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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:36 pm 
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hey im trying to make my car lighter cause lighter cars obviously are faster but i dont know what i can take off to loose weight. its a 1978 xc falcon 4.9ltr. if anyone has any ideas what could be taken off or replaced with lighter parts be very much appreciated.
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:48 pm 
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umm fibre glass boot/bonnet
maybe even try some plexiglass windows

doubt u could get fibreglass side 1/4 panels

removing the rear seats.

other than that without drastic mods it be heavy
or save u trouble add a blower :)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:49 pm 
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lol blower is expensive but thats in future. serious mods? like what?
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:06 pm 
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pity your not in sydney,maybe AWC could have help you with a carbon fibre bonnet?
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:09 pm 
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yeah isnt carbon fibre stuff look like ricer? (dont live in sydney)
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:20 pm 
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If you have got this months issue of street fords there is a story on the bonnet for aBA looks pretty awesome to me and cant tell diff from factory one
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:21 pm 
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ok cool
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:51 pm 
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carbon fiber is very expensive by the time u get it fabricated u would have been better off putting that blower on.
what are u looking to do with ur car make it faster 1/4 times or quicker around a race track? u can save time by just getting ur weight distrabution better also, eg move battery to boot, ect
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:52 pm 
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just all round faster. ok thanks for that info
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:57 pm 
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Fibreglass is a much cheaper alternative to that overpriced rice also known as carbon fibre.
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:04 pm 
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ye i was thinking of fiberglass cause then i could get a scoop fiberglassed aswell
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falcon_500 wrote:
lol blower is expensive but thats in future. serious mods? like what?


well it would mean a strip to a shell removing body metal and replaceing it with light wieght alloy :)

dude u will be lucky to take 300kgs out and still be praticble

dont waste money on it spend it on a engine/handling mods :)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:05 pm 
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ok will do
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:19 pm 
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it is for an ovlov, but should make interesting reading
http://www.ovlov.net/page.php?page_name=tips

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:01 pm 
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Lose the spare.
Rip out interior panels, lose the rear and passenger seats...
Rip out all carpet and sound deadening.
Take out anything you don't use or need.
But then you end up with no comfort, no practicality, and a car that looks ugly as f**k inside.

 

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