I'm currently doing the same thing but with an excab. It's still a heavy **** and a pain to move around myself. I've been using an engine hoist with straps to lift it and made a plywood and 2x4 platform on wheels to move it around. I would say 500lb (stripped except for glass) is not out of the question. I tried to rock it back so the rear window was on the ground to work on the underside. I'm fairly big and strong but could not do it, had to instead rock it forward from the back and still felt like 200-300lbs of effort.
As for the frame, I cut it in half and the back half and bed became a trailer, the front half (bare frame except for TTB still attached) hit the scrapyard scales at about 800lb. Draw your own conclusions.
It's not an estimate, it's what the scale said and they're not in the business of over paying for scrap. The scale slip was 980lb and the only other thing in there was a IDI flywheel and two front fenders.
I can tell you right now a bare frame does not weight more than 600lbs. I would bet ALL my trucks on that
Just did some more searching. My original Number is low
A FACT that Lighting frame (a reg cab short bed frame,117") weighs 355lbs.
They are the same thickness as a 3/4 and 1/ton frame. That means it is 3.034lbs per inch. So a 168" frame(crewcab long box) weighs 509.74lbs
Yes sir. Its the one in my sig. Reg cab, diesel, 4x4, 5 speed, dually. It has like a 163? wheelbase I believe so Idk if that makes a difference. Also the dump bed is aluminum. So its not 100% the same as everyone elses but its pretty similar.