Have an old pedal car that is a "rust bucket" or damaged and unrecognizable? One of the
most asked questions from groups that go through the automobile museum is "how do I
begin a restoration project?" First, identify what pedal car you have, here are a few sites
that might help:
Of course, any of the fine printed books are also a big help, which you can find at Seiverling Museum,
LLC Store, (percentage of all sales benefit the Museum for day to day operations).
Next, is to determine if you want have someone else do it for you or do it yourself. If you want to have someone do it for
you, the above links are of course a start or even try one of your local auto body and/or paint shops. The following shops
have the capability of restoring pedal cars:
|Jeff's Toy Box
Specializing in restoration
of Pedal Cars, Pressed
Steel and Memorabilia.
Lebanon, PA 17033
If you decide to tackle the project by yourself, then you will need tools and parts. Northern Tool and Equipment along with
the Eastwood Company are a great places to start for tools.
Of course, you will need pedal car parts for your project, pedals, wheels, and such. A good place to start is some venders
listed below, as well as both new and used parts available available on Ebay.
Of course, after the project is finished the only thing left to do is step back and admire your "like new" pedal car.
Good luck and feel free to contact the Museum with any questions, we will try to help you as best we can or try to
direct you in the right direction.