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  1. #101
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Quote Originally Posted by td99 View Post
    the pictures are not the best
    Hmm seems pretty simple to make, I may have to try it. How many #'s did that save?
    Tyler Northcutt

    72 Buick GSX clone daily driver on a 100 shot

    6.83 @ 101.30 mph 1/8th
    10.71 @ 126.13

    1986 Chevy shortwide

    2006 Pontiac GTO PBM M6
    340 RWHP

  2. #102
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    i just finished up some front bumper brackets tonight. they weigh 1.001lbs lol.(thats without paint ) sorry tyler i cannot find my bathroom scale to weigh it. my digital one only goes to 10lbs. so its to heavy to weigh. i think its posted earlier in this thread how much a stock one weighs though, they're pretty heavy.

    Cody

  3. #103
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    just curious, anyone have the individual convertible parts weights including frame weight difference?
    Last edited by 446670h; 09-26-2010 at 08:54 PM.

  4. #104
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    I think I might have the weight or the top frame in the next day or two. I'mm taking it out of my parts car. I can also weight the other parts that make up to top assembly if you'd like.

  5. #105
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Quote Originally Posted by N360LL View Post
    I think I might have the weight or the top frame in the next day or two. I'mm taking it out of my parts car. I can also weight the other parts that make up to top assembly if you'd like.
    I'm curious as well. Please let us know, thanks.

    Tim
    BPG Member #1023 <<--guess this is done with??
    71 GS Stage 1 hardtop
    72 GS 350 ragtop
    http://www.fixjet.ca

  6. #106
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    What does the stock front swaybar assembly weigh?
    GSCA # 116
    67 GS 455

  7. #107
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Bohannon View Post
    What does the stock front swaybar assembly weigh?
    Swaybar itself is 14 lbs (not sure on end link and brackets), bare 1.25" swaybar is 21lbs.

    I'm still curious on weight of complete top assembly.
    Last edited by TimR; 08-14-2016 at 01:45 AM.
    BPG Member #1023 <<--guess this is done with??
    71 GS Stage 1 hardtop
    72 GS 350 ragtop
    http://www.fixjet.ca

  8. #108
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Cro Moly Crossmember:


    Aluminum Bumper Brackets (Front & Back) Rear Shown Here:


    Cro Moly Driveshaft Loop: (Use Cro Moly for the Roll Cage Also!)


    Factory Control Arms (Beef em up, they're still lighter than the aftermarket Pcs!)


    There's some good stuff here! If you really pay attention to some of these ideas you can loose 500 to 800 pounds !! My stock appearing car is less than 3,200 right now and I have a couple more ideas that should get it under 3,100 and still be TOTALLY Stock Appearing. (It in no way will look like a race car)

    Great idea to come up with this post!

    .
    Todd Miller / DiecastMusclecars.com
    GSCA #1969
    Eau Claire, WI

    Current Project:
    1970 Stage 1
    Frame off Restoration starting in 2017
    11 Second ET's with Factory Parts
    No "Race" Parts needed - Stay Tuned!




    Restoration documented on my "DiecastMusclecars.com" Website / Click on the Buick Page

  9. #109
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    heres the pictures of the brackets. they weigh just over 1 pound each. the slots were they bolt to the frame of the car werent drilled in these pictures yet. id like a chromed fiberglass bumper to go along with them sometime haha

    Cody
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  10. #110
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Quote Originally Posted by ToddsGS View Post
    Cro Moly Crossmember:


    Aluminum Bumper Brackets (Front & Back) Rear Shown Here:


    Cro Moly Driveshaft Loop: (Use Cro Moly for the Roll Cage Also!)


    Factory Control Arms (Beef em up, they're still lighter than the aftermarket Pcs!)


    There's some good stuff here! If you really pay attention to some of these ideas you can loose 500 to 800 pounds !! My stock appearing car is less than 3,200 right now and I have a couple more ideas that should get it under 3,100 and still be TOTALLY Stock Appearing. (It in no way will look like a race car)

    Great idea to come up with this post!

    .
    Did you have any extras made that you would like to sell?
    "Laissez faire does not mean: let soulless mechanical forces operate. It means: let individuals choose how they want to cooperate in the social division of labor and let them determine what the entrepreneurs should produce. Planning means: let the government alone choose and enforce its rulings by the apparatus of coercion and compulsion."
    Ludwig von Mises

  11. #111
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Quote Originally Posted by NormsGS View Post
    Did you have any extras made that you would like to sell?
    Thanks for checking but no extra parts were made. We simply fabricated these parts as the restoration took place.

    .
    Todd Miller / DiecastMusclecars.com
    GSCA #1969
    Eau Claire, WI

    Current Project:
    1970 Stage 1
    Frame off Restoration starting in 2017
    11 Second ET's with Factory Parts
    No "Race" Parts needed - Stay Tuned!




    Restoration documented on my "DiecastMusclecars.com" Website / Click on the Buick Page

  12. #112
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Took my Tomahawk block to the mechine shop to drop it off and pick up my iron block I am moving out of. And before I put it into the truck I had him weight it.

    The iron block with a halo-girdle and half fill is 200 pounds exactly.

    The Tomahawk is to weigh 110 pounds as described by TA Performance.

    So simple math says that is 90 pounds off the front end.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

  13. #113
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    any light weight batteries that are around the stock size ?

  14. #114

    Default Re: Weight Loss Table


    Mike Barbarino
    70 GS fully restored street/strip build.
    464ci 10.42@128mph w/1.40 60' full exhaust
    Winner: GSR GS Nats 2014
    Winner: BCO/Q-16 BPG 2012
    Runner up: King of the Hill BPG 2012
    68 Skylark race car FOR SALE!!!
    464ci 10.01 @131 mph
    69 GS Stg1 4spd 48k numbers matching
    87 TR restored street car.
    250ci estimated 700hp/700lb tq
    Click on avatar,then click on "My Vehicles" to view photos

  15. #115
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Does anyone make, and sell the bumper brackets like Todd has? Will they hold factory bumpers?
    1972 Buick GS 464
    2003 Midwest Buick Challenge Bracket 1 Runner-up
    2004 1st Annual BPG Pro Bracket Winner

  16. #116

    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Todd had his fabricating friend make them for him at his speed shop. I begged him for a long time to make a set for Buizila. He finally did and vowed it would be the last set he'll ever make. Can't charge enough to justify the time invested in making them. If you know of a good fabricator,take a set of the originals brackets and he should be able to make them for you. But be ready to spend $500-$700 for all 8 pieces. They will have no problems holding the stock bumpers. Good luck!

    Mike Barbarino
    70 GS fully restored street/strip build.
    464ci 10.42@128mph w/1.40 60' full exhaust
    Winner: GSR GS Nats 2014
    Winner: BCO/Q-16 BPG 2012
    Runner up: King of the Hill BPG 2012
    68 Skylark race car FOR SALE!!!
    464ci 10.01 @131 mph
    69 GS Stg1 4spd 48k numbers matching
    87 TR restored street car.
    250ci estimated 700hp/700lb tq
    Click on avatar,then click on "My Vehicles" to view photos

  17. #117
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    If the keeper of the table wants this info here is what I found

    70 through 72 steel doors, crash beams removed, glass and all regulators removed, outside door handle and latching mechanism removed, Factory hinges on the door when weighs. 49 lbs

    70 through 72 steel front fenders, no cutting all factory bracing, no rust or repair. 29 lbs
    Wayne Roberts
    1966 GS Dual Quad every factory option exp. AM/FM
    1969 Stage 1 4-speed
    (Full Buick Stage 2 package)
    1970 GSX Non-Stage Auto
    1971 GS Stage 1 4-speed
    1972 GSX Race Car
    NA Single 4 Barrel Buick Motor
    Best to Date 8.179 @ 161.57
    Winner Super 16 GSCA 2007

  18. #118
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Wayne I will add it to the table. What does the door weight stock? 49lbs with stuff removed
    Dave Reber
    Wadsworth Ohio

  19. #119
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    I went ahead and removed the inner air box ( holds the heater core also )and the weight was 10 pounds dry.

    I bet the water and hoses have to be worth four pounds.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

  20. #120
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Have you guys done aluminum pulleys and driveshaft/etc too?
    I saw online a place that seems to list fiberglass rear quarters, not sure how that works.
    -Jason
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    She ain't heavy, she's my Buick.

  21. #121
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    As for bumper brackets, I took the stock ones and we drilled large holes in them and milled slots to lighten. Have them weighing next to nothing, faster and cheaper.

    Jim N.

  22. #122
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    As for pulleys, made aluminum ones and made smaller for crank and large for alternator. Slowed it down = less hp robbed and lighter too.
    Jim N.

  23. #123
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    I got my car to 3075 #s and still have not touched doors and have stock fenders and stock glass.

    Jim N.

  24. #124

    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Anyone know of any billet hood hinges out there?

    Mike Barbarino
    70 GS fully restored street/strip build.
    464ci 10.42@128mph w/1.40 60' full exhaust
    Winner: GSR GS Nats 2014
    Winner: BCO/Q-16 BPG 2012
    Runner up: King of the Hill BPG 2012
    68 Skylark race car FOR SALE!!!
    464ci 10.01 @131 mph
    69 GS Stg1 4spd 48k numbers matching
    87 TR restored street car.
    250ci estimated 700hp/700lb tq
    Click on avatar,then click on "My Vehicles" to view photos

  25. #125
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    Default Re: Weight Loss Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Buizila View Post
    Anyone know of any billet hood hinges out there?
    Ask Steve Reynolds about his sets.
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

 

 
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