Hello all, new to this site but not RV'ing or cars (title reflects that?) or vbb forums.
As for the title of this post - a friend of ours had decided to take their life-long dream of boat chartering in some tropical climate. Problem: he had been living in what appears to be a 1970 Safari though I couldn't tell (yr) in the dark by the time we got it parked on our property. I'll try to run the VIN to find out the exact year though it looks to be a 70' from the layout and exterior with options available then. He just dropped it off and said "take good care of it, I'll drop the title off Saturday". Ummm...ok.
The exterior is oxidized, most of the interior will have to be replaced and the front seating/dining is torn up to the sub floor. There is supposedly a leak in front and back above the windows but I haven't had time to actually check - there is nothing in the bedroom, its been stripped. And being a computer geek the wiring is probably messed up from some strange configurations they were trying to do - most of it will be a strip down and refurbish.
At least the axle and frame are solid, new propane tanks up front, good tread on the tires, original windows are still intact though will need a new seal. No torque on the frame or body but it did sit 99% of the time leveled on 4pt jacks.
After owning a class A 38' custom diesel pusher for six years, my Grandfathers first 1952 Airstream then later a 1974 of which they travelled all over North America with 'the AS group', family background of custom home building and wood boat building then my hobby of racing street stock cars, I think I can figure most of this out.
However new ideas are always welcome and I may hit you all up for that or lurk to see what many have done with a TT such as this. My goal is to restore the exterior to original - I am undecided on the interior since I have Grandfathers old slides from 30+ years in his Airstream's. It shows the true configuration, colors and materials - a bit outdated but colors and fabric can vary yet still retain its original glory.
What a way to enter a mid-life crisis!