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Old 01-10-2011, 03:34 PM
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Bob you are looking good just be careful on the height of your tires in back. A 1/2" to 1" back set should look great and NOBODY will know the difference if you don't tell them. The fenders on the BEAST seems a little shallow ,to me any way. If you have a buddy that has the size tire you would like to use you can see if he will let you borrow one to try for fit.We did have a little trouble with tire rube until we went down one size tire and put MUSTANG GT springs under the thing in back. One more thing brothers was a VICKY and has a back seat. I would think it may be a little heaver in back. Oh we did use a 95 MUSTANG 8.8 REAR,a little wider but a 1/2" more back spacing fixed that and now it looks a lot like the pic. you posted just a bit more back under the fender.And yes the things are a PITA to build.

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I do have the tire I'm going to use, just don't have it mounted. I have plenty of room to move the tire in, so that's not a problem, they are about the same as what is on there. I have a jag rear end in mine, it is not as wide as the Mustang, I will be using 4 coil overs, so I shouldn't have a problem there. I cut out a lot of the frame that came with it, and put in a cross member to hang the Jag. I just have to get it to the scale so I can get the right springs.
I have seen the Vicky, but only at the factory, I don't think I have seen one on the road, but then when I go out they make me wear a name tag, I don't know if it's for me or other people.LOL Yes they can be a pain, I had to do so much to the frame and body before I started because it was not right, it was a pain.

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Just wanted to let everyone know that things have cooled down with me and New Interiors. We decided to sweep our differences under the rug. Its a New Year. We are cool now.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:54 AM
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Thanks - it was getting a bit "heated" and almost to the point I was about to cancel my "subscription". I don't have nor want a SB - more curious about their builds.

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It's good you are taking some interest. I can see why so many have kept away from SB, CMC and Fiberfab products over the years based on all 3 of the company's business practices but to be totally honest with you I truly like my CMC '34 Coupe. For the money it cost me back in '92 for my frame and body I don't think I could of purchased just the body of some of the other brands that were available out there. The complete kit got more expensive down the road from what I was able to see. If a kit could be had out there where some everyday Joe can't put it together I recommend it to anyone looking to put one of these cars together if it can be purchased at the right price. I don't think you will be sorry based on my own experience from owning my CMC '34 Coupe now 19 years. I own other collector cars so its not like this is my ownly ride but it really has been a good car for me. I have no complaints as it is everything I thought it would be.
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I was going to post that here, But decided to just keep my mouth shut..


A street beast frame is set up to install a mustang rear end.. Any 9'' rear was as far as I know, Only INSTALLED ON LEAF SPRINGS.. As far as I know, Street beast ''NEVER'' set any of their cars up for leaf springs.. The cars are set up for triangular four bar only.. A 9'' would have came of a car with leaf springs..
You are right about the leaf springs in older Mustangs,but in full size Fords and Lincolns they had coil springs.Mustangs, Cougars and other small Fords are the only ones narrow enough to fit the street beast with out having to narrow them. As far as the newer cars I don't know as I don't pay much attention to them.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:35 AM
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You are right about the leaf springs in older Mustangs,but in full size Fords and Lincolns they had coil springs.Mustangs, Cougars and other small Fords are the only ones narrow enough to fit the street beast with out having to narrow them. As far as the newer cars I don't know as I don't pay much attention to them.


Sorry... I forgot they did have some that was installed that way..
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:12 AM
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rumble seat

my 34 cabriolet SB kit is set up for a trunk, anyone ever convert it to a rumble seat? Any concerns or considerations I need to look out for?
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I have yet to see a SB,CMC set up that way but I am sure it could be done. Myself I like having the trunk to store things in when I take my car out to a Cruise or Show. There is not much room to store anything inside the passenger area so to me the trunk is needed in this car.
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Take a look at the Ford after market hinges - then consider the amount of work needed to do this significant mod to a car that doesn't have the attaching points. If you do go that way, just remember that anyone that climbs in will potentially scratch the paint by inadvertently dragging a foot

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Old 01-17-2011, 05:00 PM
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Take a look at the Ford after market hinges - then consider the amount of work needed to do this significant mod to a car that doesn't have the attaching points. If you do go that way, just remember that anyone that climbs in will potentially scratch the paint by inadvertently dragging a foot

Dave W
I agree with Dave, You could spend the time and money to get one to work, but for as much as you would use it, the cost would be too much. There would be no way I would put one in mine and take the risk of screwing up a $15,000.00 paint job.

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Hi guys. I just found this site (and thread) and thought I'd throw in my .02 worth of info.
I bought a '89 CMC '34 coupe a few years ago. I got just the body and frame. no hardware. I documented the whole build on cardomain.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2466850/1934-ford-coupe
I believe I have the only fenderless CMC on the planet sitting on a reproduction '34 frame.

I decided to go this route after talking with a builder of the SB's and was a builder for CMC. He told me the CMC designed frames were not strong enough and flexed so much that the doors would hit the jams when going over a curb. The newer frames have more framing under the dash to help with the flexing.

I do alot of fiberglass and was up for the challenge. This route may not be an option to most stuck with these bodies but it's how I solved my problems.
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ffas23 mentioned that you can use 14" wheels, Now I don't want to start this again but no matter what you use you can't get the fenders over the tires.
So IMO the car will sit to high in front, not give you the true street rod look. ffas23 likes the look he has, and that is fine with me, I just wanted to make the point that you can't get the car low. Both of us have old frames, so that might have changed. Like Dave said do a mock up.

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I can help a little, I still have all the manuals and video of the build, the car I have is a 34Classic Motor Carriages the same company, Street Beast. Just let me know if you need the Info. My car has a 302 with a B&M blower, and is a tight fit for the car making it hard to clean an work on. I have a friend that has the same car with a 350 chevy and he has a lot more room to work around. Just might help with choseing a motor.
i am new on this thread. a freind of mine is trying to sell me his 34 kit car he is gaving up on it. he wants 6500 for it all two eng, is it worth that for me to buy and put it together i have built alot of street rods but not a kit . not doing anything right now this winter. would you help if i get this car with your info thanks
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