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jtopaz68
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posted 04-17-2002 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtopaz68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just wondering if anyone knew the approximate weight (hopefully very close) of a 1968 coupe. This is for towing purposes so the closer the better.

Thanks

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steve'66
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posted 04-17-2002 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3,050 pounds actual with 1/2 tank of fuel. Assuming it's a v-8 auto.

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posted 04-18-2002 12:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to disagree with Steve , but , my research shows the 68 coupe 289 automatic at 2632 pounds curb weight.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 04-18-2002 03:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, that would be a overly optimistic "shipping weight". These were always well below real world weights.For example, years ago I had a 70 Mustang fastback (sportsroof) with a 351C 4v, FMX auto, ps, pdb, no AC. The shipping weight was just under 3000 lbs, in reality, on a calibrated scale at the dragstrip, it actually was 3340lbs, without a driver. I`d say Steves guess of 3050lbs would be pretty close.

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posted 04-18-2002 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rory McNeil:
John, that would be a overly optimistic "shipping weight". These were always well below real world weights.For example, years ago I had a 70 Mustang fastback (sportsroof) with a 351C 4v, FMX auto, ps, pdb, no AC. The shipping weight was just under 3000 lbs, in reality, on a calibrated scale at the dragstrip, it actually was 3340lbs, without a driver. I`d say Steves guess of 3050lbs would be pretty close.


This is why it is always good to get a few different opinions , one book will give you one answer , and , another book a different answer. I stand corrected , with a bit more knowledge.

JOHN

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posted 04-18-2002 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course I'm just guessing.

Melissa's '66 weighed 2960 with a 351w, 4 speed, 9" rear, subframe connectors, etc. and the 67-68 are bigger cars. So I'll adjust my guess to 2900-3000.
Put it on a scale and let us know.

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jtopaz68
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posted 04-18-2002 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtopaz68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you all bery much for your overwhelming response. I would love to get the car on a scale but unfortunaltey it is one of those "under contstruction" cars and is not roadworthy. It has a 289 v-8 auto in it with factory air. The truck I "might" be towing it with only has a 3500 lb capacity.

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posted 04-18-2002 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's definately under 3500 pounds.

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posted 04-18-2002 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jtopaz68:
Thank you all bery much for your overwhelming response. I would love to get the car on a scale but unfortunaltey it is one of those "under contstruction" cars and is not roadworthy. It has a 289 v-8 auto in it with factory air. The truck I "might" be towing it with only has a 3500 lb capacity.

Go ahead and tow it , you will have no problems , but , keep in mind the weight of the trailer , or , will you be using a tow bar , or , tow dolly ?

JOHN

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Hemikiller
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posted 04-18-2002 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My old 71 Mach1, 351c, 4-speed, 9", Dual Flowmasters, fold down, P/s, PDB, alum rims was 3560 lbs with 1/2 tank of gas, no driver, all steel.

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jtopaz68
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posted 04-18-2002 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtopaz68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by johnmustang:
Go ahead and tow it , you will have no problems , but , keep in mind the weight of the trailer , or , will you be using a tow bar , or , tow dolly ?

JOHN

I am thinking of putting it on a trailer. while the car is not that great looking right now, still only has 28,940 orig miles on it. Feel more comfortable with it on a trailer.


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460-67Stang
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posted 04-18-2002 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 460-67Stang   Click Here to Email 460-67Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen jtopaz68's car. It needs some work, but is very restorable and is an original V8 car w/Air.

Using a trailer would be best jtopaz68, especialy if your going all the way from Ohio to Texas.

Brian

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mellowyellow
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posted 04-19-2002 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Illustrated Salesman's Fact and Specs Manual lists a 68 cpe with 6cyl 3 spd at 2696 lbs. It is called curb weight.

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