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Old 10-20-2013, 01:48 PM
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OCL,

Your car is beautiful!! That color really works!

Couple new tricks with the new license plate holder. We glassed in bolts to make the license plate tray droppable from the underside & went with a Holley Dominator as opposed to the Edelbrock. The Holley had the electric choke that the Edelbrock did not.






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very cool! your build is looking great. I'm back working on my build again. finally cool enough in my garage. i re-hung my doors to mark location on the frame so i can mask off when painting the frame to simplify clean up for welding.
i have a question, how much door work to get a good gap and open properly? i think i need to relieve the back side of the area of the door where that half round bead that runs the length of the body. what gap for the doors?
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Hi Ray,

I don't have the answer to your question. Heck, I just saw the email directing me to the thread! When it comes to the bodywork, I would have to refer you to the Gent who's building our car now. I can send you the name via pm. However, one trick to opening the doors was to shave the door at the door post at an angle to accomodate the beltline trim and bodywork. (Refer to Page 17 on this build thread).



Best of success to you Ray!,

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A brief update, we're working on the convertible top as well as the emergency brake kit to make the "Beast" Street legal. Fyi, our Glass '34 Streetbeasts was sold to us from the factory with a Currie Enterprises equivalent of a Ford 9 inch axle.

No trailer queen here!

Per Currie Enterprises, ( and please pardon the bold font, it's how I received the email )

"THAT’S A FORD EXPLORER BRAKE KIT. ITS OFF OF A FORD EXPLORER REAR END THAT’S 94-01 YEAR SO ANY OF THE BRAKE PARTS THAT YOU WOULD NEED FOR THE E BRAKE WOULD BE ABLE TO BE SORCED EASILY LOCALLY."

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A brief update, we're working on the convertible top as well as the emergency brake kit to make the "Beast" Street legal. Fyi, our Glass '34 Streetbeasts was sold to us from the factory with a Currie Enterprises equivalent of a Ford 9 inch axle.

No trailer queen here!

Per Currie Enterprises, ( and please pardon the bold font, it's how I received the email )

"THATíS A FORD EXPLORER BRAKE KIT. ITS OFF OF A FORD EXPLORER REAR END THATíS 94-01 YEAR SO ANY OF THE BRAKE PARTS THAT YOU WOULD NEED FOR THE E BRAKE WOULD BE ABLE TO BE SORCED EASILY LOCALLY."

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Were all beasts sold with Currie rears? How can one tell? Mine looks just like the C7AW-E Ford rear. The previous owner thought it was a Currie, but also didn't have a lot of info about the car as a whole......

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Were all beasts sold with Currie rears? How can one tell? Mine looks just like the C7AW-E Ford rear. The previous owner thought it was a Currie, but also didn't have a lot of info about the car as a whole......

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Hi Troy,

Mine has the word Currie stamped to the right of the differential facing the back of the car. Having said that, the serial number for our diff that identified the year range of the Ford Explorer model was on the top of the axle tubes. We then took that information and called their tech support at 714-528-6957 and spoke to a sales rep (ours was named Garrett) who was very helpful and provided us with the information to then find out what we needed. There's an all in one kit that Currie sells at any of the three big boys (Summit Racing, Jegs & Speedway Motors) or you can harvest a used Ford Explorer from 1994 to 2001.

In our case, we went with Lokar for the linkage & the emergency brake handle.

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Jay K.

ps. This picture is off of their website & gives a general idea where to look on your vehicle.

Our 9" diff has the word Currie stamped where the sticker is on the differential in the example picture below.

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Thanks for the info, Jay. I don't think I have a Currie. I don't recall seeing it stamped on the rear when I was under there this past summer(we're getting buried in snow now).

Here's some good info on the 9", and others, for whomever. Mine has the "hump" on the rear and ribbing that matches the C7AW-E on the first and second pages....
http://fordmuscle.com/archives/2002/...ch/index.shtml
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Update:

The convertible top is now completely fabricated & our shop is considering making these as a separate offering for all SB '34 Roadster owners. If you have any interest, please pm me for the details.

Separately, the emergency brake is now completed using a Lokar handle and the other components in the posts above.

Now onto the pictures!












As always, Thanks for viewing!

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Hi Guys,
I am also working on a 34 3 window , I would advise to get the door seal and tape it in the opening while trying to fit the door, I took almost 3 hours to fit the drivers door and it works very nice. Take your time and think and rethink
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Looking very good Jay !!!!!
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Hi Gents,

The latest and greatest of "Tha Beast!"

We are going to paint ... finally!

The fiberglass is free of pockets after many MANY reviews and revisions. Through a combination of granular review of every half inch area and primer, I'd easily put this Beast up against any glass car that Barris, Starbird, Roth or any of their successful peers ever built!

Check the door, trunk and hood gaps, check out the beltline, uniformity at it's finest!

The Beast is gonna shine once she's painted!

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Can't wait to see her with her shine on...

I think I can see your's from here Jay...
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Hi Gents,

The latest and greatest of "Tha Beast!"

We are going to paint ... finally!

The fiberglass is free of pockets after many MANY reviews and revisions. Through a combination of granular review of every half inch area and primer, I'd easily put this Beast up against any glass car that Barris, Starbird, Roth or any of their successful peers ever built!

Check the door, trunk and hood gaps, check out the beltline, uniformity at it's finest!

The Beast is gonna shine once she's painted!

Cheers,


Jay K.











Hi Jay,

looks realy nice great job, what sre the colors going to be. Also you might consider frenching in the tail lights only if you are using 39 style and LED they would look brighter if they are pointed to the rear rather than going up, just and idea, now would be the time.
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I'll agree with your comments. The fit up and body work are very nice indeed.
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Hi Gents,

Yes Randy, I'm beaming like a proud papa! Seeing my vision come to light after six years is some pent up shine, lol! I really want to thank my father first for letting me set the course for what started out as a father and son project.

Dave, I love your idea, I just don't think that my Dad wants to wait a minute more to drive it. However, when the car becomes mine, that'll be the first order of business!

Hi Pugsy, thank you for the nice words!

Thank you all again for your input.

Jay K.

Ps. A very special thank you to Randy above for reinforcing his belief in two very inexperienced first timers like my dad and I. His support was all we needed to realize that we could do it too.
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