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Pedal Car Restoration Update #586348
20/07/19 02:45 PM
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Today I reattached the body to the chassis, after completing the wiring loom.

Here's the front end. Top to bottom...I've added (shiny) Reflect-a-cool to tidy up the look. The hazard lights colour code is yellow. You can see the new spun aluminium headlamp reflectors. The colour code for headlamps and rear lamps is red. Earth return is black. Lower left is a leather covered aluminium bracket which holds the hazard switch. Lower right is a black blob, which is original and retains the horn push, which I left in place.

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Here's the rear section. Most of the wiring is concealed between the body moulding and the inner cockpit moulding. The spare wheel fixings are now stainless steel, and I lined the panel edge with U channel neoprene. Look closely and you'll see that the wheel cut out is very slightly off from the six o'clock position.

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This image shows the sidelights on, and the edging I added to the spare wheel recess. You can also see the wing beading.

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This is how it looks under the bonnet with a slimline 12 battery and orange flasher unit..(two terminals).

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Headlights on. Front bumper in place. New cowl badge. Lower trim fitted to grille. Cowl & wing beading added. Bonnet fastener buttons added.

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Hazard lights on.......

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Next job is the rear bumper..... thumbs


Last edited by DaveW; 20/07/19 02:47 PM.

DaveW
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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #586350
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Boy they are going to love that


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #586358
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I wondered how it was going.
Don't mean to be picky but the horn casing needs a polish Dave! smile
Nick

PS Why not turn this into a business? This will be more handcrafted than a real one.......

Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #586360
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Excellent work Dave! thumbs


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: nick w] #586380
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But please special rates for u sTM member who await in hope grand children
Originally Posted by nick w
I wondered how it was going.
Don't mean to be picky but the horn casing needs a polish Dave! smile
Nick

PS Why not turn this into a business? This will be more handcrafted than a real one.......


But please special rates for us TM member who await in hope grand children
happy3 notworthy


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: nick w] #586394
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Originally Posted by nick w
I wondered how it was going.
Don't mean to be picky but the horn casing needs a polish Dave! smile
Nick

PS Why not turn this into a business? This will be more handcrafted than a real one.......



The horn was a dilemma, whether to keep the original or replace it with a modern one. In the end I kept the original, but it has "patina" and won't polish, unless I sand it hard back and polish it, so for now...Patina it is.

A business? Not very viable as it's taken ages to get this far and sourcing bits and pieces, although cheap as chips, takes ages!


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #586398
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Excellent work Dave...if only you paid as much attention to your full size cars !!!


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #587412
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Go stand in the corner Kev............... grin2

So today I finished off the rear bumper. Initially I was going to add a couple of brackets between my chassis extensions, and the back of the bumper mountings, but it seems strong enough to be OK without.

The bumper is a flat piece of aluminium, cut and bent to shape. I just couldn't get the gentle curved profile of the front bumper, but it will do the job and protect the rear if he hits anything hard.

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For comparison purposes, here's how it looked in standard trim.

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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #587450
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Don't forget to kit the family out with shin pads.


Regards Richard

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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #587460
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Well done Dave. Looks great as always


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #587465
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Like the fettling Dave. Haven’t noticed though - has it got sports seats fitted?
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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #587469
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I did wonder about upgrading the seat........


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #587519
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Not sure those tyres will pass the MOT

Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #591194
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Update as at 22nd August

Just to do the rear tonneau cover now........................

Very pleased with how this has turned out. It just fits on my bench.........and now it must be one of the best "remastered" Hamilton Brooks cars....... grin2

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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #591195
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Excellent job Dave, as ever

How much did BHM pay you to display the badge ? grin2


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hahaha!......I just happened to have that badge so I cut it down...…………

I wish I'd had one like this when I was a kid

The number plates are just printed off a number plate site, and are a perfect size...……..


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #591201
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Masterful work Dave.. worthy of a special award !!!

...a very lucky grandson !!!!

Nicely organised workshop as well !!!


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I expected Kev to mention if there was a Hardtop option


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Colour match some roundels on the doors, Dave..!!


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Decent bit of luggage space too Dave.
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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #592776
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I did wonder about roundels on the doors Steve...........

Today I completed the rear tonneau cover, and so for now, it's completed. However, every time I look at it, I get ideas............

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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #592781
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Nice work Dave BUT !!!!!....

How come you can get the Brands Hatch insignia square and level on the pedal car but not on your full size car !


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Great work Dave


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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: KEVFITZ] #592796
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Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
Nice work Dave BUT !!!!!....

How come you can get the Brands Hatch insignia square and level on the pedal car but not on your full size car !



So so funny Kev...……….so funny...……….I'm in danger of wetting myself......haha


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Love the petrol filler cap Dave
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Re: Pedal Car Restoration Update [Re: DaveW] #603398
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Given the Success of the Sheraton Cup at Goodwood in Austin J40’s what about a similar event at the annual Mog event or Morgan racing series for young Morgan owners in their pedal cars.

It would likely be fun and a great encouragement to the future generation..

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Originally Posted by flyfisher
Given the Success of the Sheraton Cup at Goodwood in Austin J40’s what about a similar event at the annual Mog event or Morgan racing series for young Morgan owners in their pedal cars.

It would likely be fun and a great encouragement to the future generation..


Good idea & a pedal / model Mog fun concours for the young 'uns too


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The problem is transporting these cars, they are much heavier than they look. Especially when accessorised!!


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Also not easy to find them for sale


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Originally Posted by DaveW
Today I completed the rear tonneau cover, and so for now, it's completed. However, every time I look at it, I get ideas............

Shouldn't that be the tonneau cover cover?


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Looks great.

How many km's could a grandchild cover in a day. At 1045grams a day for the average person breathing the car needs to cover over 11km a day to get under of over the 95 grams of CO2 per km limit.

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Originally Posted by DaveW
The problem is transporting these cars, they are much heavier than they look. Especially when accessorised!!

I can recommend Morgan Rescue sadly


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