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prostreet1967 05-16-2018 10:07 PM

cutting weight
 
looking to start cutting weight on front of truck. currently weighs 3259 with me 1900# on front end. looking for most bang for the buck.

dangrebel 05-16-2018 10:48 PM

Re: cutting weight
 
what have you done so far?

Keith Seymore 05-17-2018 08:04 AM

Re: cutting weight
 
3200 lbs sounds pretty good to me! :lol:

My race car is 3750 with me in it.

I'll follow along and see if I can offer anything (or steal any ideas) after you tell us what you've done so far.

K

BR3W CITY 05-18-2018 09:51 PM

Re: cutting weight
 
I'm always up for weight reduction, as long as it doesn't involve ME...or taking out my stereo.

prostreet1967 05-22-2018 03:05 AM

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all stock up front no bumpers cut bed out some only one bucket seat

prostreet1967 05-22-2018 03:06 AM

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here some pics

Super73 05-24-2018 04:07 AM

Re: cutting weight
 
You are close to where I was before I did the mustang 2 spindle on stock control arms with wilwood brakes. Last time out mine was 3120 with a full.14ga cell and full.15lb N20 bottle and my fat a$$

Killer Bee 05-24-2018 04:46 AM

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removable glass clip, lightweight version.. glass doors, and so on..

http://www.usbody.com/Pages_Trucks/60-Chevy.htm

finished pics here http://www.usbody.com/Pages_Info/F-CustomersPhotos.htm

how 'bout utoob of some passes? good luck!

hotrod 80 05-24-2018 04:32 PM

Re: cutting weight
 
I was gonna say hood for sure and different hinges or pin on style .

prostreet1967 05-25-2018 12:27 AM

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anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.

Killer Bee 05-25-2018 12:47 AM

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^ sounds a little impractical and too permanent to me.. also difficult to handle or remove..

mounting small cargo area for sand bags or mounts for tractor weights or exercise weights would be much easier and adjustable or completely removable..

good luck!

hotrod 80 05-25-2018 10:34 AM

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Exercise weights bolted in with a hand style nut that can be removed without tools and possible a safety tractor pin .

BR3W CITY 05-25-2018 04:26 PM

Re: cutting weight
 
Lets just say that plumbing lead flows into lots of places if you can keep it warm.

djracer 05-26-2018 11:19 PM

Re: cutting weight
 
where is the battery. if not already there mou t it as far back to tailgate as you can. take weight off the nose or move back.

prostreet1967 05-30-2018 12:51 AM

Re: cutting weight
 
battery is in front of passenger rear tire. didnt have alot of room behind tires but that is a option. wonder how much it would help moving from in front to behind tire

hotrod 80 06-01-2018 06:44 AM

Re: cutting weight
 
What size is that rear tire and which tire is it ?

prostreet1967 06-05-2018 09:23 PM

Re: cutting weight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hotrod 80 (Post 8272625)
What size is that rear tire and which tire is it ?

33x16.5 hoosier now

bdiamond 06-08-2018 07:41 AM

Re: cutting weight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by prostreet1967 (Post 8268046)
anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.

I've got 100-150 lbs of bolt on lead weights I used on my stock car I'd let go of cheap. I'm in Wichita Falls

prostreet1967 06-14-2018 01:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bdiamond (Post 8277181)
I've got 100-150 lbs of bolt on lead weights I used on my stock car I'd let go of cheap. I'm in Wichita Falls

how cheap?

nxtruck 07-07-2018 11:27 AM

Re: cutting weight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by prostreet1967 (Post 8268046)
anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.

I know I'm a little late with this, but, I have a tailgate for my '66 that I filled the top half of it with lead shot. This added about 80 lbs. to it. Everything has to be sealed up tight, though, or the shot will leak out. I don't run this gate anymore, as I have worked on the suspension more and have it hooking w/o it. It does make a difference, though.

nxtruck 07-07-2018 11:43 AM

Re: cutting weight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by br3w city (Post 8268457)
lets just say that plumbing lead flows into lots of places if you can keep it warm.

x2.

Super73 07-08-2018 07:38 PM

Re: cutting weight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by prostreet1967 (Post 8268046)
anyone ever fill tail gate with cement? wanna add 100 or so to rear.


I have 2 gates, one that is stock weight and one that I cut the top open and added about 100lbs of scrap plate steel I had laying around.

The heavy gate on and down changes the weight bias quite. 125% of the gates weight is seen on the rear tires while 25% of the gates weight come off the front tires. This is simply due to the weight being well behind the axle centerline, the leverage it has on the chassis.


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