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, August 24, 2015

Day 38 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (24th August 2015)

Follow my gut feel, do I or don't I.

Yesterday when my welding mate was repairing a wear spot on the front 6 inches of one of the chassis side rails, he nicked one of the spring hanger rivet heads with the angle grinder, removing a sufficient amount of material to make up my mind to remove both spring hangers to check for rust.

I had thought about doing this off and on for the last few weeks, so this gave me a reason to do so.

Was it overkill?  I don't think so.

There was enough rust ticking away underneath to justify the hour or so to remove and refit the hanger, with 24 hours of rust buster in action in-between. A coat of etch primer and top coat was applied to both surfaces prior to assembly using high tensile bolts and conical lock nuts.

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