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, August 23, 2015

Day 37 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (23rd August 2015)

Good progress today with the chassis, and starting to see light at the end of the tunnel after all the preparation, grinding, wire brushing and rust conversion over the last month or so.

Getting so close to the end of the dirty work

First up this morning, Noel, from across the road, waved his magic, and his skill being a professional welder, and within a couple of hours we had chopped out a 450mm section of the chassis bottom rail that was a bit thin from rust and welded a new piece in....... Nice!!

Out comes the bad section

That's where it was

In goes the new section

Presto....... we have solid steel again

Top picture is the new piece, bottom is the thinned section

Next job was to refit the rear spring hangers

And the front spring hangers, complete with new bushes

Next week will be spent tidying up the appearance of the chassis prior to painting.

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