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Posted 7 years ago


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My father inlaw gave this pedel car which was once his to my daughter for her son who is two years old come March.
I'd like to clean it up and repaint it since someone had given it a poor repaint job as you might be able to see. The orginal color was maroon with white trim.
Would like to know how I should go about restoring it. Is there anyone out there that would share some directions with this restoration?
I believe that this car was built back in the 40's.

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  1. Jaxon, 7 years ago
    You have a murray dipside. Go to Go to the reference section. Look under Murray. You can see a few different ones restored
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    JAXON..a HUGE thank you for adding that website. Tremendous research site. I have added it to my "favorites".
  3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    OOPS ! Check out the 1941 Jr. service truck under the Steelcraft/Murray heading. I think you'll agree that it is a match.
  4. Wolfgang, 7 years ago
    Thanks to Savoychina1 and Jaxon for the information and for the websites. I'll take pictures as I proceed with the pedel car restoration for you if your interested.
  5. Jaxon, 7 years ago
    Sure Wolfgang always love to see restoration work.
  6. Wolfgang, 7 years ago
    Jaxon, Should I power coat or spray paint the car? Is thereb a place were I can get color skems for thwe car that you know of?
  7. Jaxon, 7 years ago
    Painting the car is always the better choice. Keeping it original is best for value. Since this car is not a rare car and it has been repainted you are free to do what ever you like. If it is going to be used as a toy powder coating might be better. Here is the link to see many dipsides restored -
  8. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 7 years ago
    I had one like that when I was a kid. I remember getting my fingers stuck in the back of the steering wheel, and it REALLY hurt!
  9. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Just a thought, have it 'media' blasted before paint, save hours of hand sanding........and you might consider taking it apart before anything else.. it's a really great truck !
  10. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    Take it apart and have it completely sand blasted, and then paint it - but PLEASE don't just spray paint it... This piece needs a proper automotive paint job. You've probably restored it by now, but it could be probably $500-$700 in restored condition.

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