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


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Day 51 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (18th October 2015)

Even on days that I haven't planned a lot, just getting a few small jobs knocked off is very satisfying.

Today in a few hours I fitted new bushes to the front springs, cleaned off the surface coating of Rust Buster in preparation for painting. During this process I discovered the brackets on no 4 leaf are loose and will require further attention, which will delay the painting of the front springs by a few days.

A few pictures are below.

Replacement bushes for the front and rear springs are 9/16" ID x 3/4" OD x 1 3/4" length.


Whether you press the bushes in or open up the eye slightly with a screw driver then tap them in with a plastic mallet, the key point is not to damage the end of the bush by using a hammer or such.


 On both springs the outer brackets, the ones with the holes are all loose on the rivet, and will require attention.


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