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

See my new section "The Red Chev - Repairs, Improvements, Maintenance and Technical Details" located on the left hand side of the screen.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Update on Monty the 1928 Chev

Well folks, my mate Grant is nearly there. The journey to put Monty back on the road will be finished within the next few weeks. Below is the latest update.
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1928 Chevrolet Is Now Ready For Upholstery


After 18 months of resto work the old Chevy is off to Melbourne this week and no I won't be driving it down there, to get fitted out with new upholstery, with all the timber work finished a colour has been chosen, not that it was a hard decision as it will remain original as it came from the factory and that was "black" but I have gone for a distressed looking matt black material to match in with the exteriors "patina" appearance..

New seats, carpets and side door panels plus maps pockets in the two front doors and the fella doing this work is "Grant White" who does a lot of vintage car interiors with a name of getting the end result very close to original 1928 specs.


I love the photo of dad hanging on the wall in the resto shed over seeing the action and I know from day one that he has watched every turn of a spanner, seen some tools fly across the shed, heard a good few %$@#@ descriptive words, witnessed some quiet moments of contemplation and sole searching plus felt a tear or two hit the concrete floor after a great days work.
Dad would be happy, he wouldn't be saying to much but he would have that smile on his face and I know that he is watching over us all, continuing on with our lives.

I will post up some photos when it gets back home in a few weeks time.
Many thanks once again - Grant and Family

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