Posted 4 years ago
This was a friends pedal car.He asked me one day if I wanted to fix up for his grand kids.I jumped at the chance.I love doing stuff like this.
So I started the project with stars in my eyes.
I stripped the paint, sanded the body, polished the parts of the metal I wanted to look like chrome. Masked off the polished pieces, then primed and painted the body and rim's.
All the decals and art work I did myself with vinyl and one shot enamel.
The tires were half gone,so I used rubber off the top of a caravan,which has
a V-grove shape to it.I sandwiched the two pieces together with contact cement glue and bang you have a tire.
After all was done, I stood back and had a good look at what I had put so many hours into. Not bad for my first pedal car.
I put the car into a big box, rapped it up like a big Christmas present, called him up, said his car was done. My wife and I went over to there house for the big reveal. You should have seen the look on there faces as the grand kids opened the box. It was priceless.
I would love to do another one but there hard to come by. Oh well maybe one day.