I decided to post this here as I do not see much in depth discussion about this subject and some of the techniques would involve some fab work. I'll leave it up to you Russ. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Anyway, we all know that weight is a huge deal in Motorsports. I am constantly amazed at the Toyota truck with 33" outdoing a Fullsize with 40" in the mud or wherever simply do to the weight factor. The biggest drawbacks to running a fullsize are the size and the weight. I think the size issue has been looked into pretty well with different solutions. You can pull the body off, put on an S10 (or other) body, bash it in, or my personal favorite, narrow the ends. So, lets talk about weight. I didnt think much about it untill my first trip to Moab. Between the first trip and the second trip was 800 pounds in difference. Those 800 pounds made all the difference in the world. It was unbelievable. So what can we do to lose the weight and how much is it worth? I have lost the tailgate, cut off the roof, skinned the front sheetmetal, and made the doors come off easy. Removed all carpet, AC and went to racing seats. I have not weighed it lately but I think I have dropped below 5,000 pounds and I want to go lower. I am now looking at a lexan windsheild, AL radiator and waterpump, going to an aftermarket dash, and anything else I can get away with. Here is what I know on weight of things: *** Edit: When somebody posts a weight of something, I will stick it here for a reference. *** - Each door weighs 76 pounds (panels, power) - The roof weighed right at 75 pounds with everything - Tailgate is about 116 pounds. - 4.3 Atlas II weighs in at 110 pounds. - At one point in the skinning and carpet removing, I took 400 pounds to the dump. I made two different trips. Has anybody else gone throught the diet pains? I am looking for more ideas that can be done on the cheap without losing the 1 ton setup and 454. Any thoughts?