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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2022 12:14 am 
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Silver was also an optional color. Not near as many painted silver, but they are out there. The striping was blue. Black and ice white looks good too.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:45 pm 
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What a coincidence...have a look at the picture - almost like mine. Even the yellow fog lamps on the bumper are the same. :(

https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2022/0 ... their-rvs/

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:00 pm 
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Busted out windshield. But does anyone notice the rear tire? Looks like it has been converted to a single axle with an oversized rear tire. That is no small task to make that conversion. Surprised to see that in a homeless type environment.

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502 w/Howell/GM 16197427 ECM/Edelbrock MPFI,Thorley's & Magnaflows,
4L85E 4 speed, KoniFSD,
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:51 am 
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Very interesting. How can you do such a conversion?

An Austrian U.S. car forum member walked down the street some years ago, he wrote
that the beat-up Revcon was there in 2017 and 2018. The article is from 2022.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 2:19 pm 
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For those who have done it, they usually find a junk yard axle from a heavy truck. Weld up new spring brackets and bolt it in. I think if i were doing it, I'd be inclined to find a heavy trailer axle and weld it in. Probably look for a torsion axle. Most of the time, you only see this done on the older single rear axle Revcons, due to the odd wheel size and load rating. I would not do this with a tandem axle Revcon, as the tandem setup provides greater handling stability than duallies. There is really no reason to. The only modification I would do to a tandem would be that conversion I did to disc brakes. While the conversion does away with the E-brake, in the end, the greater braking capability with disc brakes far out weighs the safety loss of the E-brake. I have seen where someone found a caliper that included an E-brake, but that involves custom making brackets for the calipers. The conversion I did was bolt on.

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'83 Revcon Prince 31' FWD
502 w/Howell/GM 16197427 ECM/Edelbrock MPFI,Thorley's & Magnaflows,
4L85E 4 speed, KoniFSD,
Yes it is SOLD

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:55 am 
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Thank you for your explaination!

To-do list Revcon for 2023:

1. Replacing the 4 rear wheel bearings on the Hendrikson Tandem and the one tire with an oval outline in order to get finally rid of the annoying vibrations. Spin balancing on the vehicle afterwards.

2. New foil trim in dark red (April). The company needs warm weather to get the job done.

3. My mechanic has to adjust the service hatch in the front properly before applying a new foil, because of the incorrect clearance. There is a gap on the driver's side.

4. The new front AC is still leaking in a downpour. Has to be sealed properly.

5. Differential oilchange and new sealing.

6. New driveshafts with new bolts (breakdown in August 22)

7. 2 new shocks (front).

8. Frame of the hitch (rear) - I ordered 2 little wheels to prevent grounding.

9. Spoiler damage (from towing in August). The cracks on both sides have to be eradicated.

10. Concerning sliding window at the driver's seat and all the big windows: New fitting fuzzy channels. The ones which I have already bought before are too tight and don' t seal the windows like they should.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:53 am 
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If you are going to go for bearings, it might be interesting to look into a disk brake conversion. Makes a huge difference in stopping distance.

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4L85E 4 speed, KoniFSD,
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