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i weigh mine at the elevator a couple miles from my house. it might not be 100 % accurate, as the elevator has been closed and the mechanical scales not used for several years, but it gives me an idea. built trucks could bet close to 6K depending what all is on them. 36" tires are heavy. my 79 had 33x10.5s on aluminum wheels. I know that my 36 Hummer tires on steel wheels are MUCH heavier. I also stripped all the a/c out of mine. Fully loaded with stock and aftermarket accessories adds up. my friend with an 80 chevy weighed 5800 at the city dump. My 77 was bone stock when i weighed it, minus interior carpet. bench seat had also been replaced with wagoneer buckets. My 75 mud truck with no bed, completely (interior, trim, wiring, lights, bumpers) gutted, with 460 weighed 3800.
i wasnt sure if a 16 ft trailer would handle it. i have hauled mine on 18ft trailers and seems like i wouldnt want 16. I was also towing with a stock 2wd 1/2 ton so may have had the load in a different place. 20 ft trailers sure are nice though...
Those are 36's on my F-250 in the above pic....still isn't very heavy. Most scales at dumps and scrap yards don't seem to be very consistent. The weight of my truck and trailer has varied up to 750 pounds....depending on what scale I cross.
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