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.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Day 25 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (12th July 2015)

This weekend was all about springs.

Both front and rear springs on the ute are very worn, with a deep wear mark into the top leaf from the snubber spring.

Sam from Tyabb, the owner of a 28 Chev truck and 28 Roadster, found me a set of rear springs and by a stroke of luck on the way home I scored a set of front truck springs that I can convert to car springs.

Working on the front springs, the first step was to strip and inspect.

A truck spring stripped. The truck spring has 9 leaves and the car 7.

Stripped, sanded and wire brushed, this 28 truck spring will be rebuilt as a car spring.
The original ute springs stripped and wire brushed.
The original ute front spring top leaf with snubber spring wear that is a bit too much for me to be comfortable with, I estimate worn through half the leaf thickness.


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