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Old 08-25-2007, 11:02 AM
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you use balsa so the wood breaks so you dont over load the scales

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Old 08-25-2007, 11:21 AM
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hi,take a case of cold budweiser beer to the place where they have the scales.believe me ,they will weigh your car for you,AND give you the certified slip showing the weight in order for you to register the car. without that certification slip,you are P_ _ _ ing in the wind.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:23 PM
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What kind of streetrods is it? My 32 i built was 2300 pounds. ( glass car )
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It's a 23 T Bucket.
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It's probable is less then my 32 . around 1800 to 2000 pounds
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How to weigh your streetrod at home.

Looks like the bathroom scale deal would work, kinda similiar to how we used to weigh "rolling stock" prior to loading cargo aircraft, but without all the lumber. Not accomplished at home, but weighed my 3/4 ton and fifth wheel for FREE on a state scale. Take I 90 West from Spokane to Vantage,get off I-90 and follow the Columbia toward Hanford. After crossing the river on the left side of the road is a scale. You can read it from the door, really handy.
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go to any large truck stop, cost about $8.00 to use the scale
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:27 PM
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go to any large truck stop, cost about $8.00 to use the scale
And for that $8.00 you get a certified weight ticket.

Most of the grain elevators around here will weigh your vehicle for a fee. The last one I had weighed that I wanted a scale ticket on cost me $5.00. If I just want the weight for my own curiosity, some of them never shut the display off when they close so all I have to do is drive on the scale and look at the readout.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:55 AM
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One more thing, the DOT Enforcement Officers (Diesel Bears) carry portable scales in the trunk of their cars. I know this since I have had the pleasure of being weighed with them. I helped the officer drag them out of the trunk of his car and they are rather heavy. I figured I might as well help speed the process up so I could get on my way a little faster and that might explain why he didn't give me a ticket even though I was overweight. He just told me to lighten it up a bit the next load.

Anyhow, if you know of any Enforcement Officers in your area you might just ask them to help you out. It is worth a try.
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good plan....diesel police has to be boring as hell.....a phone call to the local DOT and one would likely jump at the chance to play with a T bucket
(I would take a case of beer along for a thank you)
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:33 PM
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good plan....diesel police has to be boring as hell.....a phone call to the local DOT and one would likely jump at the chance to play with a T bucket
(I would take a case of beer along for a thank you)
I would think that weighing a T bucket would be a whole lot more fun than a truck. But he might start giving it a safety inspection out of habit. Better have all four of them brakes in working order.
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Hi whutzat - if you have a dragstrip nearby; they should have scales there. They have an in-ground set @ SIR; I believe it also has the printout setup. Also my buddy at his wrecking yard has a scale with printout slip to drive across. So, dragstrips and wrecking yards - check 'em out.


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Whutzat's original question was how to use a bathroom scale to weigh a car. I'm confused that you don't like the answer?!? It works quite well, within spitting distance of the precise answer and, well, it uses a bathroom scale like he wanted!!

The way I have been weighing my cars in recent years is to take a couple news papers to the local recycling center. They weigh your car before and after you dump the junk and give you a check besides! For that you get an accurate printed document of your vehicle's weight.
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willy's...lol..."within spitting' distance".....so...how far do you spit?..... to be sure Whatzat spits the same
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:49 AM
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find yourself a local circle track guy or scca club racer hand them 20 and a six pack. and you probably will get more info than you know.
i do it all the time with my scales for people..it really fun to see somethings that people think are light turn out to be tanks and some things you wonder how i could be that light and so close on corner wieghts.
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