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.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day 88 - 28 Chev Ute Restoration (30th December 2015)

Today was 3 steps forward and 1 step back

To be precise, cleaning up what I thought was 4 good wheels out of 9 turned out to be 3 good wheels out of 4.

Wheels 1, 2 and 3 are great, see pictures below.

Wheel number 4, now that's a real trouble maker.

Cleaned up the outside, discovered what looked like a series of cracks and in places delaminating.

Rubbed some black paint into the area, yep, scratch one disc wheel.

First series of pictures is the outside of the wheel.

Two cracks in one

This one seems to go on for ever

The next few pictures are on the inside of the wheel in the same location, so there was no doubt they were all the way through.

Will head up to see Grant Fowler   at Trafalgar bright and early in the morning, swap over 4 bad wheels for the ones on the spare rolling chassis, and hopefully will get some more good ones.

We love working on old cars, don't we. Just had to remind myself.

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