Originally Posted by dauber
hi every one right now i own a pretty nice 72 nova with a 496 in it.how ever i have a chance to trade for a running driving 34 ford coupe made by street beast.i have read alot of bad things on here about that company.if theres anyone on here that owns one could you please be honest and tell me what there like before i trade off my nova to get one?thank you in advance.
I have the 34 that's on my last picture, with that said, you can find good SB and bad ones. I don't know how much this guy thinks his SB is worth, but to be honest they are worth less than most other 34 glass cars. unless he has done a lot of work on it to get things to look right and not knowing what your car is worth or what shape it is in, I can't really say.
I'm 68 years old and have worked on or built Street Rods since I was 12 years old. when I looked at a body of a SB at a show I thought it was not bad. I did not find out until later that no part from a henry built 34 will fit on it. The grille shell I have on mine took many hours of fitting sanding and work to get to fit.
The reason I tell you this if you get in a wreack you are in for some long hours. My frount fenders are not the ones that came with the car, even though they were one peice, they were not the same and both had to be changed. again I had to pick the right spot to cut the old ones off and put the new ones on.
I would check the body out real close and make sure it's right. I will tell you on thing I don't like on them is the front fenders don't go over the wheels, the opening sits above the tire, to me taking away the Hot Rod look. One other thing the grille insert is missing a bar on each side, so you can tell from a block away it is a SB.
Again if some one took the time and work to change these, I think you can have a nice looking car, but again that's me I'm an old Hot Rodder and I want them to look that way.
If it's a car you like, go for it, there are a lot of first time Street Rodders that have one and like them, I got mine to play with building it, I had never worked with glass so I got it. I work on it awhile then find a steel car to build and push mine in the back, now it is time for the final push on it and get it done.
If you would like some other photos or call me just leave me a PM, and I will get right back to you.