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I have been replacing doors and windows in my 92 mustang GT. Here are a few items that I have weighed so far.
Factory doors with power windows 69lbs each
Factory door glass 8lbs each
Factory windshield 23lbs

3/16 lexan windshield 11lbs.
1/8 lexan door windows 4lbs each

HO Fibertrends doors that accept factory window assembly 16lbs each
Complete door w/power lexan window 31lbs. Each
I saved right at 76lbs swapping doors.
I'll be replacing the rear hatch next.
 

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"Sneaky" Pete Robinson, used to run a very competitive Top Fuel car in the 60's.
Always a thinker, and always tried to use lighter and more aerodynamic parts.

He used to say "throw it up in the air, if it comes down, it is too heavy".

He was killed in his Top Fuel car at the 1971 WinterNationals (I think?).
A piece of areodynamic trickery made his car crash.

The weight thinking is good, to a point.

Your Pal, Gary
 

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I have been replacing doors and windows in my 92 mustang GT. Here are a few items that I have weighed so far.
Factory doors with power windows 69lbs each
Factory door glass 8lbs each
Factory windshield 23lbs

3/16 lexan windshield 11lbs.
1/8 lexan door windows 4lbs each

HO Fibertrends doors that accept factory window assembly 16lbs each
Complete door w/power lexan window 31lbs. Each
I saved right at 76lbs swapping doors.
I'll be replacing the rear hatch next.

How soon till you do the hatch?
 

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"Sneaky" Pete Robinson, used to run a very competitive Top Fuel car in the 60's.
Always a thinker, and always tried to use lighter and more aerodynamic parts.

He used to say "throw it up in the air, if it comes down, it is too heavy".

He was killed in his Top Fuel car at the 1971 WinterNationals (I think?).
A piece of areodynamic trickery made his car crash.

The weight thinking is good, to a point.

Your Pal, Gary

i understand that there is a point of dimenishing return. I highly doubt that i'm there yet. car should sit somewhere around 2575 lbs without driver.
 

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Hatch will be ordered this week unless i pick one up in Valdosta this weekend. I'll keep this updated.
Most racers, myself included, use 3/32" thickness on door windows.

You get a ProGlass windshield?
 

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I'm curious to see the weigh difference between fiberglass and steel hatch, and the weight difference between lexan and glass.
 

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The rear hatch with support shocks and brackets, without a wing weighs 68 lbs. my fiberglass hatch will be in next week and I'll weigh it then.
 

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thanks got hatch yesterday 19 lbs. looking at doors too.
 
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