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, October 19, 2015

Day 52 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (19th October 2015)

Sometimes progress can be slow, but it needs to be thorough, and this is one of those times.

No 4 spring leaves (front) have a u shape clamp riveted at each end to hold the first 4 leaves together.

On both spring all four clamps were loose, and not useable as is. The only thing to do was drill out the rivets, go through all 7 u clamps that I had to pick out the best 4 to refit with new rivets.

Next job will be to source a bolt that fits the hole with minimal clearance and turn them into rivets.

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