Foxbody Diet Questions?? Weight?? - 460 Ford Forum
General Race Tech All other topics, such as Fuel Delivery, Ignition, Engine, Safety, Data Aquisition, Suspension, etc...

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
MrScharfenberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Georgetown Indiana
Posts: 4,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
 
Foxbody Diet Questions?? Weight??

The doors on my 93 notchback are very heavy. Is there significant weight savings to be had by gutting the doors before I put them back on?

Any ideas on what a fully gutted, 12 point cage, 521/C6 93 notchback weighs?

I put it on a CAT scale before I did anything and in completely stock LX 4 cylinder condition it weighed 2940 pounds with a 1/4 tank of gas and the spare tire..

Send Questions To: [email protected]
MrScharfenberger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 11:29 AM
Administrator
 
Cale Aronson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chillicothe, MO
Posts: 808
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
           
Chris... you can definately take a lot of weight out of the doors... Ever thought about just going to a nice set of carbon fiber or glass doors? We put some on a couple different customer cars and they look really good and will save you about 100+ lbs.

Most totally stripped Fox Bodies with something like that will be about 2800-2900 lbs give or take.

By the way, did you get everything handled? Never heard back from you!

Cale Aronson - Administrator
Black Magic Clutchs - Aronson Motorsports
Shelby Performance Mountain Motor Pro Stock Mustang
Shop - 660-646-4553 - Cell - 816-390-0852 - Email - [email protected]
WWW.BLACKMAGICCLUTCHES.COM - WWW.GOFASTQUICK.COM

Jon Kaase Racing Engines - Ford Racing Parts - RAM Clutches - Browell - Trick Titanium - Bohr Racing - PEM Gears - Orme Brothers - Penske Racing Shocks - Innovators West - DJ Safety
Cale Aronson is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
MrScharfenberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Georgetown Indiana
Posts: 4,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
 
Thanks for the reply Cale.

I have thought about the aftermarket doors. I've seen the fiberglass ones from Harwood but they were up over $400 a piece. I didn't want to spend that kind of money on doors. Afterall... This is only for fun. I'm not out to win a championship. If you have a cheaper solution I'd like to take a look. I just figured I'd strip and gut the doors like I did the rest of the car. ....If I never have to scrape off the sound damper stuff from the floors again it will be to soon. I think that alone took me a week. That is nasty crap.

Jeremy almost has it worked out. QA1 only sent me 1 spring kit for 1 strut so far. The other one is in the mail. But we will get there. I'm not worried.

Send Questions To: [email protected]
MrScharfenberger is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 03:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
I have a '84 Capri hatchback and replaced the bubble hatch with a conventional one. All steel with a big block and C6. I took it across the scales and it weighs 2875 with me in it and race ready.
Paul
Big Block Capri is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 04:54 PM
Senior Member
 
460VEGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: S.C.
Posts: 356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Take the crash bars out of the doors & it will help a lot. You have to cut the spot welds out & cut an opening in the end of the door to get them out, but they are heavy. My 81 fox hatch was 2670 with an iron head 460, c6, cage ,9 inch.

74VEGA 466 C4 [email protected],[email protected] ON PUMP GAS
460VEGA is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
MrScharfenberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Georgetown Indiana
Posts: 4,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
 
Thanks for the replies. I am hoping to come in somewhere south of 3000 pounds with my big 260 pound butt in there. But that may be asking too much.

...maybe I should not worry about the doors and go on a diet myself!!

Send Questions To: [email protected]
MrScharfenberger is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 07:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
 
scharf, you saw my car in byron when we all were chewing the fat. it wieghs 3270 with me in it....front drivers 990, front pass 960. both rears 660 each corner. i am convinced some of the best weight reduction in a nose heavy fox is alum heads. fwiw bobn
zephyrbob is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
MrScharfenberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Georgetown Indiana
Posts: 4,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 175 Post(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zephyrbob View Post
scharf, you saw my car in byron when we all were chewing the fat. it wieghs 3270 with me in it....front drivers 990, front pass 960. both rears 660 each corner. i am convinced some of the best weight reduction in a nose heavy fox is alum heads. fwiw bobn
WOW!! Thanks Bobn. I would have guessed it at 3400 to 3500 pounds. Well I guess there is hope then. I already have the aluminium heads covered. I just wish the P-51's didn't require new pistons. If not I'd upgrade. Now I just have to wait until I blow the damn thing up (again) before I get a set.

Send Questions To: [email protected]
MrScharfenberger is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 09:43 PM
Super Moderator
 
bigblok86ranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Beloit , Wisconsin
Posts: 5,231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
      
Send a message via Yahoo to bigblok86ranger
Chris under 3k should be no problem my full street trim 86 was 3100# with a full tank of fuel iron heads cast manifolds and complete exhaust front to rear no weight reduction whatsoever. Had an 86 notchback that was completely gutted (I mean nothing but a rolling chassis) and I coulld grab the front bumper and pick the car chest high. I believe one of these cars gutted with full glass still in it probably weighs ~1200-1400# max.

Eric Millard
[email protected]

528ci of N/A power

Circle R Racing Engines

Trick Chassis
Beloit,WI 53511
608-313-9197

http://www.trickchassis.com/

"LOL, WE DONT RACE DYNOS" Quoted for the truth!
bigblok86ranger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 460 Ford Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome