When I started to have grandsons I went on the look out for a couple of vintage pedal cars for the grand kids. I had one when I was a kid. I could fly down the driveway and take a sharp 90 degree turn unto the sidewalk and get it on two wheels!! What a blast!! So in about 2011 I picked up this Murray 1959 Fairlane for a future project. My son and I decided it was time to restore it for his new son. It has been wall art in my barn keeping my GTO hubcaps company since 2011. Is was it pretty good shape. The craigslist ad said “California car no rust” which was true. It was originally a red fire Chief but at some point it was painted yellow. First step was sandblasting and block sanding to look for damage that will need repair. There were numerous cracks that needed to be welded. Since we are Pontiac guys we wanted the car to look like a 1958 Star Chief so the fire bell was not being reinstalled. So holes needed to be filled. Many weld repairs!!