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Old 08-07-2008, 10:03 AM
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Good luck with this build. Torquing lug nuts to straighten a hub is not a recognized practice. Utilizing such methods and not knowing basics such as bolt patterns make me hope you have a mentor watching over things.

Safety first. I hope you prove my concerns to be baseless.

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ps. The wheels are rollers so I don't really care if we grind 'em. Heck, I didn't even have them balanced!
I understand your thoughts about the roller wheels but I would not put that rotor on the road when the car is finished. If the studs were indeed pressed in at an angle I would not trust them. If you indeed straightened them by cranking down tight you actually may have caused yourself problems later down the road. On the highway those studs could loosen. Hate to think what could happen then.

Best to get that rotor replaced now.
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Jay,
Keep on trying to get hold of Jon for your journal. Sometimes it takes 2-3 attempts to get his attention and with the focus your previous thread got/is still getting, you will be in a good position to show what can be done with these Street Beast kits.

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Old 08-10-2008, 08:47 AM
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I understand your thoughts about the roller wheels but I would not put that rotor on the road when the car is finished. If the studs were indeed pressed in at an angle I would not trust them. If you indeed straightened them by cranking down tight you actually may have caused yourself problems later down the road. On the highway those studs could loosen. Hate to think what could happen then.

Best to get that rotor replaced now.
Your exactly right! Over torqueing the lugnuts could have also stretched the studs some...not good. I would request a new hub.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:54 AM
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Replace that hub.

Please.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:04 AM
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We'll look into it and see what we can get done.

Thanks. Jay K.
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Just so you all know I talked to Jay today and gave him a suggestion based upon my experience, if it doesn't work I will see about replacing the disc (hub).

And for the record book, Street Beasts does not make the hubs, we buy them like everyone else does.
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Just so you all know I talked to Jay today and gave him a suggestion based upon my experience, if it doesn't work I will see about replacing the disc (hub).

And for the record book, Street Beasts does not make the hubs, we buy them like everyone else does.
I have been following the related thread and am anxiously waiting for this build to get off the ground. I sincerly hope it is successful. I have no connection to either party in this. Just watching for my own knowledge. Never know what is in the future with two sons and grandsons.

The cost of a hub is insignificant when compared to the cost of the kit. In my mind Street Beasts should have immediately sent a replacement hub along with a call tag for the return of the hub in question. This is a perfect opportunity for Street Beasts to demonstrate its customer service. Grandpa Cobra - I hope you do everything in your power to assist this customer to a successful build.
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One of the frustrations that I endured was that one of the four hubs (the front hub passenger side) didn't have all of it's bolts mounted to a perfect 90 degrees. This caused a problem as the wheel and tire couldn't mount the hub due to the bolts being out of alignment. The solution was to ground out the aluminum wheel with a dremel and then mount the wheel tight so as to properly reset the bolts and mount the tire.


Jay..............You're "Kidding"...........Right...............It will be Interesting to see if you are still such a supporter of Street Beasts after you get a Better understanding of what you got yourself involved in........Right now you are a "Babe" in the Woods........

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The best and cheapest rollers I've found are stock donut spares from the local pick-your-part yards. You can buy them around here for $5-15. For Fords get the ones from a full-size Ford, Mercury or Lincoln, they should have a dual bolt pattern, 5 on 4.5" and 5 on 5".
Cheap and even when flat roll fairly easily.

You guys with Chevy bolt patterns can find the same style donuts with dual 5 on 4.75" and 5 on 5" patterns.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:57 PM
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So...how is the build coming along? Have you got anymore done?
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Presently painting the nonconnected frame components and locating a storage locker to stash the fiberglass shell in. Once we get the shell outta the garage, we'll have more space to drop in the brake and fuel lines, motor mounted and driveshaft measured.

Thanks for asking Henry,

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build a frame of sorts for your body while it is in storage... Fiberglass does not fully cure right away and eventully takes a 'set' in whatever position it lays in. just square up the body, throw together some 1X1 square tubing to hold it that way ( just thru bolt the stuff togther ), and you will be good..
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:21 AM
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Just out of curiosity, how long do you assume your build will take?

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Any luck with a journal? How about pictures of what you have so far?
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