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.




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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Model T Assembly in New Zealand


Most of the early Model T Fords came into New Zealand in packing cases from Canada, shipped, one per box.
Often, the boxes would be delivered from the ship on a dray pulled by horses. To assemble them was quite simple, and often done on the street. Remove the top and sides of the case; jack up the axles, fit the wheels, windscreen, and hood, put in some petrol, crank the car into life, and drive away.
The used boxes became a side line industry, many converted to out buildings and some to holiday houses




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