Weight Hunt

Moderator: Moderators

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby Stivan » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:40 pm

If orignal glass, I'd say you were right. . . . does that include the brackets that hold them in also ???

I think mine had been replaced, that I removed, and they looked awfully thin, like a cheap replacement glass. So I'd say the originals would be over 10 lbs.

Also, I might add to this post. . .. . . ... . . Removed cigarette lighter. . . . . . .. Replaced it with a "Book of Matches". . ... . .


Later Dude,

Stivan
Just Another Street Legal(All Motor) 9 sec. Monza.
User avatar
Stivan
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 11:35 pm
Location: Central Missouri


Re: Weight Hunt

Postby 77v6vega » Mon May 25, 2009 12:48 pm

We just started our weight hunt on our vega. We are trying to go as fast as we can with a v6 in it. Our first step was cleaning up the engine compartment. We removed windshield wipers, wiper motor, and accesories, Wiper fluid bottle, and charcoal canister. This only added up to 8 pounds, but its a start and the engine compartment now looks cleaner.
77v6vega
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:47 pm

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby grandam75 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:07 pm

For you who dont need the horn, its 1.4 lbs.
Martin from Sweden..
1971 Vega hatchback

1975 Pontiac Grand Am
1971 Pontiac Lemans Convt
1965 Buick Wildcat Convt
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1993 BMW 740i
grandam75
 
Posts: 166
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:01 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby VegaEddie » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:55 pm

My friggin tank weighs 3040lbs with me in it... :(
1973 Vega Wagon - Reher-Morrison 565ci BBC - 980hp-811ft/lbs. 8.86 at 153mph. Soft launch and conservative shift RPM. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMnUIRkAyN4

Image
User avatar
VegaEddie
 
Posts: 67
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:29 pm
Location: PA/North Jersey

1973 Chevrolet Vega Estate Wagon

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby DRAGRACERRON » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:57 am

Hi all i removed my door bars on my 1979 Sunbird they didnt weigh what this post first said on my car they only weighed 18 pounds a piece. Maybe Sunbird wherent as reinforced as Monzas ? I just thought i woul relay this info on. And P.S they where a bitch to get out . LOLhahahaahahah
DRAGRACERRON
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:43 pm
Location: Lewiston

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby tinsfci » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:51 pm

DRAGRACERRON wrote: And P.S they where a bitch to get out . LOLhahahaahahah


So how did you get them out? I've heard of a couple of ways to remove those.

Thanks,
User avatar
tinsfci
 
Posts: 206
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:14 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

1975 Chevrolet Monza 2+2

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby DRAGRACERRON » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:38 pm

I got them out by drilling out the spot welds on door by latch and cutting hte front out close as i could by door skin hten cut the front section so as to make the door bar smaller so it could fit through the bottom of the door where i made a slit for it to go through. Took 2 guys 2 hourhrs 3 cut fingers one burnt up cutting tool and partrage on a pair tree. LOLhahaahhahaha IT SUCKED ! But there out now. LOl
DRAGRACERRON
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:43 pm
Location: Lewiston

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby Ishiftem » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:28 pm

The side impact reinforcements in my doors are going to be history! I have door bars anyway. Remember the most effective weight removal is rotating,unsprung and sprung in that order. Caddy Hack was funny. I especially like when they started with the surf boards on the roof :roll:
Any one can restore a car but, it takes a real man to cut one up.
User avatar
Ishiftem
 
Posts: 731
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:44 pm

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby Stivan » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:48 am

I guess I'm fortunate, I have a "plasma cutter". . . . .. . Yes, it left some marks on the paint, but I was going to repaint it anyway. . .. . . . and the glass was removed previously.
Just Another Street Legal(All Motor) 9 sec. Monza.
User avatar
Stivan
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 11:35 pm
Location: Central Missouri

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby Topgun » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:05 pm

Stivan wrote:Just some info I found out for myself, and thought I'd pass it on.

I went on a "weight hunt" on my '80 H/B, and found the following:

1) Took side crash bar out of door, and trimmed the skin a little, and cut the bottom, and re-welded it to get it out. Window still rolls up fine. Weight - 45lbs. . . times 2 = 90lbs

2) Replaced Door glass w/Lexan window. Weight - Glass 28lbs, Lexan - 2.25 lbs. . . times 2 = 52 lbs

3) Replaced Rear Side Windows w/Lexan. Weight - Glass 8 lbs, Lexan - 1.1 lbs. . . .times 2 = 14 lbs

4) Replaced Rear Hatch Glass w/Lexan. Weight - Glass 68 lbs, Lexan - 6.8 lbs . . . . . 51 lbs

5) Trimmed reinforment out of front/rear bumpers. Weight Trimmed
52 lbs


Just something to think about !!!!


For those that were wanting a confirmation on rear hatch glass I weighed it tonight. It was just over twenty pounds
User avatar
Topgun
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:12 pm

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby cosworth0135 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:19 am

just a tip I'll share,, treat lexan windows like a good paint job carwax will polish out scratches
i currently drive a geo metro,insert silly joke here,, but i'll pass you while your getting gas
If you don't have time/money to do it right the first time,how will you have time/money to do it again. Timmy
User avatar
cosworth0135
 
Posts: 850
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:36 pm

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby Fasterthansome » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:44 am

Does anyone know the weight of Monza Hatch?
Looks like Hatch glass is 20ish lbs.
I'm on a Weight Hunt
STRAIGHTLINE RACING
Home of the world's quickest stock suspension H-body
Fasterthansome
 
Posts: 749
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:58 am

Re: Weight Hunt

Postby Fasterthansome » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:51 pm

Looks like 62 lbs with struts.
STRAIGHTLINE RACING
Home of the world's quickest stock suspension H-body
Fasterthansome
 
Posts: 749
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:58 am

Previous

Return to Drag Racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest