|Today 02:36 PM|
|brickyardboy||Mike, I don't know if this will help you any, but here's Street Beast's parts and option list. It may assist you when looking over the parts that the seller has.|
|Today 10:39 AM|
No change yet. I really want to make the correct decision. I am going over this week to take inventory on parts.
Thanks for asking. Will keep you updated.
|Today 10:34 AM|
|07-26-2014 04:27 PM|
I have a Vicky version, which was incomplete when I bought it. Luckily, I managed to get the critical parts before they closed their doors, but I am still missing interior stuff. The fiberglass body is well made, very sturdy. Having said all that, my project is on hold because my other project, a rat rod, is more fun to build. the Vicky is 90% done, but I would say it was a difficult build, especially all the body prep and repair that you have to do with fiberglass. Before you buy, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE PARTS!
|07-26-2014 10:40 AM|
The one thing you have to remember, most repop or real 34 parts will not fit on the body, unless you make them fit. I put different front fenders on mine lot of glass work.
But if you spend the time you can make a nice car, one of the biggest things wrong with them is the grille insert, it is missing a bar on each side.
|07-25-2014 08:39 PM|
It sounds like you have a good handle on what's involved with the build, so there shouldn't any really big surprises. Especially since you viewed Pete's videos. There's plenty of guys to help you along the way who will be more than glad to lend their expertise.
If you go ahead with the build, post lots of pix......
|07-25-2014 02:09 PM|
I get the whole moral issues with the company. I am trying to look past that and see the good that could come from me completing the car. I havnt gone through EVERYTHING that he has, but he says the only thing I will need to purchase is wiring, wheels, radiator, and drive shaft.
I have checked out ALL of Pete's videos (which I am grateful for). I think I can handle the build, and I am more comfortable with the body and paint work.
We will see what the future holds and if I get it, i am POSITIVE I will be leaning on you more educated builders.
Tia for any and all help.
|07-25-2014 12:32 PM|
I own the fenderless CMC on page 7 of this thread. I've been around enough glass cars to spot a CMC or SB.
If I knew then what I know now, I would have waited for a better body to build. I am into fit and finish and these just don't have it.
I glassed in blocks to the window openings for the runner channels and fuzzies. The kit sent push on trim for these areas. Cheezy in my book and not right. I had to make my own door gaskets. Each door was different. The same went for the door panels. Had two patterns.
The trans tunnel was 2" off center also. I decided to just keep the outer shell and make my own firewall, floor, and wheel tubs to fit on a reproduction '34 frame. I paid $1300.00 for my body & frame initially from the PO.
It all depends on what you want out of your build.
|07-25-2014 11:25 AM|
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:
"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:
Maybe others will give constructive opinions......
|07-24-2014 04:20 PM|
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|
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|
|06-12-2014 07:43 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
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......|
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