Project Second Chance Pics, Vids, Update PG19!

Tell us about your Beretta and Post an Image
User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Project Second Chance Pics, Vids, Update PG19!

Postby 90GTZHO » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:48 pm

So, after over a year of not having a Beretta and missing my GTZ, i have found a new car to continue my ownership of the Beretta heritage. Now, the car is not exactly my first choice for an L-body, but shes got plenty of potential. Im actually really excited to transform and save this car from the depths it was headed for.

The previous owner was actually a member on here by the name "kellyu". The car has lead a bit of a hard life and needs more TLC than most people out there are willing to put into a car. On the bright side, for some sadistic reason, i felt the need to get the car and save it. Something spoke out to me about it, other than the $350 price tag and it ran and drove, just need a little work.

He thought it was done for with blown head gaskets but when torn apart, alas, blown intake gaskets, both busted pretty bad. Put in the new steel gasket set, plugs, wires and some seafoam in the oil with new oil and shes running like a top. Trans shifts good, motor is solid and strong, and everything but the dome light and a/c work. I was happy to find out the cruise works. Sad to find out that it did not have rear defrost, but thats an easy fix.

Anyways, on with the pics, hold your laughter, shes gonna be nice when im done with her so keep that mind open :twisted:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by 90GTZHO on Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:51 pm, edited 22 times in total.


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress

User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby 90GTZHO » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:56 pm

Image

Image

Yup, thats a first gen Tiburon spoiler....yeah, its going bye bye!

Image

Thrush Turbo Muffler and wierd resonator tip
Image

He was preparing for side exit exhaust :no: :fool:

Image


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress

User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby 90GTZHO » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:48 pm

Interior is by far the worst part of this car. Its garnet for starters, and painted over on that. Yeah, if i can find it, grey interior FTW!

Image

Image

Yup, thats interior spray paint on the ceiling.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress

User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby 90GTZHO » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:37 pm

Image

Image

And finally the stock engine bay. I have a strut bar and other stuff to go on under here.

Image

I have plans to get the exhaust fixed, better intake, Z04 kit, and some GTZ wheels. I'll update as i go.


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress

User avatar
Amateur
Registered User
Posts: 492
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:41 pm
Location: Aurora, IL

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby Amateur » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:22 pm

Oh wow, looks like you're going to have your hands full with this one. The previous owner really went to town aesthetically speaking. At least the drive-train is now solid and the body is rust free, function over form FTW!

Now are you really sure you want to lose the rear spoiler...let's not make rash decisions here...I mean that thing is like the Mona Lisa, you can't really put a price on a Tiburon wing and Beretta combo!

Just kidding, the wing needs to die.

Nice find, I look forward to seeing this cars progress!



User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby 90GTZHO » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:53 am

Yeah, that wing will be off this weekend. I thought about trying to sell iy but i dont think they are worth anything. I want either a GT/GTZ wing or a GTU wing for it. If i do the GT wing, i will overhang it off the back like i did on my GTZ. Ill find a pic and show you guys what i mean.

And yeah, handful is right. The good thing is, is that i get the satifaction i had with my old car, i will have my hands on every part of the car and will know it inside and out. Will be a whole new car when im done with it.


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress

User avatar
Money pit Beretta
Registered User
Posts: 6353
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:36 am
Location: Kansas
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:59 am

The man is back in town!


keep'em flying!

User avatar
Stencil
Administrator
Posts: 176
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2001 6:13 pm
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Has thanked: 3 times
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby Stencil » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:31 am

That is one of THE ugliest 95's I've ever seen sir! You weren't kidding about it needing " a little work ".

What's with the temp running near redline?


-Aaron
'92 Beretta GTZ 2.3L 5M - Undergoing "unibody off" restoration ATM.
'93 Beretta GT 3.1 5M (daughter's car!)
'96 Beretta Base 2.2 5M (new project!)
'11 Malibu LTZ 3.6L HF 6A

User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby 90GTZHO » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:30 pm

Aaron for some reason it relaxes to that spot when the key is off. I have no idea why. It will be a work in progress but im okay with what it needs. I replaced almost everything on my GTZ and i have no problem doing it with this car :-)


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress

User avatar
SummitBalt08
Registered User
Posts: 1062
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:10 am
Location: Sidney, Ohio
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby SummitBalt08 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:46 pm

90GTZHO wrote:.. If i do the GT wing, i will overhang it off the back like i did on my GTZ. Ill find a pic and show you guys what i mean.


I am curious about that.. I didn't notice your wing was like that on your GTZ at Bfest 2011


-Shawn
Been on the Beretta Forums since '04
Image
94 Black Quad 5 spd Z26 ->3500 6 spd ZR6

Bfests '11,'12,'14
July 2012 Bnet Calendar

User avatar
themixer
Registered User
Posts: 1522
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:13 pm
Location: Truro, Nova Scotia. Canada
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 16 times

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby themixer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:34 am

i have lots of interior parts that could repair that all in red. Planning to come to canada and time soon?

also have the z26 cluster for that year of car also just send me a PM we can work something out



User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby 90GTZHO » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:11 pm

So after having the car home for a bit, i was able to change the oil out of the car and get a couple other things done. Having the Seafoam in the crank case gave the oil the appearance of having been in the car for over 5k miles, its was black as hell! Good thing is, most of the the water vapor that was left behind is gone now :D Now i just need to get a few other things fixed and i can start driving it to work.

Anyways, first mod, strut bar.

Image


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress

User avatar
Money pit Beretta
Registered User
Posts: 6353
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:36 am
Location: Kansas
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:13 pm

I sure envy the lack of major rust in the rear! I could sure use a car like that.
Don't forget the rear MRZ bar.


keep'em flying!

DOHC_tuner
Registered User
Posts: 319
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:39 pm

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby DOHC_tuner » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:28 pm

Glad to see you back man. That sure is a handful right there. Engine bay doesnt look to bad.

I agree with what you said about having hands all over the car and knowing it inside and out. Thats my motto for my Beretta.

I have a GTU spoiler for sale if your interested.



User avatar
90GTZHO
Registered User
Posts: 1068
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:54 am
Location: Paulden, AZ
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: I Have Returned! 95 Base Project

Postby 90GTZHO » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:40 pm

Thanks man! Im still trying to figure out what spoiler to do. Heres what im looking at so far.

Relocated GTZ/GT/Indy spoiler, closer to the rear:

Before:

Image

After:

Image

Image

Image

92-94 Cavalier Z24 Spoiler:

Image

Image

Image

Or the GTU Spoiler

Image

Im just stuck on what to do and i like all three, but hard choice. Maybe i will get a deck lid with each lmao! :P :crazy: On the up side of things, i have plenty of things to fidgit with in the mean time. I have a bunch of stuff organized for it, just need to bring it all in.

More coming soon.
Last edited by 90GTZHO on Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Geoff
95 Base V6: Current Project; Work In Progress


Return to “Members Rides”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests