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    Aspen and Volare Senior Member Junior79's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 440w2r/t View Post
    73 Dart fiberglass bumpers fit almost perfect on F bodies from what i have read.
    That's what I'm running

    1979 Plymouth Volare
    1/8 - 7.27 @ 94.55 mph
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    Just in case anyone is interested, I weighed all sorts of parts from my (deceased) Volare wagon.

    Front Bumper 53.8lbs assembly, no guards or shocks
    Bumper-shock 9.4lbs one side w/bolts - Front
    bumper shell 37.8lbs front no guards or bolts
    bumper inner braces 16lbs front
    bumper-shock plate 2.8lbs front-one side
    front bumper-all 78.2lbs everything together

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    Aspen and Volare Senior Member 440w2r/t's Avatar
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    when i gutted my front bumper, i shaved off 30 lbs. i made brackets to mount bumper

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    I put the car on the scales and she is 3050 with out me in it.

    1979 Plymouth Volare
    1/8 - 7.27 @ 94.55 mph
    1/4 - 11.39 @ 118.55mph
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    Aspen and Volare Senior Member 440w2r/t's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior79 View Post
    I put the car on the scales and she is 3050 with out me in it.
    that's lite. i wish my car was that lite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badvert65 View Post
    I am wondering if I can get a wagon down to 3000lbs (race weight).
    -Matt
    In a wagon, that will be real tough. You are going to have to cough up some bucks for lexan to eliminate all that glass cuz its heavy.

    Quote Originally Posted by 440w2r/t View Post
    73 Dart fiberglass bumpers fit almost perfect on F bodies from what i have read.
    Ehhh, sorta. Rear is decent, the front is more pointed with a smaller design curve. I had one on my Aspen for a while and sold it. Most guys wouldn't notice the difference, but F body guys can.

    I had mine down to 3000, but it was with significant work that made it very street unfriendly. No heat/ac system - just a block off plate on the firewall, gutted dash - no instrument, no frame, no glovebox, nothing. Just a fiberglass cap and a few Autometer gauges. Gutted interior - no interior panels, no insulation, no carpet, impact beams removed from doors, bumper mounts gutted, bumper bracing removed. Scraped off all the undercoating, replace K frame mounts with aluminum blocks and ditched all the iso-clamp crap from the rear with regular A body parts and a 8.75 rear. Rear had a lightened ring gear and spool. I also had access to a number of different F bodies so I picked out the lightest doors, hood ,and trunk lid. Not a huge difference, but a couple pounds here and there.

    I did have all steel panels and OEM glass in it along with SFC and a roll bar.
    Last edited by HP2; 02-25-2016 at 10:13 PM.

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    Most guys wouldn't notice the difference, but F body guys can.
    Yeah well, I'm pretty much in a class of my own at meets. No F or M-Body folks here.

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    I have a 81 cordoba it weighed 3660 with the small blk in it . After installing a stroked 400 ,727 & 8 3/4 it now weighs 3800 without me in it & both times it had a 1/4 tank of gas .

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