Beretta Z28

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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby jjanke » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:19 am

I believe the rear end from a 3rd gen camaro is approx 2 inch narrower and bolts on i believe . ....but still the front would be way more complex. .....id rather embrace the width and go with the flares ....i really dont think they will be to hard to fab ...and I think they will add some visual interest and help visually plant the car



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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:13 pm

Cut the body in half and add a 2" strip down the middle... LOL it could work :) Then of course you would need a custom windshield and rear glass... Scratch that idea lol



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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby jjanke » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:16 pm

Believe me ......my buddy has mentioned that ......hahahaha I thought about it for about one second........



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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby Asylum » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:19 pm

3X00-Modified wrote:Cut the body in half and add a 2" strip down the middle... LOL it could work :) Then of course you would need a custom windshield and rear glass... Scratch that idea lol


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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby 1988GTU » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:45 pm

3X00-Modified wrote:Cut the body in half and add a 2" strip down the middle... LOL it could work :) Then of course you would need a custom windshield and rear glass... Scratch that idea lol

Widening the A and C pillars to retain factory sized glass is doable. Can also just say eff it and use acrylic or polycarbonate custom made windows.


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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby 90GTZHO » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:10 pm

Theres a shop that did that to a 69 Charger, except they did it at the hips since the car is so wide as it is. But there would be enough material in a Beretta to stretch out the sides. That would be cool. A real "Feretta" :-)


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Postby 90GTZHO » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:07 pm

Any new progress?

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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby jjanke » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:09 pm

progress has been a lil slow lately. ment to post this awhile ago. or thought i did. Got the Beretta lower rad support/core support notched for the drain and fan shroud and dropped it down about 1.5 inch to make room for the camaro radiator and dual fan setup..... just gotta make a top bracket and should be set..
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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby jjanke » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:16 pm

Stitch welded the body flanges in place ...gonna sit her down square her up and tack the body to the frame so I can start planning for roll cage and seat mounts.
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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby bonecrrusher » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:36 am

Are you going to leave the angle iron on there after you weld the body to the floorpan?

For that lower radiator mount - If you have any C channel - cut it at 45* on both sides to form a triangle and weld it in to reinforce it being lowered - should make it stronger.


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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby jjanke » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:24 am

Yeah ...angle iron will stay. Thats what bridges the gap between body rails and inner rocker and supports the body......and good call on the lower rad support piece ......I thought about doing somerhing like that but figured that it was good enough for now.



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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby bonecrrusher » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:38 am

Very cool - when you get the body and floor pans welded together - I'm assuming you will be permanently attaching them together?

I've seen some race cars where they have made the body/shell removable from the floorpan/rollcage.


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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby jjanke » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:03 pm

Yeah .....was eventually gonna weld it as one ......just gonna tack the body on for now until cage is done fitted in there so I can lift it back up weld the cage then weld it for good



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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby jjanke » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:47 pm

Actually tacked the body to the frame and rolled her out for some fresh air. Its really starting to look like something.!!!!gotta get a plan going for the next steps
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Re: Beretta Z28

Postby Asylum » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:22 pm

It's got fins like a '57 Cadillac and a trunk spoiler off an '09 Honda Accord?

The wheels stick out like a Clown Car!

Should have maybe checked with this guy on how to build a RWD properly.

http://www.smithperformance.com

Everything lines up and a rolling chassis is out the door for about $15K, certified to 8.50's.

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