About The Club
The biggest question we at the club get asked about is
"how do I restore the car", "where do I get the car
For those of you who have restored a car you will know
that it is painstaking and often expensive.
The advert below is from a
company who restore pedal cars
The club do not enter into any liability with
or standards of work
will take over after 50 years of crashing, rolling and burning by kids
from 5 to 95 - as we say here the more damage the more fun has been had.
am sure that the welsh minors who put them together would be amazed
at the strength of these little cars. We will repair, weld,
straighten and spray to a very high standard the body of a J40 in our
, in the original colour or a colour of your choice.
guide - £400 to £500 -
please phone for more information on 01303 850708 daytime - 01303 261835
We will keep the car for at least a month and will email you photo's of
progress once a week.
Here are some examples of work in progress
and completed example
Frequently asked questions
J40 speedo is marked 1948, is that the year of manufacture ?
Answer = No, they all say 1948, the best way to date a J40 is by
it's chassis number.
Q = Where is the chassis number ?
Answer = Stamped into the boot floor just forward of the slot for
the boot lid catch.
Q = How do I turn my chassis number into a year ?
Answer = There are no official records pre 1955,
the book by David Whyley has a chart 1955 to 71.
Q = Any other websites - Yes, see links
Q= where can I see lots of J40's together
Answer = You could see
many restored cars at a J40 club rally.
Q =One of my hubs is different to the other three?
Answer = correct,
the right side rear hub is fixed to the rear axle, it does all
of the driving and braking.
The other three hubs have rollers
& are free running.
Q = How many rollers are used ?
Answer 120, arranged in a
ring of 12 rollers, in ten locations.
Q = What is thr commonest restoration mistake?
Answer = Painting the body
shell before doing a trial fit of all of the other parts,
Q = I think some of my parking brake may be missing
Answer = see the diagram click here for
= My Pathfinder does not have a working horn
Answer = correct, they were not installed