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    1. #1
      Join Date
      Mar 2005
      Location
      Walton, NY
      Posts
      669

      Chevy Beretta LS swap and RWD conversion - budget 4.8/5spd 1996 Z26

      I've been a bad member lately, haven't logged in in forever...but here's a new project you might be interested in! My first car was a Beretta...had a couple since then. My last one (that I just sold for insane money) was a 3.4 swap/5spd summer daily that ran [email protected] on 87 n/a. Pretty sweet car for a FWD...and looked amazing.


      This new one, I just rescued from the junkyard. I recently bought a low-miles truck LR4 that's drive by cable and the harness to go with it. I tuned it for free with my phone from LS-Droid. I already have a 2wd NV3500 5spd (not super strong, but I'll be small displacement, lightweight and small tires) and just picked up a Explorer 8.8 3.73 LSD for $200. There's a lot of fab work to be done...but my goal is a RWD v8 Beretta to slide around for $5000 in about a year. It's gonna be a quick and dirty build...my never-ending Camaro has kinda soured me on perfection.










      I don't have a whole lot for pictures, cause I've been doing most everything on youtube channel:
      https://www.youtube.com/c/GEARHEADdezign

      And here's the video picking up the car: https://youtu.be/2JnU-ZbfYH4



      I've also got a lot of stuff on converting the truck LR4 to LS2 intake and LS1 pan on the cheap. Just made some DIY trap doors for the Fbody pan baffle. Let me know what you think!


    2. #2
      Join Date
      Nov 2018
      Posts
      412
      Country Flag: United States
      Nice project, looking forward to your updates. Many years ago I wanted to do the same thing, only on a Buick Reatta.

      You could really screw with people with it if you left the outside like it is, and used the same wheels.
      2021 Durango R/T
      2008 Colorado beater
      2003 Dakota project-o-mobile

    3. #3
      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      Location
      Rosser Manitoba Canada
      Posts
      264
      Country Flag: Canada
      Are you going to tube frame this or do the NHRA style of RWD conversion?
      The biggest thing in Motocross!
      My 97 Cougar Transcona, https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...-Dirty-Old-XR7

    4. #4
      Join Date
      Sep 2013
      Location
      sw Kansas
      Posts
      1,294
      Country Flag: United States
      What are you going to use for suspension?

    5. #5
      Join Date
      Sep 2009
      Posts
      2,064
      Country Flag: United States
      Cool project. My first car was a 1990 Cavalier Z24.


      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid, Z51 brakes, 12 bolt, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE
      1976 T/A LS1, 6 Speed, C5 front brakes, and etc. SOLD

    6. #6
      Join Date
      Jul 2009
      Location
      Sackville, NB, Canada
      Posts
      165
      Country Flag: Canada
      I always thought the Barettas were a great looking car. Looking forward to seeing this build
      Tyson
      '95 Firebird Formula: suspension + 315's
      '66 Mustang Coupe, 289

    7. #7
      Join Date
      Oct 2015
      Posts
      193
      Country Flag: United States
      Always liked the Baretta. Looking forward to the build.
      My half a$$ed build thread.https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...elle-6-0-4L60E

      Tighten it till it strips & back it off a quarter turn.