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What You Need To Know About Car Covers

Classic Car Covers

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What You Need To Know About Car Covers
By Satvik Mittal

Car covers are an important accessory of a car to protect it against the elements of the weather, to preserve its paint and body work. Bird droppings, dirt and sap from trees can also ruin the paint job of a car. They keep prying eyes away from the contents of your car. They are also a deterrent for thieves who will surely hesitate to steal a car with car covers on. Some can be fitted with a lock as well. They can be classified as

� Indoor – These are required when parked inside the garage. A light car cover can be used for frequent usage with easy on and easy off; heavier material, if it is parked in a garage which sees a lot of movement of children, pets etc. to protect it from bumps and dents and if it is not taken out too often. In addition, they should be mildew resistant.

� Outdoor – These are usually waterproof, high strength polyester fabrics that are built in with special polymers to shed dust, bird droppings, pollutants, water and tree sap. They are also UV resistant and breathable, allowing any heat or moisture trapped between the car and the car cover to escape easily.

� Custom – They are specially tailored for your car. They fit every contour of your car and don’t rub and slide against your paintwork

� SUV and truck and caravan covers are a category that are larger than car covers, but are basically made of the same material

� Universal car covers – These are low quality one size fits all cars which are baggy, allowing the harsh elements in defeating the very purpose of a car cover. They also tend to rub against the paintwork.

� They can be used to seal your vehicle in for extended periods, much like a giant ziplock bag for added protection.

What is the best color?

If your car is a light color, it is best to go for a light colored ones. Light colored materials are also recommended for sunnier climates. If you are looking for style you could go for a vibrant color.

Fabrics options

They are basically made from polyester and microfiber, with additions like flannel dinners, etc. For cars about to be launched, silky polyester that just drapes over the car, outlining its silhouette is available. Most are ultrasonically laminated, making them dust proof while remaining breathable and soft against any fine paint finish. They are also designed for easy storage.

How to buy a car cover?

Most sellers have an index of the car manufacturers and their model names. All the customer has to do is indicate the model of his car. With the full description of the product and easy and secure payment portals available on the website, delivery is guaranteed. There is also a toll free helpline number should the person have any query.

What are the assurances that a customer should look for?

� Free and fast shipping

� Price protection guarantee

� Perfect fit guarantee

� Unlimited lifetime warranty

� Money back guarantee

� Good customer service

carcover.com is rated as the #1 car cover company in the United States of America. Their only goal is to provide maximum safety for their customer with their car covers.

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Classic Cars and Accessories for Sale

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8 Classic Ford Muscle Cars

A muscle car is, by general definition, a light, aerodynamic car with a powerful engine, and the Ford Motor Company delivered several classic Ford muscle cars to the world of cars. Browse through this list of eight Ford muscle cars, and see if your favorite is on the list.

Classic Ford Muscle Cars

Classic Ford Mustang image courtesy of Pixabay

8 Beautiful Classic Ford Muscle Cars

By Laure Justice

  1. Mustang: Whether you prefer the earliest pony body, the fox body of the eighties, or the newer Fox4 or D2C Mustangs, no list of Ford muscle cars could be complete without one (or several) of this iconic muscle car’s seven generations included.
  2. Galaxie: The Galaxie has a slightly different, boxier, heavy look than most muscle cars, but the engines got more powerful with each new iteration over the years to deliver the muscle.
  3. GT and GT40: This one might be debatable in terms of a traditional muscle car, because so few were ever made and it was really a classic race car, but it delivered the muscle, so ti gets its spot on the list – this mid-engine race car, according to Car and Driver, there were less than 135 built – between ’66 and ’69 it won four 24 Hours of  LeMans.
  4. Capri: The Capri never really caught much attention in the US, as it was a European pony car, but it was built with pony car styling and a Cortina engine to meet European standards.
  5. Thunderbird: There could be some debate about whether the Thunderbird belongs on this list, because it’s more of a luxury car instead of a light car with a big engine, but most Thunderbirds delivered the powerful engines and handling needed to drop them on this list. (Debate is welcome, if you disagree.)
  6. Fairlane: The Fairlane was the predecessor to the Torino, and it wasn’t the fastest of Ford’s muscle car lineup, according to StangTV, but it delivered the muscle car look, slightly similar to the body style of the GTO.
  7. Torino: When the Torino rolled off the line, it delivered, according to Old Ride, a comfortable ride combined with true muscle car power.
  8. Gran Torino: The Gran Torino went through several changes from earlier Torinos, including engine upgrades, a floor mounted four speed manual transmission system, an upgraded suspension system, dual exhaust, bucket seats, a larger body, pointed grilles, and longer lines.

Ford Muscle Cars for Sale

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The Nash Statesman Super Airflyte

Have you ever watched American Pickers and wondered what, exactly, that cool car is in the opening scenes? Well, if you zoom in, you can see the Statesman Super logo on the front fender, so, I’ll fill in what I’ve been able to find, which is basically that it’s a 1950 Nash – that was quick, right? There’s more… So, now I’ll share some specs and some more detailed information about the Nash Statesman Super Airflyte.

1950 Nash Airflyte (5607911319)

By Steve Brown from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (1950 Nash Airflyte) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Nash Statesman Super Airflyte Info

By Laure Justice

Production Years: The Nash Statesman Super Airflyte brought a new level of aerodynamics to the automotive industry when it was first produced in 1949. It was only in production for three years, ’49, ’50; and ’51 before being redesigned for 1952 when it was released under the name Golden Airflyte.

7th Gen: This unique post-war car was actually the seventh generation of the Nash Ambassador line, and was designed in a wind tunnel to reduce its drag coefficient to a mere 0.52, as noted on the Automobile Catalog website.

Specs: At a solid 210 inches long and 77.5 inches wide, with a 121 inch wheelbase, this fastback sedan was a full-sized executive automobile powered by a naturally aspirated four-stroke Nash Six 234 engine with the capability to deliver 234.8 (CID) cubic inch displacement – or 112 (HP) horsepower. (I would like to note that How Stuff Works: Auto cites the horsepower at 85 for the Statesman and 115 for the Ambassador.)

Name Change: In 1949, this Airflyte was called the 600, it actually wasn’t until 1950 that the name Statesman was added to this Nash line, according to How Stuff Works: Auto.

Aerodynamics: Some features that added to the aerodynamics of the Nash Airflyte also landed it with the nickname “Nash Bathtub.” Those features include it’s rounded front windshield, fenders, hood, and well, pretty much everything was smoothed out to a rounded finish to reduce drag on this car.

American Pickers Antique Car

By Nbastian210 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

So, here’s a picture of the American Pickers Nash Statesman Super, with its great patina and the Antique Archaeology logo painted on the door – and I’ll just mention that if you would like to have your own Nash, there’s a very, very pretty but non-running  ’49 Nash Statesman Super Airflyte for sale on eBay as of the publication of this article.

Nash Automobiles for Sale

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Summer’s Coming: Get Your Classic Car Ready for the Road

With summer on the way, it’s time to pull your classic car out of storage and get it road ready with some basic maintenance and a thorough cleaning.

Get Your Classic Car Road Trip Ready

Vintage Rolls Royce image courtesy of Pixabay

Get Your Classic Car Road Ready for Summer Cruising

By: Laure Justice

Winter can be kind of blah when you’re a classic car owner because, depending on where you live, your favorite ride gets stuck in storage for a few months and you just get to wait… and wait… and wait for nicer weather.

Make Sure Your Car is Mechanically Sound

The last thing you want to do after waiting all winter to drive your car is have it in the garage getting fixed, so ideally the time to take care of mechanical things is now, before you’re ready to head out to a car show or on a long cruise.

Take care of things like changing the oil and topping off fluids, make sure the tires are holding air and have good tread, change plugs and wires if they need it, and put fresh gas in ‘her’ so those basic car maintenance things are out of the way.

Get Out the Car Cleaning Supplies

With the mechanical side of things ready to roll, it’s time to get your car cleaned up and shining – unless we’re talking about a rat rod with plenty of patina, and even then, you’ll probably want your ride cleaned up and comfortable.

Any time you’re in doubt about the ideal way to clean your car, inside or out, talk to a pro, like a detailer, to make sure everything is done correctly, because you don’t want to diminish your car’s value by using the wrong cleaning products or procedures on it.

Vacuum out the interior to remove loose debris that settled in your seats, in the carpet fibers, and on the dash to remove loose debris and to give you a chance to inspect your interior for damage, in case a mouse got in your storage area or anything like that happened.

Choose an upholstery cleaner designed for the type of interior your car has, such as leather cleaner, vinyl cleaner, or fabric upholstery cleaner if things need freshened up a bit.

Wash and polish your car’s exterior surfaces using your favorite type of wash and wax, or polish, or simply gently buff your finish to a silky luster if you prefer not to apply products to your car’s paint (or if your car is newly painted, simply discuss the cleaning process with your body shop to be sure you’re going about cleaning and polishing your car properly.)

Now, get out there and get ready to have some spring and summer fun in your favorite ride!

Classic Cars for Sale

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1936 Dodge Six Series D2 Business Coupe Info

In 1936, the first five Baseball Hall of Fame members were inducted, the fourth winter Olympic games were held in Germany, Gone With the Wind was published, and the Dodge company rolled the beautiful, fat-fendered 1936 Dodge Business Coupe off the production line.

1936 Dodge Business Coupe

1936 Dodge Business Coupe image By Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

1936 Dodge Six Series D2 Business Coupe

By Laure Justice

If you’ve ever enjoyed an old black and white gangster movie or a Keystone Cops comedy, you’ve most likely seen actors standing on the running boards and maybe even hanging onto the car’s heavy, rounded fenders – and looking at the 1936 Dodge Six Series D2 business coupe, it’s pretty easy to see how that was possible.

This car has the kind of look that’s the stuff legends (film legends) and American classics are made of, and it makes them just plain to look at, ride in, and enjoy.

Features of the ’36 Dodge Business Coupe

The ’36 business coupe featured a windshield that tilted out at the bottom (you can see how it opened in the picture) to let the air flow through the car’s interior to cool off the driver and passengers on hot days.

These cars had rear wheel drive, 4-ply tires mounted on steel spoke rims and an external rear-mounted spare.

A single downdraft Stromberg carb powered these 6-cylinder Dodges while a centrifugal water pump and cellular radiator provided cooling power throughout the engine compartment.

A Few Last Specs on the 1936 Dodge Business Coupe

The gas tank held 15 gallons of fuel and the engine block held 5 quarts of oil.

The tire size was needed for this car was 6X16.

A total of 15 quarts of coolant were required to fill the cooling system, and the cars had a 7 digit serial number which was mounted on the right front door hinge pillar.

References:

Dodge Business Coupes for Sale

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Happy New Year!

I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy New Year on behalf of Classic Cars Online US!

I hope 2017 brings you peace, prosperity, and anything you want and need from your life.

Please check back often, and feel free to leave a comment anytime you feel inspired to do so.

All the best,

Laure

When Is the Last Time You Saw a 1947 Tatra T87?

I remember the first time I saw a 1947 Tatra T87 – it wasn’t in person – it was this morning when I found a listing for one on eBay. (Hopefully, it won’t be the last one I see.) The one I found was a barn find project Tatra (not the one shown below – that’s just to show how a pristine one looks.)

The 1947 Tatra T87

Rear View of the 1947 Tatra T87

Rear View of the 1947 Tatra T87 By dave_7 (originally posted to Flickr as 1947 Tatra T-87) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Tatra T87 from 1947 was a Czechoslovakian car designed by Hans Ledwinka.

1947 Tatra T87

1947 Tatra T87 By dave_7 (originally posted to Flickr as 1947 Tatra T-87) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The ’47 Tatra T87 weighed in at 3,020 pounds and with it’s V8 engine, it could pull off 100 mph. (Pretty kicking for a ’47.)

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Front Nameplate

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Front Nameplate By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The ’47 T87 Tatra had suicide doors and a lot of the interior  trim was crafted from wood.

1947 Tatra T87 Dashboard

1947 Tatra T87 Dashboard By Mr.choppers (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Horizontal slots in the rear hood help with cooling the engine.

1947 Tatra T-87 Saloon Front Headlight

1947 Tatra T-87 Saloon Front Headlight By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A push-button starter kicks on the 3.0 Litre V8 Tatra engine.

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Engine Compartment

1947 Tatra T87 Saloon Engine Compartment By Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX (Philip (flip) Kromer from Austin, TX) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Tatra T87 features a fin that splits the pressure evenly on each side of the T87 to improve the way it handles.

This Tatra model is considered one of the most aerodynamic cars ever created, and wind tunnel testing proved it to have a drag coefficient of 0.36. 

Resources used in researching the 1947 Tatra T87:

By: Laure Justice

Classic Czechoslovakian Cars for Sale

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A Few Facts About the 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe

I ran across these facts about the 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe in the course of looking for information on Tolex material, which used to be the vinyl-like sheeting used to make Packard interiors. (It’s used on speaker amps now, though.)

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe

1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe image by Sicnag (1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Coupe) [CC bY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

For the American people, 1932 was one of the two hardest years of the depression, with over 13 million Americans having lost their jobs since the market crash in 1929.

Packard responded to the depression by sticking to its elegant luxury lines for car bodies, but also rolling out a lower-priced model that pretty much looked the same as the pricier Packards, but weighed about 500 pounds less, for about $1,750. 

The 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe 8 was not one of those budget models.

The Model 904 Deluxe 8 was offered in 21 different body styles in 1932, and the 904 was a design developed by Dietrich Inc, and a convertible model was one of the styles available.

Deluxe 8 Packards sold for between $3,745 and $7,950.

The different styles of 1932 Model 904 Deluxe 8 Packards were produced in limited numbers, such as the Packard 904 Deluxe 8 Dietrich Convertible Victorias, of which only four were built. 

Dietrich Inc, which designed the bodies for six of the 904 Deluxe 8 Packards, was a business founded by Raymond H. Dietrich with the help of Edsel Ford and Fred Murray.

Raymond Dietrich, who designed the ’32 Packard 904 Deluxe 8, also later designed the iconic Checker cab and the reverse Gibson Firebird solid-body electric guitar. 

Thanks for visiting Classic Cars Online US. I hope you enjoyed this short article on the 1932 Model 904 Deluxe 8 Packard. Please browse around the site and be sure to visit the Classifieds page if you’re looking to buy or sell a classic car, parts, or related services.

By: Laure Justice

Classic Packard’s for Sale

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How to Choose Upholstery Fabric for your Car Seats

Have you ever seen a beautiful of car seats that looked great when you got the vehicle but wore out and looked awful almost as soon as you started using them?

How to Choose Car Seat Upholstery Fabric

Roll of Upholstery Fabric Image courtesy of Pixabay

Upholstery fabric lasts longer and wears better if it is the right strength and has the best properties – durability and stain resistance – for the use it will receive.

Upholstery Fabric Quality

The quality of your upholstery’s fabric plays a huge role in how comfortable people are going to be when seated in a car. Fabric quality is also often overlooked when buying a car or getting seats redone simply because appearance is the first consideration. Not everyone stops to ask if the fabric and construction will withstand the type of use it will receive – but everyone should – and here’s why… Upholstery that is covered with substandard fabric leads to dissatisfaction.

Why Is Reupholstery a Good Option?

It’s hard to estimate how many people have bought a car with attractive seat covers only to find out the seats are uncomfortable, stain easily, or seem to be falling apart quickly. Many people simply replace the uncomfortable car while others tolerate the inferior upholstery until it finally falls apart.

Upholstery Cleaning

A car interior that is gently used has cleaning and stain resistance requirements that are different than the cleaning requirements of a heavily used vehicle. All upholstery fabric should ideally be treated with some level of stain resistance though it is possible to save a little bit of money by getting a cheaper, untreated upholstery fabric if the item will be gently used. Even if the car interior is carefully used – accidents happen – and it is easier to avoid problems by starting with a stain resistant fabric.

Stain Resistant Upholstery Fabric

Stain resistant fabrics still get dirty sometimes no matter how careful the owners are, so choosing an upholstery fabric that is easy to clean is a good idea. Microfiber fabric, if not careful to follow directions, is difficult to clean without spotting. According to cleanyourmicrofiber.com, microfiber should be labeled with either an S, a W, or an SW cleaning code. S represents solvent cleaners and W represents water based cleaners. Using the wrong cleaner on any fabric will cause spots and discoloration. Most upholstery fabrics can be cleaned with laundry detergent but check the label first.

If  Upholstery Cleaning Fails It Might Be Time to Reupholster

A simple repair can add years to the time before it is necessary to replace auto upholstery, or to replace your car entirely. Restyled seat covers also make the interior last as long as the rest of the car.

Recommendations

Finding a reputable upholstery shop is the easiest way to get an interior reupholstered.  A professional upholsterer will make recommendations about how each type of fabric will wear and how hard cleaning will be. It is a good idea to get an estimate up front, but it is normally cheaper than replacing. If making the reupholstery project a do-it-yourself project is a possibility then the fabric store assistants should be able to help with fabric selection and quantity information about purchasing fabric by the yard, or you can order an OEM interior kit.

By: Laure Justice

 Classic Cars, Parts, and Automotive Services for Sale

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Pedal Cars For Christmas

Pedal Cars For Christmas

It’s virtually guaranteed that hundreds of children will find a pedal car underneath the Christmas tree this year. For more than fifty years, this classic toy has delighted generations of youngsters. With Christmas coming up, now is the time to think about buying a pedal toy for the child in your life.

Pedal cars can be a fun and exciting alternative to motorized or battery-operated toys. If you’re looking for a wholesome, classic gift for kids, you may be considering a pedal car. These cars are based on real-life vehicles ranging from the 1910s to the 1960s, and many of the contemporary pedal toys are modeled after classic pedal car designs, like the pedal car you may remember from your own childhood. Today, several manufacturers create pedal toys using designs originally created back in the 1950s – you may even be able to find the same car you had as a child.

Among the many graceful designs you might expect to find are 1932 roadsters, classic Mustangs, tow trucks, and racecars of all varieties. Now, these toys really put the “muscle” back in “muscle car.” Kids can enjoy pedaling around the block or neighborhood in these metal pedal cars. Today there are even officially sanctioned pedal car races. Holding a race might be a great deal of fun for the kids in your neighborhood if there are several kids with these cars.

Antique Toy Pedal Cars

Image courtesy of Pixabay

Some things that you may want to take into consideration if you are thinking about purchasing a pedal car:

1) Although you can find some vintage pedal cars from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, these do not make good gifts for kids. You should be aware that some of these earlier cars were actually painted with lead-based products, which may not be safe for children. These cars are well suited to being lovingly restored by an adult collector, not being ridden around the yard by a toddler.

2) Consider the size of your child when purchasing a pedal toy. Though most can accommodate a rather wide span of ages, others are best for very young children or those a bit older.

3) Opt for one with a metal body and detailed parts, rather than a plastic one. Though plastic toys are typically cheaper than their metal counterparts, there’s virtually no chance that the toy will survive to be passed on to a new generation. Opt for metal if you want your gift to last.

4) If you’re purchasing a pedal toy online — where you’ll find great deals on classic car designs – understand that some assembly may be required. Don’t wait until midnight on Christmas Eve to open the box.

Ultimately there are some great, affordable pedal cars on the market, produced by a wide range of manufacturers. With real metal and detailed paint jobs, these cars are worlds above the mass-produced plastic toys that you’ll see on most toy store shelves this December. You can’t go wrong with this classic toy – there’s a reason why children have enjoyed pedal cars for generations.

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