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Old 04-26-2019, 01:28 AM   #1
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Interior restoration progress on my 1971 Revcon 250

Hey everyone. I’m a fan of “mid-century modern” style, I love vintage, and I restore furniture in my spare time. So when I picked up this 1971 Revcon diamond-in-the-rough several months ago, I knew I wanted to keep the interior true to its heritage, but of course, with some comfortable updates while addressing safety issues. Overall, that meant save what I could restore in the coach and cab, or make it functional again, which is easier to do with these because the original construction quality is so darn good.

It wasn’t running, radiator out, random engine parts in the front seat and on the ground, no tags in over 15 years. Windows were left open but since we had seven years of drought here in SoCal, there were only limited water related problems inside. And the aluminum shell held tight with no leaks. What a great shell design these things have!!!
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:38 AM   #2
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The coach and cab had been home to several vagrants... and rodents, and they all made their mess but didnít clean up when they left. Hahaha!!!

But from the first time I saw it, I looked past the filth and could see it was a good candidate to get back on the road.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:50 AM   #3
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There were a few missing pieces, like no batteries, but generally everything was still there. And the typical weak spots in Revcons, like the plastic drawer handles, needed to be replaced. And the front seat upholstery could be saved with some work, but all other cushions and upholstery and carpeting went straight into the trash after I took down measurements.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:09 AM   #4
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Well after a lot of work, Iím at a stage where I can truly appreciate how nice and functional these flat nose Revcons really are and share a few photos of the progress.

I was able to save the majority of the original feel which was my goal. The original cabinets turned out excellent due to the quality veneers originally used, the original countertops just need gluing down and cleaning, I was able to save 80% of the original front seat upholstery, and all the real teak used in the cabinets and trim was sanded and stained to an excellent appearance. And the front dash and door panels came out looking like new!!!

Now if I could just get the photos oriented properly!!!! 🤪
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:30 AM   #5
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And if you are not too dizzy from looking at the upside down and left and sided photos, you can see a few of the changes I made such as...

I added retro style cabinet pulls to the upper cabinets to make it easier to open with the spring loaded hinges, I used 6 inch round stereo speakers in front on the upper storage shelf above the front cab and again in the rear back cabinets, and I used a commercial grade low pile carpet throughout with enough leftover I made a few matching floor mats. The rear bed required some mods to accommodate a seven inch thick memory foam mattress which was cut into separate pieces to form the base and back of the sofa, much more comfortable than just four inches of standard foam. And I extended the width of the bed pullout a couple inches just to make sure it would be comfortable for two. And thereís a nice drop down hinged 12 volt tv you can watch from the sofa/bed. It raises and lowers easily and doesnít block the window when raised.

Thatís where Iím at!

Jeff
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:37 AM   #6
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Trying to get at least one photo right side up... 🤣
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:02 PM   #7
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I'm intrigued - and my neck hurts :)

What a nice Revcon - so original!

But it is really hard to appreciate your pics because of how they're oriented.

IRV2 is pretty unsophisticated for posting photos. Here's what I've learned.

Photos are shown in the same orientation they were taken in your camera/phone.

The way I post them to orient properly is to either:
1. Be sure to post photos that have not been rotated to proper orientation,
or,
2. Once oriented on my local drive, create a duplicate, then upload that duplicate.

Yes, a major pain, but seems to work.

Please keep your project posts coming! As someone who got his Revcon as a trashed basket case, it's cool to see one so original.

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Old 04-26-2019, 11:13 PM   #8
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I flipped the 'puter every which way to look at your work. Most excellent
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:00 PM   #9
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I don't know if he is still around, but check out this page:
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He bought a CNC mill for doing one off motorcycle parts. Somewhere along the line, he decided to make drawer pulls for his Revcon. I don't know if he still has any left, but I'd suggest trying to contact him.
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Try Irfanview for changing future pics

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Photos are shown in the same orientation they were taken in your camera/phone.
The way I post them to orient properly is to either:
1. Be sure to post photos that have not been rotated to proper orientation,
or,
2. Once oriented on my local drive, create a duplicate, then upload that duplicate.
Irfanview is free, customer friendly, easy to learn & use.
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The way I post them to orient properly is to either:
1. Be sure to post photos that have not been rotated to proper orientation,
or,
2. Once oriented on my local drive, create a duplicate, then upload that duplicate.
Irfanview is free, customer friendly, easy to learn & use.
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