CHEVROLET CHARABANC 1927

This is some of the history of 1927/28 Chevrolet 30cst truck owned by Geoff Carter

I purchased the truck from Mr Scotty McLean who owned the Store at Broad Arrow. This was about 1970 and I paid him 100 pounds


Scotty used to use the truck to cart water from Ora Banda to Broad Arrow in a 100 gallon tank.

The Chevy stood out in the weather at Bardoc at least 15 years before I was able to commence restoration work on it in about 1985.


The first restoration involved some major repairs to the wooden spoked wheels. Four new tyres, tubes and rust-bands were fitted.

The chassis was stripped down, sand blasted and painted.

A new radiator core was fitted. The engine required only minor work except for a new water pump, new spark plugs and an oil change


The gearbox and differential were cleaned out and re lubricated.

The brake bands were relined. A complete new wiring harness was fitted.

New mudguards, running boards, valances and an engine bonnet were painted and fitted.


The Woodwork

This comprised of a framework of seasoned jarrah timber. This was planed back and sanded at furniture making classes at the Kalgoorlie Technical College.

The side panels are jarrah veneered MDF. All of the woodwork was painted with clear estapol.

The seat frames were made from one inch square tubing. The upholstery was done in Esperance


Finally the finished Chevy was licensed with registration number CHEV 27 in June 1988.