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Old 08-07-2005, 05:48 AM
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rat rod weight???

anyone know the weight of the 29-32 ford pickups and/or coupes?

i've searched and couldn't find anything here or on google.

i know it can vary due to many factors, but i'm just curious if they are as light as i think they are (~2000 lbs). thanks guys.

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Depends on if they are roadster, coupe, sedan, fenderless, hoodless, big blocked, small blocked, tranny etc. but most of the ones I've seen on the scales are more in the neighborhood of 2,700. My buddy's 29 coupe is 2,750 (fenderless) and my roadster (fenderless, hoodless, topless) is almost 2,700. BTW, if you pick up the Carrera (coil over shocks) catalog, they have a nice little tech section for estimating the weight of an early 30's car.

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thanks for the info.

to be a little more specific, how much do you think something like this weighs with a small block?
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Oh thanks for posting that pic. Jimmy Shine has by FAR the best looking hot rod truck. That thing is a beauty!

Heres another pic



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Oh joy joy me first post.

Even with my 600lb flathead my 30 5 window weighs under 1 ton.
Well until I put my fat *** in it.
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Oh thanks for posting that pic. Jimmy Shine has by FAR the best looking hot rod truck. That thing is a beauty!
cheers for giving me more info on that truck. all i was able to find was that little picture. that thing is drop dead gorgeous.
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Even with my 600lb flathead my 30 5 window weighs under 1 ton.
E Von Z,

Have you actually had it on a scale (I'm not doubting you, just a little surprised)? That's quite a bit under the numbers I've seen. Anything peculiar about your 30 that would bring it in under a ton?

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Might as well give you a bit more info then Jimmy Shine is an amazing craftsman, he's like the Midas of hotrodding, everything he touches is garaunteed to turn out amazing!
The truck is a '34 Ford, heres a pic to wet your whistle



That pic was taken at the El Mirage Saltflats.

He builds bikes mostly, old syle choppers, really traditional stuff.

Heres a pic of him and a drop-dead gorgeous bike



Most of his stuff he does for So Cal Speed Shop.
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E Von Z,

Have you actually had it on a scale (I'm not doubting you, just a little surprised)? That's quite a bit under the numbers I've seen. Anything peculiar about your 30 that would bring it in under a ton?

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Heck I didnt even paint it, just primer and sealer.

I can grab the body below the truck lid and pick it up and drag it about my shop. If I yank the flattie I can drag the front around also. 3 of us pick it up now and then, just because we can. (all 3 of us are over 250 lbs)
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my home made 32 chevy roaster is 2400#.
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