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PostSubject: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:03 pm

I want to pull 400-500 lbs out of the Impala when it gets rebuilt, yet keep it safe.
Some of the things I have been thinking of would be to use the manual seat tracks in the caprice instead of the power ones, remove all sound deadning material under carpet, and door panels, engine compartment. Remove all air bag, and abs equipment.
I know this does not add up to 400 lbs, so what else can I do to take the weight out?

If this was going to be a race car, I would know what to do.

Just looking for ideas I can use.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:18 pm

Define "safe"? Are you still going to drive it a lot? Like, lose the a/c, p/s?

I spent a lot of time getting my T down to 3,200 lbs, and I could probably pull another 100 lbs out it pretty easy but the cost is'nt justified.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:41 pm

V8Killer wrote:
Define "safe"? Are you still going to drive it a lot? Like, lose the a/c, p/s?

I spent a lot of time getting my T down to 3,200 lbs, and I could probably pull another 100 lbs out it pretty easy but the cost is'nt justified.
Safe, meaning nothing like removing the intrusion beams in the doors, removing stuff, or drilling holes in areas that protect passengers in accidents.

I can live without abs, or air bags.

A/C is already deleted, and as heavy as these cars are already, I want to keep p/s.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:53 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
V8Killer wrote:
Define "safe"? Are you still going to drive it a lot? Like, lose the a/c, p/s?

I spent a lot of time getting my T down to 3,200 lbs, and I could probably pull another 100 lbs out it pretty easy but the cost is'nt justified.
Safe, meaning nothing like removing the intrusion beams in the doors, removing stuff, or drilling holes in areas that protect passengers in accidents.

I can live without abs, or air bags.

A/C is already deleted, and as heavy as these cars are already, I want to keep p/s.
Ok, gimmie a night and I'll make a list.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:00 pm

glass is heavy
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:27 pm

mean ss wrote:
glass is heavy
Yes it is. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:32 pm

windshield washer tank and pump(doesnt weigh much empty but holds about a gallon of liquid)
spare tire and jack

then you can change small things out depending what you have.
lighted compass rearview- plain rear view
stock radio-aftermarket
electric antenna-mast
etc,etc

remove owners manual and anything else not necessary from the glove box.

i know most of this stuff doesnt way much by itself, but put together in a pile
and it starts to add up.
if i think of anything else ill post it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:39 pm

I could make you some aluminum bumper mounts with my new TIG Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:10 pm

Ahem
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/modifications-performance-f7/cutting-weight-t1027.htm

Be careful though cause every time I thought about stripping down my Caprice some dick named Billy would yell at me Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:25 am

bammax wrote:
Ahem
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/modifications-performance-f7/cutting-weight-t1027.htm

Be careful though cause every time I thought about stripping down my Caprice some dick named Billy would yell at me Rolling Eyes
Thank you for the link

There is a difference between removing unwanted weight, and reinventing critical systems. scratch

And I never YELLED!
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:13 am

I trimmed 200 from mine when i got rid of my wife! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:22 am

Critical systems is an open area of discussion. If the car still works then the system wasn't that critical Wink

Wait till you see my new ride and you'll understand Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:12 pm

Ok, here goes. Lots of stuff above already covered.
1- Tubular front control arms (not sure how much but they are lighter on a G-car)
2- Alum. aftermaket (same size) calipers
3- Alum driveshaft (if you don't have one already)
4- 15" superlight wheels, Welds, Convo-pro's
5- mini starter
6- Alum cyl. heads
7- Alum bumper reinforcements (i don't think you are losing safety if you build them right, Monte Carlos had em factory)
8- Remove front sway bar (yes i drive two of my cars on the street like this)
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:28 pm

Oh, more
9- Alum or plastic racing seats
10- Delete rear window regulators & motors (make stationary), & lexan em
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:40 pm

I bet a 3.8 liter SFI Turbo would take some weight off as well. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:13 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
I bet a 3.8 liter SFI Turbo would take some weight off as well. Very Happy

If you happen to know of one I have a car to put it in Wink

The guys on another site are bashing me for looking into them though, because I acidently used the word "budget" and those guys think you need to spend 10 grand to be able to get a car to run Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:31 pm

Can I ask why? If you remove a couple hundred pounds, will it really be worth the 2 tenths at the track that you won't feel on the street? I, for one, would rather have the creature comforts. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:41 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Can I ask why? If you remove a couple hundred pounds, will it really be worth the 2 tenths at the track that you won't feel on the street? I, for one, would rather have the creature comforts. Smile
I was just thinking of things I could eliminate change or remove while I was rebuilding. Just thinking out loud.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:48 pm

We all know how Crovo likes to be comfortable. We've all seen him pass someone else a wrench so that he can have a free hand for more food Razz

Of course people like me are stupid enough to keep falling for it Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:57 pm

bammax wrote:
We all know how Crovo likes to be comfortable. We've all seen him pass someone else a wrench so that he can have a free hand for more food Razz

Of course people like me are stupid enough to keep falling for it Embarassed
lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:03 pm

You're skatin' on thin ice, kid.

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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:08 pm

In Bill's defense, I have seen dirt on his arm. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:13 pm

Ah good ol' earth day.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:17 pm

Fishah wrote:
Ah good ol' earth day.
Good times. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:20 pm

I felt bad for Fishah that day. Somehow he got the dirty end of every job. Of course Billy didn't have a very easy time either.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:17 am

bammax wrote:
Of course Billy didn't have a very easy time either.
Which one. In the last pic I see three Bills. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:46 am

bammax wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:


The guys on another site are bashing me for looking into them though, because I acidently used the word "budget" and those guys think you need to spend 10 grand to be able to get a car to run Rolling Eyes

ya they did the same thing to me on my "budget" t56
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:42 pm

bammax wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
I bet a 3.8 liter SFI Turbo would take some weight off as well. Very Happy

If you happen to know of one I have a car to put it in Wink

The guys on another site are bashing me for looking into them though, because I acidently used the word "budget" and those guys think you need to spend 10 grand to be able to get a car to run Rolling Eyes

Yeah, I heard the same stuff on the Buick board. Everyone swore there was no way I was going to run 11's with a stock turbo/longblock, let alone spraying alky on pump gas with crappy drag radials. Guess what, where there's a will there's a way.
I think a cheap turbo on a LT1 would haul a**. I'm going to have to make some turbo-headers.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:52 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Can I ask why? If you remove a couple hundred pounds, will it really be worth the 2 tenths at the track that you won't feel on the street? I, for one, would rather have the creature comforts. Smile
Oh I think you'll feel a couple of hundred pounds missing. Way more fun factor, and a lot easier on your brakes Smile I know, going fast with class.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:53 pm

bammax wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
I bet a 3.8 liter SFI Turbo would take some weight off as well. Very Happy

If you happen to know of one I have a car to put it in Wink

The guys on another site are bashing me for looking into them though, because I acidently used the word "budget" and those guys think you need to spend 10 grand to be able to get a car to run Rolling Eyes
What kinda car do you have to put it in?
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:55 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
I bet a 3.8 liter SFI Turbo would take some weight off as well. Very Happy
I think a turbo 3.8 with the intercooler & turbo is the same as a alum headed LT1
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:00 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
In Bill's defense, I have seen dirt on his arm. Wink



I wore an already dirty shirt and rubbed dirt on my arm when no one was looking. Wink

Earth Day! Spill a quart for my planet. Smile

I can't wait for another one of those days! Very Happy

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Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:02 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:

I can't wait for another one of those days! Very Happy
It will be coming real soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with weight loss   Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:41 am

V8Killer wrote:
bammax wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
I bet a 3.8 liter SFI Turbo would take some weight off as well. Very Happy

If you happen to know of one I have a car to put it in Wink

The guys on another site are bashing me for looking into them though, because I acidently used the word "budget" and those guys think you need to spend 10 grand to be able to get a car to run Rolling Eyes
What kinda car do you have to put it in?

Wouldn't you and everyone else like to know Wink

Maybe Billy will make a side trip of about 10 miles to see what I brought home the other day. Then he can be in on the secret too Laughing
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