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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thumper, Nov 22, 2000.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, I swung by the local do it yourself weigh scale the other day. I kinda got a suprise. Steves signature says "5000 lbs of rolling American steel"... well, mine needs a diet than!
    The scale said 2820 kg. Now there is 2.2 lbs per kg, so that would make Thumper a whopping 6217 lbs! That was with the hardtop on, winch and bumper, rear bumper with the spare and jackall as well as a full jerry can of gas and one full of water. I also had 3/4 tank of fuel but NO wheeling gear. I figure probably around 200 lbs worth of tools, spares (bearings, u joints etc), quick fix stuff (JB weld, RTV, etc), my can of fluids (2 quarts motor oil, 2 jugs of gear oil, ps fluid, brake fluid, grease, carb cleaner, wd40 etc.), 75 ' coil of winch cable, and a 50' tow rope.
    By the way, that initial weight was including one Tim Horton coffee and donut eatin' driver, and 3 younguns that amount to maybe 80 lbs between them! [​IMG]

    Just thought maybe some were curious!
    Mike



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  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Maybe this is a good time for you to think about goin' on a diet, Mike!!!!!!!! LOL
     
  3. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    heh heh... ya that may help too!

    Mike


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    nyyef 1/2 ton status

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    on the plate inside the door doesnt it say something like 6200lbs, for a stock k5?....cant remember exactly plate is not there anymore.


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  5. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I put UAV on the scale the other day and with trail gear -tool box and half a tank of gas it was 5720 pounds of American rolling steel.

    Steve
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  6. ken

    ken 1/2 ton status

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    As a comparison, my dually crewcab 4x4 is 7100 lbs with shell. And my '77 Suburban is 6500 lbs. Both have 454s and one ton running gear.

    ken
     
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    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    i put mine on the scale in may just after i installed the lift and tires.
    4840 lbs!
    my goal is 4000 lbs. id like to bob the tail 10 inches, remove the rear seats, fuel cell, attach spare to back of cage, and cut out doors for softtop inserts.
    another reason to beef up 1/2 ton drivetrain.
    MTPockets.
     

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