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.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Day 10 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (26th May 2015)

The dirty work continues............. sorting, putting the good stuff to one side, throwing out the rubbish.

The first good news is the spare windscreen surround with uprights. Forty years back I would have sold my first born for one in this good a condition, and since then any I have come across have either been junk or gone for big dollars.

The one on the Red Chev was someone else's cast off in 73 and is held together with bronze, filler, a lot of paint, and has rust bubbles reappearing every 4 to 5 years.

I know where this jewel will be going........

Even has the original hand operated windscreen wiper. Technology 1928 style.

Previous owner or owners butchered 2 speedo panels. I have a few spares so these will go for recycling.

One speedo panel is good and with a few gauges from the others, good contribution to the spares cupboard.

Brake cross shafts, have 3 sets in total, all need TLC, will use the best combination of parts

Worn bushes back whenever, no drama, whack in a shim here and there.

This is the pile of parts (so far) to be degreased, paint stripped, wire brushed and put into the molasses bath.


  1. Lucky i was born second! -mel

    1. Hey Mel, I reckon I could have got a better deal for you, a motor, or even a gear box. Hah. Hah!