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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Friday, January 13, 2017

23 Chev? Farmer made ute, ready for a new life

Would you take on this ....... found on Ebay

Believe "Lizzy" to be a 1923 Chev tourer has converted into a farmers pick up (as was the trend pre-war).
A classic barn find. As the story goes, the farmer struggled to get tyres for the original wooden wheels during WW2 so welded 16” rims onto the hubs because he could get 16”. Was used as a farm ute for many years.
Original 1920’s number plate (I have the missing plate number somewhere), radiator ornament, honeycomb radiator. Comes with the modified racing tractor seat and side exhaust. Check out the classic rat-dashboard…
Motor, gearbox and running gear is there but condition is unknown, never tried to get running. Rolls and steers to move around so easy to get onto a car trailer (no brakes). It has had a crack in the engine block but has been bronzed up appears to have run like that for a long time. 
I bought several years ago but have not started, distracted on other projects and she really needs a good home.
A start of a restoration? shed art? rat rod project? or ideally just “as is” display car in all her glory???












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