Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pedal car

A friend from our church asked us where to take her pedal car to get it cleaned up a little bit....:)
To which my husband replied "I'd love to work on it!"
How cool is this little beauty?!?!!?!?
 The customary "Before" picture below...
 And this is all my talented husband's handiwork...Totally disassembled her and sandblasted some parts. 
 This is the interior workings before....
 And here they are after...Big difference!  She's all cleaned up and ready to go somewhere.
 Another view from underneath...
 This was so much fun to see!  Looking at parts and getting her all cleaned up.  He decided to wet sand the body with 400, 500 then 600 grit sandpaper to knock down the rust.  Then the whole thing got a good waxing....
 The steering wheel, wheels, and pedal parts all got sandblasted and repainted.  The dash,--which has a little music box "radio"!---the tires, chromed hubcaps, and the little fender ornaments were all replacement parts....
 She was just so much fun to see coming together...a really cool project....

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

6 comments:

  1. He did a fabulous job! I'd love one in 'my size' to pedal down the sidewalk. In turquoise, of course! :)

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  2. Really cool! He did a great job. What a fun item to work on. I bet your friend was impressed!

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  3. This is the cutest! I'd die to get my hands on one like this. Fantastic restoration. : )
    ~Tina

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  4. It looks great guys!! I love it! I'm sure she was happy with it too!!

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  5. Hey Rachel,

    You just commented on my latest post and I wanted to send you a reply but you don't have your email address added to your profile. I don't know if this is intentional or not but I really like to respond to people when they leave sweet messages. Maybe you can consider adding that so everyone can contact you.
    Thanks.
    Maggie

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  6. Haha! I read your post below as 'Angry desk'!!! I wondered why it was angry until I actually read it properly and realised my mistake!

    That pedal car is completely awesome. And what a great colour!

    Sarahx

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