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Old 03-26-2003, 07:05 PM
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Post confusing question about cars and their weight

Okay I'm at shaun's (chevy thunder) house right now and he has a 1:18 scale model car of a chevelle at his house. So we figure this thing is about 5 lbs or less and if you mutliply that by 18 that would mean the real car weighs 90 lbs. So okay yes there is alot of plastic in it so we figured if you made it all outta metal it would be like at the most 30 lbs. Anyhow considering I have 25 lbs weights at my house that could be squished to the size of this car I thought that would be right and the whole thing wuold be solid steel. Well, wrong then the car would be 540lbs. We figured out the model car would have to be 194lbs to be the the 3500 lbs that a chevelle would weigh. Well I'm not even sure this is possible because if you have a solid steel block that weighs 194 lbs it is gunna be alot bigger than the 1:18 scale model. It seems to me that the scale isn't right, but then I took the car and but it side by side 18 times and it is about the right width to be a real chevell. What are we missing here, other than brains.
Oh yeah shaun just notified me the chevelle is bluish green (tourquist) if it makes any difference. Also it is an ss with a big block 396.
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