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, July 22, 2015

Day 28 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (22nd July 2015)

Just a small job tonight, but an important one.

I confirmed that the 4 stub axles I have are straight, as there was a concern that at least one of the ute axles may have been bent from a vintage accident.

Not having a lathe to mount the axles by the centers, I made up a wooden cradle with center pins and used a couple of screws to check the bearing surfaces.

The results for the four axles was either no contact, or an even faint mark all the way around on the white coating I applied to the surface.

There was not partial contact to indicate a bent stub axle.

Good result, on with the next job.

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