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Old 08-31-2006, 02:04 AM   #21
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If you want to go all out and drop tons of weight here is what I would do.... depending on if its a street car or not.

Fiberglass Fenders
Fiberglass Hood
Fiberglass Hatch
Lexan Windows (for hatch & doors) (track car only)
Fiberglass Doors (track car only)
Aluminum Driveshaft (only a few lb's I believe)
Bumper Supports (track car only)
Aluminum Heads
Gutted Interior
Spare Tire & Jack
Take Out Rear Seats
Tubular K Member
Tubular A Arms
Tubular Control Arms (upper/lower)
Good Aftermarket Brake Setup
A/C Delete
P/S Delete
Battery Relocation Kit (not really loosing weight but transferring it)

The tubular k member, a arms and front brakes can drop 140 by itsself. Add a fiberglass hood and battery relocation kit thats prob about est 200lbs off your front end. And that is something you can REALLY feel. I can feel the difference in my car with my 90lb little brother in it like its day and night...


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Old 08-31-2006, 09:20 AM   #22
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the glass is the heavy part of the hatch, not the hatch it self.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:03 AM   #23
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ORIGINAL: 88BlueGT
Fiberglass Fenders
Fiberglass Hood
Fiberglass Hatch
Lexan Windows (for hatch & doors) (track car only)
Fiberglass Doors (track car only)
Aluminum Driveshaft (only a few lb's I believe)
Bumper Supports (track car only)
Aluminum Heads
Gutted Interior
Spare Tire & Jack
Take Out Rear Seats
Tubular K Member
Tubular A Arms
Tubular Control Arms (upper/lower)
Good Aftermarket Brake Setup
A/C Delete
P/S Delete
Battery Relocation Kit (not really loosing weight but transferring it)
Pretty much summed up right here, put the battery on the passenger side in the trunk.
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:55 PM   #24
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pull the matting out from under your carpet, thats a 15 lb loss. get lightwieght seats.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:03 PM   #25
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According to the Ford Product Fact Book for 1979, curb weight for a base model two-door (2.3 w/manual) is 2530 lbs. That's with oil, water, and a full gas tank. A hatch is 82 lbs heavier at 2612. By 1985, numbers for those base four-banger cars had swelled to 2812 and 2863, respectively. That same year the 5.0-powered GT was 3129 lbs. SVO was the fatty of the bunch at 3250
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:54 PM   #26
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Right now I have a fiberglass hood (It's Light), I'm looking into buying a fiberglass hatch, and you can take out all the underlay under the carpet and put lighter underlay in there that's my next project...lol
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