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Old 11-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #646
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U will get it lined out ! I can't wait to get mine back together to see how light it really its . Next big thing gonna be a alumn block !
im glad i didnt put an alum block in mine.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:48 PM   #647
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im glad i didnt put an alum block in mine.
Think it would have made the car unbalanced ?
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:44 PM   #648
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that sucks john im sure you will get it lined out..i stopped lighting mine in some places..didnt go with a glass deck lid,kept sheet metal in the back an only lexan is now in the doors..i didnt cut the front off..i figured some weight in places is good vs just lighting it all to hell..i also have a alum block..im doing a small rad and cell up front still to keep some noise weight and then a light batt in just the trunk.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #649
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Think it would have made the car unbalanced ?
yes. thats the issue i have now. too light in the front. cant keep front end down and when it hits the bars it unloads the tires. put some weight on the nose last time out and it helped out alot.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:47 AM   #650
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How light is your car? What's the ratio?
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #651
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Has anyone pulled the OEM backglass out of a GT hatch and replaced with Lexan? If so what kind of weight did you lose? Which company's lexan is the best as far as quality and fit go?
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:11 AM   #652
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What's a stock fox body dash weigh?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:35 AM   #653
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I have a stock fox dash in the trailer, I'll be un loading the car next week, and I'll weigh it. I found a weight list I made a long time ago...
stock hood 43lbs.
a/c condenser 6.25 lbs.
a/c compressor 18 lbs.
air pump 7.250 lbs.
suction hose 3.750 lbs.
charcoal canister 2.250 lbs.
front bumper with shocks 22.750 lbs.
engine fan 6 lbs.
power steering 11.500 lbs.
a/c evaporator case 22.750 lbs.
seats 47 lbs. x 2
rear seat 20 lbs.
defroster ducts 5 lbs.
under carpet jook 26 lbs.
computer and harness 8 lbs.
air bag sensors 4lbs.
seat belts 20.750 lbs.
wiring misc 3 lbs.
wiper motor and blades 7 lbs.
floor sound deadner (as much as we 8 lbs.
could weigh)
door braces 10 lbs. x 2
steering wheel & air bag 8 lbs.
rear axle dampener (weight) 9.250 lbs.
rear sway bar 11.500 lbs.
quad shocks & mounts 7 lbs.
front braces 4.750 lbs.
exhaust tail pipes 15 lbs.
truck liner 12.500 lbs.
rear bumper 40 lbs.
cruise control 4 lbs.
frame stiffeners (convertable) 4.50 lbs.

this was from a 1993 convertable that we lighteneds up, it still have a lot of street stuff, power windows, power locks, dash, carpet. I'm doing a cage on a 1991 coupe, so I can weigh the dash, and carpet, etc. if any one wants...
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:06 PM   #654
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What areas do you guys suggest taking a holesaw to? Thanks
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:37 AM   #655
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Read the whole thread..its been gone over an you can see where most are pulling weight from
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I did read it maybe I missed it. Will go through the thread again after work.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:55 AM   #657
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Damon posted pics of his car before an after he cut the trunk area up.

I was going to cut all my back seat area inner metal away an go glass deck lid an all lexan but decided to keep weight back there.theres pics of how i did my doors an other ways to do doors also.

Theres a link to gutted dashs..which dont weigh shit once done an plenty of pics of cut up front ends..pretty much the place to attack is trunk/hatch,doors an front end..that with get rid of any an everything you dont need.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #658
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mines pretty light for what it is..

2001 mustang
BBF , stock block, 4.5" crank, aluminum heads
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FAB9 rear, full length (56.5), mild steel.
all interior panles, stock dash,
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cage is chromoly, basically a 25.5 without a funny car cage.

2980 with 230lb driver at race weight ready to go with 10gal of fuel and full bottle.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:14 PM   #659
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Went back and looked through the thread again looks like I am on the right track. Got around 35 lbs from the doors, 16 lbs from behind the sail panels, cut up the stock hood got that down to 28 from 43 so thats 15 lbs there. Most things that unbolt are gone, bumpers, heater box, all accessories besides alt etc. Has a tubular front suspension too. Drive train is somewhat heavy though, TH400 302 blower and a front mount. Going to look into removing the dash frame and what I can cut out of the dash itself. I don't think I saw a exact amount the lower radiator support weighed, anyone have that? Was thinking about cutting that out and replacing it with maybe around 1" CM tubing and cutting out some of the other sheetmetal in that area. Not getting to crazy, keeping PW and a radio

Thanks Damon looked at all your pictures and its helped a ton.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #660
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yes. thats the issue i have now. too light in the front. cant keep front end down and when it hits the bars it unloads the tires. put some weight on the nose last time out and it helped out alot.
Just for that reason were setting the engine forward in my car !
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