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Old 01-27-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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David & Diane's '68 Safari Milestone

Today we reached a milestone in the renovation of our 68 Safari......first let me go thru a photographic quick history of our work on the Safari. This will take a few posts, sorry I don't know how to do it all in one post.

First is a picture of what the trailer looked like inside and out when we got her home.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Interior after trash removed

We filled 5 contractor bags to get all the junk out
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Interior removal

Removed all interior furniture and utilities.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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Interior skins removed

We labeled and took out all interior skins.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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Shell Lift

Lifted the shell off of the frame and pulled frame out with our trusty 8n.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #6
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Subfloor removal

Made patterns of curved sections and recorded dimensions of all floor penetrations, then removed subfloor.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #7
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Sheetmetal parts

Collected sheet metal parts, designed new grey water box, created isometric drawings of all pieces and sent out to be made.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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Milestone

The milestone for us is the first time we put something back onto the trailer, it may be only a coat of primer on the rear bumper, but that is a big deal to me. Have been in demolition mode for too long, it is a great day when we finally crest the hill and begin the fun aspect of this project.

Yea!
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #9
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Looking awesome, keep up the good work. I can't wait until we can fix up our baby. First I have to finish the house I am building for my daughter next door. Plumbing done, drywall almost finished, I can see the light and it is (so far) definitely NOT an oncoming train.
My baby sits and waits in the driveway, soon, soon we will start the butt lift and facelift and she will be beautiful and shiny again.
I am so happy for you, it won't be long until you are heading down the road on her maiden voyage.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #10
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Impressive! Congratulations and keep up the great work. Love the photo journal!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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Our next effort will be to run a wire brush over the frame and cover in POR-15, then we will really be cooking with gas.

I almost made reservation for a Christmas rally today, getting a little ahead of myself.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
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David, that is looking fantastic!!! keep up the good work. you will be camping in your treasure before you know it!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:37 AM   #13
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You've undertaken a daunting task by virtually rebuilding your Safari. Congrats for getting to this turning point! Keep the pics coming.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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This weeks update

We are busily working on the frame. First we had to repair the main frame members at the rear of trailer. Cut a patch out of angle iron and welded in place.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #15
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Front Frame Repair

Front crossmember was severly rusted at connection to frame on street side. Cut out the bad part of the frame and welded in a new piece.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:53 PM   #16
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Front Crossmember

Removed and reconstructed the front crossmember, and welded assembly back in place.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:59 PM   #17
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Then on to the tanks

We had to remove what was left of the tank support structure and create new supports to hold the new tank boxes we had made for our project.
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Outriggers come next

We had to repair an outrigger that was the victim of my elevator bolt removal, not to bad if you consider that I had so many opportunities to make this mistake and came away with only one oops.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #19
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Replacing the four bad outriggers

We started with the bad outrigger on the curb side rear, this went fairly well, except having to trim a quarter inch from each outrigger.

The third photo is our setup for making sure the new outrigger is at the proper level, checking the distance at both ends of outrigger assures proper placement.

The fourth photo is the completed installation of three new outriggers on the street side front.

Next step will be to POR-15 the frame.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #20
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First Class Job and Great Documentation

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Think you'll be ready for Blanco?

Hope that Diane and the kids have had a hand in the ressurection.
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