Weight Removal Thread

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  1. SpeedThrills

    SpeedThrills FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Anyone know if there's an existing thread where I could list the weights of some things I've replaced?
    Searched, couldn't find one.
     
  2. abdywgn

    abdywgn dismantler

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    I'll be watching yours!
     
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    ahh, looks like you just did :)
    List your weights, I'd like to see what you came up with...
     
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    I took the lead weights off my wheels hoping to go a little faster but the car shook so bad I had to put them back on.........:realcrazy::BangHead::rofl:
     
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    • SpeedThrills

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      Okay, here goes:
      (These are all from a 74 Dart Sport, except as noted)
      -Front bumper w/ all brackets, crash absorbers and hardware 62
      -Rear bumper, all stuff, as above 82
      -Fenders, including headlight buckets 22 ea
      -Hood (no hinges, etc.) 61
      -Hood hinges, latch, hardware 10
      -Door (Driver w/ mirror, no hinges, otherwise complete
      with glass, regulator, etc.) has crash beam 84
      -1972 Duster door, as above, no crash beam
      (first year for crash beam-1973?) 73
      -10" front drum brakes, everythng required (I swapped
      to Wilwood, they're 39#) 80

      I now have race weight fenders, hood, bumpers and Lingenfelter aluminum bumper brackets.
      The seats and heater box are gone, I wish I had weighed them.

      Everything was weighed on a beam type bathroom scale.

      Who has weighed what? List it!
       
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      You should get aluminum weights.
      :lol:
       
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        75 a body;
        Dash pad. 3.65lbs
        Sun visors. 1lbs each
        Headliner, bows, attaching hardware. 4.76lbs
        Rear bench bottom. 20lbs
        Rear bench back. 16lbs
        Door seals (body side) 1.5lbs combined
        Steering wheel. 4.1 lbs
        4dr ft. Window regulator (no handle) 2.95lbs
        4dr rear window regulator ( "") 2.25 lbs
         
      • 70aarcuda

        70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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        Here is my 75 Duster....

        got the bathroom scale out in the garage....

        Stock front disc brakes...... 78 lbs
        Stock rear drum brakes 54 lbs

        Total 132 lbs

        Strange Front Disc Brakes.......,,,32 lbs
        Strange Rear Disc Brakes 30 lbs
        Total 62 lbs

        Weight saving 70 lbs plus alot rotating weight


        stock Front bumper 65 lbs
        Bumper Shocks 21 lbs

        Fiberglass bumper and aluminum brackets 4 lbs

        Weight Savings 82 bs

        Total weight saving so far...........152 lbs.....
         
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        • 70aarcuda

          70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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          then I removed more...

          Hood... 40 lbs........

          I did not include the weight of the hinges or hook locking crap...

          weight saving on the rear bumper 80 lbs

          Another 120 lbs total..

          So over all the car should be lighten up over 270 lbs.....

          added a few pounds with the side bars for the roll bar....
           
        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          The bucket seats on my 65 Barracuda must have weighed 80 lbs a piece! I lifted one out and had to lift it back over the edge of the trunk and I think I pulled something.....
           
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          • Treblig

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            Great idea!!! So how much weight would I save if I replaced 2 lbs of lead weights with 2 lbs of aluminum weights???
             
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            • '63GT

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              Love those brakes ! I have them too. Truly LIGHT !
               
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              I have a 74 duster that has some lighter parts on it. I got the body with the interior already out of it. The hood bracing is taken out. Trunk lid is fibreglass as well as the front fenders. The 5 mph bumpers and shocks are replaced with 71 valiant parts. All stock type front end. Dana 60 rear. 470 stroker with alum heads and intake. Has a 14 point mild steel cage. 3100 lbs. Kim
               
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              How much did those steel fenders weigh (inner fenders too, I"m sure)? You recall ?
               
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              Fiberglass fenders were not very much lighter. Maybe 5 lbs. Inner fenders we’re already out so no idea there. I haven’t did it yet but the side glass and window hardware are very heavy. They weigh more than the door. I want to do lexan. Kim
               
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              the car rolls some much easier with the strange brake...a lot less drag....
               
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              65 Barracuda fold down rear seat: 70 lbs.

              73 Duster 340 bumper inside crash beams plus bumper guards: somewhere between 45 and 50 pounds

              67 Barracuda power steering gearbox and pump: 39 pounds heavier than a manual box.
               
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              12many If I Only Had The Cash.......

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              Factory starter for Dakota version: 15 lbs vs. 8 lbs. (-7 lbs) Group 24 lead-acid battery for lithium: 40 lbs vs. 5 lbs. (-35 lbs). Factory glass for lexan: (same thickness) 3/16” side glass, 1/4” windshields = 50% less weight Factory 3/4” front sway bar with links etc: -10 lbs I’ve removed approx 300 lbs total from my van, the items above are about the only things that are relatable to a-body’s though
               
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              Do you know if it was worth any ET, MPH? I don't have a A/B comparison...

              A spool gets some serious weight out too. like 10# or so
               
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