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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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

1932 Chevrolet Victoria Coupe needing a lot of Love and Care

Spotted on USA Ebay 

The seller says it has spent most of its life in the barn, but looks like it saw plenty of use in the first few years of its life. It has some rust issues, needs interior work and the seller hasn’t been able to get the engine running, but it could actually make for a really cool project. Find it in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

Restoring the interior back to original shouldn’t be all that difficult, given how basic they were. It looks like it will need new wood floors, but you should be able to use the existing floors as patterns to cut out new ones yourself. Once those are replaced, I would find or have a new headliner made, recover the door panels, install seats with headrests and more support and add 3 point seatbelts. The dash should clean up and given that it’s metal, you can always repaint it.

The rust issues will definitely be a problem, but as long as the frame is solid, you shouldn’t have structural issues to worry about. Most of the panels are flat, so you could fix much of the rust with a grinder, a small welding unit, and some hard work. If you end up taking on this project, we sure would love to hear about it and to see what direction you go with it.

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