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Forum: Photography 06-05-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,704
Posted By safari62
Mystic Seaport Museum - Connecticut

A few years ago. Not my trailer!
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 05-12-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By safari62
Rendezvous 2022

Vintage Airstream Club members (And future members)

Rendezvous July 20 to 22, 2022
Sandwich Fairgrounds - Sandwich, NH

Sign up on www.vintageairstreamclub.com
Click on Events - Rendezvous
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-03-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By safari62
Hi Gail Ah the confessions of a well travelled...

Hi Gail
Ah the confessions of a well travelled Airstreamer and her trusty Clipper.
On the plus side it has been ten years since your last polishing session. I remember the photos of the sand and...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-21-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By safari62
Interesting. Since I do not have that part to...

Interesting.
Since I do not have that part to visualize I will have to look for one.
So how does the Valterra hub attach to toilet flange? Glued i am guessing.
Thanks
Gary
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-20-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By safari62
Yes aluminum corrodes

Just to confirm what you already knew before making your plastic conversion plate for the 1961 Safari I will share these photos of the VTS aluminum plate.

It has been on my Safari maybe eight...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By safari62
Very nicely done. I wish you made a dozen or...

Very nicely done.
I wish you made a dozen or so. I would be a customer.
I am search of a conversion plate for a 1963 AS. (With 3 hole) VTS is out of stock. Anyone have suggestions on were to...
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 04-27-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,018
Posted By safari62
Hi Mark That’s some good info on the corrosion....

Hi Mark
That’s some good info on the corrosion. I sent my thread on exploding rivets via email. (Mystery of the Exploding Rivets) lots of interesting advice.
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 04-25-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,018
Posted By safari62
Hi Mark Nice job. I’m keeping this short as...

Hi Mark
Nice job.
I’m keeping this short as Airforums keeps timing me out. Lost last reply of great detail which is probably a good thing for you.

On corrosion I have been told use air blaster...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-21-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Too tight to snip, but those bad little rivets...

Too tight to snip, but those bad little rivets have nice little holes I can drill a small pilot hole through from the inside. I also have a rivet removal tool that (mostly) works. Then there is that...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-21-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
I will keep this in mind this when I try it. Ive...

I will keep this in mind this when I try it. Ive owned a small hand blaster for twenty years and really never used so I do have some tool guilt and this may help with that.
They are small areas...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-21-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
They are relatively small areas and I would like...

They are relatively small areas and I would like to try baking soda. Thanks.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-20-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Thanks Aerowood, I will try both since I already...

Thanks Aerowood, I will try both since I already have many of these tools.
And thanks for the links.
Just have to figure out a way to contain medium.

On a side note, I contacted the maker of my...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-19-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
History for sure, I only wish I knew what it was!...

History for sure, I only wish I knew what it was!

Any suggestions for the corrosion? We need to clean all the adhesive and I assume these corrosion areas where nests and urine from creatures
...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Close up look at stem of rivets

I am including a few more photos of the Exploding rivets. As I mentioned before one of my concerns were how well they set in the aluminum. All of them seem tight although some are shallow and flush...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-16-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
I dont think I have a choice now. One of my...

I dont think I have a choice now. One of my concerns is oversized holes after removing the Exploding (repair) rivets.
Im using The VTS 5/32 oversized buck rivets but worry about rivets that may...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-16-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Yes this looks like the only way to go. Time to...

Yes this looks like the only way to go. Time to check the rivet inventory.

I knew we had leak issues and even more embarrassing mice damage in the front panels. The damage is removed but floor and...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-15-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Cherryloc! I will take more photos today and...

Cherryloc! I will take more photos today and post them here. There are definitely varied stems on these rivets, some straight, some bulbed and bulged.
Thanks Aerowood
Gary
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-15-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Great idea! I hate spinning rivets. Actually I...

Great idea! I hate spinning rivets. Actually I hate these rivets and theyre not even spinning yet. Still, they are very interesting.
Now that is has happened I realize these exploding rivets came...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-15-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Hi Mark Yes, I am heading in that direction as...

Hi Mark
Yes, I am heading in that direction as it would be too risky to go the flattening route. Sounds like Goransons is on to something about the rivet spinning during removal so I get to flatten...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-15-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Hi bibs Yes, the does sound like a good idea,...

Hi bibs
Yes, the does sound like a good idea, but now I think I have to do more.
Thanks for the input.
Gary
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-15-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Hi Shelly Nice to hear from you. I know the...

Hi Shelly
Nice to hear from you. I know the last we meet and shared our stories of the continuing leaking saga, I knew we needed to finally dig in and attempt a real fix to our Safari.
Since then...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Thanks Mark & Tom I was fully prepared to...

Thanks Mark & Tom
I was fully prepared to replace the front street side explosive rivets but the rear corner panels discovery has me rethinking if it is wise. They look and feel tight (so far) but...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Thanks Mark I wish I only found a few and not...

Thanks Mark
I wish I only found a few and not maybe hundreds and double layers of aluminum to boot!
And all of these panels would have been accessible with a bucking bar during construction.
In...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-12-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,153
Posted By safari62
Mystery of the Exploding Rivets

After seventeen years and over one hundred thousand miles traveling with our 1962 Safari we decided to address leaks and floor issues.

In the process of exposing floors and walls I discovered what...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Safari 12-02-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,801
Posted By safari62
Good news and our favorite Airstream model year....

Good news and our favorite Airstream model year. Can you send me a pm when the Ambassador thread begins?
Thanks
Gary
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Safari 09-19-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,801
Posted By safari62
One of the highlights of our trip

I think this is one of those it really is a small world moments when I noticed a mid- fifties Airstream pulling in one site over from us. Then I noticed the Vermont tags and thought this might be...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Safari 05-21-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,801
Posted By safari62
Hi Mark I only have a 45 degree countersink but...

Hi Mark
I only have a 45 degree countersink but a partial counter (I assume flat) would work. Except for the two uneven surfaces and starting the sink?

I spaced the rivets about a foot apart,...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Safari 05-14-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,801
Posted By safari62
Blind vs buck for rub rail

I like using 3/16 aluminum Blind rivets placed in center recessed strip and counter sink surface to allow for clearance of rivet head.
Buck rivets will work, but there can be rivet length issues and...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Safari 05-14-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,801
Posted By safari62
Blind vs buck for rub rail

I like using 3/16 aluminum rivets placed in center recessed strip and counter sink surface to allow for clearance of rivet head.
Buck rivets will work, but there can be rivet length issues and even...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Safari 02-08-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,801
Posted By safari62
Follow up

Nice lights. They look similar to the style in our 57. On the subject of wiring, I did find some scary stuff inside the walls on the Custom. Worn casings were grommets should have been and damage...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Safari 01-23-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,801
Posted By safari62
Looking good

Very nice model trailer. Looks to be in great shape. You have some excellent advice via inside/out and MELODY threads. Glad you found were the smell was coming from! PO did a great floor repair,...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 03-26-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,810
Posted By safari62
I am glad you mentioned Shelly's Moonraker...

I am glad you mentioned Shelly's Moonraker project. I should have checked my subscribed threads before posting to your thread. One of the best and amazing work.
Once again glad you are back at it!...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 03-23-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,810
Posted By safari62
I am happy to see you will be returning to your...

I am happy to see you will be returning to your project. I could not remember if any other restoration threads were mentioned in earlier posts on this thread that you were following. A few of my...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-06-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,718
Posted By safari62
Panel replacement

Here are a few threads:

It's a Girl / Inside Out thread.

Aerowood threads
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-27-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 112,518
Posted By safari62
On the water fill problem have you tried heat (as...

On the water fill problem have you tried heat (as in Flame) and a large pipe wrench?
I think sink can be off center (Symetry doe not imply Balance) and allows for a space next to tub and sink. Our...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-10-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By safari62
As is usually the case I should have been more...

As is usually the case I should have been more precise asking about interior contents. It has been gutted (I hate that term) so all of the woodwork, counters, and appliances including hardware is...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-09-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By safari62
This could also be a year model 1958? Or late 57'...

This could also be a year model 1958? Or late 57' being 7 panel ends. We have a 13 panel Custom very much like Caravanner year 1957. The interiors was all there but not worth saving except as...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 03-28-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,280
Posted By safari62
That was the standard battery box for that era. I...

That was the standard battery box for that era. I am guessing they changed to inboard 63/64?

My 62' is similar but built out to accept a wider battery.

Hey Groovy, nice FC! I see it has the...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-07-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 108,589
Posted By safari62
DEATH Valley

Hi John

In New England we just had 40 inches of snow in the last ten days and are expecting 20" inches more in the next two or so days.

So besides the fact that this area is actually named...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-07-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,762
Posted By safari62
I am so happy to hear that. And to think even...

I am so happy to hear that. And to think even some modern Airstreams used this material.
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 02-07-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,215
Posted By safari62
My 62' furnace is also under the oven. I replaced...

My 62' furnace is also under the oven. I replaced it with a new Suburban 24 K btu forced hot air unit. This unit requires lots of power from the 12 volt system to run the fan and therefore has...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 78,224
Posted By safari62
how about this?

John Wayne’s “War Wagon” IH Travelall heads to auction | Hemmings Daily (https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/12/19/john-waynes-war-wagon-ih-travelall-heads-to-auction/)

I do not know if this...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,399
Posted By safari62
Also: Top vents and astrodome should be...

Also:


Top vents and astrodome should be fully closed and either zip tied and/or wired to fixed brackets. Do not trust that lifters will work.


Bring cord or rope to tie door knob to...
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 05-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 105,555
Posted By safari62
Hi Steve Glad to get an update on your travels...

Hi Steve
Glad to get an update on your travels and extended road testing of the trailer. We have shelved the 57' Custom project until a workspace and other obligations are resolved. But I still...
Forum: Tires 05-23-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,177
Posted By safari62
Yoko/mich/GM

I did go with the Yokohama RY 215 replacing the Goodyear Marathons after going over the time limit a bit too far.

I stretched the life as we did not travel so much last year and they did not...
Forum: Tires 05-07-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,177
Posted By safari62
It is time for me to renew my tires and am also...

It is time for me to renew my tires and am also looking to try another brand. Michelin LTX or Yokohama???

This would be for the 62' Safari. Load range D OK?

Gary
Forum: Our Community 05-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 406,219
Posted By safari62
My friend Allen likes this.

My friend Allen likes this.
Forum: Photography 03-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,174
Posted By safari62
Yes that is a boat and not sure if it ever came...

Yes that is a boat and not sure if it ever came out of the water last fall? I'm sure Michigan has more ice. The harbor already has a few sailboats in.

The large building in the distance is the...
Forum: Photography 03-24-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,174
Posted By safari62
rally rainbow

Chilly Man Rally after a rain storm.
Forum: Photography 03-24-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,174
Posted By safari62
our last big snow storm

I took the first photo 7:30 am after a night of snow and the light and low tide made for a nice contrast. Walking back to the house I checked out the trailers and took the second photo. This was...
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