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Old 03-25-2007, 09:17 AM   #21
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Scary! Want some more?

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Uhhhhhhhhhhh, Ummm, no, but it was sure kind of you to offer.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:18 AM   #22
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Thanks for all the well wishes & congrats!

Wheel - not likely it's gonna make it to Perry - we'll be mid-restoration
Fyrzowt - Thanks! We think so too ~
Codybear - We love the 13 panels ~
Janet - Oh Dahlin', how fabulous of you to offer! I wouldn't want you to give those up! How 'bout you keep them!
Clancy_Boy - But, I AM the Aluminum Queen in our house!
Anholman - Looks can be deceiving - the pictures make it look good, trust me on this one! It's not nice!
Balgrn - Except for the decorating - it's all there & in good shape ~ a diamond in the rough!
85MH325 - LOVE the floor plan...it'll take some getting used to though
Overlander63 - the trick will be finding a stripper that removes the latex w/o damaging the wood or beatiful Zolatone that's underneath it all
sd90mac - Pictures? Now come on Marie, you know me better than that! She'll have her own website!!!
Tin Sista - are you the only one that caught the hints??? She's "Birdie" cause a lil' bird told me about her and coincidently (no lie) the original owner's name was Lily Bird. Weird huh?
Ken_J - Rob was already asking if I had your new number...I'm sure he will be in touch
Moose tags & Mistral Blue- She's a keeper! Thanks ~
Balgrn - like I said...that's scary!!! but at least you didn't inherit the wall paper & faux finishing to go with it!
Overlander63 - I already have big plans...but CCD is not it. More retro-classic take advantage of all the beautiful (we hope) wood it there.
Safari57 - We are thrilled to be part of this happy adoption story!

Now, I gotta go out there & get to work!

Shari
That is a great looking rig, kinda jealous, but sure please it went to a great home!
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:12 AM   #23
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new website?

Cool - I've read your's so many times, I can't wait to learn more! Cool find Shari - what's your interior theme or mission going to be?
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:15 AM   #24
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Wow, so good looking. This is a real find! Congrats!

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Old 03-25-2007, 10:15 AM   #25
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Shari -- I love the layout in this, 'specially the kitchen area. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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Old 03-25-2007, 05:02 PM   #26
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Well, we tore into some things today...but basically just got her parked in the backyard which meant getting Maxwell to storage and moving some wood piles around. Also cleaned the garage to get "project ready". That three extra feet sure looks odd back there! I'm sure we'll get used to it.

Running over to some friends for dinner...I'll post more pics later. Sure hope I can stay awake...I'm exhausted!

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Old 03-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #27
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since aqua is so um... like yesterday, what color is this one going to be?

he he

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Old 03-25-2007, 10:44 PM   #28
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You'll just have to wait & see John! I have a couple of ideas...

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Old 03-25-2007, 11:35 PM   #29
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i am sure she will love her new home.Congrats
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:49 PM   #30
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Okay, so we have started digging into things, identified our "To Do List" and started our wish list. Most were not surprises...we aren't that far into it yet...I'm sure we will have surprises, just don't know what yet.
  • New Toilet - came with avocado green porta-potty (no extra charge for the contents that were included)
  • New Water Heater - electric only when new, it was removed
  • Re-plumb with Pex - hot water piping removed completely / cold done (poorly) with Pex
  • New 20 or 30lb (undecided) aluminum propane tanks - out dated 20lb steel included
  • New tongue jack - not sure about manual or electric
  • Need 2 Fantastic Fans
  • Need 120/12v systems re-vamped - no inverter/converter present - park-model
  • Add black tank - park-model, drop to daylight - not sure if over or under floor yet
  • Need door handle bezel - handle is okay, but bezel is broken
  • Fix loose step @ entry
  • Check Stove - this weekend
  • Check Fridge - this weekend
  • Check Heater - this weekend
  • Strip floor tiles - at least two layers
  • Strip the cabinets / refinish wood
  • Strip the walls - most likely re-Zolatone
  • New Foam - it's yucky & crunchy
  • New Draperies - don't like the flowers
  • New Linoleum - like it in Maxwell so we're going to use again
  • New Upholstery - don't like the flowers
  • New sliding door panels @ upper cabinets - they were just masonite, now painted & wallpapered
  • New marker lights - teardrops were replaced with ovals at some point
  • Paint Airstream plaques
  • POR-15 Tongue & bumper
  • Replace Door gasket
  • Replace window gaskets
  • Repair one damaged screen
  • Replace one broken window mechanism
  • Polish
I started stripping the cabinet drawers/doors last night - they look like they will come out great, but it's gonna take a bunch of stripper. I'm using CitraStrip. We hope to remove all the interior cabinets this weekend to make this easier and to assess the floor which looks very solid.

Like I said earlier...it needs some work and we aren't planning on take her out much this year...good thing we have Maxwell!

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Old 03-29-2007, 01:51 PM   #31
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That's quite a list! Wishin you the best of luck!
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:56 PM   #32
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That's quite a list! Wishin you the best of luck!
Like I said...we knew she needed some work, no unforseen surprises yet. I guess there's not much left!

We're actually looking forward to it - guess that means we have a serious case of aluminitis, huh!?! I just love the unusual floor plan of this model, which is why we even decided to take this on. Perfect for a second project...we would have been overwhelmed had it been our first - but we aren't in a hurry or needing to use it during the restoration this time.

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Old 03-29-2007, 02:07 PM   #33
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It is a long list, but it's one at a time. Finish one and move to the next. I suggest you move any item with the word flowers to the top of the list
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #34
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I can't stop staring at the 13 panels
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:21 PM   #35
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Agreed...if I was done documenting the "as found/BEFORE" pictures...they'd already be gone! They will be by Sunday ~

Sidenote: I find it kinda funny that I have signed my posts with 'flowers' for a couple of years now...guess that upholstery is my pay back!

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Old 03-29-2007, 02:36 PM   #36
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Couple of thoughts

You will have your Airstream stars really lined up if you do not find floor rot - and if you do find there is no floor rot - you will have to make a contribution/sacrafice to the Airstream gods - (like ceremonial burning of the flowered upholstery

Be careful when you remove interior cabinets - they can be VERY flimsey if they are anything like mine were.

You may want to consider replacing the axles/springs/brakes etc - then everything is brand new and modern

You may also want to consider replacing the coupler on the hitch - again its modern and new....

Anyway, just a couple of things I did to give me comfort - in essense you will have a brand new trailer with brand new running gear.

Where did you find this trailer - its sounds great!

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Old 03-29-2007, 02:42 PM   #37
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It is a long list, but it's one at a time. Finish one and move to the next. I suggest you move any item with the word flowers to the top of the list
Looks like a short list to me.....
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Thanks Ken...

We will have the ceremonial burning of the flowers this weekend. We have looked just about everywhere and there is no floor rot...

The trailer "lived" in Montrose until 2004, then came to Denver...a "little birdie" named Fred told us about it. It was listed as '1957 Airstreem' on Craig's List...no description, no pictures. We just showed up...the rest is history.

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Old 03-29-2007, 04:26 PM   #39
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what a little beauty! i love the layout and especially the retro fridge, etc. i'll be anxious to read about what you can save and what you will have to replace. too bad she wasn't twins, i know a lot of us would love one just like her. welcome "birdie!"
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Twins were my first choice for a vinatge Safari too, but...

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too bad she wasn't twins, i know a lot of us would love one just like her. welcome "birdie!"
Actually, the way it's put together, it would be VERY easy to convert to twins. I think they were built using components with that flexibilty in mind 'back in the day'.

There is a cabinet on the curbside next to the closets, that would easily come out and fit between twins under the back window as a nightstand and make the foot space for the curbside twin. The streetside has a seat (in pic) that would become part of the street side twin. If you look at the 4 different '56 Safaris on RJ Dial's Archive site, you'll see what I mean, it's a kit of parts.

We haven't quite decided if we will leave it a full or go to twins...the jury is still out. The only thing is with the bunk overhead with the twins you would be prone to bumping your head unless you get out of bed towards the foot of the beds. With the full you don't have that issue. When we do the floorcovering, we will be going wall-to-wall so we have flexibility for changing over to the twin layout....either now or in the future.

The fresh water tank which is now under the bed crossways now will be rotated 90-degrees to fit under the twin layout. Also the water heater will be located so it will work either way, whether we have full or twins, now or later. Heck, we may even take out the bunk...it's only big enugh for a child, Miss Lily or storage which I don't think we need.

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

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