Weight Loss Table

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by dr, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Weight Loss Table
    See Below for new table
     

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009
  2. Kingfish

    Kingfish Well-Known Member

    Dave you have an excellent idea! :TU:
     
  3. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Thanks
    I hope it can be done. I could save alot of time and think about all the great ideas you could get. Ideas you may have never of thought of.
     
  4. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    complete 70-72 door less doorpanel and armrest...87 lbs VFN fiberglass door shell 12 lbs..
     
  5. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

  6. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    carmantx
    Good link thanks for the info
     
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  7. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    There is a thread on this that Gary Kubish did a while back, like 3 or 4 years ago.
     
  8. Steve Craig

    Steve Craig Gold Level Contributor

    Reference weights as factory made might be helpful too. Size limits make the reduction hard to read. '70 & '72 are probably very close to these weights.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  9. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Phil, Gary's thread is great.
    But I thought a table would put it all out there to see. Then you could dig deeper for more info.
     
  10. Michael Evans

    Michael Evans a new project

    The biggest weight savings was when I took off the the "GS" factory hood (85 pounds) and installed a flat VFN hood (about six pounds)..
     
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  11. gusszgs

    gusszgs Well-Known Member

    Mike......your kidding right :shock: 6lbs
     
  12. Tyler Northcutt

    Tyler Northcutt Just an old pile of parts

    This thread is great, the most weight is probably the hood and fenders.

    Those fiberglass front fenders and hood will definatly shave off quite a few pounds.
     
  13. Michael Evans

    Michael Evans a new project



    I am pretty sure that is what the scale said. It has been about eight years ago :pp

    It is a VFN flat-bolt-on hood.
     
  14. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK


    Our Fenders only weigh about 33lbs....Not really worth the delicate treatment they require.
     
  15. Tyler Northcutt

    Tyler Northcutt Just an old pile of parts

    Going from 33lbs to only 9lbs is definatly worth it i think.
     
  16. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    OK here is my plan ,what do you think? Is there a way for anyone to update a spread sheet if I(Dave Reber) submit it?
    Example: John Doe finds a new part that will shave 10lbs and cost $20. The part is manufactured by ACME. He could simply add all the info to the Excel spead sheet.
    A second option is to have people send me all the needed info and I can update the spread sheet. In the "replies" to the original post you could provided some details to aid those that have questions.
    I would like this to be a "living" data table thus saving time and money. You folks with quick light cars do things I would never think of and it is hard to do a sucessful search for ideas you do not have.
     
  17. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I forgot to add Excel would be a better format than a table in word.
    Any input on what the spread sheet should look like?
     
  18. Tyler Northcutt

    Tyler Northcutt Just an old pile of parts

    You can post the spreadsheet onto the board, then somebody like John Doe can find something new download the file, add it to the excel document then repost the excel document back into this thread.
     
  19. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    Cool
    I will set up the spread sheet this weekend.
     
  20. Tyler Northcutt

    Tyler Northcutt Just an old pile of parts

    How about something like this?

    Came up with this right quick got all the information right from the website.

    Can't post an excel file, so i had to copy and paste into a word document.
     

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