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Vintage Pedal Cars

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ron Funkhouser, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. I found my first pedal car on a farmers dump in 1980, a 37 Ford. I gave him $5. for it. Then I took it home and built a pull stroller, for our new baby daughter. Since then I lost track how many that I've drug home. In the 90's the local news paper heard of my collection. They asked to do a story on them. So we started dragging them out of an old farm house, that I use for storage. There were over one hundred then. When collecting, you can get carried away.:rolleyes: I had a lot fun finding and restoring them. But the most fun is the hunt. If any one wants one, PLEASE let me know, and cheap too. Lol ;) Here is a couple that I've restored, and also that first little 37 ford with my newest grandson. Thanks Ron... 20171017_164918.jpg 20170822_100535.jpg 20170725_185135.jpg 20160317_093214.jpg 20160317_093247.jpg 20171224_090113.jpg
     
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  2. Davkin
    Joined: Apr 5, 2008
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    Very cool Ron. Since I don't have a garage to play with full size toys I've considered playing with vintage pedal cars. They get awfully expensive though, even for beat up junk.
     
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  3. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
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    from 1960

    Way cool---
     
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  4. {Davkin} I have plenty of them, and for only around $100. how many would you like?:rolleyes: Lol Hay, I can't restore them all. :) Ron.... 135.jpg 431.jpg 432.jpg 434.jpg
     
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  5. Normant93
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
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    "Hi, my name is Ron, and I have a problem with........... pedal cars"
    Those are SO COOL I love it!
     
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  6. Me 1949.
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    Before 1935 Chevy Steelcraft. PEDALCARS 004.jpg
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    Homemade Wrecker Before. PEDALCARS 002.jpg PEDALCARS 001.jpg
    After.

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  7. Vanness
    Joined: Aug 5, 2017
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    Holy crap Ron! Now I know why I can’t find any in the tri state area.
     
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  8. In the 80s and 90s I attended A lot of pedal car shows. Plus the usual swap meets. I drug home any cars that I didn't have. I got a little carried away. Lol Great job Mark on your restorations. I really like your tow truck. I posted this one of me, taken in 1957 before somewhere. I guess that I just never grew up! BEEN FUN THOUGH! RON.... 20180428_102009.jpg

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  9. Ron, do you still have that suit?:rolleyes: I do not have my cowboy hat, but I do have the gun.;)
     
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    Mark, I remember you posting this photo in the past and it is too cool HRP
     
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  11. No Mark, But I'm sure that I would still have my pedal car, if it weren't stolen from our yard a few years after that photo was taken.:( My dad still lives in the same house. He built it the year I was born. So I have kept a lot of my toys that I had as a kid, in his attic and basement. I've always been VERY, Sentimental. lol ;) I still have the little fire truck in this photo. They got it for me for my first Christmas. I was just an infant at the time! lol Thanks Ron.... 384.jpg
     
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  12. I was quite handsome! What the hell happened?:eek:
     
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  13. 1947knuck
    Joined: Sep 4, 2011
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    I hope my pedal plain is okay. thumbnail_IMG_2136.jpg
     
  14. pedel car.jpg Anyone know what this one is?
     
  15. Two more I own now. At one time I had over a hundred pedal cars, some are in the pedal car books. I will need to dig out some old photos when I get a chance. The two of four I own at this time. IMG_2354.JPG IMG_2357.JPG
     
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  16. I had a Fire Engine in 1951 for a few years....Yea, thats me. I found one just like it at Hershey a few years ago..... img042.jpg 22179745_894126547429826_7288665102879741381_o.jpg
     
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  17. paul philliup
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    IMG_20170227_103500079.jpg IMG_20170204_130527528.jpg 1 my neighbor restored IMG_20170204_130511431.jpg
     
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  18. 1947knuck
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    These two I've had for years, the body shell was nice so I bought it thinking of making a gasser style pedal car, since then it's been sitting on top of the shop restroom along with the hot rod pedal car I've had for 20 years. IMG_2455.JPG IMG_2456.JPG
     
  19. maplefrm
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
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    We paid considerably more than $5.00 for old #9 when we bought it last year! We really like the color and did not want to re-paint it. So, I spent some time cleaning and oiling it, adding a steering wheel and lowering the stance.

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  20. maplefrm
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    This one was too far gone to try to restore so I turned it into a light fixture for the garage.

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  21. I restored this one for my daughters birthday. It was a rust bucket to start with. A Speedway 500 pace car. Notice { the 500 } vintage bike tag.;) Thanks Ron..... 426.jpg
     
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  22. Jimbo17
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  23. No Jim, I did all the graphics on the computer, then had them made in vinyl. Even my old telephone number from the Cove.:rolleyes:
     
  24. Jimbo17
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    Mark:
    The reason I asked was because I know a lot of guys won't use vinyl on many things like bikes and vintage toy's.
    I remember when I would never use vinyl and now almost 17 years later that is all I use everyday of the week.

    I even made water transfer style decals for many years but the printers I used were from Germany and the Netherlands and once the printer company went out of business and my last four printers died that ended the water transfer decals. The printers were very unique because they used water proof ink which was really cool.

    The New wide format printer set me back a cool $18,000 dollars!!

    Jim
     
  25. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
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    I found this one at a metal working workshop at Gambino customs:

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    First paint job I ever did.

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    Worth it!

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  26. safetythird
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    Then of course.....my son wanted one.

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    I think that's some much better paint.

    Many adventures were had:

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    and yes, the chief's firetruck is blue. Such is the dark power of the painter.
     
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  27. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
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    I am starting to gather a little bit of a fleet. Three grandsons keep the wheels turning most of the time.

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  28. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
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    The fleet in a rack, all getting stored for winter. The only ones not on the rack is the 55 Chevy which resides in Las Vegas and a 32 roadster that is in my office.

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  30. 2NDCHANCE
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    A retired friend of mine had this old pedal car that he dug out of the mud 40 years ago at a Minnesota salvage yard. One side was badly rusted. What to do? Make two wall hangers out of it. Gary car-1.jpg car-2.jpg brian-2.jpg
     

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