DAMN if felt good to see that new steel going in!
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 06-13-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Forward progress

Well finally got the beast old to my friends barn and tonight the replacing of the bad rear end members began! Boy it felt good to actually do something that felt like forward motion after 9 months...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 05-16-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
back at it

So life has gotten in the way the last few months and the beast has been sitting idle but my welding buddy got the new steel in and she is off for a new ass end this weekend. As i removed banana...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-16-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By crane422
A/C '78 Safari

Well as expected my original A/C unit was shot so now I need to buy a new one. Looking for suggestions on a low profile, efficient, reasonably priced unit.

thanks
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-31-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By crane422
new led lights

OK so I bought new LED exterior lights and they have connector and obviously old lights just wired.. do I snip connector off and just splice new light wire onto original wire?
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 03-07-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Window Week

So its vacation week and the weather is perfect so I decided to attack window weather stripping and some parbond around the window frame. Its hard to believe I am this tired and sore from just...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 03-04-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
No pictures today just a general cursing of...

No pictures today just a general cursing of silicone and all that in entails. Seriously if it is this hard to remove how can it possible let water in?
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 02-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Hope in one hand....

Well so much for that patch...stood the tank on end and filled it enough to have water pressure...started dripping in about 10 minutes!

I still think my theory of since the crack wont actually...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 02-26-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Another good day

Well another nice day in the good part of Illinois. Got the biggest part of the bottom skin removed. Looks like that piece is toast. All the rivet holes are rounded out and there is some actual...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 02-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
I am hoping since my crack is above the water...

I am hoping since my crack is above the water line at anything except 100% it will be ok.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 02-22-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Water Tank repair

Also decided to ATTEMPT to repair the crack in my water tank today. From reading posts it appears that this is almost impossible and I should just order new but I find it hard to believe that in...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 02-22-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Finally Back at it..

Well the weather is nice in my little part of SoIL today so I played hookey and got a bit done on the stream. I am getting ready to remove the belly pan so today consisted of removing all the gas...
Forum: Photography 01-26-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By crane422
Great Photos

A good friend of mine is a professional photographer and recently launched his own site for photo sales and his inaugural gallery is of my 78 Safari in all its pre reno glory. There are really some...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-25-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By crane422
I have no idea. I need to read up on it. I am...

I have no idea. I need to read up on it. I am glad it's at the top because there is no real pressure on it even when it's full. The weather has been fairly blah around here so the tank sits under...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
I am going to do a little of both. Same basic...

I am going to do a little of both. Same basic layout, new furniture style, updated materials. Going to silver powder coat all screen frames and hardware and use black screen I think. Still...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-10-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Worth Reposting

I posted this in the plumping section the other day but it is worth reposting here for hopefully more to see since it scared the crap out of me:

I am assuming that I am not the first person to be...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 01-10-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By crane422
Started

Thanks for the advice. Decided just to start a general reno thread under the model/year specific forum. Take a look

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f421/78-safari-project-85018.html
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-10-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Rear End Issues

Apparently there was a bit of moisture in the rear end of my trailer. Nothing a wire brush and some putty can't fix right?
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-10-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
A/C Removal

A few leaks around the A/C unit so I decided to pull it down and send it off to HVAC land for inspection cleaning and some TLC. I think the black plastic adds a nice touch to the roof.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-10-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Hiding in my attic

Turns out you can fit almost the entire interior of a 23' Safari, minus appliances and beds in the attic of a mid 50's ranch!
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-10-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
Offficial Thread

SO I have been posting all willy nilly all over the forums and finally got some helpful advice that I could just sort of stockpile all of the reno post here and just head to the other sections when...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By crane422
There actually is a small crack in the tank at...

There actually is a small crack in the tank at the very top corner which had a very poorly done patch.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 01-08-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By crane422
Help please

I am really enjoying the forum and have received a ton of support and advice. Somehow I cant seem to figure out what is the proper way and procedure to start a blog I guess or one thread where I can...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-08-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By crane422
Close Call

I am assuming that I am not the first person to be as dumb as I was yesterday. Decided to drop freshwater pan and tank to inspect since PO had said water poured out when he tried to fill. Friend and...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By crane422
Moving Along

Well here it is...2 months in and I am still finding stuff to repair. I have been plugging along trying to remove everything to get to bad floor in the rear and as you can see from the pics I...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 01-04-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By crane422
I am moving along and I will post some pics later...

I am moving along and I will post some pics later tonight. I would to start an all in one renovation thread to keep all my post in one place but I am unsure how to do it. The forums can be fairly...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By crane422
Lucky

I am very lucky..it literally stops right there...there is almost no rust on what we would consider the interior. I am getting the feeling that most of this damage occurred once she was parked in...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-19-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By crane422
Working on the rear end

Well finally got around to working on the beast a little this weekend. Decided to remove the A/C for maintenance and still had some day light and decided to remove rear bumper and see how bad it...
Forum: Trailer Values 12-16-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,616
Posted By crane422
St Louis

Same ad was in St. Louis Craigslist...considering I paid about that for my 78 Safari I knew it was a scam or they had left a 0 off the price.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-21-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By crane422
Oddly enough in most of the spots the rust is...

Oddly enough in most of the spots the rust is minimal with the exception of by the door where it is a little worse. I still have to get a good view of the whole rear but I cant figure out how to...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 11-21-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By crane422
'78 Safari Project

Well I have the beast for a few weeks now and as my wife is sick and tired of hearing about it I thought I would post some pics and hopefully get some positive feedback :lol:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-21-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By crane422
Rotten Floor Club

145759Just wondering if all of this qualifies me for the RFC? Also it appears that all of the rot is under a window/vent area or along the back with the exception of the spot between shower and...
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