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Posted 2 years ago

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drmini
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1958 thistle(canadian) ranch wagon or tow truck

found around 20 yrs ago in dump, sat outside under my canoe until last year,mostly complete, a little beat up so i decided to build something my kids could enjoy the heck out of
i spent about 50 hrs converting it to a electric powered vehicle for my kids using power wheels stuff,the kids were involved the entire time
they were 4 and 6 at the time
now has working front and rear lights, a horn ,2 speed forward and reverse and seating for 2 kids
kids absolutely love it ,gets amazing amount of attention at classic car shows,probably have over 100 miles on it since it was finished
it will never be painted,it is perfect the way it is
Vic Edelbrock from the car parts performance company placed the decals on the hood on its debut outing last summer
this summer i had him autograph it
i will never sell it, the kids will end up with it for their kids in another 20-30 yrs

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  1. campedalcar campedalcar, 2 years ago
    Love it! Also cool to see the young one at a car show with it!
  2. shawimm shawimm, 2 years ago
    Awesome!......I've restored and customized a few Thistle pedal cars but this one is in a league of it's own.....congrats. I too have a 58 wagon and it will be my next project but I don't think I'll be able to top this.

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