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

Postby Asylum » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:57 am

WTF?
I'm admitting the project may have been somewhat naively ill-conceived and the budget got quickly out of any sense of financial responsibility.
I also ran into several trusted people/friends who made it rather clear they thought I was making a mistake.
Some people also thought trying to get a 3500 to run in a Beretta was a mistake too. We know what happened with that!!
They also thought flying to California not once but twice to drive back rust-free Berettas was a mistake too.
But this time there was more than enough input to have me take a step back and put the project on hold.

There is more to my decision, some personal, some not. As well as couple of situations which didn't work out.

This may still happen, perhaps in a modified or compromised format, and perhaps not using this car.

Live with it! :beer:


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

Postby themixer » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:02 pm

I am not overly worried, just would like to see something cool at the end of it. I am just a harmless Canadian like yourself.

Any consideration of a Beretta drag car?



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

Postby Slinky » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:04 pm

BIGTIME SMH


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

Postby Amateur » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:30 pm

stuff happens, life happens, responsibility happens. Can't say how many times these things have foiled my plans to better my car. Also, been down that road before where ideas run rampant on things I want to do and reality sets in.



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Postby ErichZ26 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:45 pm

This thread got me motivated to do something crazy....not sure i would have posted it like you are here and then decide not to do it. I would love to hang with you big boys.


Why don't you buy a completed car and install the luxury parts like carpet and a/c you so desire?


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Postby ErichZ26 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:51 pm

themixer wrote:I also had a feeling also from the beginning this wasn't going to happen, all these modifications get away from the actual enjoyment of just driving an old car. Plus destroying a rare example of one


Have you considered just buying a beretta drag car, would probably be less than $40k

http://www.racingjunk.com/Top-Sportsman ... retta.html
http://www.racingjunk.com/Complete-Race ... retta.html



He wants a ~10s pro street. The first is a 6.0 The second is a 7.5s chassis certified race car with expired certs. There have been several pro streets out there over the years for sale.


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

Postby Alpinestar10 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:10 pm

Hey all the power to him with whatever he decides it his car and money I honestly don't care what he does but saying he purchased parts then never posting a pic is somewhat of a dead giveaway on how this thread was going to end.

Hell I "Attempted" a rwd swap (had a subframe engine and trans and cut the body apart for it.) but wasn't working at the time so I scrapped the body and got a sc400



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Postby ErichZ26 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:15 pm

Alpinestar10 wrote:Hey all the power to him with whatever he decides it his car and money I honestly don't care what he does but saying he purchased parts then never posting a pic is somewhat of a dead giveaway on how this thread was going to end.

Hell I "Attempted" a rwd swap (had a subframe engine and trans and cut the body apart for it.) but wasn't working at the time so I scrapped the body and got a sc400



Good point....kinda got lost on the entire redrilling of OE wheels when there were bigger fish to fry.


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Postby heavywoody » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:31 am

I have a rust free 89 GT that would be a perfect donor... add the GTZ body kit, the wheels; it has a damn near mint interior (try that on a old style interior)!

I'll take pictures and send to you if you want Eric... just let me know.


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

Postby themixer » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:53 pm

Any update on this dream build ?


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