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, June 10, 2015

Day 15 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (10th June 2015)

Good progress over the last 2 days, a rear end stripped each night.

Results so far are very encouraging, as what ever parts look suspect in one, are good in the other.

Still need to pull out the tail shafts to make sure the pinion key ways are good.

I had forgotten about the mess.

Still have to decide which torque tube is in better condition at the uni-joint  end, but my money is on the 29.

And the grease

Still to be stripped, cleaned, wire brushed and the teeth lightly polished, this crown wheel will be very serviceable with a new set of bearings.

29 tail shaft has very good splines and will look better once the surface rust has been removed.

28 splines are very good.

Hand brake half shafts will need to be de-rusted, straightened, worn areas built up, and then slipped back into brass bushings in the diff housing and brake backing plate. Will be a lot better than the metal to metal they were made with.

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