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Old 05-05-2009, 08:14 PM
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I have got to disagree and agree with some of the things stated about the street beast car. My girl friends dad purchased one a few years back. This guy is very paticular about his cars. He has built cars forever and bikes. He decided to give this kit a chance. He worked on the car for around 3 yrs straight. The car is imaculate and he has customized it every step. He spent a year or so on just preping the car and painting it. He found the flaws and correct potential problems before they happend. I think the car turned out great and he has had some big offers for the car and the offer will allways be there as long as the guy is alive, but he doesnt want to sale it yet. It has actually been mistaken for a steel 33 ford by many car enthusiast and he has to explain that it isnt. If the person takes his time and researchs the car and doesnt rush it the car can be a great choice. My GF dad tries to build a car at least one every 18 months. He has built every thing from 37 chevy, 60's vette, four 56 chevys, one 55 chevy, two chevelles and a bunch of bikes. For example another local guy built a street beast and spent a bunch of time on it also, it isnt as nice as my girlfriends dads but its close. He sold the car about 2 yrs ago for $72k.

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Old 05-05-2009, 08:55 PM
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Anyone who knows anything about street rods or early Fords in particular can tell a StreetBeast a mile away. No amount of customizing will change that. A complete redesign might but that would require an investment by the company and that's not what they do. They're in it only for the money. If they were in it to provide a good product there wouldn't be so many dissatisfied customers.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:18 AM
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anyone who cant tell the difference knows nothing about cars. i doubt very seriously any of this is true . 72k for a sb ????? don't think so .
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It has actually been mistaken for a steel 33 ford by many car enthusiast and he has to explain that it isnt. .
Right, and I have some nice high and dry land south of Galveston I would like to offer you.


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For example another local guy built a street beast and spent a bunch of time on it also, it isnt as nice as my girlfriends dads but its close. He sold the car about 2 yrs ago for $72k.
Must be one of those hedge fund operators.

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1 quick look and I can spot 1.... the wide grille gives it away, even b4 the molded fenders do, that's not even considering firewall diffrences...


Just because some people do fall for the ads and build SB cars, doesn't mean everybody should flack them tho... last year at a local carshow, there was a guy with a SB '34 coupe. it was 100% SB down to the cheezy interior, but the guy built it himself and was very proud of it, and got flack cause it was a SB car and nobody looked at it.... He still put a lot of work into the car... and owning a SB makes a person no less of a hotrodder.. the work and talent still goes in to the car the same way...

so when sombody who owns a completed SB talks them up, don't shoot them down for it, because, what else have they got to show for there hard work?
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:49 AM
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I went to the project journal page, but cant get a new project going, put in my password and login info, but no links to get started, any help?
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Im not saying that the kit is for everyone. It took him yrs to get it like he wanted it. It makes me so ill that some people think that things other people are saying is nothing but rubish. Yes some people can point out a SB, I didnt say every one who comes up to the car thinks its steel, I just mentioned that it has happened. He takes great detail in his work. He did not use the street beast interior, it is all custom designed with his uniqe touches. He didnt use everything that came with the kit, he modified the kit and bought better stuff for the car. Like i said he isnt slack on anything he builds. Im also serious about the guy selling his street beast for that amount. Like i said he has been offered a great profit for the car and I reckon the more i think about it the more I dont care if anyone is hating or think different. I know what he has, I know what he can do and I know what he has been offered. I dont know if alot of guys on this forum think that some guys dnt know anything but, I know cars. Im 25yrs old and yea that young but Ive been around cars my whole life. I currently own an original 1940 ford that can be driven every day and is in awesome shape, I also own a 1950 chevy 3100 deluxe that is also driven all the time. I have close friends who have original 32,s and 34 fords that have been national winners and many 39 and 40 fords. So I dont know whay i am even trying to show you guys that I have background in cars and vintage cars, but i get tired of some guys who think they allways know more.

By the way I was just putting my knowledge to the thread and what I thought of the subject.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:26 PM
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kit car

I am only 29, so young as well. I wanted to build a car, not rebuild one due to my time, so i choose a kit. Would i but a SB next time?, i will have to complete this build first to see. I feel the frame is great, body feels good. The history of the Co. is not great and i did not know that before. I think the glass work looks good, and i am looking for a good time building. I think some guys dont even have their own cars, and bash the guys that have a SB. Yes a Downs glass body or a new steel body would be great, but not at that cost. You can get 25k in just frame and body going that route! I want a fun project with my kids and a car that i am willing to drive, not a show car. I like it so i am going to do a Project Journal as soon as i find out how, having problems.
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yea i feel that it will turn out how you want it to. It is up to you to make the car. I feel street beast gives you a starting point and thats it, its up to the individual to make the car. Good luck on the build and its going to piss you off at times, when this happens take a couple days off then go back to it.
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....................Im also serious about the guy selling his street beast for that amount..........
Well like PT Barnum said, "there's a sucker born every minute", and if someone actually paid that much for a StreetBeast they HAD to be a world class sucker.

StreetBeasts's design is so bad and so far off they can easily be identified as a StreetBeast from quite a distance. Although the company markets their product as a "kit" it is anything but. Basically its a collection of parts that bolt together with a lot of modifications and extra work. Most importantly, once completed they get absolutely no respect from the rest of the community, except for other StreetBeast owners and those "people who own cars".

One final point.... I'll be 60 on my next birthday and I've been working on cars since I was 12. That gives me 2 1/2 times your automotive experience. Over the years I have owned, built, and raced a number of Corvettes including a 66 427 fastback, several Mopar muscle cars including a 67 Belvedere and 69 Roadrunner, a couple Mustang fastbacks (65 and 69) a 68 Torino GT, and a 66 GTO and I didn't even mention my British or German sports car period. I have built in the last few years a pro street 41 Chevy, Hemi powered 53 Chevy PU and am currently working on a hemi powered Deuce 3 window so don't even think about telling me I don't know what I'm talking about.

For the most part most members here feel sorry for those novices who were suckered into purchasing a Streetbeast. That said, once the money is spent there is nothing much to say except that we are here to help with solving the problems you're going to run into building that kit. Just know that no matter how much you spend or how much work you put into it when you're done.... you still have a StreetBeast.

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Congrats to both of you guys for building a Street Beasts Hot Rod!

This board is primarily a steel bodied hot rod board that doesn't have much tolerance for the fiberglass cars.

Our StreetBeasts '34 is coming along fine with terrific support from the factory. Additionally, if you ever run into any issues, a call to Mike S. at StreetBeasts will usually resolve your problem. Additionally, there's more support videos on youtube.com than you can shake a stick at! Use the keyword search "Streetbeaststech". I've learned quite a lot just from watching other peoples experiences.

Keep in mind, that some attitudes towards fiberglass cars can't and won't change.

However, that didn't stop George Barris or Ed Roth!

Jay K.

ps. Keep your heads up guys, and be proud!
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:52 AM
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This board is primarily a steel bodied hot rod board that doesn't have much tolerance for the fiberglass cars.


Not all fiberglass car bodies are created equally, and the replies a guy gets when he buys a streetbeast is not usually the same as if he had bought any other fiberglass manufacturer's product.

Keep it factual, please.

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Congrats to both of you guys for building a Street Beasts Hot Rod!

This board is primarily a steel bodied hot rod board that doesn't have much tolerance for the fiberglass cars.

Our StreetBeasts '34 is coming along fine with terrific support from the factory. Additionally, if you ever run into any issues, a call to Mike S. at StreetBeasts will usually resolve your problem. Additionally, there's more support videos on youtube.com than you can shake a stick at! Use the keyword search "Streetbeaststech". I've learned quite a lot just from watching other peoples experiences.

Keep in mind, that some attitudes towards fiberglass cars can't and won't change.

However, that didn't stop George Barris or Ed Roth!

Jay K.

ps. Keep your heads up guys, and be proud!
How dare you put George Barris and Ed Roth in the same league as streetcrap. Go take your streetbeasts pom poms and cheer elsewhere, K?
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How dare you put George Barris and Ed Roth in the same league as streetcrap. Go take your streetbeasts pom poms and cheer elsewhere, K?
Hey Grandpa,

Suck in that gut and mind your own business, K?
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