Uuta    48  Chevrolet

Uuta 48 Chevrolet

Uuta 48 Chevrolet Ute

This is a Blog to document the Rejuvenation / Restoration of a 1948 Chevrolet Ute. At the beginning we bought a rusty body and chassis in a condition that was best described as "ready for restoration" After a few months of preparation and planning another complete and running Ute was found in much beter condition. So the original body was sold off and the process started again with the new vehicle. The plan is to do a major update of the drivetrain, motor / gearbox etc. to bring it to a "modern" standard. It will be classified as a "Streetrod" for registration purposes and subject to stringent testing of all components and workmanship during construction.


Cleaning and PaintingPosted by Brian Sun, January 31, 2016 10:45:37
The suspension both front and rear are complicated components With many bushes and bearings that need to be renewed. So as they are to be cleaned and painted it is the time to do these. Both units were dismantled completely including the brakes. All parts were then cleaned and given a minimum of two coats of POR 15. This will keep them in good condition for many years to come. All bushes have been renewed with polyurethane ones. These last much better than the original rubber ones. And the wheel bearings replaced along with the rear suspension pivot bearings.
Here are some of the parts hanging to dry. Many pieces to these Jag units

Sorry for some of the photos. Sometimes the phone camera is not good.
Now for some of the components being assembled after cleaning and painting. This is the good part.The front end has now been finished including new bushes and new brake pads and discs. Ready to bolt back onto the chassis. Seen here coming together.
And from the other way. Looks a whole lot better now. Like new. Finally back in place ready for another twenty years of service.

The rear suspension units look good too. With some contrasting colours to show it off. This will be seen front the back.