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InsideOut 03-24-2007 10:33 PM

It's a girl!!!
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I am proud to announce we have adopted a 1956 Safari double w/bunk today!!!! She weighs in at a whooping 2730 lbs and is 22' long. The interior is "all there" and the outside, while never polished is very straight and has no major damage - just some black rub-marks.

We adopted her from the grand-daughter of the original owner. We have named her "Lily Bird" after grandma but she will go by "Birdie". She does need some TLC...but I'm ready to take on another project ~ and as Fred said, she's "...just waiting to be released from the white paint jail".

Project #1 Strip the white paint on the wood, the "lovely" green & white sponge paint on the walls and green & black on the counters...not to mention the wallpaper & stick-on tiles and floral everything!
#2 Step back and see what's salvageable!

We'll do our best to bring her back to her original glory ~

Shari :flowers:

wheel interested 03-24-2007 10:36 PM

No Way. Congratulations!!!!!! I love the white porcelin appliance fronts, hope you can salvage them and that is a neat layout. Think you can bring her to Perry? :brows:

Fyrzowt 03-24-2007 10:38 PM

I'm jealous! I love it, but the inside looks like an interior decorator gone wild. NICE trailer, Congrats.

codybear 03-24-2007 10:40 PM

Wowww!..Shari, that's sooo pretty and cool!..2 classics!!

Janet H 03-24-2007 11:48 PM

Sweet! That trailer looks like it was loved. I have a nice dried flower arrangement that would match perfectly - I'd be happy to send it to you. :)

Very cool find!

clancy_boy 03-25-2007 01:06 AM

Very Very nice - I like the look. Wish it were me but I have a manditory 2 Airstream limit imposed by the Aluminum Queen.

FreshAir 03-25-2007 02:03 AM

The 'decorator' appeared to have done a good job albeit not to your style. Lynn and I 'decorated' our first house, the whole house, in the early 70s. Of course we personalized it too much. When it came time to move up we had no problem selling it to a couple that "Just Loved it!" 3 weeks after the sale I drove by our former house and the driveway and front lawn was strewn with all our 'decorations' cabinets, counters, fireplace mantle. I guess they were 'decorating' too. Your project looks like it is in great condition. Now you 'personalize' it your way all you want. We won't say anything.

Neil and Lynn

balrgn 03-25-2007 04:03 AM

That looks like it is in fabulous shap! Nice!!! :cool:

85MH325 03-25-2007 07:25 AM

Nice find, Shari! Great floorplan. You don't see many of them! I'll be excited to see the final product.


overlander63 03-25-2007 07:34 AM

Shari, you can probably finance the restoration by Ebaying those stabilizers...:D
Seriously, it looks great, and looking at the positive side, the paint and flowers may have protected the woodwork underneath, depending on the paint used.

sd90mac 03-25-2007 07:35 AM


Congratulations on your new "daughter". She's a beauty. have fun redecorating and don't forget the pictures.


tin sista 03-25-2007 07:44 AM

Isn't she lovely?
Oh Shari, congrats,
I wondered if something was up from hints in your posts in other threads about getting another trailer...:D
Have a name in mind yet? I can't wait to see what you do to this one. What a gorgeous shell!!

Ken J 03-25-2007 07:56 AM

Shari and Rob..

VERY NICE! if I can offer any help in your restor, let me know.....


moosetags 03-25-2007 07:57 AM

It is so nice to see that another significant historical Airstream has found a loving home. Congratulations on the new baby.

mistral blue 03-25-2007 08:18 AM

Lucky new parents, luckier Safari. Congratulations to you all!

balrgn 03-25-2007 08:25 AM

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Whoa! My overlander had the same print! :cool:

InsideOut 03-25-2007 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by balrgn
Whoa! My overlander had the same print! :cool:

Scary! Want some more?

Shari :flowers:

overlander63 03-25-2007 08:39 AM

I wonder what the inside panels would look like stripped and polished? Maybe a retro CCD?:cool:

safari57 03-25-2007 09:11 AM

What a beauty. Congratulations to the new parents. I'm sure it can feel the love already in it's new home, and from the look of it, it has seen plenty of that all of it's life.

I love happy adoption stories.


InsideOut 03-25-2007 09:15 AM

Thanks for all the well wishes & congrats!

Wheel - not likely it's gonna make it to Perry - we'll be mid-restoration :blink:
Fyrzowt - Thanks! We think so too ~
Codybear - We love the 13 panels ~ :wub:
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! :winkiss:
Anholman - Looks can be deceiving - the pictures make it look good, trust me on this one! It's not nice! :sick:
Balgrn - Except for the decorating - it's all there & in good shape ~ a diamond in the rough!
85MH325 - LOVE the floor'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!!! :innocent:
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! :yuk:
Overlander63 - I already have big plans...but CCD style is not it. More retro-classic take advantage of all the beautiful (we hope) wood in there.
Safari57 - We are thrilled to be part of this happy adoption story!

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

Shari :bounce:

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