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Today 11:25 AM
Rodnit I see no-one is touching this question. I understand why. I'll give brief shot at it.

CMC/Street Beast is no longer in business. You can search Street Beast on this forum and read all about it. My take is, the car isn't so bad it's more the owner of the company who screwed over a lot of people. Basically receiving incomplete kits and the owner was taking the money and running. You can read for yourself.

I bought a Beast last year, completed, and am very happy. There's some tweaking I need to do. Gauges which are marginal at best and I want to go to coilovers in the rear to soften the ride. I currently have stiff coil springs.

Pete at Southwest Rod and Custom has 60+ vids on how to build the car. You may want to check them out:
He's built many and is probably as close to an expert on the build as anyone out there. He goes thru some changes he's made to the build that is better than how the instructions(from what I hear are minimal) tell you to do it.

"Everything" is relative. Everything the current owner received, or, literally every part to do a complete build? And how would/does he know he has everything? I believe you can still get parts from Pete. Not 100% sure tho.

The build is nothing like buying a plastic model and following the instructions. Current building experience would be a huge plus constructing this car. I talked to a guy who bought his in the mid 90's and is still working on it. I think it became overwhelming. It runs and whatnot, but still needs paint and other work. He has $25k in it already. I guess depending on how you want the build to be, depends on how much money you'll have in it.

I like mine, I get plenty of positive comments, many thumbs up and waves going down the road. I guess if the price is right and you have the skills, go for it...

If you haven't already, check out this build:
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/stre...ts-141968.html

Maybe others will give constructive opinions......
Yesterday 04:20 PM
mikeb1
1934 cmc car

I have the opportunity to purchase a 34 cmc project. Comes with "everything" needed to finish including interior kit, glass, and even an a/c kit. My question is, would it be worth completing? I'm sure it will have a few things missing when it comes time to out it together.
Tia for any help on the decision.
06-20-2014 08:47 AM
Rodnit
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This is at least the 4th time this guy tried to sell his rod. Bids have never met reserve. He had aBuy It Now at $26,999. Bids for that auction did go over $23k. He didn't take it. Bet he kicked himself. Now I see has no reserve and is going to let the chips fall where they may.

Ford Other 2 Door | eBay

Just curious, how come in the lounge the thread history only goes back 3 pages?
Finally sold for $21,100

Here's another one. That grille and lights mount are messed up in my book... It sold....

1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe | eBay
06-13-2014 01:01 PM
JGK95 Can't make the Back to the 50's show so I'm going to go to the Gears and Ears car show.
06-12-2014 08:17 PM
Rodnit
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Lots of grad parties going on over the next 4 weekends.
Been there, done that already. Including my daughters.... All HS...... Raining and blowing today. Friday is suppose to be nice then back to rain....
06-12-2014 07:43 PM
Too Many Projects
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I hear ya, Bob......... Good thing it's not this weekend. I know they're talking pretty much a washout all weekend up here......
I don't want to jinx anything but that has been the pattern all spring. Our forecast for the weekend is iffy too.

Lots of grad parties going on over the next 4 weekends.
06-12-2014 07:09 PM
Rodnit I hear ya, Bob......... Good thing it's not this weekend. I know they're talking pretty much a washout all weekend up here......
06-12-2014 12:40 PM
35terraplane Rodnit You sure don't need a car at 50's. your not getting any younger. pack up the dd and come on over.

Bob
06-12-2014 09:11 AM
Rodnit Iola is about 4.5hrs and St Paul 3hrs.

13hrs is about the max for me for a day. We go down to Gulf Shores, a 2 day trip.

One of these days I'll have to go to Iola. Wouldn't mind going back to BTTF too.....
06-12-2014 08:32 AM
Too Many Projects
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You're killing me Mitch. Another one I haven't been too, but heard it's a huge show. A club member goes every year and was looking for a car for me last year after I sold the Goat. My daughter has even asked for a couple years lately if we're going. Actually, BTTF would be a little closer.
I've wanted to do Iola for a few years too. I had reservations at a campground to park my trailer for a couple days but had to cancel. I can't get the cooling system on the '38 to work well enough to pull the camper , so I sold the camper. I may still go early on Thursday or Friday and see what I can in 8 hours.

I'm surprised St. Paul is closer for you. Iola is only a few hours for me, but then for a retired truck driver 3 hours is just getting warmed up...
When I drove the '38 to Nashville, I went straight thru in 15 1/2 hours both ways.
06-12-2014 07:48 AM
Rodnit
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You gonna hit Iola in July ? That is a lot closer for you.
You're killing me Mitch. Another one I haven't been too, but heard it's a huge show. A club member goes every year and was looking for a car for me last year after I sold the Goat. My daughter has even asked for a couple years lately if we're going. Actually, BTTF would be a little closer.
06-12-2014 05:50 AM
Too Many Projects
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It would be fun. I haven't been there in years. And then I was just a spectator. Had a lot of fun....
You gonna hit Iola in July ? That is a lot closer for you.
06-11-2014 09:35 PM
Rodnit
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Yup, got my registration a while ago. #541

New owner needs to drive the car to the show....
It would be fun. I haven't been there in years. And then I was just a spectator. Had a lot of fun....
06-11-2014 09:08 PM
Too Many Projects
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Yeah, probably just a new twist to the guys game. It will be funny if he ends it early. Then put it back out there............

No BTTF for me this year. I think I mentioned my car has been there the last 2 years with the previous owner. You gonna go and hang out, Mitch?
Yup, got my registration a while ago. #541

New owner needs to drive the car to the show....
06-11-2014 08:59 PM
Rodnit
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Or pull it before the end if the bids are too low...

Troy, you ready for BTTF ??
Yeah, probably just a new twist to the guys game. It will be funny if he ends it early. Then put it back out there............

No BTTF for me this year. I think I mentioned my car has been there the last 2 years with the previous owner. You gonna go and hang out, Mitch?
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