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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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Day 16 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (13th June 2015)

Another bit of progress, a few more baby steps to finishing the dirty greasy part of the restoration.

Even though I am hoping to swap the 29 torque tube, diff housing and tail shaft for the 28 equivalents gave it an initial wire brushing to take off any surface rust and grease.

Came up pretty well, and a bugger that its in better condition than the 28 ones.


You can see the difference between the "clean" 29 bits versus the untouched 28 bits that will get the same treatment tomorrow.


Great to have 2 good serviceable diffs, both would need bearings, and the 28 has less pitting than the 29.


Meanwhile in another part of my spacious shed, not!!! Actually I just turned around. First spare head is out of Rustbuster after a 4 day soak, all rust gone from internal water cavities. All that's needed to do next is a wire brush, good spray with WD40 and into storage in the spares cupboard.


Spare head 2 has now jumped in the Rustbuster pool


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