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.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Day 20 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (29th June 2015)

Picked up the chassis rotisserie from Kevin (Kev's Chev) in Lilydale at 7.45 this morning and after a lot of puffing and panting, had the chassis set up by about 9.30.

Kevin had made the rotisserie for painting purposes, and was lockable at 180 and 360 degrees. To make it easy to work on the chassis I made another 2 locking points, meaning the chassis can be locked at 3,6,9 and 12 oclock.

Thanks for that Kevin, very handy, and good on the back.

After the first wire brushing, the top edges of both rails looks pretty good, no major concerns

A little bit of pitting under the running board irons, but nothing serious.

I wanted to make sure there was no hidden rust between riveted sections, so I ground off the rivets on the gear box mounts and steering box mount, punched out the rivets, very happy with what I found, no concerns.

This will also make it easier to get the angle grinder wire brush into a few corners on the inside of the chassis rails

All in all pretty happy with the first day working on the chassis.

Tomorrow I will get wheels under the rotisserie to move it in and out of the garage.

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