Thursday, April 5, 2012

Driftlee's General Lee Pedal Car

Friend of the site Driftlee, aka Sam Mc, from the Dayton, OH area, has recently competed his General Lee restoration.  If this were another Dukes of Hazzard website, we might be talking about torsion bars, engine manifolds, and roll cages.  But not here on DukesCollector.  Driftlee's restoration was of an original Dukes of Hazzard Pedal Car. 


When he first bought the car, it didn't look nearly as good as the above picture.  Like most restorations of '69 Chargers, he rescued a previously loved car and knew the job wouldn't be easy. 


Most of the original decals were torn off, and the steering module was incorrectly installed. 


Sam striped it down, cleaned it up, and fixed the steering.  He then contacted CrazyC, resident General Lee decal maker, and together they went to work recreating all the stickers and decals.  Hours and hours of measuring, searching, and more measuring went into the completed pieces.  After seeing the finished product, one might think that they had an original sticker sheet to copy, but that was not the case at all. 


I can't imagine a brand new pedal car sitting under the tree on Christmas morning in 1982 looking any better than this.  Another fan might have tried to make the decals look more like the actual General rather than the original pedal car, but I think Sam did the right thing recreating the look of car as if it were new out of the box.  Great job Driftlee! You are truly a professional at General Lee pedal car restoration.

6 comments:

  1. WOW! I would love to get my hands on a set of those decals for my pedal car!

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    1. Shoot me an email and I'll give you the hook up.

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    2. I also would like to redo my pedal car. How can I get a decal sheet? Any chance you know someone with the behind the seat spoiler and/or steering wheel. I only have the bottom half of the wheel left, top popped off and top spoiler is long gone. But then again, I only paid $1 for car at a flea market and been dragging this thing around with me for years.

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    3. I have a petal car that was in my fathers basement for years. I found it when he passed. The box crumbled when I touched it but I have a body, wheels, spoilers steering wheel. Looking to get rid of it all if anyone is interested. shoot me an email at adamkonik@aim.com

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  2. Is this car for sale??? I know a little boy that would love it!!!

    ang23la@live.com

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  3. this is awsome mine is in good condition but after seeing this i might do a restoration...i am making some room in my storage and also might part with it aswell,,,brings back many memories!!

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