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I need to cancel the ad we had for the 1940 Chris Craft barrelback. The boat has been sold. Thank you so much. I had numerous calls from all over the states. Your website is great! D. D.

Please remove my ad for the 65 Thompson in Port Townsend. I sold it for the asking price. Thanks so much. I sold it to a guy in Florida who flew out and is towing it home as I write!I don t think you can get much farther away from Port Townsend WA than Miami FL, but there you go.Keep up the good work.R.F

Please remove my ad. I have received numerous calls, and did purchase a 1957 Century. Great web site. Good bunch of enthusiasts! C.J.

Please remove my ad. I have sold the boat for cash and buyer even paid me a tip when he picked it up. Great site, thanx. D.B.

A Load O’ New Ads posted on Dec. 9, 2016.

Please Note!
New ads are posted to the end of each section and old ads are deleted from the beginning at each update.
Pat Ford-Webmaster-Antique and Classic Boat Society, Pacific Northwest Chapter

Please be aware of scammers that prowl online classified ads. They are typically from West Africa, but any overseas contact bears careful scrutiny. Contact me if you are unsure.

For sale 1940 Chris-craft 42′ DCEB, Lower hour twin Nissan diesels, burns only about 2GPH at 8kt cruise. Generator with only 30 hours use. Boat is in fresh water covered moorage in Lake Washington. Flying bridge was added in 1957 Many up dates. $33,000 May trade for smaller trailer boat. 7-15-2009 206-920-7172

1955 century resorter w/trailer, she has all crome plus orignal spot light. 185 hp gray marine with dual down draft carbs.hull in goog shape. rear deck needs repair, she needs a good restoration.sell for $4500.00 OBO serious buyers may call me at 585-733-9856.

flor sale 1967 14 ft. v botttom alum. with 10 hsp. johnson motor, two, 4 gal. pressure tanks 1994 trailer, all in top condition. best offer over $900.00 lawandareeves.centurytel.net

Dorsett Catalina 1961 16′ Johnson Super sea Horse 75HP 50% interior soft transom. $1500 OBO Mesa Colorado 970-948-4672

For sale: 1948 Lyman Islander project. Completely disassembled. Inteior and windshield have been refinished. Most chrome has been replated. Engine has not been run in years. The hull has been flipped, stipped and is ready for finishing. Minimal wood repairs required. Asking $3,000. Call 419-215-4350 for more information. December 2, 2010

1957 18ft. Century Resorter. $2,000.00 This boat needs to be finished. A full restoration was started but not completed. The boat is available now. Located on Portage Bay Seattle. 2,000 $ will take all including trailer. phone 206-632-7888 Peter or Steve.

For Sale: 1957 Sparkman and Stephens 42-ft centreboard yawl Fairwyn built by McGruer on the Clyde. In excellent condition and fully equipped for ocean cruising. VAT paid and presently lying in the Mediterranean. Full details at http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk

For sale or trade 1958 Ancarrow 20 foot utility, project boat. I have restored the bright work frames and structure. Now in top shape. But I am missing a motor. ( A nice 283 Chevy would do nicely). Willing to sell ( $2500.00) or consider trade for a smaller boat. Trailer and various orginal parts available.Located in Kingston Ontario Canada. Email me for photos. 613-239-0333

1947 22ft Chris-Craft U-22 Sportsman. Very original, extensive revovation 2003, matching numbers Chrysler Crown. This is a solid original northern fresh water boat that has had good owners, proper care and little use. She is in great shape and ready for 2013. Vermont 12/20/12

1941 16ft CC Deluxe Runabout. New 5200 bottom, new sides and deck, restored original engine with stainless valves and hardened seats. Hull # 57117. $35,000.00. Jim Carr, 360 832-4293.

1958 16ft Skagit Skimaster. Sound hull, nice custom upholstery, good running 4-stroke Bearcat 55 and cool vintage trailer. We haven t used the boat very often recently. $2,000.00 with motor, $1,400 without – OBO. Dick Dow, 425 868-0921.

Classic 1964 Restored Lone Star 15 ft Aluminum Beauty. New Upholstery that is a new kind of Marine Vinyl that stays cooler in the sun. New redwood flooring with a marine grade coating. 40 HP Evinrude motor that has been gone through by a local professional boat mechanic. Garage stored, Asking best price over $6,900.00 or best offer. Hours of attention to detail with a metal etching primer after it was stripped to the metal. Trailer has new tires and paint. Located in Wichita Falls TX. will consider transporting for a fee. Photos can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/annette.mcneil/media_set?set=a.10151867750519733.769409732 type=3

1963 aristocraft boat 4 cylinder outboard gas/oil mix need batt best offer 770-905-0300 This boat was bought new in 1963 it has leather dash. mirror, horn seats 4 plus fiberglass. must move asap on a trailer ready to go

1955 Chrysler Marine Hemi M-44-S, 270 cu. In. 155 hp, 1:1 gearbox, LH rotation, 2 bbl carb, 12 volt. Complete, operational unit in good condition, ready to install, with mounts, 1 coupling, risers, factory manual and spares. Runs strong. Last used on Chelan at 2011 Mahogany Merlot event. Can demonstrate on cradle. Best Offer. Tom Carlin, 425 318-2119.

Complete Vintage 1957 Graymarine 100 Flathead 6 Priced to sell asking $300.00 or best offer! This is a complete engine that is in real good condition. Also comes with the in/out box. Also have many extra parts i.e. (2) Starters – (2) Heads – (1) Exhaust Manifold – (1) Fuel Pump – (1) Carburetor PLUS a few more extras! Located in Antioch, Ca Contact Number 925-238-4038 Asking $350,00 OBO

1931 Dee Wite Runabout 22′. Chrysler M48S straight eight engine. Recent restoration. West System bottom, all hardware rechromed, new upholstery, Iva Lite. Excellent condition. Comes with 2006 Trail Rite tandem trailer. $39,900. Paul 503 472-4625 OR

Classic Red, 1960, Merc 400, kiekhaefer, 4 cyl, 40 HP, long/s with original owners manual. Runs good, electric start. Have original control cables, but need work. $650
Jack, at 360-348-1398. Lake Stevens, Wa. Near Everett Wa.

Wanted: Windshield or Frame for 1955-57 Chris Craft Capri or Cobra. Windshield has curved sides and is

We are a manufacturer of metal products in China,We mainly produce marine equipments as windlass,winch, capstain, anchor ,chain,marine hardware,motors and so on in China ,if you are interested. pls click our website www.yd-metal.com our products quality and price must satisfy you.

1979 Chev C-30 Crew Cab Dually. Unknown miles, but recent transmission rebuild, good tires, new brakes, new battery, great for work, towing or restore it! I ve used it for the past 17 years. These can tow just about anything. Someone out there needs this truck! $2,500.00 OBO. Dick Dow, 425 868-0921.

Dickinson diesel stove/heater combination with all accessories venting, pumps, etc. – buyer removes unit. $475.00. Bob Schrader, 206 790-649

I have tons of vintage new stock rub rail in all different styles and sizes in 12� and 16� lengths. I know that I don�t have any more 1/2 inch. I am happy to text pictures if you are looking for something specific. 360-708-5170

We have a 1958 32ft CC Commander and are looking for any bullnose 1950�s Cabin Cruiser boats that are being parted out or anyone that has loose parts or accessories. We are looking for (2) specific items right now, a folding mast and new horns. 206-367-7606


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HEWESCRAFT SPORTSMAN – 16-20 FT

Versatile. Tough. Economical. It s no mystery why the Sportsman is Hewescraft s top selling boat model and extremely popular with fishermen in the United States and Canada. Whether for use on rivers or lakes, the 16 , 18 and 20 Sportsman models are engineered with serious fishing functionality and are the best value on the water

HEWESCRAFT OPEN FISHERMAN – 16-20 FT

The Do-It-All Fishing Skiff. Sheer simplicity is what makes this boat so functional, yet there are a few options that will make it even more fisherman friendly. The center console, for example, offers good visibility and comfort for the captain. The versatility of this boat makes it perfect for both weekend sportsmen and guides. If you are a fish-it-all fisherman looking for a do-it-all boat at a value price, the Open Fisherman is a terrific choice.

HEWESCRAFT SPORT JET – 18-20 FT

River Running Series. Versatility. Value. Vroom! Sport Jet adds all new dimensions to the water less traveled. The Sport Jet s minimal-draft jet technology allows you to cruise on step through water as shallow as 4 inches. This boat is tough enough to take the pounding of fast water rivers, maneuverable enough to manage the strong hydraulics of white water rapids, powerful enough to tow water skiers and tubers, and yet packaged in a convenient weight and size that makes towing and storing your boat a snap.

HEWESCRAFT PRO V – 20 FT

When You Need a Little More. The Hewescraft engineers took the more-is-more approach with the Sportsman ProV. We started with the essential footprint of our best selling Sportsman model and juiced it up with a deeper V, wider beam, higher sides, two times the fuel tank volume, and a thicker bottom gauge of aluminum. The result is an amazingly functional boat with added stability, more fishing space, and bigger water capability.

HEWESCRAFT SEA RUNNER – 18-22 FT

The All-Around, Ultimate, Fishing Boat. Solid. Rugged. Fishable. Durable. Pleasurable. Fun. Functional. Roomy. Stable. Dependable. Those are just a handful of the oft-repeated words that we hear from owners of Hewescraft s popular Sea Runner. If you re looking for one boat that does it all while providing terrific long-term value and great fishing functionality, the Sea Runner is it.

HEWESCRAFT OCEAN PRO – 20-22 FT

Big Water. Big Boat. Big Fun. The Ocean Pro lives up to its name. This popular vessel is designed, engineered and built specifically for the punishment that the ocean often delivers to fishing boats. Whether fishing the Pacific, the Atlantic, or even the Great Lakes, the Ocean Pro is your big water boat.

HEWESCRAFT ALASKAN – 24-26 FT

The Perfect Excursion Fishing Boat. Proudly named in honor of the 49th state, the Alaskan is the perfect vessel to tackle the roughest and toughest waters fishermen face. Whether taking a long run to the deep hole where the big fish swim, or adventuring for several days while fishing, kayaking, camping, or hunting, the Alaskan gets you there comfortably.

HEWESCRAFT PACIFIC CRUISER 22-26 FT

Really Big. Really Strong. With comfort in the right places. The Pacific Cruiser not only has a great physique, but rock-solid structure behind it. The all-welded, heavy gauge aluminum construction is what sets it apart from all the fiberglass and riveted cuddy cabins on the market. Hewescraft Pacific Cruiser boats are fully featured with standard amenities for which other boat builders charge extra.

HEWESCRAFT PACIFIC EXPLORER 24-26 FT

More of Everything. After careful planning and design, as well as constant prodding from the families and fishermen who ve wanted one for years, we’ve recently added a self-bailing model to our already impressive lineup. The Pacific Explorer tames ocean waters with an eight-foot-wide hull and a self-drain cockpit floor. Two massive, diaphragm-pumped, in-floor fish boxes, and the optional walkthrough transom door complete this ultimate excursion vessel. More room, more stability, more safety, more storage you get more of everything when you choose the Pacific Explorer.


Craft Auto Sales, LLC. #auto #traider


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Welcome to Craft Auto Sales, LLC.

O ur mission at Craft Auto Sales, LLC is to provide our customers something above and beyond their expectations when looking for a pre owned vehicle. Every one of our vehicles go through inspection and detailing before being put on the lot for sale.

A few things to consider when you shop with Craft Auto Sales, LLC:

  • We finance. No Credit – No Problem!
  • Your mechanic can check out the vehicle before you buy.
  • Trade-ins are always welcomed.
  • We want to put you in a vehicle today!

I f you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, contact us today at Craft Auto Sales, LLC. We carry a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles for all of your needs. We want your business and we want everybody to drive an affordable, yet dependable vehicle. So call us or fill out a Secure Online Credit Application today.

W e have been proudly serving the Pine Belt with fine quality automobiles since 1979. So stop by 911 East Hardy Street in Hattiesburg or 1908 West Pine Street in Hattiesburg today!


Cheap Auto Painting and Car Painting Tips – Car Craft Magazine #desert #valley #auto #parts


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30 Ways to Make Budget Paint Look Great

There’s no such thing as a cheap paint job. Well, there is, but you wouldn’t want to own it. So the challenge is to get the most affordable paint possible that still lets you show your face at the dragstrip or cruise night, and to do it with a minimum of skill.

That was exactly the scenario with our ’77 Nova, a new project that we’ll build into a reliable foot-brake bracket racer that runs in the low 12s, thereby avoiding the rollbar requirement for now. We’ll grow the project from there, testing the tricks you want to know about and telling you every secret along the way. We hope to someday make the Disco Nova run low 9s to high 8s for sanctioned heads-up street racing. Along the way we’ll find the best deals on new parts and throw in some good finds from the swap meets, junkyards, and eBayMotors.com. If you think it’s too expensive, it’s because this one won’t be a total hose-clamp-trans-mount dirtball project, or because you’ve got sticker shock over the fact that we’ll always show you every little price of the parts and supplies we used, and there will be no “we had this sitting around, so count it as free” hokum. This is real. So real, in fact, that we were shocked how a basic $499 paint job quickly turned into an $1,800 investment when you add up all the knickknacks. And it’s not like this is over the top; it would have been easy to spend another couple grand. For $1,800 you only get an average paint job these days unless you have the equipment to spray the paint yourself, and our point here is to see what can be accomplished by an average guy with a minimum of skill.

You’re insane. Why are you wasting your time with that thing? No one cares”

Matt King

Also, when we spend money on stuff, we’ll tell you exactly why we make the decisions we do. Like those new Mickey Thompson wheels-we were going to repaint some old rallys, but they weren’t bright enough for the cover. The M/Ts totally make the look of the car, but we’ll be a bit more practical than that to start. We’ll bolt the rally wheels back on for the first few dragstrip stages of the project, then bring back the M/Ts later to see if the lightweight wheels can earn their keep.

The beauty of the third-generation X-bodies (’75-’79 Novas, Olds Omegas, Pontiac Venturas, and Buick Skylarks) is that they use front suspension like a second-gen Camaro/Firebird and rear suspension like a ’67-’74 Camaro/Nova. That means you can get suspension parts galore, and the stock 8.5-inch 10-bolt rearend is lightweight and can be made bulletproof enough for our needs. A big-block fits more easily than in earlier Novas, and we can rob the frame mounts from 403 and 400 Trans Ams so we can stab Olds and Pontiac mills into the Disco. We already got mounts from a junkyard ’76 Ventura with a Buick 350, so we can try Buick power too. Since the Nova has no collectibility whatsoever, we have no shame about gutting, drilling, welding, and hacking to make it a race car.

It makes the perfect Car Craft flog unit-with the tiny exception that it’s still a ’77 Nova. Third-gen X-bodies have a small following (see novaresource.org), but we’ve taken heat from people who think our Nova is just too grotesque to take seriously as a magazine project. With a production-shop repaint made better by lots of do-it-yourself prep work, plus some well-placed graphics and wheels, we’ve changed a lot of minds. Even staff naysayers are quipping, “ya know, this might not be that bad. if it’s fast.” And we’ll get to that next month.

“Wow. This car almost looks worth owning!”


Cheap Auto Painting and Car Painting Tips – Car Craft Magazine #guaranteed #auto #loans


#cheap auto paint
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30 Ways to Make Budget Paint Look Great

There’s no such thing as a cheap paint job. Well, there is, but you wouldn’t want to own it. So the challenge is to get the most affordable paint possible that still lets you show your face at the dragstrip or cruise night, and to do it with a minimum of skill.

That was exactly the scenario with our ’77 Nova, a new project that we’ll build into a reliable foot-brake bracket racer that runs in the low 12s, thereby avoiding the rollbar requirement for now. We’ll grow the project from there, testing the tricks you want to know about and telling you every secret along the way. We hope to someday make the Disco Nova run low 9s to high 8s for sanctioned heads-up street racing. Along the way we’ll find the best deals on new parts and throw in some good finds from the swap meets, junkyards, and eBayMotors.com. If you think it’s too expensive, it’s because this one won’t be a total hose-clamp-trans-mount dirtball project, or because you’ve got sticker shock over the fact that we’ll always show you every little price of the parts and supplies we used, and there will be no “we had this sitting around, so count it as free” hokum. This is real. So real, in fact, that we were shocked how a basic $499 paint job quickly turned into an $1,800 investment when you add up all the knickknacks. And it’s not like this is over the top; it would have been easy to spend another couple grand. For $1,800 you only get an average paint job these days unless you have the equipment to spray the paint yourself, and our point here is to see what can be accomplished by an average guy with a minimum of skill.

You’re insane. Why are you wasting your time with that thing? No one cares”

Matt King

Also, when we spend money on stuff, we’ll tell you exactly why we make the decisions we do. Like those new Mickey Thompson wheels-we were going to repaint some old rallys, but they weren’t bright enough for the cover. The M/Ts totally make the look of the car, but we’ll be a bit more practical than that to start. We’ll bolt the rally wheels back on for the first few dragstrip stages of the project, then bring back the M/Ts later to see if the lightweight wheels can earn their keep.

The beauty of the third-generation X-bodies (’75-’79 Novas, Olds Omegas, Pontiac Venturas, and Buick Skylarks) is that they use front suspension like a second-gen Camaro/Firebird and rear suspension like a ’67-’74 Camaro/Nova. That means you can get suspension parts galore, and the stock 8.5-inch 10-bolt rearend is lightweight and can be made bulletproof enough for our needs. A big-block fits more easily than in earlier Novas, and we can rob the frame mounts from 403 and 400 Trans Ams so we can stab Olds and Pontiac mills into the Disco. We already got mounts from a junkyard ’76 Ventura with a Buick 350, so we can try Buick power too. Since the Nova has no collectibility whatsoever, we have no shame about gutting, drilling, welding, and hacking to make it a race car.

It makes the perfect Car Craft flog unit-with the tiny exception that it’s still a ’77 Nova. Third-gen X-bodies have a small following (see novaresource.org), but we’ve taken heat from people who think our Nova is just too grotesque to take seriously as a magazine project. With a production-shop repaint made better by lots of do-it-yourself prep work, plus some well-placed graphics and wheels, we’ve changed a lot of minds. Even staff naysayers are quipping, “ya know, this might not be that bad. if it’s fast.” And we’ll get to that next month.

“Wow. This car almost looks worth owning!”


Cheap Auto Painting and Car Painting Tips – Car Craft Magazine #buy #used #cars


#cheap auto paint
#

30 Ways to Make Budget Paint Look Great

There’s no such thing as a cheap paint job. Well, there is, but you wouldn’t want to own it. So the challenge is to get the most affordable paint possible that still lets you show your face at the dragstrip or cruise night, and to do it with a minimum of skill.

That was exactly the scenario with our ’77 Nova, a new project that we’ll build into a reliable foot-brake bracket racer that runs in the low 12s, thereby avoiding the rollbar requirement for now. We’ll grow the project from there, testing the tricks you want to know about and telling you every secret along the way. We hope to someday make the Disco Nova run low 9s to high 8s for sanctioned heads-up street racing. Along the way we’ll find the best deals on new parts and throw in some good finds from the swap meets, junkyards, and eBayMotors.com. If you think it’s too expensive, it’s because this one won’t be a total hose-clamp-trans-mount dirtball project, or because you’ve got sticker shock over the fact that we’ll always show you every little price of the parts and supplies we used, and there will be no “we had this sitting around, so count it as free” hokum. This is real. So real, in fact, that we were shocked how a basic $499 paint job quickly turned into an $1,800 investment when you add up all the knickknacks. And it’s not like this is over the top; it would have been easy to spend another couple grand. For $1,800 you only get an average paint job these days unless you have the equipment to spray the paint yourself, and our point here is to see what can be accomplished by an average guy with a minimum of skill.

You’re insane. Why are you wasting your time with that thing? No one cares”

Matt King

Also, when we spend money on stuff, we’ll tell you exactly why we make the decisions we do. Like those new Mickey Thompson wheels-we were going to repaint some old rallys, but they weren’t bright enough for the cover. The M/Ts totally make the look of the car, but we’ll be a bit more practical than that to start. We’ll bolt the rally wheels back on for the first few dragstrip stages of the project, then bring back the M/Ts later to see if the lightweight wheels can earn their keep.

The beauty of the third-generation X-bodies (’75-’79 Novas, Olds Omegas, Pontiac Venturas, and Buick Skylarks) is that they use front suspension like a second-gen Camaro/Firebird and rear suspension like a ’67-’74 Camaro/Nova. That means you can get suspension parts galore, and the stock 8.5-inch 10-bolt rearend is lightweight and can be made bulletproof enough for our needs. A big-block fits more easily than in earlier Novas, and we can rob the frame mounts from 403 and 400 Trans Ams so we can stab Olds and Pontiac mills into the Disco. We already got mounts from a junkyard ’76 Ventura with a Buick 350, so we can try Buick power too. Since the Nova has no collectibility whatsoever, we have no shame about gutting, drilling, welding, and hacking to make it a race car.

It makes the perfect Car Craft flog unit-with the tiny exception that it’s still a ’77 Nova. Third-gen X-bodies have a small following (see novaresource.org), but we’ve taken heat from people who think our Nova is just too grotesque to take seriously as a magazine project. With a production-shop repaint made better by lots of do-it-yourself prep work, plus some well-placed graphics and wheels, we’ve changed a lot of minds. Even staff naysayers are quipping, “ya know, this might not be that bad. if it’s fast.” And we’ll get to that next month.

“Wow. This car almost looks worth owning!”


Cheap Auto Painting and Car Painting Tips – Car Craft Magazine #auto #and #home #insurance


#cheap auto paint
#

30 Ways to Make Budget Paint Look Great

There’s no such thing as a cheap paint job. Well, there is, but you wouldn’t want to own it. So the challenge is to get the most affordable paint possible that still lets you show your face at the dragstrip or cruise night, and to do it with a minimum of skill.

That was exactly the scenario with our ’77 Nova, a new project that we’ll build into a reliable foot-brake bracket racer that runs in the low 12s, thereby avoiding the rollbar requirement for now. We’ll grow the project from there, testing the tricks you want to know about and telling you every secret along the way. We hope to someday make the Disco Nova run low 9s to high 8s for sanctioned heads-up street racing. Along the way we’ll find the best deals on new parts and throw in some good finds from the swap meets, junkyards, and eBayMotors.com. If you think it’s too expensive, it’s because this one won’t be a total hose-clamp-trans-mount dirtball project, or because you’ve got sticker shock over the fact that we’ll always show you every little price of the parts and supplies we used, and there will be no “we had this sitting around, so count it as free” hokum. This is real. So real, in fact, that we were shocked how a basic $499 paint job quickly turned into an $1,800 investment when you add up all the knickknacks. And it’s not like this is over the top; it would have been easy to spend another couple grand. For $1,800 you only get an average paint job these days unless you have the equipment to spray the paint yourself, and our point here is to see what can be accomplished by an average guy with a minimum of skill.

You’re insane. Why are you wasting your time with that thing? No one cares”

Matt King

Also, when we spend money on stuff, we’ll tell you exactly why we make the decisions we do. Like those new Mickey Thompson wheels-we were going to repaint some old rallys, but they weren’t bright enough for the cover. The M/Ts totally make the look of the car, but we’ll be a bit more practical than that to start. We’ll bolt the rally wheels back on for the first few dragstrip stages of the project, then bring back the M/Ts later to see if the lightweight wheels can earn their keep.

The beauty of the third-generation X-bodies (’75-’79 Novas, Olds Omegas, Pontiac Venturas, and Buick Skylarks) is that they use front suspension like a second-gen Camaro/Firebird and rear suspension like a ’67-’74 Camaro/Nova. That means you can get suspension parts galore, and the stock 8.5-inch 10-bolt rearend is lightweight and can be made bulletproof enough for our needs. A big-block fits more easily than in earlier Novas, and we can rob the frame mounts from 403 and 400 Trans Ams so we can stab Olds and Pontiac mills into the Disco. We already got mounts from a junkyard ’76 Ventura with a Buick 350, so we can try Buick power too. Since the Nova has no collectibility whatsoever, we have no shame about gutting, drilling, welding, and hacking to make it a race car.

It makes the perfect Car Craft flog unit-with the tiny exception that it’s still a ’77 Nova. Third-gen X-bodies have a small following (see novaresource.org), but we’ve taken heat from people who think our Nova is just too grotesque to take seriously as a magazine project. With a production-shop repaint made better by lots of do-it-yourself prep work, plus some well-placed graphics and wheels, we’ve changed a lot of minds. Even staff naysayers are quipping, “ya know, this might not be that bad. if it’s fast.” And we’ll get to that next month.

“Wow. This car almost looks worth owning!”


Craft Auto Sales, LLC. #houston #auto #auction


#no credit check auto sales
#

Welcome to Craft Auto Sales, LLC.

O ur mission at Craft Auto Sales, LLC is to provide our customers something above and beyond their expectations when looking for a pre owned vehicle. Every one of our vehicles go through inspection and detailing before being put on the lot for sale.

A few things to consider when you shop with Craft Auto Sales, LLC:

  • We finance. No Credit – No Problem!
  • Your mechanic can check out the vehicle before you buy.
  • Trade-ins are always welcomed.
  • We want to put you in a vehicle today!

I f you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, contact us today at Craft Auto Sales, LLC. We carry a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles for all of your needs. We want your business and we want everybody to drive an affordable, yet dependable vehicle. So call us or fill out a Secure Online Credit Application today.

W e have been proudly serving the Pine Belt with fine quality automobiles since 1979. So stop by 911 East Hardy Street in Hattiesburg or 1908 West Pine Street in Hattiesburg today!


Cheap Auto Painting and Car Painting Tips – Car Craft Magazine


#cheap auto paint
#

30 Ways to Make Budget Paint Look Great

There’s no such thing as a cheap paint job. Well, there is, but you wouldn’t want to own it. So the challenge is to get the most affordable paint possible that still lets you show your face at the dragstrip or cruise night, and to do it with a minimum of skill.

That was exactly the scenario with our ’77 Nova, a new project that we’ll build into a reliable foot-brake bracket racer that runs in the low 12s, thereby avoiding the rollbar requirement for now. We’ll grow the project from there, testing the tricks you want to know about and telling you every secret along the way. We hope to someday make the Disco Nova run low 9s to high 8s for sanctioned heads-up street racing. Along the way we’ll find the best deals on new parts and throw in some good finds from the swap meets, junkyards, and eBayMotors.com. If you think it’s too expensive, it’s because this one won’t be a total hose-clamp-trans-mount dirtball project, or because you’ve got sticker shock over the fact that we’ll always show you every little price of the parts and supplies we used, and there will be no “we had this sitting around, so count it as free” hokum. This is real. So real, in fact, that we were shocked how a basic $499 paint job quickly turned into an $1,800 investment when you add up all the knickknacks. And it’s not like this is over the top; it would have been easy to spend another couple grand. For $1,800 you only get an average paint job these days unless you have the equipment to spray the paint yourself, and our point here is to see what can be accomplished by an average guy with a minimum of skill.

You’re insane. Why are you wasting your time with that thing? No one cares”

Matt King

Also, when we spend money on stuff, we’ll tell you exactly why we make the decisions we do. Like those new Mickey Thompson wheels-we were going to repaint some old rallys, but they weren’t bright enough for the cover. The M/Ts totally make the look of the car, but we’ll be a bit more practical than that to start. We’ll bolt the rally wheels back on for the first few dragstrip stages of the project, then bring back the M/Ts later to see if the lightweight wheels can earn their keep.

The beauty of the third-generation X-bodies (’75-’79 Novas, Olds Omegas, Pontiac Venturas, and Buick Skylarks) is that they use front suspension like a second-gen Camaro/Firebird and rear suspension like a ’67-’74 Camaro/Nova. That means you can get suspension parts galore, and the stock 8.5-inch 10-bolt rearend is lightweight and can be made bulletproof enough for our needs. A big-block fits more easily than in earlier Novas, and we can rob the frame mounts from 403 and 400 Trans Ams so we can stab Olds and Pontiac mills into the Disco. We already got mounts from a junkyard ’76 Ventura with a Buick 350, so we can try Buick power too. Since the Nova has no collectibility whatsoever, we have no shame about gutting, drilling, welding, and hacking to make it a race car.

It makes the perfect Car Craft flog unit-with the tiny exception that it’s still a ’77 Nova. Third-gen X-bodies have a small following (see novaresource.org), but we’ve taken heat from people who think our Nova is just too grotesque to take seriously as a magazine project. With a production-shop repaint made better by lots of do-it-yourself prep work, plus some well-placed graphics and wheels, we’ve changed a lot of minds. Even staff naysayers are quipping, “ya know, this might not be that bad. if it’s fast.” And we’ll get to that next month.

“Wow. This car almost looks worth owning!”