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, July 19, 2014

Number Plate Restoration

From the great site of Old Cars Weekly



http://www.oldcarsweekly.com


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Here’s another good example of how specific-purpose tools can be fashioned from ordinary household items. As it turns out, pencils can take a tapping. This particular pencil is a perfect match for the rounded ends of the characters.
Here’s another good example of how specific-purpose tools can be fashioned from ordinary household items. As it turns out, pencils can take a tapping. This particular pencil is a perfect match for the rounded ends of the characters.


 

 

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We’ve passed the lettering chores along to McPeak Painting & Pinstriping. Come to find out, McPeak also restores old license plates from start to finish. After all we’ve been through, we’ll keep that in mind for next time.

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Having restored a license plate, we came away with new respect for the professionals. This type of work takes a lot of time, with an extra helping of patience thrown in for good measure. As with any other auto-restorative process, speed comes with experience. We’ve gained a little of both. There’s another trick for the bag.

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