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Posted 3 years ago

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hemiram06
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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.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
    Great job!
  2. shawimm shawimm, 3 years ago
    Awesome!......this sounds very similar to my experience in doing my first pedal car............after that I was hooked!.......if you're interested check out my projects on this site
  3. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 3 years ago
    Awesome, and you can tell it's an original. Look at the back of the steering wheel. I don't know how many times I got my fingers caught in the groove in that stamped wheel. These days they'd throw you in jail if you put something like that on a kids toy!! Not to mention it's metal, and a kid could bang their head. I don't know how we survived!
  4. AnnaB AnnaB, 2 years ago
    Amazing job! I know exactly how much work goes into something like this, but this is labor of love and real fun. Kudos!
  5. Diedra.parks, 1 year ago
    I just bought an old pedal car exactly like the Speedway Pace car. I know nothing about it. Can you tell me what make and model your pace car is? All I can read on this one is "Holiday".
  6. shawimm shawimm, 1 year ago
    Here's an image of one that probably is the same as yours http://www.shorpy.com/node/19853
    What you have is a Murray Flat Face Pedal Car. I can not nail down exactly what year but I feel it was produced between 1962-66 based off of the graphic.
    Murray produced many variety's during this time which was sold and marketed for other companies as well such as Sears and Roebuck for example.

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