1978 Glastron Carlson CVX-20
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1978 Glastron Carlson CVX-20

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    Up for sale is my 1978 Glastron Carlson CVX-20 Deluxe that is fully restored. This boat went through a full restoration two winter ago. The floor and stringers were all replaced with marine grade ply. The carpet was replaced with Corinthian marine carpet. All the interior was disassembled and the wood was glassed or replaced and new marine grade vinyl was installed. The boat was flipped and completely repainted as the original gel was shot. If there is a weak point on the boat it is the paint job. I did it myself and it has some flaws. This past summer at Broken Bow it came unanchored in a storm and got together the the headers on another boat and chewed up the rub rail and paint a little bit. No damage to the glass at all.

    The strength of this boat is that it's powered by a Gen III EFI small block Vortec engine running O2 sensors and all. Everything was done right and it purrs like a kitten. It's a 5.3 aluminum head mill with an LS3 cam, LS7 lifters, and Corvette bee hive valve springs. With a C impeller it spins 5,000 RPM all afternoon pushing the boat to a best of 58.6 on GPS, 2 mph faster then it went with the stock 460 it came with. There is an OBD-II port under the key that you can plug in a laptop to tune it. It's never been on a wideband O2 so there is most likely more left in the tune. It also runs a drive-by-wire gas pedal and has a 26 gallon Silverado gas tank with a new in-tank fuel pump.

    The pump is a Berkeley 12JE with a brand new Aggressor C impeller. It has a spit bowl and a hydraulic Place diverter on it also. I don't know for sure the age on the pump build, but when I changed the impeller the wear ring and thrust bearing were serviceable with no excessive play or clearances.

    The trailer is all aluminum with tires that have one season on them. One fender is bent from the previous owner when he hit an animal on the road. I never really looked to see where to get another aluminum fender.

    It's got LED lighting throughout to include a pair of Sea Blaze 3 underwater high powered LED's the light up the roost at night. The bow light is also LED and painted in blue flake to match. The metal flake used on the boat is House of Kolor Kamen Blue. It's a color changing flake and costs some $$$$. I got another jar of it to fix the paint and it will go with the boat. I also have the original grab rails that go by the back seat and the original gauges that will go with it. It 's got a brand new from last Saturday Optima marine battery. Have a clear title in hand.

    This is easily a $10k to $12k boat with the paint in perfect condition. It's not bad like it is, but it's not perfect and the asking price reflects it. It still turns heads and gets tons of compliments both on the trailer and on the water. We had this boat on the water at least twice a week all summer long. Just went through another tank of gas yesterday. The boat is 100% lake ready.

    Located in Dallas, TX. Asking $7,500, James 214-270-9375

    Would be willing to trade for a 19' picklefork boat like a Daytona that is less motor but has seats, motor mounts, pump, steering, gauges and fuel tanks.
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    Another showing the damage to the rub rail.
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    James , you should put a link to the build thread over on THB for people to see all the work that went into the conversion . Good Luck with the sale

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