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How much does the shell really weigh???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Shawn, Aug 14, 2000.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Does anyone know how much the stock shell on the Blazer weighs? I've seen different weights for the same year of top so I'd like to get the correct weight. I know there's 3 different tops so there should be 3 answers. I'd weigh my 87 shell but it won't fit on my wifes scale.[​IMG]

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    Hey Shawn,
    According to Skyler manufactures web site for soft tops in the frequently asked questions section, the hard top shells weigh between 140 and 180 depending on the modle, I know thats not exact, but at least it goves you an idea. By the way, I have been folowing you and your truck for a while, i saw you in a 4X4 issue once, You have the nicest blazer I have ever seen. Keep up the good work.
    Ike

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    I have heard between 300 and 350 pounds, but not sure if that is correct. Hey how bout this idea, my top is on the floor in my garage, lets go to Wall-Mart and buy 4 bathroom scales (good ones) and put one under each corner and multiply the weight by four to get the total weight, then return the scales and get our money back. [​IMG]

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  4. 86blazerk5

    86blazerk5 1/2 ton status

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    Thta sounds like a good idea Steve, but seriousously, go to http:\\www.skylercorp.com go to the soft tops, scroll down and go to freaquently asked questions. it is the third question down.
    Ike

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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have taken the top off a few times and I would bet it is more than 180# but would like to know also.

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    The top weighs 300 pounds easy. I pick it up alone alot and there is no way it is just 180 pounds.
     
  7. Shawn

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    Thanks Ike! Those 2 urls was the reason I wrote this post. Skyler says 180 and Offroad Design says 300. I've lifted that fricken top off my K5 too many times and it sure feels like 300 but it's hard to tell with something that large. My vote would would be 300. Uhhh, your joking on the 4 scales right Steve???[​IMG]

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  8. K5 NUTT

    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    Shawn...off the subject but...did you do anything with your dents yet?

    AZBlazer

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    No way 300...........my 110 lb wife and I do it easily on my 79.......probably around 180.

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    It's more than 180.... My brother had to get a friend to help him lift his side when I took the top off mine.

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    Try lifting the full top on my 72, man it's a heavy sucker!!
    I'm leaning more tward 500# for that one.
    SteveO I don't think the four scale idea would work, unless you do some math, duno just seams fishy. Like a formula or something would be needed to weigh the corners, duno never donit.....
    Truck scale and some buddies to lift it off and on....
    Mabie Chevy knows????

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  12. delta9blazer

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    who lives near a truck scale?
    pull on to the scale, get weighed. go to the truck check part, and remove the top. go back on the scale.
    tell the cops why you're doing it, they shouldn't have a problem. there's one right by my work, but my truck always reeks like...well, i just don't like driving right up to cops, OK?
    anyway, that'll give a solid weight for a particular year. we need one example of the different types.
    good luck on your mission.

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    Actually, most large truck stops and also feed silos have big scales. Scrap yards too. They'll usually weigh anything for 2 or 3 bucks. I know this because we had to get our '74 Landcruiser weighed empty, loaded, front half, and back half before National would build our springs. Hope to help.

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  14. Shawn

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    I had the larger dents fixed. My body shop gave me a deal I couldn't refuse since I've sent a lot business to them in the past.

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    Next time I take the top off, I'll weigh it. I always use a forklift at work and we also have scales.
     
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    I'd appreciate it. Just want to get the facts straight for an article. We all know what happens if the facts are incorrect...

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    Yeah, I'll have to scan the weight slip and post it so Executioner doesn't question me............
     
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    Remeber he said Fact, anyone can post there opinion, or guess.
    I have weighted a few tops in 1983, I don't have the data in front of me, but 229lbs. seams to stick out, for a half top
    with soild windows, no metal rails no hardware, no roof rack, color was white.
    Good luck
     
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    hehehe.....i got dibs on 250#'s. all i know is it is waaaaay too freekin' heavy. Me and hubby can do it no problem, but the 1st time we took it off we weren't quite sure where to go with it and in the process a couple times most of the topper weight shifted to my side.....nearly snapped me in half!!!...no joke, thought i was a goner....just my .02, by the way me & hubbys' combined total weight is 255#'s

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    The fours scales thing should work. Its the same as when you go to a wiegh station, cuz its just like having your 4 tires touching the ground. Just put blocks at each corner so it is in the middle of the scale. Just a thought
     

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