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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks amazing! I was just gushing looking at the safare campers with all the high tops, then I see 2 of them posted with no top! Fun buses folks! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I just posted a bunch of brochures, flyers, and options lists that were saved by the previous owner.

The thread is "Safare' (Spirit) Camper Literature for your viewing pleasure"
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6527510#6527510

I also have the original manual for the gas stove cooktop and fridge that I will scan and post tonight. Slowly the mystery of the Safare' campers are coming to light! Very Happy
Anyone able to decode the serial numbers? Mine is XXX1 from June of 74' and I know that mine is not the first built...
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: My 1971 safare camper Reply with quote

Hello bus fans I have a safari camper I bought from beetlemania in about 2002. I did drive it from cali and now I am using it mostly as a camper but it not driven or registered. It does run and the brakes were freshened up last summer. Thanks for posting this thread it has been very interesting . Posted a picture in the gallery...

Have a good one!

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun bus! Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one's near Los Angeles. I've tried to buy it twice, but the owner was not interested in selling. Last time I talked to him, I saw he had three bugs in the backyard. All non-op, looked like they've been sitting for 15+ years. This one hasn't been moved in 10 years until last week, when he needed to clear the driveway. He uses it as a storage shed, and I think the interior is mostly complete. Bummer too, for such a sweet '74:


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am joining the Safare club next week! I'm buying a non-op '74 in absolutely awesome condition, inside and out. Almost all of the extras were in this guy. Cool

I need to sort out the engine issues and get some new tires, but otherwise, it's in stellar shape.

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(OG color was orange, so it has the yellow tabletops/burgundy vinyl combo, which I prefer. I'm probably going to keep it this color as long as the paint is in good condition, which it appears to be.)

Some minor windshield rust, a tiny bit in the door drain channel, and on the rear driver window's removable panel. Minor sideswipe by the cargo door (visible in this photo). Other than that, it really is in solid shape.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guitarman63mm wrote:
I am joining the Safare club next week! I'm buying a non-op '74 in absolutely awesome condition, inside and out. Almost all of the extras were in this guy. Cool

I need to sort out the engine issues and get some new tires, but otherwise, it's in stellar shape.

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Nice score! I dig the splitty bumper Wink

But really, I do love that color scheme and styling Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I need to sort out the engine issues, sell the bumper for a bay one, and get some new tires, but otherwise, it's in stellar shape.



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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guitarman63mm wrote:

I need to sort out the engine issues, sell the bumper for a bay one, and get some new tires, but otherwise, it's in stellar shape.



Fixed it for you


If I can sell the splitty and break even getting a new rear bumper, perhaps, but until then... I'm not going to spend money on aesthetic stuff until it runs well. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's some fun looking fiberglass there! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Fau Veh wrote:
That's some fun looking fiberglass there! Cool


Could use a wash or two. Wink


Wait, I have a relevant question for you Safare guys!!!

I was told that the seal for my top is missing. Will a westy seal work? Is it just any old u-shaped rubber channel seal??

Someone in another thread mentioned this site: http://www.perfectfit.com/15976/Weatherstrip--Trims.html
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to guess that a westy seal won't work because they are not made to go around the entire roof as one peice like the high top needs. On my Adventurewagen the seal is only on the front above the windshield, but I read that some early tops had no seal, someone will know what you need though. Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to update this. I now own a 1974 Safaré #10079, it resides here in Tampa, FL. Brought it back from Western Pennsylvania, and it was previously from California, as I think most of them are. 91k original miles on the odometer. I have a resto thread I'm working on, but I'm focusing on actually doing the work before I start making more posts. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, I just added all of these photos to my gallery from my owner's manual. I have the owner's manual for the Trav'ler stove. I'll post this in my resto thread too.

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Also, here is the wiring diagram to the original fridge. No idea where the PO managed to find this. My bus has a Norcold AC/DC fridge that was installed in the 90's, I don't think this is the diagram to mine. Can anyone clarify?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are some COOL pictures man! thanks for posting them!
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Safares....Where are they? Reply with quote

Thanks, guitarman. Your post added much data. I didn't know Safare had an operation in San Leandro.

It's a clean-looking bus. I hope you get it back on the road soon where you can enjoy it.

Please keep us up to date.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Safares....Where are they? Reply with quote

Buscuss wrote:
Thanks, guitarman. Your post added much data. I didn't know Safare had an operation in San Leandro.

It's a clean-looking bus. I hope you get it back on the road soon where you can enjoy it.

Please keep us up to date.


I dig it, I feel like we're historians of a sort. Cool

Here's the manual to the Trav'ler stove. I tried looking for parts on eBay, but I can't find much of anything about this company. My bus has the 302-20 model installed, do we all have the same one? It uses 3/8" copper tubing and the obvious flare fittings, but mine also has a three-way ball valve behind the passenger seat, do you guys have that as well? My PO appeared to have cut out most of the metal behind the passenger seat to give adequate ventilation to the Norcold fridge that was installed...I assume you guys do not have this piece cut out?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've ever seen the "Travelounge" model. Anyone have one or a photo of one?
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Safares....Where are they? Reply with quote

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Here's the manual to the Trav'ler stove. I tried looking for parts on eBay, but I can't find much of anything about this company. My bus has the 302-20 model installed, do we all have the same one? It uses 3/8" copper tubing and the obvious flare fittings, but mine also has a three-way ball valve behind the passenger seat, do you guys have that as well? My PO appeared to have cut out most of the metal behind the passenger seat to give adequate ventilation to the Norcold fridge that was installed...I assume you guys do not have this piece cut out?

Well, I had a thought on that company. I have a Fire Magic BBQ and years ago I drove to Proctor Ave. in The City of Industry, to get parts. The place that makes them is http://www.rhpeterson.com/contact-rhp/ maybe it is the same company that made yours since it is the same spot.
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Interesting that the optional tent is the same White Stag tent that Riviera offered, and that the Safare' Special appears to have the same pop top roof as a Riviera.
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