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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    vega on a diet

    ok guys.. my vega now weights 2500 pounds with it being an all steel body except the hood. i just picked up fiberglass doors,front clip,rear hatch,rear bumper........ how much weight do ya think the ole girl will lose?
    GOOD PARTS AREN'T CHEAP AND CHEAP PARTS ARE NEVER GOOD.........
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    Use Molly tubing to attach the parts!

    If you want a guess based on other cars, you may get as much as 200#. Remember that the new stuff has to be hung on the car with additional tubing and how you do that will decide the final weight. I don't think your doors are 80# each or anything like that so the difference will be a bit less than most folks expect.
    However, you will not get an easier 2 tenths of a second than lightening up the front half or your car if you get that 200# I guessed.
    An aluminum engine block for a BBC will free up another 120# from an Iron tall deck block if you have that in the cradle up front to reduce in weight as well.
    Bruce

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Just getting rid of the front bumper will be a big help.


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