Searle Safari now home

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soldiersteve
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Searle Safari now home

Post by soldiersteve » Wed May 09, 2018 8:50 pm

Brought the new 88" Searle Safari home today. Really pleased with it. I expected it to remind me of my 88" that I had in the 80's but it's far better. The overdrive is fantastic and generally it is just so easy to drive especially when compared with my 101. Now I need to get myself to hospital to get this smile surgically removed from my face!
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romanyrose
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by romanyrose » Wed May 09, 2018 9:07 pm

G'day Bro, I must say what a lovely looking machine along with the awning and my favourite colour, although I am not wanting to rush you but a picture of the engine bay and inside would be nice unless I have missed them.

Catch you later. R-Rose :tiphat: .
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DrivingDutchman
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by DrivingDutchman » Wed May 09, 2018 11:28 pm

Beautifull... :cheers:

Nice blue... :woohoo:

Michiel
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gossamer
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by gossamer » Thu May 10, 2018 11:04 pm

Very nice.

How does that awning work, please?
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RMS
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by RMS » Thu May 10, 2018 11:21 pm

Good to see you got it home ok Steve - looks like a great buy :cheers:
gossamer wrote:Very nice.

How does that awning work, please?
The awning frame and canvas are the same as the LWB Carawagon, just a little shorter.

I've still got your reproduction frame here Matt, and an original awning if you want to borrow it to make a pattern.

I'm not sure if Pete Stevens will be coming to the Wakefield pub meet - if he does, he might be willing to relay them for you :cheers:

Cheers,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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gossamer
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by gossamer » Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 pm

Thanks Robin. :wine:

I'll ask on the 'other side' if anyone could help relay the stuff.

I'd be interested in looking at the original canvas to see if I can replicate it.

I would like to try to have a go at creating something before t'Pit but I'm up to my eyballs in bits and bobs for folk at the moment so I suppose it may not happen in time.

:cheers:
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by Stuey » Thu May 17, 2018 11:50 am

RMS wrote:Good to see you got it home ok Steve - looks like a great buy :cheers:
gossamer wrote:Very nice.

How does that awning work, please?
The awning frame and canvas are the same as the LWB Carawagon, just a little shorter.

I've still got your reproduction frame here Matt, and an original awning if you want to borrow it to make a pattern.

I'm not sure if Pete Stevens will be coming to the Wakefield pub meet - if he does, he might be willing to relay them for you :cheers:

Cheers,
Robin.
Didn’t think there was anything in the length of the awnings and poles, just where the poles go to in the vehicle as such? Need to compare mine against a 109”
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by soldiersteve » Thu May 17, 2018 2:58 pm

romanyrose wrote:G'day Bro, I must say what a lovely looking machine along with the awning and my favourite colour, although I am not wanting to rush you but a picture of the engine bay and inside would be nice unless I have missed them.

Catch you later. R-Rose :tiphat: .
Photos as requested :)
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Re: Searle Safari now home

Post by romanyrose » Thu May 17, 2018 7:03 pm

G'day Bro, thank you for the pictures :wine: , she looks a really nice machine and hopefully from what I can see a lot of time and effort has gone in to it.

Correct me if I am wrong due to pictures being able to hide a lot of things, either way I would be happy if it was mine :whistle: . Catch you later. Brad or R-Rose if you like :tiphat: .
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