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Murray BMC Special "Barn Find" Restoration

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LoveMyRedHat…'s loves4 of 16Vintage plasticville display near Lancaster, PA.late 1920's or early 30's pedaled metal fire truck
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    Posted 6 years ago

    FK46
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    Purchased this BMC Special coated with rust but mostly complete. The seat bottom was completely rusted out, the front axle and spindles were bent and falling apart, the exhaust and gear shift lever were missing. As a collector I prefer objects that show their age and history of use and abuse (within reason). I decided to do a "barn find" restoration in the style of the early speedster automobiles that are collected and raced on beaches and the salt flats by car enthusiasts. The exhaust, headlights, velocity stacks and gear shift lever are not Murray replacement parts but fabricated and rusted by me.
    My first pedal car but probably not my last.

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    1. AzTom AzTom, 6 years ago
      Welcome to CW.
      It is a BMC Special, and rather hard one to find. Here is my original one.
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/55194-bmc-racer-pedal-car?in=collection-2104

      You did a great job on the finish. WARNING! Collecting these can be addictive.

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