Put your Blazer on a diet

Discussion in 'Center Of Gravity' started by Sandman, May 13, 2004.

  1. 79chevyk10

    79chevyk10 1/2 ton status

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    Thank you, yours is pretty cool as well.

    61" at it's widest point.

    The pic is the best I got. Need to find my cable for my old camera, I think I have better on it.

    truck progress 9 resize.jpg
     
  2. natemc

    natemc Adventure is an Addiction Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I like ig. Pretty sweet
     
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    Its really a good one.thanks for sharing.
     
  4. StreetshocK

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    It was this thread that got me to weigh my Blazer:whistle:

    Stock they weigh #4400 or so, thanks Google.

    Its a '75, softopper, simple bumpers, M12,000winch, 'glass front fenders, hood, and rear 1/4's, p/u tailgate, no spare, no carpet, 3 bucket seats, BBC,TH350, np205, 60 and 14b. 42" tires with 20" aluminum beadlocks. It's really minimal and I assumed #5300?

    Uh, no...#6300:eek1::eek1: WTF! I've removed weigh [sic] more stuff than I added, or so I thought.
     
  5. Deuling

    Deuling "Official CK5 Post Whore" Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well the bbc + 60 + 14bff + 42" tires add alot im sure. Way more than what you took off
     
  6. StreetshocK

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    Apparently yes:dunno:

    But a BBC, tons, and big tires =2000lbs:confused:

    I was just so surprised with no full top, 'gate, front metal, interior, etc...

    However, I was trail ready with spares and fluids, but no gear.

    What the heck do I pull off next:dunno: Helium in the tires:haha:
     
  7. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Drive it and enjoy it till you can start something new, it sounds really cool! Somehow my K5 still gets around despite being a giant turd by current buggy standards. I hate to change it up when its all together and works every time.

    I'm not sure the weight loss from dropping a BBC and going to a 6.0L or even better an all alum Gen3/4 but there's probably a couple hundred pounds there right off the front. Get rid of the giant winch and bolt on a 8 or 9K with rope. Past that watch out for stuff like 1/2" plate diff covers and other such crap and then there's not much else to do but use it for what it is.
     
  8. StreetshocK

    StreetshocK Registered Member

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    True. I think my DIY4X4 pinion guard weighs 60lbs:eek1::eek1::eek1:

    Fiberglass has also been mentioned here. I run a complete 'glass front end and rear 1/4 panels. I wouldn't recommend a full 'glass body, but these things take a BEATING!! They flex quite a bit, and no dents:pimp: Worst case scenario is to spend the $350 for a new PAIR, bolt on and go:D and the Po Po don't bug me about mud flaps either.

    I'm sure when I roll it, they will crack:whistle:
     
  9. offroadman83

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    Wonder what Mine weighs.............Going from a Toyota to this was quite a weight change haha. Hoping to eventually lose more weight on mine to help towing it with my 1/2 ton.
     
  10. RECKLESS_TRENT

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    SBC Heads

    I know one thing that we did this winter was switch from cast iron heads to aluminum heads on the small block and each head is about 20lbs lighter than the cast heads. So you save about 40-50lbs by switching your sbc from cast heads to aluminum.:waytogo:
     
  11. AZK5

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    Bringing back an old thread. When I have to replace a part I look for lighter
    aluminum/plastic tank radiator $80 online (Autozone)=13.85lbs stock=20.5lbs.
    12 bolt SSBC cast rear disc brake kit 58 lbs, drums = 79lbs
    aluminum master cylinder w/plastic tank= 2.56lbs stock=9.24lbs
    1999 K1500 starter: 7.5 lbs, stock: 20.5 lbs
    12 bolt 3.07 pinion and bearing 6lbs 14.9 oz, 4.56 pinion and bearing 5lbs .6oz, haha the pinion is 2.2 lbs lighter
     
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