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Old 06-20-2006, 01:37 PM
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Looks like a " Street Beast type " to me ...
How far away from them are you ??
I would have to see one in person and make sure I was getting the very one I looked at ...


IF it meets your standards ...

Wescott does NOT do the 33-34 3W ... so ....

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From what I can see in those pictures I would not drive 10 miles to look at it, much less consider buying it. It looks misshapen. Just my opinion from what I saw.
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thanks for your reply

Thanks for the quick response, this is the information I was looking for.
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From what I can see in those pictures I would not drive 10 miles to look at it, much less consider buying it. It looks misshapen. Just my opinion from what I saw.
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I'm really a late model muscle car guy (well, much later than 33-34 ). Never been in to these cars at all. I read your statement and thought "hey, it's not that misshapen, doesn't look too bad"...

But then just looking at the car... What's up with the rear wheel well opening? It looks like the running board area juts out, then the upper rear wheel well gets sucked in, and doesn't match the front fender opening at all. Maybe it's just the photo. But you're right, with the tucked front tire, and the highly exposed rear tire, it looks a little... misshapen.
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The whole look of that car is off. It has got to be a StreetBeast body.

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The whole look of that car is off. It has got to be a StreetBeast body.

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That car is uglier than a bucket full of frogs.

Sorry. It just is.
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You may want to look into an Outlaw body. www.outlawrods.com

As the owner of one of their Willys body/frame packages, I can only report that I am satisfied so far. I picked up my car last October, and have not done too much body-wise with it yet, but so far I have no concerns.
Before ordering, I paid a visit to them out in Pennsylvania. They gave me a tour of their facilities, including the frame shop and fiberglass body production shop. Everyone form the shop foreman to the Owner, Barb Davison were very friendly and helpful. They answered all of my questions, and took the time to show me around, which was a big selling point for me.
I have nothing bad to say about their product, and yes, they are probably one of the more expensive bodies ou there, but you get what you pay for.

Indianapolis is not too far from Outlaw and I suggest a "field trip" out their place and take the tour. I think you will be impressed with their operation.
They do use mostly a wood-frame reinforcement in their bodies, with steel framing at some critical points. Looked good to me.

I'm not trying to make this into an advertisement for Outlaw, just saying that I am a satisfied customer.

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Thanks for the quick response, this is the information I was looking for.
Go to this site and search for 33 - 34 Fords ...

http://browse.collectorcartraderonli...rchresults.php

You may be able to buy a decent 33 - 34 Ford coupe cheaper than build one But LOOK CLOSELY & THEN AVOID ... all the Street Beasts ( or CMC ) 33 - 34 Fords that are up for sale ... all claiming to have a WHOLE LOT MORE $$$ spent on them ... than they are asking. NO body wants them ... at hardly any price ... They are the Rodney Dangerfield of Hot Rods ... NO RESPECT ...
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I guess I had best add my 2 cents worth - and for sure it has been said by others in this post -
(1) buy only from an established builder
(2) AFTER a mfg facility visit, and
(3)after talking to supplied references and internet contacts.

This will be a 30 to 50,000 (or more) dollar plus 2 - 5 year investment that a few hundred dollars visiting a manufacturer will seem cheap.

Also talk to others that have built their cars. One bad one doesn't necessarily disqualify a manufacturer, but several should. A cheap body is just that, cheap. While you may have the skills to make it "good" it adds time plus expense to that project.

People brag about their Brookville steel bodies and how great they are - maybe the 28/29 and 32s are, but my 30/31 must have been built on a Monday after a long weekend holiday - so even the best can screw up - so do I have the dud, who knows, but that will be a story for another thread -which emphasizes the visit requirement(I did the references part, just didn't visit Brookville - duhhh).
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Rodney Dangerfields

I was amused by the comment about the 1933 and 1934 Fords being the Rodney Dangerfields of hot rods. I do wonder why especially since I heard the broadcaster on the Barrett-jackson auction say hot rodders are interested in the 1932,33,34,36 and 40 Fords.

Also, what does it mean when the advertisement says "pro street"?
I have been told that it means the way the engine is built, and I have been told it means the width of the rear tires.
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I was amused by the comment about the 1933 and 1934 Fords being the Rodney Dangerfields of hot rods. I do wonder why especially since I heard the broadcaster on the Barrett-jackson auction say hot rodders are interested in the 1932,33,34,36 and 40 Fords.

Also, what does it mean when the advertisement says "pro street"?
I have been told that it means the way the engine is built, and I have been told it means the width of the rear tires.
Deuce was referring to the 33-34 "ford" manufactured by the Street Beast company.Formerly known as Classic motor carriages. That company has been in business for years, building bodies and chassis kits for various cars. Their poor quality and shady business practices have made them notoriously well known by their customers and the attorney general(s) of the states they do business in. The people who have had the misfortune of buying one of their kits even have a club, where they share the duplicate parts they recieve with their order with others who recieve no parts. Some guy will get 2 decklids while another may get none. Just do a search on street beast, classic motor carraiges or fiber fab and see what comes up.
Here is an interesting story I found when I did that:
http://www.geocities.com/aztec7fan/s..._aguilera.html

As a general rule though the 32 33-34 36 40 are very popular.

Pro street more often refers to the style of car that has the rear wheel wells "tubbed" and the frame narrowed to allow for large (31x18 and larger) rear tires and the front tires being much smaller. Makes the car look like a Pro stock car on the street.
Of course a motor that matches the look is a definate plus.

Hope this helps, mikey
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thanks for the reply.

Thank you, that was very informative.
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