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.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Kev's Chev - Another Aussie 28 Tourer being restored

Very pleased to start a posting on Kev's Chev, a 1928 Holden bodied tourer being restored in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. I meet the car some 7 months before I meet the new owner, and was very happy that the car has ended up with Kevin, who intends to do a full restoration.

Kevin's pre purchase viewing was under a tarp complete with white goods stored in the back seat and a few mice happy to call the Chevrolet their home

Ready to load on the trailer for the trip home.

Home sweet home for the duration of the restoration

Safely stored away in a dry shed.

The Red Chev making a courtesy call to inspect Kevin's new baby

Kevin's father, born in 1923, checking out the new acquisition.

Chev in place, space made in the shed, floor cleaned, let the restoration begin.

 Where do I start?

Off with the doors, guards, running boards and valances

Next to go is the bonnet and radiator

 The cowl was removed followed by the remaining body and timber rails , in one piece.

Oh dear, what have I done? This once looked like a 1928 Chev Tourer

All stripped down, ready for the next job to get the chassis soda blasted and painted. After that prepare and paint engine, gearbox and all the bolt on bits. Anyone can pull apart an old car, this is where the work begins.

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