• Oct 6, 2010
Radio Flyer truck – Click above to watch the video after the jump

If you've ever thought about picking up a yellow Hummer and painting the word "Tonka" across the side or building a working replica of your favorite Hot Wheels fantasy car, have we got a story for you. An elderly couple in Alaska has built a jumbo Radio Flyer wagon out of an old truck, and what's more, they drive it around Anchorage on a regular basis.

The underpinnings were borrowed from a 1976 Mazda pickup which Judy Foster (not to be confused with the Silence of the Lambs star, Jodie) inherited from her father. After they took possession, her husband Fred Keller started an eleven-month project to turn it into an overgrown childhood dream. The result is reportedly fully street legal and gets nothing but smiles wherever it goes. Fred and Judy will just have to watch that eight-foot tall handle clearing any low ceilings in parking garages. Follow the jump to watch the KTUU video segment for yourself.

[Source: KTUU]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I was wondering the same thing! Ha!

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        • 4 Years Ago
        Ooops, that was supposed to be a reply to the "What happens when they floor the brakes, and that handle goes flying in the other direction?"

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      • 4 Years Ago
      What happens when they floor the brakes, and that handle goes flying in the other direction? =P
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's probably the same kind of street "adjustment" as not keeping the original design's tiller steering.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Palin approved - anything goes I guess.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So much win.

      That is awesome.

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      gmawilliams3
      • 3 Years Ago
      I seen this Radio Wagon Yesterday 9/3/2011 On HWY 441 coming from Walmart... WOW this is sooo cool.... I was upset b/c I didn't have my camera to take a pic with. so maybe if anyone knows these nice people I could get a pic signed... ??? send to my email address for my Home address if so.... would LOVE to show my grandkids.. They have a wagon they play with now, red radio wagon.... Thanks for sharing this with the WORLD !@
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice wagon!

      Wait, $3.35 for gas in Alaska??? I would have thought it would be cheaper than NJ. Or is Anchorage like the NYC of Alaska??
      • 4 Years Ago
      So that is fully street legal with that battering ram in the front?! I'm having my doubts...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Really Pat? you can not see any difference? think a bit harder....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed...that thing'd be off the road so fast where I live - unless it was for parade duty. Not a chance. But then it's in Alaska, they have to fend off Polar bears and such, what's a little battering ram bumper gonna do?

        It is kinda neat though...LOL
        • 4 Years Ago
        The only things I see that may or may not be legal are no windshield wipers and no rear bumper. It has a strong looking front bumper, eight feet high for pushing those jacked up
        Fords when they break down.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ah, I loved my Radio Flyer.

      This would make a pretty good parade float.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love the 1st pic. Sitting in the Radio Flyer wagon with a dead serious look on their face.
      yankeesgrl2
      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG!!!! That is so cool, I want one for my driveway!!! How creative those people are. I don't care what any of you think , but that is the coolest wagon i have ever seen except for the Giant one the Radio Flyer made to promote Radi Flyers. WOW, It made me smile to see it drive around, soooooo cool!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you turn too sharp via the handle does it go all Reliant Robin on you?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Better than the real Radio Flyer, in that you don't have to wear out one shoe propelling the thing. Score!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really like it but for the life of me I can't figure out how they get in and out of it. I don't see any doors.
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