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.


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Day 85 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (26th December 2015)

Today was a slow progress day, but the end result was very rewarding, and will be more so tomorrow when the black paint final coat is applied..

Anyway, we are converting these

Into something looking like this

Five front brake drums were de-rusted in the molasses bath a few months back, and after I selected the best two a protective coating of rustbuster was removed with a powered wire brush.

I found 5 good sets (30) of wheel studs out of about 10 sets (60), which required wire brushing and cleaning the thread

The hub grease seals were disassembled, the felt inner replaced and then put back together.

The main grease seal is two part, with this part sitting behind the inner bearing outer, up against the brake backing plate

The second part of the grease seal is held onto the inside of the brake drum by the wheel studs.

The next job was the fit the inner and outer front wheel bearing shells.

Disc wheel retaining plates

Front hubs

Primer today, all being well, full gloss black top coat tomorrow or Monday.

One step closer to fitting wheels to this beast

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