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Old 06-13-2008, 06:14 AM
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I know their cars very well too. I KNOW what it takes to assemble them things very, very well. It takes a lot of patience, and lot of re-thinking. Do I think their product is crap - NO!

The majority that like to talk the most smack seem to be the ones that go off of what they hear, and then some know somebody that has had dealings, and then of course are the ones that have had to deal with it.

I personally like the one piece body, that is why I went with it. Frame has been modified some, as well as the steel inner structures of the body. The only components used of theirs is of course the body, decklid and doors, the inner steel structure (modified), and the frame (also modified). The other things were either purchased or fab'd. Then the rest went along pretty well. Dang, now that I read what I wrote, it was a lot of crap to go through.

I will never forget the numerous weekends of making new door hinges, and aligning the doors - could have choked someone. The ones it came with would not allow the doors to shut, then only opened enough for a newborn to fit through.

Real world experience, I have honestly seen some Street Beast cars go for the same and for more $$$, than the "top" named cars next to them. I have seen a personal friend take the Street Beast "Vicky" and turn it into a top notch show winner, and then turned around and sold the thing for $87,000, when he only had $30K to $35K in it. I guess this is all besides the point.

It is what you can put into it and turn it into what you want. Are they functional - YES. Are they a pain in the butt - YES. But when done with the same amount of pride and enthusiasm as a Wescott, Outlaw, or whatever, they can be really nice...

Their sales practices are 100% DECEPTIVE, or at least in the past. I do not know how Street Beast is now. My opinion, if you are to purchase their product, DO NOT purchase their extras, i.e. interior or body prep - THAT IS A JOKE!

Hey Streetbeastsoptsman, do you want to buy an interior kit back? How about a refund for body prep???

Sorry for the long jibber jab post.

Jason
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:52 PM
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Jay; It's been 24+ hours since the roll back arrived with the crate some of us bystanders would like to see some of it.

I am a big fan of cabriolets, so I am curious
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Thanks for the queries, the pictures will be coming this weekend. Family's first you know so the pics will follow this Saturday.

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Well ... it is Sunday night and getting late ...

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With apologies to those that are watching.

I'll go and get some and be right back.

The initial obsevations are that the shipping of the street beasts are unrivaled! This crate could withstand hurricane Katrina and scoff at it as if it were a spring time breeze!

The IFS is an in house manufactured component that I thought might be aftermarket in the event of a part swap. Darn!

The real issue facing us will be lifting the body off of the frame to take the body to storage. I'm not sure how we're going to pull that off yet, but I'll consult with Randy via phone for advice.

The parts so far:

'34 Cab kit.
Chevy 383 with a hot cam
Viper Trans Tremec T56
Mcleod bell housing to mate the trans to the block.
Lokar shifter
some other bells and whistles.

I'm heading out to the garage now.

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Apologies for the poor resolution. These were taken with a cell phone camera.

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4 strong guys should be able to lift the body off, but not lifting on the fenders, even tho they are so called reinforced, they would be reinforced for downward forces, not upward forces.
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Matt,

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it's not the weight of the body but rather the garage door / low ceiling to get the body off of the chassis with the upright bar for the pedals that should prove to be a clearance challenge.
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Matt,

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it's not the weight of the body but rather the garage door / low ceiling to get the body off of the chassis with the upright bar for the pedals that should prove to be a clearance challenge.

you may have to lift the body up as high as high as you possibly can, then have someone roll the frame out.. or cut the rest of the crate down to clear everything, then slide it out.
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Jays Cabriolet

Good for you Jay, never let anyone stand in the way of your vision, we've shipped 1000's of kits in the last 5 years, and we have people building our cars everyday , into very nice cars. Ive really had enough of this site, this has been going on since 2001, enoughs enough !! get a life , if you compare the numbers of happy customers to customers who are unhappy , we have thousands more who are 100% satisfied. Who have turned our kits into awesome daily drivers for 30K ,all the way up to $125,000 Show Winners. Rebuilding any Antique car is hard, ours isn't any harder, We don't guarantee anything other than you can get your money back 100% if you don't receive the highest quality kit available in the industry today!

Ive personally had enough of this B-S , Ive got better things to do the to defend something that I know in my heart to be an awesome kit assembly capable of whatever the builder wants it to be , Good Luck to you all

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Glad to see you moving a head Jay!!!! I cut all them up rights off my car.Did it the right way.But do what you think is best for your build. And for you Mr street beast,There is ways to improve your car's from the factory,And wouldn't cost you any more to do it.I wouldn't buy a new car from yall,But I will buy them all day long at half price on ebay And make a better car out of it.For get all the BS as you put it, and try an take a little advise from some people that or telling you from the street view of it.You hear it from a customer,We hear these thinks from the hot rodder them self's.Just trying to help.Later.
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Good for you Jay, never let anyone stand in the way of your vision, we've shipped 1000's of kits in the last 5 years, and we have people building our cars everyday , into very nice cars. Ive really had enough of this site, this has been going on since 2001, enoughs enough !! get a life , if you compare the numbers of happy customers to customers who are unhappy , we have thousands more who are 100% satisfied. Who have turned our kits into awesome daily drivers for 30K ,all the way up to $125,000 Show Winners. Rebuilding any Antique car is hard, ours isn't any harder, We don't guarantee anything other than you can get your money back 100% if you don't receive the highest quality kit available in the industry today!

Ive personally had enough of this B-S , Ive got better things to do the to defend something that I know in my heart to be an awesome kit assembly capable of whatever the builder wants it to be , Good Luck to you all

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Thousands of satisfied customers?? - Hard to believe those kinds of numbers were sold. And built for $30K - what dream world are you living in? 100% money back - yeah. right!!!

I really hope that Jay and his dad are happy with theirs and are able to build a nice car without too many obstacles. We for the most part will help him when and where necessary.

Goodbye

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................... We don't guarantee anything other than you can get your money back 100% if you don't receive the highest quality kit available in the industry today!.........
I'll bet there are thousands of Streetbeast/Classic Motor Carriages/Fiberfab customers that just might be able to recoup some of their investment given that statement.
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Mr. streetbeastoptsman.......
You couldn't pay me to own one of your "cars" ( i use that term lightly , and yes, I'd do it for money .... ).
Your company's reputation is worse than bad , y'all are a laughing stock to all the rodders who aren't p/o'd at you.
I have NEVER in my life heard more negativity toward any one company. Not even Enron.
Word of mouth is a real buzz-kill for companies like street beasts .
And if you think that this is the only forum/location where you're not appreciated , try asking people at shows about S.B.'s before they know who you work for.
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Ive personally had enough of this B-S , Ive got better things to do the to defend something that I know in my heart to be an awesome kit assembly capable of whatever the builder wants it to be


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Mr Gold ... I believe you just showed your TRUE COLORS ...
Your attitude is exactly what I would expect from the sales guy of Street Beasts ...
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Matt,

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it's not the weight of the body but rather the garage door / low ceiling to get the body off of the chassis with the upright bar for the pedals that should prove to be a clearance challenge.
Borrow or rent some low profile furniture dollies, roll it outside, and then get help to lift it off...?
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:26 PM
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That's a great suggestion.

Thanks Man!


Hey the rest of you...

I thought Deuce made hisself perfectly clear, CUT IT OUT!!

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