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Apr 3 2011

Radio Flyer Wagon


The is the Radio Flyer wagon that my sister Donelda and I played with as little kids on our grandparents farm in Goltry, Oklahoma, forty some odd years ago. I only got a few iphone snaps before I dropped it off at Huber Restorations to be fully restored. They are a small vehicle restoration company but they do great work and, most importantly, they sometimes take on odd little projects to keep things interesting. And, the owner, Jeff Huber is an incredibly nice guy who seems genuinely passionate about his work.


All and all, the wagon wasn't in the worst possible shape, not too beat up and only scattered surface rust. I could have just given it to the boys to play with, but I wanted them to start out with something nice as well as filled with family memories.


The end result...phenomenal! Their restoration was perfect, flawless. They disassembled everything, stripped it all, put on multiple coats of paint (the perfect color), had an exact duplicate stencil of the Radio Flyer logo created by a graphics artist, and rebuilt it all with new hardware. It's as good a new...but better, because it's the same red wagon I played with as a little boy.


The interior of the wagon. Note the handle isn't exactly Radio Flyer standard issue. Somewhere along the way, the original handle broke and my grandfather Spiv welded a new--better--one to the stem. Of course, I left that improvement untouched. I care less about restoring to factory specs than I do of restoring memories.


Modern models have features such as "no-pinch ball joint keeps fingers safe" and "controlled turning radius prevents tipping." Not this one, just pure old school danger.


I'm having trouble locating information on dating Radio Flyer wagon models. The white wheels with grey hubcaps seem to correspond to a relatively narrow range of years. I just can't pin it down. I assume my grandparents bought it in the late 60's or early 70's. If anyone knows about dating Radio Flyer wagons or can point me to some resources, please send me an email or post a comment.

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    Van Nicholas said on June 11, 2014 | Reply

    I have the same wagon which my parents bought in the late 50's for my younger brother. I am restoring it myself, just started yesterday.

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    george jauregui said on September 15, 2014 | Reply

    I have this wagon I just bought that has the winged "F" design on the logo.... I am having trouble finding a source for the large hubcaps that go on the wheels... any information on sources for these hubcaps would be greatly appreciated

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    Aymee said on November 15, 2015 | Reply

    We bought what appears to be this model at a flea market this weekend. It's in pretty bad shape, but we're banking on restoring it somewhat. I read on the radio flyer site that said they replaced the metal hubcaps with the red plastic ones in 1967...would love more information, tho. Very hard to find.

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