Originally Posted by gearhead1964
The book is ok for figuring out some of the parts you need and for a little reference info, beyond that it's trash. But the absolute best place to go is YouTube... just type in streetbeast... I downloaded all the videos on the 34 Coupe build from Southwest Rod and Custom to build my 34 that's been sitting for 20 years... Pete has all the best tricks of the trade, makes it a lot easier. Hope that helps, sure helped me out!
Back in 1992 when I built mine there was no (You Tube) and many then were not even computer literate. I didn't touch a PC until about 2000. All I had was the factory manual and yes I was a car guy back then as I still am today at age 60. Being one who has built this car seeing many over the years who could not build this car I say 95% of the people who bought these kits would be lost completely without the manual coming with the kit for they would have no idea what most of the frame and fiberglass parts and other body parts were for in the building of this car. The manual is not great but I rather have it then not have it. As I mentioned in the past I have owned and still own muscle cars that I have worked on since the late 60's. I did not go into this thing blindly like many have over the years. I felt I knew enough to build this car even though prior to 1992 I never built a car before. Sure I changed engines and transmissions out and put in cams and pulled heads did brake work etc,etc but never built a car before then.