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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-01-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,302
Posted By PaintedWagon
My husband and I are body painters and I wanted...

My husband and I are body painters and I wanted to "tattoo" our '72 Safari with some paintings. I called her the Tattooed Lady and then my husband said, "Like Lydia? so she's Lydia and our tow...
Forum: On The Road... 03-22-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By PaintedWagon
Here's our solution. We tow with an 8 ft. bed...

Here's our solution. We tow with an 8 ft. bed pick-up and built a custom rack in the truck. Lifts up and over the bed so we can stop for a ride without unhitching. As for S&S, it takes us over an...
Forum: Airstream History 10-12-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,430
Posted By PaintedWagon
Sounds a lot like my 1972 23' Safari. Interior is...

Sounds a lot like my 1972 23' Safari. Interior is just about 8' wide with twin bed.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-08-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,551
Posted By PaintedWagon
The most important thing to think about is how...

The most important thing to think about is how you expect to use it and what you couldnít live without. Buy the smallest trailer that has all the important features that you must have and donít get...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 10-02-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By PaintedWagon
We took our our twin beds and made one fold out...

We took our our twin beds and made one fold out queen bed. We have drawers under the bed and more storage on the other side. My husband designed it and used 80/20 aluminum to make the structure....
Forum: On The Road... 09-29-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By PaintedWagon
We also just returned from our 3rd long trip and...

We also just returned from our 3rd long trip and the longest to date, 33 days NV to Seattle via the CA and OR coast and Olympic N.P. In the prior two years we have done a cross country, one night...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 08-12-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,898
Posted By PaintedWagon
Very nice. Love the Suburban. We renovated a '72...

Very nice. Love the Suburban. We renovated a '72 Safari a couple of years ago and took it cross country and around the West Coast. Tows great and very comfortable. You'll find lots of good...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-18-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By PaintedWagon
I painted the interior walls of our 72 Safari. I...

I painted the interior walls of our 72 Safari. I washed them all down, painted with primer, I used the Benjamin Moore version of something like Kills. I painted with a coat of latex eggshell and...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-01-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 25,940
Posted By PaintedWagon
Lydia and we will be camping with Mr. Peepers Closet

Hope to see you all again this year. We will be camping with Mr. Peepers at 7:45 and Effigar. Once again George and I will be body painting and Mr. Peepers will be supplying the Playa with tutus on...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-23-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By PaintedWagon
I took some but not all of the partitions and...

I took some but not all of the partitions and cabinets out of my '72 Safari with no problem. However, You can paint the dividers with excellent results and the stuff that they are made of is much...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-15-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By PaintedWagon
Storage recommendations in the Seattle area

We live on the East Coast but like camping on the West so we have stored '72 Safari and tow vehicle in Sacramento at a very nice indoor facility for the past 2 years. This has worked out very well...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 12-29-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
I can't tell you much but my husband can tell you...

I can't tell you much but my husband can tell you everything you want to know.
The framing is called 80/20 https://www.8020.net/. He also used the same framing in the tow vehicle so that we can...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 12-09-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
Drawers under the bed

The drawers under the bed lock during travel
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 12-09-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
More information on bed assembly

Here are some more photos of the 80/20 bed construction
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-05-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,867
Posted By PaintedWagon
Enjoy your new project. What repairs you have to...

Enjoy your new project. What repairs you have to do depends a lot on how you plan to use it. We purchased a 1972 23ft. Safari that was in moderate condition. PO had done a few weird things but it...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-12-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,970
Posted By PaintedWagon
Mr. Peepers Closet

Hi all, we won't be camping with you but we will be back at Mr. Peepers's Closet providing everything you need to augment your playa wardrobe. AIways Gorgeous and I (Pole Dancer) will be body...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-31-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By PaintedWagon
Lydia, the tattooed lady.

I love nose art and pin-ups and my dream was to 'tattoo" a vintage Airstream. We took Lydia and Groucho (Ford 150) out to Burning Man last year. All done by me with airbrush, and brush and stencil.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-22-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 29,983
Posted By PaintedWagon
Come and visit us

We will be at D 7:45, Mr Peeper's Closet. Can't miss us, Lydia,our '72 Safari is indeed a painted wagon. We will be body painting some afternoons. We hope to come to the Airstream camp and visit,want...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 08-05-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
Ready to head west

Lydia and Groucho are ready for their big adventure. I finished the last of her paintings and DH has finished the interior and Groucho's storage racks. Pretty much spent the entire spring and summer...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 07-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
Maiden Voyage/Shake down Cruise

Took Lydia and Groucho to the Berkshires for the weekend. Probably the first time she's been more than 50 miles for over a decade. Everything went well until we hooked up the water and a pipe let...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 07-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
More update on Lydia, heading out this weekend

Since may we have done nothing but work to get Lydia on the road and we take the plunge on Thursday. Out to the Berkshires before we head out on a 4,000+ mile trip to Burning Man. We have repaired...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-20-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 29,983
Posted By PaintedWagon
Alright, truth time. My husband and I are going...

Alright, truth time. My husband and I are going to Burning Man, we have tickets and Lydia, our 1972 Safari, is almost road worthy and ready for her tattoos. We are bringing our tandem bicycle and...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 29,983
Posted By PaintedWagon
We do have an awning, AC and generator. I'm...

We do have an awning, AC and generator. I'm hoping to use the AC as little as possible but I am from New England and not used to Nevada heat. Can you actually run the AC during a dust storm or will...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-05-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 29,983
Posted By PaintedWagon
I have read a lot about taping and covering...

I have read a lot about taping and covering windows to keep heat and dust out. Do you open up the windows at all while a BM? Isn't it sort of dark in the trailer if all the windows are covered in...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-30-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 707
Posted By PaintedWagon
Surfer Motif curtains for 70's Safari

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

For sale, Surfer motif professionally made curtains (No...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 05-04-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
More updates

After a looong winter covered in snow, Lydia emerged more or less in tact. I have replaced all the window gaskets, pulled up the floor and calked around all the windows, sealed the bumper where the...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 01-31-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 29,983
Posted By PaintedWagon
Trailer storage near BM

We live in Massachusetts and Groucho (150 Ford pick up) will be towing "Lydia"(1972 Safari) to Burning Man this year. I figure that even if we really pushed it, and I don't want to do that, it would...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,271
Posted By PaintedWagon
Not sure that we'll make it but if we do we'll...

Not sure that we'll make it but if we do we'll bring our body paints.
Forum: Member Introductions 10-26-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By PaintedWagon
Lydia (The Tattooed Lady)

Lydia is our new to us, 1972 23ft. Twin Safari. She spent the summer at the local Airstream Dealer (AS of NE) getting a full work over. Still needs some minor repairs and modifications. Needs some...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 10-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By PaintedWagon
Update on Lydia (the Tattooed Lady) was Newbe with '72 Twin

First I want to thank everyone who posts to these forums. I have been able to answer almost all my question just using the search feature.

Now for the update. I first posted in July as "Newbe...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 10-26-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By PaintedWagon
Lydia (the Tattooed Lady) :: 1972 Airstream Safari Twin

Lydia (the Tattooed Lady) :: 1972 Airstream Safari Twin (2013-10-26 09:15:08)
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 07-03-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By PaintedWagon
I have some wiring, plumbing and carpentry...

I have some wiring, plumbing and carpentry skills/tools. Wondering what you would consider the "esay" repairs that I could do myself vs. those that are best left to the pros.
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 07-02-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By PaintedWagon
Newbe with '72 Twin Safari

Just completed the purchase of the ebay 72 Safari mentioned in a previous post. I have been lurking on these forums for a couple of years so I hope I'm going in with some knowledge. Looks like it's...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-01-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By PaintedWagon
Reliable repairs in MA

I just purchased a vintage tralor that almost certainly will need axel and break work. Anyone had experience with or know of repair shops in the MA region?
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