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, November 29, 2015

Day 71 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (29th November 2015)

That's 2 days work that I am happy to have behind me.

The weekend started with a good friend and neighbor, Noel, doing some excellent welding in a few places on the axle housing


After a bit of grinding here and there, the axle spring saddles were prepared, then all the internal areas were painted to avoid any rust problems.



Saddle contact areas were then fully greased and the saddles fitted.



A gasket was made and the torque tube and diff were joined





The next few days will see, the diff cover, axle shafts and brake backing plates fitted. The complete assembly will then be painted and fitted to the chassis.

Getting There, at Last!!

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