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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 1st 2012, 11:36 pm

We were thinking it would be around 80 lbs. Mine was the base model the only option it had was AC. Its funny I still have the speedo that says 95,000 sitting on my shelf lol. I want to lose a bunch of weight but don't want it to look tacky either. When I figured before that it weighed 3550 the way it was I would bet it was within 50 lbs. Of that.
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Post  69F100 on July 1st 2012, 11:50 pm

I left the molding and window seal on mine I wanted to keep as much of the sleeper look as I could I used my windows to mark my lexan out with and in stall the lexan I jst slid it in just like the window and riveted through the rubber seal I also left the mirrows on as they help backing up in the pits and going down the track Laughing

this pic don't show the rivets as I had not put them in yet
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 2nd 2012, 10:30 pm

Did you leave the metal inner door in yours or not I have been debating about that myself? Could take it out and put aluminum in but is it really gonna save any weight? Short of taking a holesaw to the frame not sure how I could get more than maybe 120#'s out of it.
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Post  69F100 on July 3rd 2012, 1:34 am

Yes i cut out i will look when i get home for some pic to hard to post woth my phone
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Post  69F100 on July 3rd 2012, 3:53 am

scroll down the page you will see my doors gutted

http://www.429-460.com/t85p180-jim-s-little-460-and-2000-ranger

here is the doors with the aluminum on them scroll down you will see them


http://www.429-460.com/t85p255-jim-s-little-460-and-2000-ranger

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Post  quick 52 on July 3rd 2012, 5:59 pm

how heavy is a ranger with a bbf not strip down full int. window ,locks ,air and ext.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 3rd 2012, 6:06 pm

About 3300 with a 10 point cage.
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Post  quick 52 on July 3rd 2012, 9:26 pm

that not so bad have a friend of a friend building one with a 514 should run strong he's hoping for hi 10's

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Post  dfree383 on July 3rd 2012, 10:37 pm

Hell that's 300# more than my fox with t tops! Those are mini trucks........
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Post  quick 52 on July 3rd 2012, 10:53 pm

trucks have a frame that can hold 1500 lbs. without a roof to help support it just load the shit out of the bed.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 3rd 2012, 11:08 pm

dfree383 wrote:Hell that's 300# more than my fox with t tops! Those are mini trucks........

Actually they are considered midsized ;)but yeah they are heavy, atleast the newer ones. My 86 was 3100 full street trim with an iron headed 466 cast iron manifolds and exhaust all the way to the back bumper, the 98 and up are 6 inches wider though, although I thought the tubular a- arms aluminum rack and pinion and aluminum hood would offset that being as the earlier ones had heavy ass I- beams and a steering box.
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Post  69F100 on July 4th 2012, 1:23 am

Eric the late model ranger frame is only 65lbs lighter than a full size truck frame the late model has alot stronger chassis and frame than the twin i-beam had. I think it from the tubed front back to the back of the cab frame plus the heavy crossmember they have under the front plus the heavy a-arms and a-frame under them
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 4th 2012, 9:22 am

I did forget about the front of the frame being boxed.
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Post  ThndrChkn on July 4th 2012, 11:17 am

This is a cool builld Eric. Of course I'm kinda partial to the truck stuff. I'd think if it's done in the right places, you can get that Ranger dieted down to well under 3000# with you in it. Before I changed the hood (again), my F150 weighed in at a mere 2840# without me in it, and it has 2 poly seats and full 5 point harnesses, 12 point cage, and the windows are all lexan... The only fiberglass in it is the hood scoop... If you want, I can send you pics of the things I did to it. It's all factory frame except where I cut it off at the firewall and swapped it out for a Foxbody front suspension. No lightening holes in the frame, just alot of other things removed... Wink Suspect Suspect
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 4th 2012, 1:20 pm

That would be great, I have been messing with the window stuff a little today to see what can be done. I am trying to avoid altering the firewall or floorpans as I would have to add a bunch of bars to the rollcage. If I can get away without touching them then to get my truck to certify to 25.5 should simply be a matter of adding a funny car cage over next winter.
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 7th 2012, 5:50 pm

Been working on lightening it hoping to get some testing in a week from tomorrow. I received my new helmet SA2010 and SFI 3.2 pants yesterday, been needing a new helmet for quite awhile. I figured with this kinda power it was definitely time to upgrade.


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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 7th 2012, 5:51 pm

oops double post!
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Post  levy87 on July 7th 2012, 6:08 pm

Sat or sunday?
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 7th 2012, 6:13 pm

Sunday Smile
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Post  ThndrChkn on July 7th 2012, 8:02 pm

Eric, here are a few pics of what's left of my truck after making friends with my plasma cutter. I cut out everything that wasn't structurally important. All the sheetmetal got skinned. Hood bracing, doors gutted, and after cutting the center out of the doors and pullling the guts out in one piece, I just covered the hole with a HUGE B.F. Evans Ford decal... Cool I skinned the roof, front fenders, box sides, bed floor, and front bed support wall. I took out all of the old dash, and replaced it with a hand built one I made out of an old steel wheel tub I had... I cut out all of the heavy factory frame crossmembers, and replaced them with 1-1/4" round tube. I got rid of all the heavy factory cab/body mounts and replaced them with 1/8" 2x2 angle, and made them solid... The Foxbody frontend took a little thought, but after it was finished, I ended up shedding over 100# off the nose. If you need any more let me know, and I'll get 'em to ya... I'm "hoping" to have mine back together and running before the end of this month... Rolling Eyes

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 7th 2012, 8:38 pm

Thanks Doug, I built my cage around my dash when I was planning to keep it a ten second street truck but that plan is gone now and I have been looking at the dash real hard for some weight removal. I took a good amount of metal out of the crossmember already this week. The side windows and regs will be done this week as well.
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Post  ThndrChkn on July 7th 2012, 10:42 pm

Yeah, I couldn't believe how much weight came out of my truck just by removing all the insignificant stuff... I'm gonna try and get it weighed again after changing my hood this year. It should be about 30# lighter than it was with the Pro Stock style hood it had on it. Which should put it around 2960'ish with me in it... Wink
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Post  quick 52 on July 18th 2012, 8:51 pm

what going on with the truck havent seen any post on it for a while. have you been able to work on the weight problem.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 18th 2012, 9:03 pm

A little will be doing more work next weekend this weekend hoping to test Saturday or Sunday weather and money permitting.
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Post  quick 52 on July 19th 2012, 7:47 am

car's are a money pit they will take all you can throw at them. and all the time you have.

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