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For what it is worth.. I have a few pictures of how I made mine where the body can be taken off and on if needed.. I had a computer crash. And lost 4000 pictures.. But I did have some in other place's that I saved..The # 1 thing I fixed on mine was this.. I glassed a new floor front to back,(all water tight)..With tubs built in.. Then I made a steel framing under the dash, And behind the seat.. That way you don't end up with the framing coming up through the floor, With them big gaps in the floor under the dash and behind the seat.. The door post was part of the back framing.. The door post bolted to the floor, And under the floor I came off the frame with a body mount that also bolted under the door post.. It was a body mount plus a back up for the door post.. Hope I am typing this where someone can read it right.. Anyway.. I hope this helps someone.. So that their car can be removed from the frame later if it needed to.. The framing that weld's to the frame DOESN'T have to be used if you set it up like this.. I hope I am not jumping the gun here.. If so.. Mods Let me know.. Here's some pictures I was able to save..





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I have a 5.0 H.O. and I have room, You have to remember these cars didn't have a lot of room to start with. When you put a modern engine in them, and start hanging stuff on them, well the more you hang the less room you have. When you hang a blower on one you go up , but you either cut the hood or lay stuff along the sides, your bound to not have room.

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My bust, You are on the money. Just got through measuring his 350 and my 302 abd it's just the stuff hanging on it,
A/c and the blower. Thanks for the check up.
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For what it is worth.. I have a few pictures of how I made mine where the body can be taken off and on if needed.. I had a computer crash. And lost 4000 pictures.. But I did have some in other place's that I saved..The # 1 thing I fixed on mine was this.. I glassed a new floor front to back,(all water tight)..With tubs built in.. Then I made a steel framing under the dash, And behind the seat.. That way you don't end up with the framing coming up through the floor, With them big gaps in the floor under the dash and behind the seat.. The door post was part of the back framing.. The door post bolted to the floor, And under the floor I came off the frame with a body mount that also bolted under the door post.. It was a body mount plus a back up for the door post.. Hope I am typing this where someone can read it right.. Anyway.. I hope this helps someone.. So that their car can be removed from the frame later if it needed to.. The framing that weld's to the frame DOESN'T have to be used if you set it up like this.. I hope I am not jumping the gun here.. If so.. Mods Let me know.. Here's some pictures I was able to save..





Randy just for my own information, did you make that hump and tunnel, or did that come with it. Mine is a lot bigger, both in the hump and tunnel, I was wondering in case someone asks, I guess I would like to know they made different sizes along the way.

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If anyone has details on who purchased Streetbeasts's assets at auction, please add them to this thread. There might be a warehouse full of cheaply-acquired SB parts somewhere, that could be quite helpful to those building SB cars. I'm going to send out some emails and try to get some info.
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If anyone has details on who purchased Streetbeasts's assets at auction, please add them to this thread. There might be a warehouse full of cheaply-acquired SB parts somewhere, that could be quite helpful to those building SB cars. I'm going to send out some emails and try to get some info.
Very good idea Jon, I wonder if the auction house would give out that info.?

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They must have changed the front cross member then, a lot of them don't fit, I had to widen my fenders 2" to get the fenders down. But they made a lot of changes.

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I am a little confused by your quote above. My build started in 1992 as it was a CMC Body and Frame. Should be exactly the same as Street Beast. I never heard of any changes and never heard about any others that I ran into having problems fitting wheels and tires. This is a first for me to hear unless people are going beyond the sizes of (wheels & tires) recommended for this car.
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I am a little confused by your quote above. My build started in 1992 as it was a CMC Body and Frame. Should be exactly the same as Street Beast. I never heard of any changes and never heard about any others that I ran into having problems fitting wheels and tires. This is a first for me to hear unless people are going beyond the sizes of (wheels & tires) recommended for this car.
If you look at a lot of these cars they sit up where the fender does not come down over the tire, on my car I'm using 14" wheels, without going to my shop I can't tell you what size, but right now they have the tire I'm using and a stock rim, my fenders have been widen 2" each and \I'm still going to have to use a rim that is deeper in the wheel well to turn fully. I have tube upper A-arms and stock lower.You can see in the picture mine sit down over the tire.

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Randy just for my own information, did you make that hump and tunnel, or did that come with it. Mine is a lot bigger, both in the hump and tunnel, I was wondering in case someone asks, I guess I would like to know they made different sizes along the way.

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I reused the shape of the tunnel and hump.. It is the size that came with the car..


And as far as the wheels not fitting, THAT WAS A PROBLEM.. with these cars.. Don't remember the size it had to be, but The front ones, You needed to use a rim with a lot of back spacing.. The rim had to be as flat on the outside as you can find... And for the back.. The mustang rear ends was a little to wide for them cars.. If you look at any pictures of a street beast the car had to sit high front in back.. You could make it work, Just didn't look right..

I took the bottom Arm on the rear end of my car off, It angled out.. I put the bottom bar straight..(made some out of tube).. Took them big ugly springs and shock's off also.. Added coil over's inside the back of the frame.. Gave me a lot more room for a wider tire..
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I reused the shape of the tunnel and hump.. It is the size that came with the car..


And as far as the wheels not fitting, THAT WAS A PROBLEM.. with these cars.. Don't remember the size it had to be, but The front ones, You needed to use a rim with a lot of back spacing.. The rim had to be as flat on the outside as you can find... And for the back.. The mustang rear ends was a little to wide for them cars.. If you look at any pictures of a street beast the car had to sit high front in back.. You could make it work, Just didn't look right..

I took the bottom Arm on the rear end of my car off, It angled out.. I put the bottom bar straight..(made some out of tube).. Took them big ugly springs and shock's off also.. Added coil over's inside the back of the frame.. Gave me a lot more room for a wider tire..
Thank you sir. I knew the front wheels were a problem, but not the back I had cut everything out before I tried any rearends,I knew I was going to use the Jag. so I just put it in. Boy your hump and tunnel are way smaller than mine, I did make the hump a little bigger to fit the AOD.

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Thank you sir. I knew the front wheels were a problem, but not the back I had cut everything out before I tried any rearends,I knew I was going to use the Jag. so I just put it in. Boy your hump and tunnel are way smaller than mine, I did make the hump a little bigger to fit the AOD.

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Don't know what to tell you fellows but I didn't have any problem up front with fitting wheels and tires to my car. The only thing I did up front was to cut one of the coils out of each of the stock Mustang II Springs I used in building my car on both sides. It made it sit just right I feel. I actually purchased a front clip out of a Junkyard from a original Mustang II from the 70's and used the stock Mustang II upper and lower control arms and front springs and spindles in my build of course after sandblasting,painting and installing new bushings and new ball joints. Never even thought about buying aftermarket Tubular Control Arms at the time like plenty are doing today. Below are 2 Cruise-In pictures to view the front,side and rear of my car for how it sits. As anyone can see my front 14" BFG Tires sit nice under the front fenders mounted to my American Racing Wheels as well as my 15" on the rear. The front tires never touch the front fenders when turning. I should also mention that in my build I used a stock Rear End out of a wrecked 1989 Mustang LX in the rear of my car. Just bolted it right in after clean up and painting using the '89 Mustang LX factory rear springs also in the build. Axles were then made to use 5 lug.






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Don't know what to tell you fellows but I didn't have any problem up front with fitting wheels and tires to my car. The only thing I did up front was to cut one of the coils out of each of the stock Mustang II Springs I used in building my car on both sides. It made it sit just right I feel. I actually purchased a front clip out of a Junkyard from a original Mustang II from the 70's and used the stock Mustang II upper and lower control arms and front springs and spindles in my build of course after sandblasting,painting and installing new bushings and new ball joints. Never even thought about buying aftermarket Tubular Control Arms at the time like plenty are doing today. Below are 2 Cruise-In pictures to view the front,side and rear of my car for how it sits. As anyone can see my front 14" BFG Tires sit nice under the front fenders mounted to my American Racing Wheels as well as my 15" on the rear. The front tires never touch the front fenders when turning. I should also mention that in my build I used a stock Rear End out of a wrecked 1989 Mustang LX in the rear of my car. Just bolted it right in after clean up and painting using the '89 Mustang LX factory rear springs also in the build. Axles were then made to use 5 lug.





then why is it sitting so high ???

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then why is it sitting so high ???
You are the first person to tell me my car is sitting high to be honest with you. Been driving this car for a long time and it sits as well as most '32-'34 Coupes that I have seen out there since I started my build in 1992. I guess to each his own.
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You are the first person to tell me my car is sitting high to be honest with you. Been driving this car for a long time and it sits as well as most '32-'34 Coupes that I have seen out there since I started my build in 1992. I guess to each his own.

Most people won't tell you, But when we are on here talking about a problem with these cars, We will point it out.. So please don't take this the wrong way.. Your car is very nice, And I'm not trying to knock it.. But anytime you can see day light on top of the tire.. On these cars. It is to high.. Sorry for being the one to point it out.. And some people do like it that way.. But on a car with them fenders, They look much better when the top of the tire is inside the fender..I have a few pics to better show you what I'm getting at..

If that girl on the PS of the car wasn't standing there, I could show you that if you lower your car the tires would hit the lip of your fenders.. When you can see the inside of you fender well (top side)from the outside of your car.. IT TO HIGH... That's the point we are trying to make here..We do not want to turn this thread into a fight. It is to better help people understand what's wrong, And what to look for to fix it.. Randy


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if you look at this picture, You will see how much more my tire is in,, Giving me a little more room for setting the car at a better ride height..





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