Category Archives: Cars

Antique Pedal Car Restoration-Dent Removal and Repair

 

I was tasked with restoring and antique pedal car that used to be my uncle’s.    The car was not in great condition, so I had it sandblasted.  you can see from the picturebelow what it used to look like.

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The car was in pretty bad shape, with dents all over it, and the steering and linkage systems were basically trashed.   I will post the pictures of what it looked like before and after I removed the rustoleum that was covering it as soon as I find them.

In order to get the dents out, I purchased a Hammer and Dolly set.  A dolly is basically a shaped piece of forged steel that you push up on the low parts with while hammering down the high parts, and it smooths out beautifully.IMG_1276 IMG_1277

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There are still a few smaller dents that I cant really reach, so I am currently researching a powdercoatable metal filler to use.  Updates to come!

Duct Tape Duesenberg

I originally made this model for Jay Leno, hoping to get to be on his TV show. I sent pictures multiple times, however, I never received any response.  Oh well.   Sadly, at this time, the actual model is deteriorating.  When I built it, I hadn’t yet figured out a way to make the models stay intact for long periods of time.   Enjoy!

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