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Old 01-03-2011, 04:07 PM
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Street Beast builds......Tips, problems and solutions.

Street Beasts is out of business, so is their tech support.
A couple of us thought it might be a good idea to have a thread where
tips, questions and solutions regarding these car kits can be discussed and hopefully solved. We seem to have a number of newer members with these kits and a number of members that have built these cars and have solved many of the problems. This thread would give these members to get together with their common problems and solutions.

We did have some employees of the company on our board a while back. Their input would be welcome I am sure too.

BTW, this thread is about the build, not the company that produced these kits. The mods will be monitoring the thread and talk of the company and policies of the company will be edited out or deleted, whatever it takes to keep it just about the build......so, lets keep it that way.

Since this thread will discuss a number of different subjects, from body to framework to suspensions etc, I thought it might be best to have this thread in the lounge.

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Old 01-03-2011, 04:12 PM
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Street Beasts is out of business, so is their tech support.
A couple of us thought it might be a good idea to have a thread where
tips, questions and solutions regarding these car kits can be discussed and hopefully solved. We seem to have a number of newer members with these kits and a number of members that have built these cars and have solved many of the problems. This thread would give these members to get together with their common problems and solutions.

We did have some employees of the company on our board a while back. Their input would be welcome I am sure too.

BTW, this thread is about the build, not the company that produced these kits. The mods will be monitoring the thread and talk of the company and policies of the company will be edited out or deleted, whatever it takes to keep it just about the build......so, lets keep it that way.

Since this thread will discuss a number of different subjects, from body to framework to suspensions etc, I thought it might be best to have this thread in the lounge.
Poncho, I will be glad to help on this, some of these young guys have got the kits, and are going to find out they are not always just put together kits.I see NI gave thumbs up on it, he has built them, and I'm sure there are others, And I'm sure that not all of us have built them the same so we can help in many ways, sounds like fun. Great idea.

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I am here to extend any help that I can in building the 34 Coupe although its been quite a while since I have built mine from Classic Motor Carriages. One good thing is that I am still driving and enjoying my car when weather permits which should give some hope to those who haven't finished their cars or picked up unfinished kits that someone else did not finish. This thread could be a great help to those that need it and I think it is a good idea that it was started. Just my 2 cents.
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I'm in. I'm probably the one that knows the least but I got the skills and ability to troubleshoot. My '34 is presently looking for a 'glass guy, who can assist us with the shell, floor, doors, hood and grille shell, the rest is easy. Electrical is my thing and we're going to make a show car out of this car yet.

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I'm in. I'm probably the one that knows the least but I got the skills and ability to troubleshoot. My '34 is presently looking for a 'glass guy, who can assist us with the shell, floor, doors, hood and grille shell, the rest is easy. Electrical is my thing and we're going to make a show car out of this car yet.

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Jay how many times do we have to tell you the glass guy is between your head and your feet, just do it.

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I am here to extend any help that I can in building the 34 Coupe although its been quite a while since I have built mine from Classic Motor Carriages. One good thing is that I am still driving and enjoying my car when weather permits which should give some hope to those who haven't finished their cars or picked up unfinished kits that someone else did not finish. This thread could be a great help to those that need it and I think it is a good idea that it was started. Just my 2 cents.
Your front fenders look like they fit over your wheels did you have to change anything, or did it just fit that way.

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I'm in. I'm probably the one that knows the least but I got the skills and ability to troubleshoot. My '34 is presently looking for a 'glass guy, who can assist us with the shell, floor, doors, hood and grille shell, the rest is easy. Electrical is my thing and we're going to make a show car out of this car yet.

Cheers,

Jay K.
I am not a glass guy or body guy but I did all the fiberglassing that needed to be done myself. Don't see where you would need to hire someone to do it. Whats the problem? Go and get yourself a fiberglass kit with a gallon of Resin,hardener and extral fiberglass cloth, both types. At what stage are you with your car? The only problem I really encountered with my car was aligning the doors once I had the frame welded up and both doors lined up, drilled and tapped. One person can not align the doors himself but if you have help you should be good to go. Funny when I think of it and look back at pictures I had paint sticks in between the doors and jambs to help with alignment with plenty of Duct Tape holding the doors into the jambs so they would not fall out. Almost lost one of the doors falling back out being I had no help in this precedure but was able to get the holes drilled and tapped in the doors. I recommend at least 2 people in doing this. Don't do it the way I did if you can help it.

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Your front fenders look like they fit over your wheels did you have to change anything, or did it just fit that way.

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Bob I didn't have to change a thing with my fenders as I used the correct wheel and tire size recommended at the time by CMC. It was all listed in the CMC manual.
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Bob I didn't have to change a thing with my fenders as I used the correct wheel and tire size recommended at the time by CMC. It was all listed in the CMC manual.
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 here to extend any help that I can in building the 34 Coupe although its been quite a while since I have built mine from Classic Motor Carriages. One good thing is that I am still driving and enjoying my car when weather permits which should give some hope to those who haven't finished their cars or picked up unfinished kits that someone else did not finish. This thread could be a great help to those that need it and I think it is a good idea that it was started. Just my 2 cents.
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.

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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.
A 350 is bigger than a 302, at its widest it's about 2" bigger around and length wise the 350 is longer hands down.

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A 350 is bigger than a 302, at its widest it's about 2" bigger around and length wise the 350 is longer hands down.

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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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