vega on a diet

Old 02-14-2011, 05:48 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:05 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:42 AM
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Just getting rid of the front bumper will be a big help.
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