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Old 07-09-2010, 01:42 PM
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:25 PM
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You guys with the low post's count are either not reading this thread totally or have some financial interest in Streetbeast. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion this firm needs to be avoided at all cost.

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Yeah you low count post guys .. you sure got your nerve or have an actual life with real people ......... low post count posters what do they know? They have a low post count..... better get your post count up cuz you know nothing unless you have a big post count ..... Remember take no advice from a low post count poster ..


What a hilarious comment... LMFAO........... I'd rather have a High bank account myself.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:49 PM
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I can see a low poster being suspect IF they come on here w/an obvious agenda. I did not see that in this case, at all, with either gentlemen- ffas23 or gearhead1964.

What I saw was a new guy (gearhead1964) who had an opinion as well as information and I see NO agenda in that. Ffas23 has been here a good while, and while his experiences might not mirror others' experiences, his too, is actual hands-on info.

Before anyone believes I have an agenda, let me assure you- I don't. IMO, more info- even if it disagrees w/the "mainstream" is better than less info.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:57 PM
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Yeah you low count post guys .. you sure got your nerve or have an actual life with real people ......... low post count posters what do they know? They have a low post count..... better get your post count up cuz you know nothing unless you have a big post count ..... Remember take no advice from a low post count poster ..


What a hilarious comment... LMFAO........... I'd rather have a High bank account myself.
No , what is really hilarious is my comment about low post had nothing to do with suggesting they did not know anything. It was simply a way to point out who was making the comments.

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I am planning on building my 1st street rod. The StreetBeast kit's look interesting. Anyone have any experience/references with these? Thanks. Don
I built one of these cars 3 years ago and it was a large piece of junk from the get go. The biggest problems we had was with the company itself. The body fit was terrible and lots of details were not right with the hardware. Their customer service people had no clue about anything. We spent over 2000 hours trying to make a quality ride out of this thing. Invest in a better kit to start with and you will be much happier in the end.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:25 PM
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I built one of these cars 3 years ago and it was a large piece of junk from the get go. The biggest problems we had was with the company itself. The body fit was terrible and lots of details were not right with the hardware. Their customer service people had no clue about anything. We spent over 2000 hours trying to make a quality ride out of this thing. Invest in a better kit to start with and you will be much happier in the end.
Do you have any pictures of what you built? My Classic Motor Carriages '34 came out nice. Still driving it today. I have pictures posted of mine here on the forum. I can't relate to everything here you are saying. Maybe you can show us what you are talking about so others can see for themselves. Do you know of another kit you can recommend to someone here on the forum that is better for the money?
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:24 PM
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Do you have any pictures of what you built? My Classic Motor Carriages '34 came out nice. Still driving it today. I have pictures posted of mine here on the forum. I can't relate to everything here you are saying. Maybe you can show us what you are talking about so others can see for themselves. Do you know of another kit you can recommend to someone here on the forum that is better for the money?
ffas23,

Don't even bother holding out for a response. I own one, am building it presently with my Dad, and it's only as good as the builder building it.

I think mine's awesome, what does that say about me?

Even though they're gone, the product is still very solid and we were probably the last customer to get all of the parts as Bob Southern was really good peoples with my father. In terms of learning curve, it taught me that fiberglass car companies come and go. Other than that, a car is a car is a car.

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:39 PM
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Listen guys, I have spent some time looking at these cars since this thread or similar ones started here on Hotrodders. I am pretty much an "anti-repro" guy myself. I don't even like perfect or near perfect reproduction parts like a reputable company like Bob Drake puts out. Just to let you know where I come from, so I never so much as spent a second looking at one of these cars before.

But I also have an open mind as far as quality. I don't like "repro" stuff because it isn't "real" it hasn't "bled" if you know what I mean.

So anyway I have looked at MANY Streetbeast cars over the last few years at shows. The car in raw form was a piece of crap. The whole thing was a horrible design and simply a piece of crap.

I have also seen some outstanding cars made from this pile of crap. Basically they polished a turd!

Is it possible to polish one of these turds into a beautiful car, heck yes. There is one that I see at a local show that is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. I am a detail nut and this thing has some of the most outstanding detailed show cars I have ever seen.

Yours maybe of that quality and I will give you kudos for the fine work.

But don't sell yourselves short, you are MASTERS at building a car if you have made nice cars from a Streetbeast kit.

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:08 PM
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ffas23,

Don't even bother holding out for a response. I own one, am building it presently with my Dad, and it's only as good as the builder building it. I think mine's awesome, what does that say about me?

Even though they're gone, the product is still very solid and we were probably the last customer to get all of the parts as Bob Southern was really good peoples with my father. In terms of learning curve, it taught me that fiberglass car companies come and go. Other than that, a car is a car is a car.

Cheers,

Jay K.
Jay where you been, did you get yours fixed? Have been looking for a post .

By the way How does this look, for a CMC car, In the back I have a Jag rearend , and not a Ford that they are setup for. I have a 5.0 H.O. Ford engine and a AOD tranny. And lot of time, front fenders opened up 2" each, grille is a valley grille, laid back 3 1/2" ,same grille as fab 5, hood shorten same, I had to fix rear fender and running board on drivers side. I had to build up in front of pass. dr.
I used 15 gallons yes 15 gallons of resin and who knows how much glass on it. I ground down every weld re-welded them ground and bondoed each weld round, on the frame, I had sore fingers for days. Tanks made me a tank for it, he came out to the shop himself and measured it up, made of SS and all polished. Would I do it again, I think not. I have worked on this one way too long, not because it was so hard or I didn't know what I was doing. Because I got sick Had to let this sit twice, both for 5 years each time, because I had 31 operations, one triple by-pass the other, a kidney transplant, and before the transplant I was living by a machine for 5 years. The car wasn't the best I have ever worked on, but it was the 1st fiberglass car I did, I did expect a better body than I got, more like the one I had seen at the Nats. I did what I could with what I had. the bodies might not be the best but there are a lot of people out there making bodies, that IMO are no better or maybe worse.


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Old 11-24-2010, 08:13 PM
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Jay where you been, did you get yours fixed? Have been looking for a post .

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Hi Bob,

Still looking for a guy that does fiberglass locally. Working with a Street rod shop run by a Chicago Cop close to retirement, who admitted that he doesn't have the guys to do it. However, he's looking to find us a boat repair guy in the Chicago / Chicagoland area who does this for a living.

Hell, am I outta my mind for wanting to call Rad Rides by Troy? I haven't called them yet but I'm almost at the point where I'm goin' to ask!
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Bob................Great job.......Your car is one of the few Street Beast Cars that even comes close to having the right stance and the Valley Grill takes away the "Normal" Street Beast stupid looking front end.....Great Job!!

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:49 PM
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The Streetbeast grille is the first thing I would toss in the garbage. Putting that beautiful grille on Bobs car made a hundred mile leap ahead! Yes, it does look AWESOME!

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The Streetbeast grille is the first thing I would toss in the garbage. Putting that beautiful grille on Bobs car made a hundred mile leap ahead! Yes, it does look AWESOME!

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Thank you Brian and ken. you made an old man feel pretty good. I hear people say how bad they are, and maybe rightly so, but I tell people don't paint them all with the same brush, at least until they have seen mine. I could not guess how many hours I have in this car, it's a good thing I have worked on a few cars before. I can see why guys give up on these, They are not good from the start. If I would have seen how unsafe the frame was I would have passed on it. But that's water over the dam. I'm a street rodder, I have a hobby of building cars, you work with what you have.

Thanks again Bob
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If anyone on this forum is interested in seeing pictures of my '34 Coupe I just found 3 pictures of my car up on page 81 of this forum. Haven't been back here in awhile but I get an email whenever someone posts to this thread.

Question for JGK95. Don't know if you remember talking to me on the forum a couple of years back. I see you mentioned if I read it correctly that Street Beast has gone out of business. Wasn't aware of that. When did that happen? I guess the whole industry is suffering in this economy. Being in the Auto Parts business now going on 33 years I have seen it first hand myself. Not many people out there with money to spend especially on building themselves a street rod of any kind today. Many Auto Parts Warehouses and stores have also closed their doors.

Here is a link to pictures of my car on page 81: StreetBeast rod kit's

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:48 AM
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When did that happen? I guess the whole industry is suffering in this economy. Being in the Auto Parts business now going on 33 years I have seen it first hand myself. Not many people out there with money to spend especially on building themselves a street rod of any kind today. Many Auto Parts Warehouses and stores have also closed their doors.
LOL, the "economy" had little to do with the company "going out of business". Let's just say the Feds put him out of business because allegedly the owner had broken a few laws concerning how he treated his customers.

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