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Old 07-28-2003, 01:47 PM
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Has anyone out there actually weighed tere '57 to '60 F100 to see what the "driving weight" is? I want to but have not located a truck scale yet. The owners manual is pretty vague and general
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Old 07-28-2003, 02:05 PM
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Have you though of getting on one of those Black Cat scales? I'm no truck driver,s o I don't know the name, but it has a black cat on the sign.

Or, clean some junk out of your house and go to the landfill. They usually weigh you going in and coming out, then you'll know!
 
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Old 07-28-2003, 02:42 PM
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Next time we go to the scrap yard with aluminum siding Maybe I'll take the 60'. -4speed
 
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:28 PM
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My '59 shortbox 223 stepside weighed about 3700 pounds. I forget if that was with or without me.
 
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:38 PM
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I thought thats what these beasts off trucks should weight like. -4speed
 
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Angus,

"My '59 shortbox 223 stepside weighed about 3700 pounds. I forget if that was with or without me."

Yer just askin for smart comebacks with that one!

But I won't. I'll be mature.



 
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Old 07-30-2003, 01:35 PM
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With 3700# in mind, (this is going to sound off the wall) how much does a 1974-1978 Mustang with a V8 weight. I'm knee deep in Mustang II cross member thoughts, as you can see from my Height's discussion. Weight seems to be an argument against the MII. People say there is to much of a weight differance which compromises the integrity of the front end. I say the Mustang weighted at least 3400#
 
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Old 07-30-2003, 04:37 PM
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"Yer just askin for smart comebacks with that one!

But I won't. I'll be mature. "


Whoa, wait a minute... Fergie, I hope you're just playin opossum there? I read that, passed flat out and just came-to a day and a half later. Who ya kiddin, eh? ("I'll be mature"....good one!)

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Quicker, a mustangII with the 302 in it weighed approx. 3200lbs. -4speed
 
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Old 07-30-2003, 11:58 PM
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I don't know how your town is. But the way I'm going to weigh mine is to put alot a scrap in the back and head over to the city dump. Free dumping for citizens, and a manditory weight check, in and out.

The most common platforms that the Mustang II clips are used in are the cars of the '30s that usually weigh 2800 lbs. max, and they drop in weight without the flattie. Although you might want to compare the weight on the front wheels than the overall weight.


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