Unassembled pedal car above.
Below, step1, page 2 of the InStep manual.
1. Locate the parts bag marked "Parts Bag A" and the "Rear Axle Assembly" (Figure 1 below).
2. Also locate the "Drive Wheel" (Figure 2 above) and one "Standard Wheel". Please note: the drive wheel is different from the other three wheels. The drive wheel has a rectangular hole in the center. The other three standard wheels have circular holes in the middle
3. Line up the rectangular hole on the drive wheel with the rectangular shaped axle assembly (Figure 3 above) and slide the wheel onto the axle.
4. Then place a 3/8” washer over the end of the axle (Figure 4 above).
5. Thread a 3/8" Nylon Insert Locknut on by hand. Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the locknut. Do not over tighten (Figure5 above)
6. Locate one of the "Standard wheel". Put the rear axle assembly with the drive wheel on end (Figure6 above). Put the standard wheel onto the other axle. Push the standard wheel down until the axle comes through the center of the wheel. Put a 3/8" washer over the axle, attach a 3/8" nylon locknut onto the axle. Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the locknut. (Do not over tighten.)
7. Before you begin assembly, please be sure to lay down an old blanket or towel. This will prevent the paint from scratching. Turn the car on its side, so the undercarriage is facing out. Line up the for holes on the rear axle assembly with the four holes on the seating area (Figure 7 below).
8 and 9. After the four holes are lined-up, insert a #6 x 3/8" screw from the seating area to the under side of the car (Figure 8 above). Then place a #6 washer over the screw (Figure 9 above). Next thread a #6 Nylon Insert Locknut on my hand, (do not tighten). Repeat steps 8 and 9 for the other three holes. After all four screws are inserted, tighten completely with an adjustable wrench and screwdriver.
10. Picured above are the push rods. The push rods are pre-assembled to the underside of the car body (figure 10 above).
11. Locate parts bag marked "Parts Bag B" and the two "Pedal Rods". Slide a 3/8" washer over the end of the push rod (figure 11 above).
12. Then slide the pedal rod over the push rod (Figure 12 above). Thread a 3/8" Nylon Insert Locknut on by hand. Then use an adjustable wrench to thighten until the threads come to the end of the locknut. Repeat steps 11 and 12 for the other side.
13. Position the pedal rods so they are as positioned as above (Figure 13). Push rods need to be sticking up when viewed from the underside of the car body. (Figure 13a above).
14. Line up the two holes in the pedal rod with the holes in the rear axle bearing. Insert a #6 x 1/2" screw through one of the holes (Figure 14 below). Please note: it is best to have the phillips head of the screw on the inside of the pedal rods and to have the locknuts on the outside nearest to the wheels. Place a #6 washer over the end of the screw. Thread a #6 Nylon Insert Locknut on by hand hand, (do not tighten). Repeat steps for the other hole and other side. Use a phillips screwdriver and adjustable wrench to tighten all 4 bolts completely.
15. Locate parts bag marked "Parts Bag C" and the Front V-Bracket Assembly (Figure 15 Above).
16. Guide the steering column of the front V-Bracket Assembly between the two push rods and through the hole in the top of the pedal car body (Figure 16 and 16A above)
17. Line up the tabs on the front V-Bracket assembly with the two tabs on the undercarriage main frame. Push down on the front V-Bracket to secure it into place (Figure 17 above).
18. Line up the two holes on the front V-Bracket assembly with the two holes in the frame. After the two holes are lined up, insert a #8 x 1/2" screw (Figure 18 above). Place a #8 washer on the screw. Thread a #8 Nylon Insert Locknut on by hand. Repeat steps for the other hole, then use an adjustable werench and screwdriver to tighten both fasteners completely.
19. Line up the holes on the front of the pedal car with the holes on the front of the V-Bracket assmbly. Unsert a #8 x 1/2" screw through one of the holes (Figure 19 above). Place a #8 washer on the screw. Thread a #8 Nylon Insert Locknut on by hand. Repeat steps for other hole, then use an adjustable werench and phillips screwdriver to tighten both fasteners completely.
20. Locate the two remaining "Standard Wheels". Slide one of the wheels onto to a front axle (Figure 20 below).
21. Place a 3/8" washer onto the axle (Figure 21 below).
22. Thread a 3/8" Nylon Insert Locknut on by hand, Use an adjustable wrench to tighten until axle threads are through locknut (Figure 22 below). Do not over tighten. Repeat steps 20 through 22 for the other wheel.
23. Locate the parts bag marked "Parts Bag D" and the "Windshield". Line up the tab on the windshield with the slot on top of the pedal car body (Figure 23 above). Insert tab into slot.
24. Line up a hole on one side of the windshield with with a hole on the side of the pedal car body. Insert a #6 x 5/16" screw through the hole (Figure 24 above).
25. Place a 5/16" washer over the screw, thread a 5/16" Nylon Insert Locknut on by hand . Repeat steps 24 and 25 for other side. Then use an adjustable wrench and screwdriver to completely tighten both fasteners (Figure 25 above).
26. Locate the "Steering Wheel" and the 1" Washer with the Rectangular Hole and the 3/8" Cap Nut. Place the 1" washer over the end of the steering column (Figure 26).
27. Slide the steering wheel over the steering column (Figure 27).
28. Thread the 3/8" cap nut on by hand, then tighten completely using an adjustable wrench (Figure 28).
29. Locate the parts bag with the Hub Caps. Line up a hub cap in the center of the tabs on one of the wheels (Figure 29).
30. Insert the hub cap into the center of the tabs (Figure 30).
31. Working carefully, push down the six tabs around the hub cap. The recommended method would be to use the rubber handle of another tool to push on the tabs (Figure 31). Repeat steps 29 through 31 for the other three hubcaps.
32. Locate the bag with the two Pedals. Remove the Locknut from the pedal, line up the pedal with the desired hole in the pedal rod (Figure 30). Please Note: There are three holes for adjusting the appropriate length of your child's legs.
33. After you find the desired hole, insert the bolt through the hole, thread the 3/8" locknut onto the bolt by hand, making sure the spacer washer fits into the hole (Figure31).
34. Use two adjustable wrenches to tighten completely (Figure 32). Repeats steps 32 through 34 for the other pedal.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have the Police Car, Pink Pedal Car, or Hot Rod Pedal Car you are finished with the assembly instructions. However if you have the Fire Truck Pedal Car please see the attached supplemental instruction sheet(s).
Supplemental Instructions for Fire Truck Pedal Car (PC300)
1 - Chrome Bell and Bracket with Fasteners 2 - 3/16" x 1" Screws
2 - Chrome Ladder Rails (One Left and One Right) 2 - 3/16" x 3/8" Screws
2 - Wooden Ladders 4 - 3/16" Washers
4 - 3/16" Nylon Insert Locknuts
1. Locate the Chrome Bell with bracket, remove the screws and washers from the bracket. Line up the holes on the bracket with the holes on top of the pedal car body (Figure1).
2. Insert a screw through the hole in the bracket and the hole in the pedal car body. From the undersideplace the washer and locknut on by hand. Then thighten with an adjustable wrench and a phillips screwdriver (Figure2),. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other side of the bracket.
3. Tie the string from the bell to the sterring wheel. (Figure 3).
4. Locate either the left or right Chrome Rail. Remove the existing tailgate screw that is holding the tailgate on. Line up the hole at the end of the chrome rail with the hole in the tailgate. Reinsert the tailgate screw through the hole ( Figure4 ). Place the washer over the screw and thread the locknut on by hand. Please Note: Do not tighten the screw and locknut at this point.
5. Line up the hole on the rear of the chrome rail with the hole on the rear of the pedal car body. Insert a 3/16" x 1" screw through the hole Figure 5). Then place a 3/16" washer over the screw. Thrad the locknut on by hand. Please Note: Do not tighte the screw and locknut at this point.
6. Line up the slot on the chrome rail with the hole closest to the seat area in the pedal car body. Insert a 3/16" x 3/8" screw through hole and chrome rail (Figure 6). Place a 3/16" washer over the screw. Thread a 3/16" locknut on by hand. Tighten all three locknuts with an adjustable wrench and phillips screwdriver.
7. Place one ladder on each side of the chrome rails as shown (Figure 7).