The purpose of this Blog

This blog is to detail my 43 years (1973 - 2016) with a 1928 Chevrolet tourer, affectionately called "The Red Chev".

The acquisition, restoration, improvements and my experiences over the years are covered in as much detail as I can remember.

Some of the later postings include car club outings and other vintage car items that I hope will be of interest to people.

If you have the time, scroll back to where it all began in 1973 and follow the journey so far.

Thanks for dropping by.

Regards Ray Dean

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1935 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Truck Un Restored

From Ebay

1935 Chevrolet Pick up California Barn Find!! This truck was sitting in a barn in Northern California for the last 40 plus years. This truck was built in Oakland California in April 1935 and has been in Northern California it's entire life.

Needs total restoration. Body wood is bad but metal is sound, fenders have dents but only the left rear is really mangled. Grille is super straight, almost impossible to find one in this condition on a truck . Lots of surface rust but very sound metal. Appears to have been painted red originally then green at some point. Has a passenger side side mount. 207 inline 6 cylinder, never attempted to start it.The truck was parked due to an unknown rear axle failure many years ago.

The Drive shaft was removed along with the rear axle internals and the truck sat ever since. The Drive shaft and two ring gears and misc parts were found in the bed, pinion gear appears to be missing. There are four original wire wheels in fair condition that go with the truck. The wheels pictured on the truck are not included and just used to roll the truck/load on a trailer.

The truck was sitting on a dirt floor in the barn for so long that the old tires were so flat and stiff you couldn't really roll the truck. Last registered in the 1960's. The rear axle is empty and the shafts are just inserted so the truck can roll onto a trailer.

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