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Old 03-09-2014, 12:09 AM   #101
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Plumbing still stinks!

Seems to be going backwards on the Safari. Gave up on the plumbing until new trap comes next week. Working on interior cabinets and such. Found this airstream style furniture in the cities a few weeks ago but couldn't afford it.
Tomorrow there will be progress on the trailer.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:53 PM   #102
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Still plugging along

DH has been working a lot for pay lately and then had some other issues to attend to so progress on the Safari is slow. He got some things taken care of not related to the trailers and it continues to be a slow crawl. At least we have forward motion anyway.

There is the flooring that is going down which is a really nice quality. Don't know how it will hold up but time will tell. The ends of the dinette are done and DH is trying to figure out where to mount the fuse box. I suggested some place where no one will try to wiggle their tiny fingers into just to see what is in there. We'll see if he can hide it somewhere close by but hidden that still allows easy access for adults trying to change a fuse.

Curb side locker is in and the roadside one is done but not installed. Tracking down plumbing leaks and figuring out how to fix them. He has most of them fixed but the shower fixture is causing some problems. The connection itself is leaking behind the tub so he has to pull all of that out again. I wonder if we will ever be able to say we are done with the plumbing on this one. Things could be a whole lot worse so really no complaints here.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #103
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Where did my photos go?

I put a bunch of photos up but now they are gone....
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:58 PM   #104
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Disappearing photos..must be shy

Rest of the photos...we'll see if they are too shy to appear.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:59 PM   #105
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Nice! I'm anxious to see what the flooring looks like when it's down and whether it's a good floor in the long run...good idea on the fuse box cover away from prying eyes although they always seem to find things. Someday they will grow out of that though!
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:36 AM   #106
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Your progress is much faster than most. We all realize that it takes 10 time longer to rebuild an Airstream that it takes to tear one apart. I look at your front dinette and think about how each frame member and each "sleeper" has to be planned, measured, cut, trimmed, drilled, attached, tested and then sometimes done over because the original idea doesn't work out.


I feel your pain even though my winter project on the Trade Wind is not near as extensive as your projects. How many times have I fussed and redone the furnace install, the drain plumbing install, the waste tanks install? I figured one of the problems for us "rebuilders" is the planning. We don't have "blueprints" to follow. We just muddle our way through. That takes extra time.


You folks are going to have a beautiful, improved and like new Safari. It is worth the wait even if it takes another year. Don't stress, celebrate the fact that you folks are way ahead of most of us "rebuilders". You will get it done.


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Old 04-02-2014, 08:50 PM   #107
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Your progress is much faster than most. We all realize that it takes 10 time longer to rebuild an Airstream that it takes to tear one apart. I look at your front dinette and think about how each frame member and each "sleeper" has to be planned, measured, cut, trimmed, drilled, attached, tested and then sometimes done over because the original idea doesn't work out.


I feel your pain even though my winter project on the Trade Wind is not near as extensive as your projects. How many times have I fussed and redone the furnace install, the drain plumbing install, the waste tanks install? I figured one of the problems for us "rebuilders" is the planning. We don't have "blueprints" to follow. We just muddle our way through. That takes extra time.


You folks are going to have a beautiful, improved and like new Safari. It is worth the wait even if it takes another year. Don't stress, celebrate the fact that you folks are way ahead of most of us "rebuilders". You will get it done.


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Thanks for the support David,
It is amazing how much work goes into each step and the pictures don't tell the story of the time it takes to get to that point. The fact that each thing has to be figured out and then attempted, finessed, and redone is a trial at times. We are still shooting for completion by this summer but if it doesn't entirely happen, we can live with it.

I started making the cushions for our Pacer a couple of weekends ago and discovered the enormous amount of time it takes to complete one. Our daughter will be here for a few days to help on the trailer in a couple of weeks and we are going to try to do some cushions, curtains, and maybe some polishing if the weather and time allows. We might have our hands full with even one of those projects.

I think this is going to be a great little trailer when it is done and we are enjoying the thought of the kids having fun in this long after we are gone. We have our first big trip out set up with all of the kids in August so it is going to be great. I can't wait to see the little girls the first time they go into it and when we get to go camping together. Yippee!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:22 PM   #108
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Bit by bit, part by part

Latest work done on the Safari. Leaks fixed on plumbing, installed some of the dinette, and bulkheads. Still have to figure out replacement light covers that aren't the plastic ones. I have several ideas and we might have to try some of them when our daughter comes to work on the trailer in a couple of weeks. Bit by bit...
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:15 AM   #109
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Few photos

Here are some photos of the progress of late. First one is the basalt formica on the table top, the first run of flooring, the still unfinished overhead cornice and after a shot of the dinette, a close up of the cornice wood, and the galley floor layout base.

Daughter comes next week so she will be making a number of decisions on some things and we will get started on the curtains, cushions, and other parts of the project as we get time. I know the time is going to go quickly while she is here so I am trying to get everything lined up and ready to go.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:51 PM   #110
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Getting her hands dirty....but making progress!

Our oldest daughter came from MN to work on their trailer this Thursday-Saturday. So far she and her dad have gotten a lot done and they have been busy. The floor got installed today and it really looks like it is going to be a durable floor. They got the doors all made and installed around the dinette. I am not sure what they have cooked up for tomorrow's plans.

She and I worked on cushions but my serger is giving me fits so we spent more time fiddling around with that than sewing. So it goes. At least we got one done so she can show her kids that she wasn't just here having fun all the time. I'll have to work on the cushions later when I get the serger straightened out.

She was busy cleaning a piece of aluminium trim and spent about 1.5 hours on a foot long section. This is the curved trim around the bulkhead where the fridge goes and we have to modify it a bit because of the larger fridge. All those little grooves are taking a long time to clean out. I guess there will be another couple hours on that piece alone before it is ready to reinstall.

We still need to work on curtains, lights, installing windows, and more before she leaves on Sunday morning. Something tells me we are not going to get it all done. It has been great to have her here to help and to see the progress. And to see why it seems to take so long to get everything done; it is not just because we are slow!
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:33 AM   #111
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Your family has many skills, and it takes many skills to build an Airstream. Now we know why they are so expensive. The photos show the work of crafts men and women enjoying the hobby. We enjoy seeing your progress in this thread. I only wish mine looked as good.


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Old 04-27-2014, 08:53 AM   #112
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I wish I could get my wife and kids to help with the work on the trailer. You're very fortunate!
Your trailer is looking great.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #113
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Your family has many skills, and it takes many skills to build an Airstream. Now we know why they are so expensive. The photos show the work of crafts men and women enjoying the hobby. We enjoy seeing your progress in this thread. I only wish mine looked as good.


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Thanks David,
It was good to have our daughter here to help and to make some key decisions on a number of things like where the microwave goes and what is the look for the curtains. She is already safe and sound at home in MN and probably glad for a rest from the Safari.

I cannot even imagine what this would cost if we weren't doing the work ourselves. That is also part of the fun to see what you can do and make it uniquely your own. Or theirs i guess
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:08 PM   #114
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I wish I could get my wife and kids to help with the work on the trailer. You're very fortunate!
Your trailer is looking great.
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We have turned into a crazy Airstream family that you read about on the Forums. Now we all look for them, compare notes on what we have seen, and plan little family caravan vacations. We do all enjoy working on them together and helping each other get them to the point we want to camp in them.

Soon we will have three of the four done and a little birdie told me there is one nearby I didn't know about....
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #115
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What did the original 1966 Safari curtains look like?

Daughter and I have some ideas on how we are going to make the Safari curtains but would like to see what the originals looked like in style, construction, and width. The tracks are really long and the windows are small so it seems rather odd.

She has some very nice fabric here all ready to go once we get the plan together. Looking for leads anyone! Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:52 AM   #116
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Mine are a linen/grass mat material. They snap in place on the wall where the runner ends and have the typical plastic slides with metal curtain hooks. I have tried to upload pictures for you but cannot seem to make it work.
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Freckles pictures

Pictures of Freckles that I snapped this week when I was back home - now I'm back to piles of laundry (I guess my household doesn't know how to do it without me around!) and soccer practices for the girls as soon as all this rain lets up!
I think the flooring will be really nice, it snaps together and floats on the floor. Was pretty easy to install once you get the hang of how the different sides lock together. And it's hard to see any dirt on there so that'll be perfect!
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:28 PM   #118
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Where is the cushion?

I was waiting to see a photo of the one cushion we got done so far....do you have one?
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Curtains from 1966 Safari

Someone asked about curtains and thought I'd share.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:08 PM   #120
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Photos with some work done

Only about three weeks until our daughter and family come to pick up their 1966 Safari aka "Freckles". The youngest granddaughter who is 7 told her mother that if Grandpa didn't have their trailer done by the time she is ten, then they are not paying for it.

I am not sure we will be 100% done with it by the time they get here but it will be campable anyway. DH has been working non stop on it for the last month taking off six days to work at his consulting job. He is driven. He has completed most of the kitchen, has some work to do yet on the cabinet above the fridge, installed the gas lamp, made the table, installed new tires on the new axle with new baby moons, and the cushions and curtains are coming along but not done yet. He is moving towards working on the bathroom next in hopes to be ready for their arrival before we know it.

As you can see, our daughter is using a soft gray for the interior walls, charcoal color for the cushions and table, aqua/turquoise color in the curtains, and orange as an accent. Funny now that she picked that orange color I keep finding more stuff that is just perfect in there. Got a vintage orange trash can (still had the guaranteed for one year label on it) that is just right, orange drawer organizers, matching orange pot scrapers, and even an orange fly swatter. I am on a hunt!
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