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Old 08-06-2011, 03:50 AM
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f800 weight

can anyone help me? i am looking to buy a 1989 f800 chassis cab with a 429 v8 with a view to making it into a car transporter for my own private use.

it needs to be uk registered and also down graded on weight so it is no longer a hgv and i can drive it on my car licence.

i need to know the weight of the chassis cab so i can work out if i will have any payload left by the time i put a body on it,

i look forward to any replies, thanks, paul
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Hello Paul,

It depends upon several things. There is no such thing as a "standard" cab and chassis weight. The F800 was availablle with a dual frame which adds, a roadranger 10 speed which adds a bit, and of course the wheelbase makes a difference.

Without weighing your paticular truck, all we can do is take a educated guess. BUT I would figure NO less than about 7000/7500 lbs or so for a cab and chassis of that size, but it is at best a educated guess based upon previous experiences.

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Just a shot in the dark, I'd say 9500.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:30 AM
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thanks for the prompt replies guys,

i have a bit more information as i was a bit vague at first.
the wheelbase is approx 16.08 feet,
single rear axle with twin wheels
total lenght 25.59 feet
day cab
429 v8
auto trans

the weight on the vin plate is in the region of 14000 kilos (30,864 pounds)
the vehicle was origionally an airport de icer truck (if you google that you will find an image of what it was)it had a large body with water and de icer tanks, a 6 cylinder engine for the pumps and a hydraulic arm with a basket on it.

i need to get as accurate a guestimate on its naked weight as it is now so i can calculate the weight of the back i intend to fit and therefore the new unladen weight of the vehicle, then i will know the payload i will have left.

the trouble we have over here is if the gross weight is on or below 7.5 metric tonnes i can register as private hgv and drive on a car licence, get cheap insurance and cheap road tax.

it is for my own private use for transporting my race car when it is finished,

i have tried to google the vin number but i think i have got one of the digits wrong as it will not enter into anything. i have the correct amount i think the a between the v and the 4 is wrong 1f0pf82k1kva45699.

i hope this new information is more usefull and i really appreciate your replies, thanks again, paul
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:26 AM
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dooh

i'm a div! didn't have my glasses on when i wrote the vin down, D looked like an O
1FDPF82K1KVA45699.

i can get a lot from this but still no weight for the naked truck?? any ideas anyone?

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The vin wont tell you empty weight, there's too many variables.
If it's going to cut close, you could build the bed from aluminum.....it's only munny right?!?
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I doubt you are going to get the tare weight of a F-800 down low enough I would be looking for a different truck. I would say a bare chassis and cab is going to put you at 4600 to 4900kgs.
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