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New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby archi » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:40 am

Some of you know me, others don't, but that's part of the fun of it all!

I've known Adam (themixer) for a long time, and have spent countless hours in recent years wrenching, sanding, grinding, assembling, and most importantly, drinking in the garage where a Beretta of some kind has been a permanent fixture in the background. I've always liked GM's from the late 80's and early 90's and between Adam and meeting a good amount of the Beretta community in Biloxi and Ocean City finally pushed me into purchasing one.

However, I'm picky, and patient when it comes to cars and when it was suggested that I contact Matt (oldtimer88) as hearsay was that it was still for sale. Needless to say after a lengthy conversation all of my Beretta woes were erased and the planning was started to bring the car across the border. As Matt has talked about the car extensively in other posts I just have to say that it was everything he said it would be and the ride home was both comfortable and issue free (no one understood why I was travelling to NC to drive a 28 year old GM back 24 hours but that's okay). With some excellent support from Geoff (heavywoody) and Jon (3X00-Modified) and Amy on the way and Matt coming through on short notice with the one piece of paper that would have stopped the entire trip dead in it's tracks, it only reinforced how tight knit and supportive this community really is. It was also the best possible introduction to the Beretta community that my co-pilot and cup holder could have asked for and I can't thank everyone enough for that.

Now that my export/import is complete and the work can begin! The car will see some attention in the coming months and years to improve on the few things that it does need to be near perfect again. I'm already looking forward to next June.

James from Canada
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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby Asylum » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:47 pm

I'm thinking of heading down that way in the next few weeks in my GTZ.

Never been past Montreal and looking forward to a late summer road trip.

Look forward to hopefully meeting up and having a couple of cold ones with you guys if you can put up with an old guy for an afternoon.

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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby Cliff8928 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:06 am

Wow, I just realized this has the same radio mod I did to my GT way back in the day. Unfortunately mine got ripped out of the car by thieves.


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Postby woody90gtz » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:35 pm

Super clean. Love the crank windows. #becauseracecar


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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby themixer » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:32 am

When do we cut it up for patch panels for all our rusty Canadian cars ?



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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby oldtimer88 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:18 am

Cliff8928 wrote:Wow, I just realized this has the same radio mod I did to my GT way back in the day. Unfortunately mine got ripped out of the car by thieves.




That's because I copied you like 17 years ago!! LOL



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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby oldtimer88 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:44 am

themixer wrote:When do we cut it up for patch panels for all our rusty Canadian cars ?



Ruh roh... :shock:



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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby oldtimer88 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:46 am

Ol' girl looks good at her new home. I will admit weird not seeing at my place and in someone else's driveway.... I'm happy it stayed in the community... the last thing I wanted to do was craigslist it and see it destroyed.

I'm glad your trip went well and was uneventful.... your a brave man. I'm not sure I would jump in a 28 year old car I don't know and drive 24 hours!



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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby archi » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:10 am

oldtimer88 wrote:Ol' girl looks good at her new home. I will admit weird not seeing at my place and in someone else's driveway.... I'm happy it stayed in the community... the last thing I wanted to do was craigslist it and see it destroyed.

I'm glad your trip went well and was uneventful.... your a brave man. I'm not sure I would jump in a 28 year old car I don't know and drive 24 hours!


What can I say? Someone assured me that it would be problem free. Haha.



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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby archi » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:15 am

Asylum wrote:I'm thinking of heading down that way in the next few weeks in my GTZ.

Never been past Montreal and looking forward to a late summer road trip.

Look forward to hopefully meeting up and having a couple of cold ones with you guys if you can put up with an old guy for an afternoon.

Eric :beer:


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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby archi » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:20 am

themixer wrote:When do we cut it up for patch panels for all our rusty Canadian cars ?


I think it may be once the winter tires go on or after they come off in the spring? If not I have no real plans this weekend, could pick up some cut off discs on my way home.



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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby themixer » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:26 am

oldtimer88 wrote:Ol' girl looks good at her new home. I will admit weird not seeing at my place and in someone else's driveway.... I'm happy it stayed in the community... the last thing I wanted to do was craigslist it and see it destroyed.

I'm glad your trip went well and was uneventful.... your a brave man. I'm not sure I would jump in a 28 year old car I don't know and drive 24 hours!



Wouldn't consider it a average 28 year old car!



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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby archi » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:14 pm

Minor update to the car: Put a non-sagging headliner in to freshen up the interior courtesy of themixer. Now just to find some non-flappy visors and we'll be in business.
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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby MY91GT(Z) » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:24 pm

Check with speedy on here.he might be able to help with the visors u may need


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Re: New but not - Finally found a good one!

Postby MillerZ26 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:09 pm

Flashback of my second beretta 16 years ago. Black gt that i was fortunate enough to find a gtu in the yard and convert it. Looks good


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