"Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Years" ON HOLD!

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"Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Years" ON HOLD!

Postby Asylum » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:09 pm

Spent the last two days at Smith Performance http://www.smithperformance.com

The California car is going under the knife in late November for a serious change.

This is after ALOT of thought about my station in life, and what I truly want to do with my Beretta at age 62 and an absolutely rust free starting point.

It's not going to be cheap, and I'm sure a bunch of you will consider me certifiable, but that's OK! Been there, done that and have the T-Shirts.

As of next spring I will have a professionally built LS powered RWD Beretta.

Which LS I don't know yet. Probably a crate engine. Will be automatic with a Moser 12 bolt on a 4-link.

Looks like about $28 to $32K all in and running.

I have made it clear to the guys at Smith, and Fred himself, that I want this to look as close to how GM might have built this car as possible. He is totally on board and loves the project.

It will have GTU wheels, 4 wheel discs but look as stock as absolutely possible. (The wheels will be re-drilled to 4 3/4" bolt circle and the design will hide most of the brakes.)

So the build thread will begin in a month or so.

Promise lots of pics. And it will be at B'Fest in June wherever it is.

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Re: Well here comes the "Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Ye

Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:40 pm

Please use my car or buy another. Mine has light rust and would be great for this project. Plus it needs a new engine anyway.
What about the FWD LS? It had 300hp which is more than enough power to weight.


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Postby Asylum » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:47 pm

Nope! Already have the paint I love on this car, paid a ton for that, and it's structurally perfect for this modification.

ANY rust at all and Fred won't touch it.


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Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:51 pm

Damn you! I'm not happy, so you did you job.


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Postby Amateur » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:55 pm

That Beretta is going to be so sweet...and oh so deadly to the unsuspecting eye. I'm frothing at the mouth in anticipation for its transformation, This is awesome!
It kind of reminds me of this beretta. I don't know whose it is or who took the photos, but it's rwd and looks damn near stock.

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Postby Asylum » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:14 pm

It's all in the details and the "Details List" we came up with is three pages long.

Exhaust comes out in the same place on the GTZ bumper. Fuel cell is plumbed to the stock fuel door.

Stock gauges all work with the LS swap.

This thing will "look" GM built!!


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Re: Well here comes the "Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Ye

Postby speedy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:23 pm

so what are you doing with the old cradle? basicly the engine, subframes, sway bar, endlinks, transmission, shift cables, center consoul, dash and wiring harness? i might be interested in everything thats taken off this car being its a perfect match to my gtz if you consider parting with the stuff.


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Postby Asylum » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:29 pm

It will all be labeled and wrapped. I will have no use for it. We can talk. It's all California perfect.


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Postby Asylum » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:31 pm

Console is staying and the shifter too. It will be made to work with the auto.


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Re: Well here comes the "Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Ye

Postby Bman Gtz » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:15 am

Wow, I am pumped for you Eric, let me know sup this weekend, maybe we can do a mini meet, may head to st thomas saturday too.


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Re: Well here comes the "Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Ye

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:17 am

Well then... That's a quick way to make a quad fast... LOL

Keep us updated with the progress it will be interesting to see how well this fabrication comes out.



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Re: Well here comes the "Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Ye

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:08 am

This sounds pretty sweet. I'd have loved to do a tube chassis RWD LS with my rotten Z26 if I had a place to keep it.

I believe this would be the first LS Beretta would it not? I'll be excited to see it come together.


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Re: Well here comes the "Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Ye

Postby Asylum » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:13 am

They have done an LS Solstice and a Cobalt. Never a Beretta.

In fact at first he wanted nothing to do with the project til he actually saw the car up on the lift.

Pretty expensive winter storage though!


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Re: Well here comes the "Build I Have Been Wanting For 20 Ye

Postby 3400beretta » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:26 am

WHY am I reading about this on a forum on the internet?!!!



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Postby Asylum » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:34 am

3400beretta wrote:WHY am I reading about this on a forum on the internet?!!!

'Because I haven't seen you since a week ago.

Just came together over the weekend.

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