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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..
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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