You're welcome on the links...if you get a chance to read them and check out the pictures in the archive
, you'll discover that Safari's of the era were kind of an entry level, or as they call it "popular-priced" & "streamlined"
model made from what seems like leftover parts from other trailers to me - not much is standardized in them as you will see in the archive pics.
Also, all 22-footer's made in Ohio were labeled as Safari's. Flying Clouds were their 22' cousins made in the California plant. What I've kinda surmised with the other "Flying Cloud-Layout Safari-labels" is that possibly Ohio made a few custom Flying Cloud-layout 22' trailers and badged them as Safari's because that was their 22' model was and the tags they had. The thing is when Airstream had the two plants going at the same time - there was a lot of competition between the two. They would try things out at one plant or the other and see what sold best. I suspect this is an example of this...if only these babies could talk!
Thanks also for the kudos on Birdy...
Post pics when you can of yours...I for one love seeing the "as found" condition shots then following the transformation. Pics can also help determine if it is modified or indeed another anomally. Regardless, congrats & have fun with it!