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 Post subject: 63-66 Dodge Dart weight
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:32 pm 
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Anyone weighed their '63-66 Dart? Just wondering how light I can get a '65 Dart down to within reason. 2 door post if that makes a difference.


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My 65 Valaint hardtop was 3015 with the wife and me and half a tank.

2700 empty?

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'66 Dart 270 hardtop with 9" drums, 185/70R13 front tires, 225/70R14 rear tires, manual steering, 225 engine, 7 1/4 axle and A904 auto trans was 2850 lbs.

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65 Valiant, legal NHRA stock eliminator car in the mid 1970's. Model 100 2 dr sdn. 170, 904, 7 1/4, aluminum wheels, skinny front tires, 8x22x13 slicks. No radio, or heater, or exhaust after the headers. Weight 2530 lbs

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Depends on what you want to do with it. 2500-2600 w/o driver in drag only form is not too tough. 2800 in street driver form is not hard. Sounds like fun!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Dart270 wrote:
Depends on what you want to do with it. 2500-2600 w/o driver in drag only form is not too tough. 2800 in street driver form is not hard. Sounds like fun!!

Lou


Lightweight as possible ...Strip use only :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:39 pm 
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Pulling out standard stuff like interior and front (maybe rear) bumper and such should get you to 2600 w/o driver pretty easy. Gut doors and put in some lexan and do some aluminium accessories under the hood and you can get another 200lb out of it. Light wheels/tires, etc...

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 Post subject: Speed holes...
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:34 am 
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I seem to remember one o the killer bees had also pursued this goal and went so far as to hole saw the inner door panels and other flat sections of metal in the body that weren't reinforcement or the skin of the car... can't remember what he weighed in at...


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 Post subject: Re: Speed holes...
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:15 pm 
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I seem to remember one o the killer bees had also pursued this goal and went so far as to hole saw the inner door panels and other flat sections of metal in the body that weren't reinforcement or the skin of the car... can't remember what he weighed in at...


:lol: :lol:

Kinda like what I was doing earlier today.


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I think you are referring to madmax, his car weighs around 2370 lbs from some of the posts and comments I was able to find.

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 Post subject: Nope....
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I think you are referring to madmax


No, Sergio G did it to his car to see how light he could get it, and run a tired stock engine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Car Model*: 1965 Dart 270 w/ 66 Valiant front clip
If anyone wanted to know, I removed the dash frame today which didn't have the ashtray or cluster in it, 23.9 pounds. I haven't weighed the heater box yet.


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Yep, lots of weight in those things, and not needed for the track.

Happy chopping and building!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:56 pm 
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Car Model*: 1965 Dart 270 w/ 66 Valiant front clip
Yes, Lou..It is pretty fun to hack a piece off here and there and weigh it :lol:

Too bad I often end up with rusted junk that only I would build and is really hard to remove stuff from :cry:

The upside is you can cut out rusty stuff = weight removal :D

Today's venture was removing the roll up quarter windows. The glass, channel and associated hardware weighed in at 10 pounds. That is 10 pounds per side!

I could keep a log of this stuff if anyone really wanted to know

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:50 pm 
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My 1964 Dodge Dart sedan with only the seats, headliner, and carpet removed, plus an aluminum race seat, some heavy-gauge floor repairs, tow hooks, a full 6-point DOM road race cage, 11" front disc brake conversion, 1.12" torsion bars and Addco sway bar, 8.25" rear end out of a Jeep, 17" alloy wheels with 225-45-17 summer performance tires weighed in at just over 3100 lbs. with no driver and an unknown amount of fuel in the tank.

I think the factory curb weight for this car was something like 2920? I should really think about adding some lightness! :lol:

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