Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Restoration of a Pedal Car (Part 1)

As I promised, today I will complete the story of the long-term restoration of Moskvitch, the most popular soviet pedal car ever produced, which was brought to our workshop for restoration almost  2 years ago, in the winter of 2014. Initially, the car had almost nothing original. The few native parts, which had the car, were either damaged, or could not be restored any longer. At first, our masters got down to the restoration of the decayed body. In fact,  It was one of  the most ambitious and complicated restorations our specialists had to ever deal with.  In the end, the construction of the pedal car got integrated with a 40-mm-square frame with a thickness of 2.5 mm.

After completing the painting work, the guys started the assembly process. Stainless steel bolts and nuts (in some cases zinc-nickel plated details) were applied in the joints of the rear wheel drive. The aluminum radiator grille was thoroughly restored. After being polished, like the wheel covers, it was inlaid with silver enamel. The exact duplicate of the steering wheel  was joined to a steering rack, which was made of polished stainless steel in accordance with the original sample. The steering wheel with a horn button was produced by "" in Saint Petersbourg. The exact copies of the brake lights were made in Moscow by the specialists of “Retrozakaz”, who even provided color selection.
To be continued...