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ironbullet
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From: wytheville va usa
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posted 05-13-2003 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ironbullet   Click Here to Email ironbullet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm preparing to build a 72 maverick for racing and want to get it as light as possible it will have a chromoly chassis 351 c and all the fiberglass you can buy for one , doors,hood ,fenders, and trunk lid also plexi windows ,what might it weigh 2250? more ? less? Also I know where I can get an exp would that be much lighter ? enough to worry with ?

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
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posted 05-13-2003 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you get Hairy Glass to make a fiberglass body for the Maverick you can get it down to less than 2000lbs. With all the aftermarket fiber glass, I'd guess 2200# without driver.
A complete tube chassis car is very light. I have a friend who has a steel body/fiberglass front cap Vega with a BBC in it and it goes 1900#
My car is 2600# and it is complete 2X3 box frame rail, mild steel, 10 point cage.

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Tea'sGrabber
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From: Seattle, Wash.
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posted 05-14-2003 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber   Click Here to Email Tea'sGrabber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 71 is all stock plus a 6pt roll bar.I'm right at 2850# with a 302... I have a friend who has an all tube chassis 72 with a 460 and he's right at 2500 with driver.. Glass front and trunk...Chassis is cert. to 7.50 and he runs 8.0's..

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ironbullet
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posted 05-14-2003 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ironbullet   Click Here to Email ironbullet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
there's something else I was wondering if I should go 2x3 or all round tube , the car is gonna be a gear jammer so it has to be tough enough to survive repeated ,rather high wheelstands.

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Darracq
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posted 05-14-2003 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Darracq   Click Here to Email Darracq     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My buddys mav is 2460
Alum head 302,glass hood, gutted doors,lexan door windows.1 race seat,9inch.8 point cage.sub frame conecters.The rest is all steel. Dash is there but gutted.

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kid vishus
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posted 05-14-2003 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since it's going to be a moly car, go with round tube for the whole thing.
I would think it would weigh around 2200-2300 without driver. No more than 2300 lbs, unless you add a bunch of really heavy suspension and brake pieces.
My 70 mustang is all steel except for the hood and it weighs 2560 without driver and without the rear ballast. 2610 with the ballast.

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ironbullet
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posted 05-14-2003 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ironbullet   Click Here to Email ironbullet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be REAL happy if I could get it down to 2000 !! think how fast it would go with a motor like kid vishus's !! It would boil the rail ,boy !!

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