THE ONLY FORUM FOR ENTHUSIASTS OF CLASSIC SAFARI CARAVANS MADE BETWEEN 1948 AND 1982.
This group was started in 2003, with the aim of encouraging the preservation and enjoyment of all Safari Caravans made before 1978 and of the classic shape with the drop front side window made until 1982.
We try to assist owners in preservation, restoration, sales and purchase of these excellent Caravans. Membership is open to anyone who owns, has owned, or would like to own a Safari caravan, or is a supplier of products or services directly related to these Caravans.
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I've had to have several repairs done to my gas and electrical systems in the Safari to be safe and legal but along the way the mechanic destroyed some of the original features of the van . I'm mainly referring to the rear lights where the backing plates have broken in several places . I suppose it was in evitable there would be some breakage when trying to remove 34yr old brittle plastic . Anyway although I imagine some second hand replacements are available ...I wonder if it would be possible to manufacture replacement parts using one of these new 3D printers ?
I would imagine you are right about the lenses Brian , as you say , I was mainly referring to the backing plate which looks a simple enough shape to reproduce . However if you have new old stock of these , I would certainly be interested in purchasing a couple at that price . The electrics of the entire caravan required an overhaul before first use . I'm keen to maintain originality where possible . Please message me and I will confirm we are talking about the right part and arrange payment.