My 96' Z26 *Updated WITH PIX*

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My 96' Z26 *Updated WITH PIX*

Postby Squeeze » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:34 pm

Hey guys, im new to the site. This is my second Beretta. My first one i got when i was in highschool for $200 lol, yes it was a dump but i actually made it decent for a first car. Since then ive always wanted a GTZ,GTU,Z26, or even Indy, but they are getting harder to find in nice shape and what not. Well just out of pure luck, I was browsing Craigslist and found a 96 burried in a garage. The price tag and the model both caught my attention. I only paid $600 for it. Now, mind you, it had been sitting in this garage for 4-5 Years, and the guy thought it blew the head gasket because it had a milkshake in the oil pan. I figured it was the Lower intake gasket. Well long story short, was able to unburry it, trailer it home, clean it really well, put a battery in it and it fired. Now of course, i didnt let it run alot or even drive it really because of the state its in, didnt want to damage anything. But hopefully this weekend my trusted mechanic buddy will do his magic and it will be on the road by this weekend. Its already tagged and insured all thats missing is the motor work. Ill post pics here in a bit.
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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby themixer » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:51 pm

please post pics



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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:20 pm

dang, well im trying to post pics, but i guess the 5 post rule has to go away before i can, says its "too spamy for a new user"


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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:22 pm

this is going to be post 4


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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:37 pm

Post #5 and then hopefully I will show you this beauty :)


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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby 1988GTU » Thu May 01, 2014 8:25 am

LoL nice

"Your message contains 8 characters. The minimum number of characters you need to enter is 10."

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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Thu May 01, 2014 9:58 am

here is the first and only pic i saw of the car before deciding i had to get it
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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Thu May 01, 2014 12:24 pm

okay sorry for the pic delay, had to pass the approval period thing, then i guess my original pics i kept trying to attach were too big thats why it wasnt working. but i have them resized. So... more pics now! lol
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just have to fix that front bumper, everything else was perfect for the age. interior has no rips or tears too
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after a good buffing :)
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after i put a battery in it i was able to start it and turn it around, but i didnt run it long, because all the old fluid, not to mention the oil/water problem
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sittin in the driveway fish eye lense lol
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on the way home :)


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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby 88corsica5spd28 » Thu May 01, 2014 12:57 pm

That is clean. I'm jealous.



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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Thu May 01, 2014 1:01 pm

88corsica5spd28 wrote:That is clean. I'm jealous.

lol, thanks, hopefully my mechanic buddy will be able to get it fixed this weekend so i can start driving it and really detailing it. So far i bought this car as a commuter car to spare my 03' GP GT, and i wasnt planning on doing anything major to it really. I think these cars look good as is. I think if anything ill clear lense the tails, with LEDs. Lower it as much as i can, fix the front bumper, possibly paint the rims red or that copperish yellow goldish look. and repaint the spoiler and hood.


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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu May 01, 2014 7:38 pm

Looks like it cleaned up well. How many miles?


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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri May 02, 2014 8:55 am

Squeeze wrote:I think if anything ill clear lense the tails, with LEDs.


Please don't do this...

The beretta tails are too good to mess with. Anyone who's ever attempted to clear them with LED's they end up looking like rice... they are just not designed to look good that way.



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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby themixer » Fri May 02, 2014 10:13 am

icky please leave oem



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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Fri May 02, 2014 12:40 pm

Money pit Beretta wrote:Looks like it cleaned up well. How many miles?

its got 170,XXX on the dash :D


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Re: My 96' Z26

Postby Squeeze » Fri May 02, 2014 12:43 pm

3X00-Modified wrote:
Squeeze wrote:I think if anything ill clear lense the tails, with LEDs.


Please don't do this...

The beretta tails are too good to mess with. Anyone who's ever attempted to clear them with LED's they end up looking like rice... they are just not designed to look good that way.


well by "clear" i didnt mean fast and furious APC garbage, i meant like i did to my Grand Prix with the "clear" or "frosted" lense. Im torn between that or a light shade of VHT to match the rear filler panels
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