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Re: Finally...

Postby jackattack193 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:31 pm

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything but thought I’d share a mod I’ve wanted to do since I purchased this car back in ’92. While I always wanted fog lights, I didn’t want to just add them anywhere – I wanted the look of the ZO4 set-up. There was always the option of just installing the ZO4’s where they should be, but I wasn’t crazy about the “open space” that the base bumper gives with the OEM fogs and turn signal lamps. So I gave up on the idea.

Umpteen years go by and I see a pic on here of what another member did to his base bumper to add the ZO4 set-up. So, a huge shout out goes to Amateur for giving me the idea to run with and make this a reality for me.

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There were a lot of obstacles to overcome for me to get them to my liking. But in the end, I got them to where the ZO4 inserts are seamless with the base bumper. Didn’t realize it until I dug in that the base bumper opening is larger – larger enough to make this a project and a half. I only had 1 “Z” donor bumper to work from, so the cutting was in millimeters and very meticulous. They are held in with a permanent epoxy so there’s no hardware showing!

I wanted it to look “factory” like it should be there. While I’m not 100%, I’d bet money that from the factory these inlays were painted a flat black. The ones on the donor bumper were painted the same color as the bumper itself, so my guess is the bumper was repainted at one time. Regardless, I’m glad I chose to go with flat black, I’m happy with how it turned out. My only gripe is that being careless with my bumper during the process caused some scrapes and chips that I need to repair.



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Re: Finally...

Postby Asylum » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:13 pm

The turn signal/fog light inserts were in fact flat black from the factory.

I unfortunately see way too many that end up body colored.


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Re: Finally...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:28 pm

I do like how this turned out... Props to you for taking the time to make them fit they way they should look!



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Re: Finally...

Postby Cliff8928 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:34 am

That looks awesome! I had the lights in my GT for a long time but never found a Z04 bumper to sacrifice for this.


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Re: Finally...

Postby weba » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:10 pm

Looks great



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Re: Finally...

Postby snowblindburd » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:57 pm

^I concur with all. That looks amazing! Nice work.



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Re: Finally...

Postby jackattack193 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:09 am

I had the window tint installed in 1992. Yeah, that's not a typo. It was time for a re-do due to bubbling and peeling. It's ready for new tint, problem is, I have no rear defogger lines. The installers I've spoke with state Beretta's were notoriously difficult because of the way the rear window curves. They won't touch it because it needs to be done in strips and without defogger lines, they won't be able to get the cut lines nice and straight. Yeah I get it. If you're wondering, my rear window looked horrible with all the wavy lines the installer did back in '92 - it was upsetting but something I had to get over way back when. Anyways, opinions welcomed on a remedy.

Also, and I hate to say it, when the tint was removed, of course the original IMSA sticker that came on the car was removed as well. I'd like to replace it if anyone has any floating around......



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Re: Finally...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:11 am

Find a more talented tinter... Mine is one piece... so it can be done.

My red car was one piece as well, and I believe the Indy which is starting to peal is one piece. I will probably bring the car back to where they did my 96 to get the Indy rear redone.



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Re: Finally...

Postby 1988GTU » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:23 pm

IDK if a 5 hour-ish drive is worth it for you, but I know of two not too far from me that are capable in doing that back window in one piece.


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Re: Finally...

Postby themixer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:46 am

my 1989 was in a "pro" shop in montreal for 2 weeks. They were unable to complete it



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Re: Finally...

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:53 pm

Not pro... Come visit me... Tint Master is well... do I really need to say it?



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Re: Finally...

Postby jackattack193 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:33 pm

I'm still searching in my area, but looks like I might to travel. I'll let you know what happens.



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Re: Finally...

Postby Asylum » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:11 pm

Mine is one piece too and perfect.
Keep looking!


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Re: Finally...

Postby pretzel » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:13 pm

Thanks for sharing!




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