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Street Beast kits

I have been considering purchasing a Street Beast kit, either a 34 coupe or a 41 willys for a future project. The prices seem pretty good, but I was wondering if anybody had any experiances with them, good or bad.

I would like to know the quallity/ rigidity of the frames, how much is required from a donor car, etc.

More important still, the quallity of the fiberglass. (fit, finnish, and amount of work required to complete a quallity look)


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Check the archives of this forum and you will see the reviews. Personally from the horror stories I've seen published about this company and it's previous name. I would run the other way. The only ones I've seen completed were far from accurate replicas of the intended bodies they represent.
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Mention StreetBeasts at any rod get together and you will never ever think of buying one. The price is attractive for a reason.

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STEET BEAST kits are GARBAGE, wyoming technical institute has one in their one storage barn, they bought it from the company under its OLD name b4 they went "out of business" and opened back up under street beasts name

picture this ... the instructor named Matt from wyo was (at the time) building a lead sled ford, the other 2 street rod body shop instructors were builing a full custom air baged ford f1 truck (53?) and a 32-34 era ford highboy coupe, Gordon from the street rod chassis shop had a 200mph 1969 mustang fast back he was building for the silver state classic, AND also a Ford Tudor street rod, the one Refinishing instructor owns his own collision shop just outside of town ........ and with all this talent working at the school, and 5 times more thats i didnt mention ...... the street beast kit was given up on ..... which is akin to BOYD himself giving up on the street beasts kit

And for that matter, when was the last time you ever heard of one of the big name street rod builders using a street beasts kit ?

im happy to report though that the roadster street beasts kit WAS finished ....... at a mere 4 times the effort that the job should have taken, including fixing the frame so the suspension would work better, reinforcing the body better, and cutting and refiberglassing the outside so chit would ACTUALY line up

all street beast kits should be ground up and turned into tiger hair filler material

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