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Weighed the Blazer at the Steel shop, down to 4850 lbs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BorregoK5, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Just weighed the blazer after the tube front clip project, 4850lbs with doors off and no tailgate but with the fender and hood skins on so it still looks like a blazer. Thats almost acceptable! I also pulled the 3" body lift out so I'm riding the 38" TSL's on 4" of suspension lift now - feels like a completely different truck!
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Pics.... where are the pics?

    If you have no pics, then it didn't really happen /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    That's still 200 pounds more than mine, did you use a lot of tube for the front? And yes without pics well you know...
     
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    Yeah yeah, I'll get pics up as soon as I'm done... and working nights on it isn't getting it done any faster. So your truck is sitting at 4650 lbs after the half top conversion? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Thats great! I was hoping to break the 4500 mark by yanking out the frame and keeping the half cab.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I was hoping to break the 4500 mark by yanking out the frame and keeping the half cab.

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    Yeah, frames are over rated, just bolt the engine/tranny/axles to the body. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Space frame, not body. geez! If you have a good cage, your half way to a space frame anyhow. Give in to Fred, you know you want to!
     
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    That's pretty impressive. We weighed in at 5400 lbs this year
     
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    Mike cool deal. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    OK, I don't know why but I misread your 4850 as 5850, mine is at 5640 if I remember right with 131 pound spare and tools, gas etc..
     
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    had to read this post twice, i kept thinking, he's 200 lbs heavier at 4850??? so that means yours is 4650??? /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
    heheh thanks for the clarification /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ahhh good, after that 200 lbs lighter post I kind of lost my buzz on the whole thing /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif but I guess I can be happy again.

    Big downfall to loosing a lot of weight up front, those rancho 4" lift springs feel stiffer than ever - kind of rides like a board again. Anyone know the legalities of running without a hood in California? I know the front fenders are required (at least I think they are) but hoodless is ok, right?
     
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    thats what ive been told but i live in the imperial valley ahahhaha
     
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    Yeah!...Well mine weighs 2600 lbs




    Or maybe cause it says Honda Accord on it. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Mike, I Cali doesnt require you to run a hood that I know of. I know one of the guys in our club, The guy that competed in TTC hasnt run a hood for a while.
     
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    just cut some holes in it... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I'd be willing to bet the White Night has a couple hundered more pounds of engine in that beast too! Did you keep any of the stock frame, or go completely tube?

    Tony, yes, but the swiss cheese aproach may not go over with the wife!
     
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    I'm all about the swiss-cheese aproach!

    Forty-Eight Fitty is going to be tuff to beat, with a full bodied Blazer.

    No-proof without pics.
     
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    <font color="blue">Last year, my 71 was 4600 when I weighed it at the local dump. That was with a full 31 gallon tank, doors, soft top and 36s. It's got a cage, sliders and 38s now so I think it's closer to 5000. Mabye I'll take it up this week and weigh it again.

    Post pics of this new frontend I've been hearing about, quit holding out on us!
     
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    I'd post pics but I have it all buttoned up for street driving and have been using it for work. I just picked up all my zues fittings but I may use them for the bedsides instead and fuse the whole front clip together into a full tilt unit. I cut the inside panels off of the fenders and hood for weight reduction so they are a little flimsy anyhow. I also relocated the battery in a battery box up on the firewall next to the blower motor. Heres a pic of it incognito sitting on the reduced lift - you can barely tell the tube front clip is there by the headlights mounted in it. Stealthy!
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    <font color="blue">I would definetly like to see it! I've been thinking of making a tube core suport and screwing fender and hood skins to it for a while.
     

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