Has anyone been to the scales with a single cab short bed f150, or know an accurate estimate of the weight? I'm putting together a list of specs for a reincarnation distributor, and I'm not really finding a number that I trust
My door sticker says gross vehicle weight of 5500, for my 86 F150 4x2 SWB. I was also figuring on about 4000-4400 lbs at normal operating weight on the street. It'll be interesting to see what others chime in with. Maybe they can also weigh the front and rear axles so we can also compute the weight bias. How is the build coming, anyway?
so far the build is slow, but thats about to turn around. I work 6 days a week and I'm at work for 10-12 hours a day, so it doesn't leave much time. I've decided to outsource the regear (they are at the shop now), so that is a good load off my shoulders. I'll start building the engine this weekend while I'm waiting for my lift components to get powdercoated. After that, I should have a rolling chassis by next week when I get the axles back, then I can start on the rocker panels, cab corners and roof. I will be finishing up at my company in another 3 months or so, so my goal is to have it running by then, since its in my bosses hanger at the moment
Mostly curiosity. I've swapped out the I-6 for a 408 stroker, with aluminum heads and manifold, and then out back, deleted the leaf springs for a four link suspension. I was going to use air bags, but have decided to use coil-overs out back. I may eventually have to swap out the springs to better tailor the ride, but they're not expensive. Once completed, I'll take it down to the local performance shop and check it on their chassis dyno and get them to use their vehicle scales on it to get a weight on each wheel. I plan to use if for fun/weekend cruising, so it's not critical, but I am curious.