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Old 11-30-2015, 07:09 AM   #31
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Remove unneeded wiring, all sound deadener, carpet insulation, and anything not needed. You will be surprised what that adds up to. It's all in the details, and adds up quickly. Get the weight off the front so you can put it where you need it in the back. Find an aluminum front bumper.
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Is the aluminum front bumper after market or does it come stock on certain years? Do you know what year I should look for?
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:40 AM   #32
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Is the aluminum front bumper after market or does it come stock on certain years? Do you know what year I should look for?
It's on the earlier models. Can't say for sure when they stopped using them. A plasma cutter would do well to lighten up the steel bumper but then you are giving up some strength in the event of a mis-hap. I saw where a guy water jetted the crap out of one until it was basically a skeleton.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:10 AM   #33
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It's on the earlier models. Can't say for sure when they stopped using them. A plasma cutter would do well to lighten up the steel bumper but then you are giving up some strength in the event of a mis-hap. I saw where a guy water jetted the crap out of one until it was basically a skeleton.
Yeah umm, don't go doing this to your Stocker bumper! It would be ashamed to go to your first points meet and not pass tech or even worse, to win a points meet or Natl. Event and get tossed for doing this
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:35 PM   #34
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Is the aluminum front bumper after market or does it come stock on certain years? Do you know what year I should look for?
Check yours as it is hit and miss, they are OEM pieces. Check ebay, 4eyedpride, it will be off a 79-81 Mustang or Capri, those years were not mandated to meet the 2.5 or 5 MPH crash test. If someone knows what they have they are not given away, and are highly sought after.

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My stock steel one weighed 31lbs, the aluminum one weighs 13lbs 15oz, everything that was pulled from my car I have records of what the item weighed and what the new item is as well.
If you remove and or replace the heavy items you could then move your car down to the lightest class and still add weight to meet minimum. But you add weight where it helps make the car work.

Billy makes a very valid point, careful on what you cut on, it could get you into trouble in tech.

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Old 12-01-2015, 06:23 AM   #35
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Thanks much for the input. As I said before. I want to do it right the first time. I had the day off yesterday so i made some headway.Is it possible the door bars are spot welded to the door skin? It looks like they are spot welded in about 10 places top and bottom of the bar.
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:26 AM   #36
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:14 AM   #37
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Time for the heat gun and scraper to get rid of all the rubberized coating on the back floor and tunnel.
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Old 12-01-2015, 12:45 PM   #38
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Yeah umm, don't go doing this to your Stocker bumper! It would be ashamed to go to your first points meet and not pass tech or even worse, to win a points meet or Natl. Event and get tossed for doing this
Oh yeah what am I thinking?!?! Forgetting its a Stocker. My mistake- apologies for any confusion. Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:32 AM   #39
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We have been doing this all spring and summer and we did get our GT Turbo (which was an 86 SVO car so its an original heavy car 2975 pound car when we started) to 2520 pounds with driver with the factory seats still so u can make the weight it just takes a little time..

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Old 12-10-2015, 02:58 PM   #40
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I had a little extra time today so I made a little headway. Pulled out the heater and all the related pieces, radio, speakers, and all under dash. insulation.
I have 2 questions. Maybe stupid but I must ask.
The fresh air intake vents. Is it ok just to block them off with sheet metal?
The car has a inside hood release. Is it ok to do away with it and make the hood release from the front grill area? My cable is broken and I can fab a handle release that will work fine.
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