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.