Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mods?

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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby heavywoody » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:59 pm

Is it originally an NC car? From what I can see of the rear end, it looks like it is... which is GREAT because I bet it's rust free.

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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby Squeeze » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:09 pm

tyeira_94_z26 wrote:
Squeeze wrote:Nice car, mine was a craigslist find too. And yeah these cars rust, mine has a little on the rockers but for what It's main purpose as a commuter car I'll be okay with it.

Yeah, I noticed that. Surface rust affected the following areas of mine:
1) Hood.
2)Various areas of rooftop.
3) "C" pillar right above right rear window.

But you're right. I guess that's just the joys of owning a Beretta, right?


haha yeah, it is. i wish mine was all white, dont see too many of those.


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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:57 pm

heavywoody wrote:Is it originally an NC car? From what I can see of the rear end, it looks like it is... which is GREAT because I bet it's rust free.

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Why yes, yes it is. And thank you.



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:06 pm

Squeeze wrote:
tyeira_94_z26 wrote:
Squeeze wrote:Nice car, mine was a craigslist find too. And yeah these cars rust, mine has a little on the rockers but for what It's main purpose as a commuter car I'll be okay with it.

Yeah, I noticed that. Surface rust affected the following areas of mine:
1) Hood.
2)Various areas of rooftop.
3) "C" pillar right above right rear window.

But you're right. I guess that's just the joys of owning a Beretta, right?


haha yeah, it is. i wish mine was all white, dont see too many of those.


True, she's getting a repaint in January. I want all the pinstriping gone, and the green/purple Z26 stickers are to be replaced with red/grey ones, and also want to find the "four-eyed" headlights (can't stand the Euro style lights, lmao), find some Alpine White GTZ wheels, replace the hood with a cowl hood, and find a better condition carpet, floormats, and driver seat so I can redo the interior in red leather/white stitching with white suede inserts and white stitched "Z26" logos on the headrests.



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:15 pm

BTW, here are more shots, had to replace the fuel filter after running out of gas last night and now have to replace the thermostat tomorrow:
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Rear axle view (includes entire underbody view from back to front)
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Left rear suspension/muffler
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Right rear suspension
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Right door jamb
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Left door jamb



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:19 pm

Surface Rust Areas
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Roof (Rear View)
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Roof (Front View)
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Hood (to be replaced at a later date)



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby themixer » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:55 am

that's really not in terrible shape.

check this out for a cheap paint job http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Poo ... nt-your-c/



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby neech » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:50 pm

I'm thinking I may try that paint job next summer if I get all my dents out lol


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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:31 pm

neech wrote:I'm thinking I may try that paint job next summer if I get all my dents out lol

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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:53 pm

I know I haven't been posting lately, but I finally did the thermostat myself and got the oil change, as well as the tuneup (new spark plugs, wires, and ignition coils). She's running fine now, and has acquired the nickname "Snow White". I do need motor mounts though for the engine. But as utterly silly as this sounds, I'm thinking of just doing a little "project". I'm thinking of putting a H.O Quad 4 LH0 in her-now dig this picture- WITH AN AUTOMATIC transmission. Yes, that's right, I said an LH0 with an AUTOMATIC. Don't even bother telling me to convert it to a straight drive, because then it wouldn't be unique and/or awkward. She's definitely getting a paintjob come January, and an interior (I wanted to do the interior in red leather with white stitching and piping, but I decided to go with the standard Charcoal colour, just leather instead of cloth, as soon as I find a drivers' seat.)



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:58 pm

More shots of Snow White:
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Trunk Mat Back In
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Driver floorboard after alleged "leak"
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New wheel cover and fuzzy dice
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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:26 pm

Update: After careful consideration, I have decided to try to find a Quad GTZ/Z26. I will be getting rid of her, it hurts, but I'm not happy with the 3100. I'd prefer a Quad but everyone keeps knocking me for wanting it with the 4T60. So if anyone wants her, let me know.



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:49 am

I guess your missing the point people are making. They aren't knocking you for wanting the quad with a 4t60e they are just pointing out that it hasn't been done before so there would be a lot of custom work and configuration to even make it feasible... Nevermind successful.



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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby 1988GTU » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:35 pm

The 4t60 would need to be able to take the higher rpm's to support the lively Q4's upper powerband. Could the trans take it? Short-term, yes. I wouldn't count on it for reliability performance.


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Re: Just Bought My First Beretta ('94 Z26), any ideas for mo

Postby tyeira_94_z26 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:14 pm

That's the whole point: never been done before. And that's what makes it even more unique. If my 4T60 can handle my heavy ass foot and fast driving with this 3100, I know it can handle the LG0




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