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Old 03-30-2017, 06:28 PM
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So I pulled a front fender off today and decided it wouldn't be worth making carbon replacements. Stock front fenders weigh roughly 4-5lbs. You'd get better weight loss pulling the passenger airbag.
Lol, I had no idea they were so damn light. Trying a door next?
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No, doors will probably be last. Next is quarter panels.
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Just take a sawzal to the whole car. "**** these doors. **** these fenders. **** THIS B PILLAR!" Gut the ever loving **** out of it and make it a road-legal go-cart
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I'm concerned about the structural integrity if I did that. The b pillar and interior sheet metal seems very structural. I'll stick to body panels for now
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Today was the heater box which required the dash support be removed.

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Finally got the dash beam out. It was 30lbs with all bolts. The hvac box weighed roughly 25lbs. And for the hell of it I'm prepping one fender to hack job carbon it too. I may as well since it's off.

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what the hells going on here
Hoodrat ****.
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Speaking of which...

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the carbon insert weighs 1lb exactly before trimming. I'm going to start just putting this stuff on youtube so it's archived better...

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how many lbs have you cut already?
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With the seats, belts, airbags(except driver), dash beam, heater box, roof, and misc interior I've abandoned 155lbs. If I put on my ED carbon trunk I'd be at 185lbs, but I want to make a non removable trunk and a pin on hood that should be super light. The trunk should weigh like 2-3lbs hopefully and the hood I have no idea. Under 10lbs though... That would be another what? Like 70-80lbs? Then the rear quarters and maybe even the rear deck will be replaced with carbon.
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Damn son, super fuel mileage ***** honestly interested in how much weight you can cut and still be drivable for auto-x
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Damn son, super fuel mileage ***** honestly interested in how much weight you can cut and still be drivable for auto-x
My goal is 400-500lbs. Gonna maybe replace the passenger door with a molded shell of the door with some plexi to see out of. A door you can't open, and no door panel or anything. That should shed some serious weight. I never plan on having passengers in this car so why not.

We also have some UV protected Plexi at work I'm tempted to replace the tiny little back windows with.
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If you could get a rear windshield out of plexi that would save a significant amount of weight
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It's tempting to replace that with carbon too. Just cut out a little window to see directly behind me and that's it. Or put a backup camera in its place.
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replace it part with carbon part with plexi, the carbon will give you the ability to integrate the plexi without the bend issues
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This looks fun. Any progress on this build?
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He'll never finish it
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Just like so many of us.
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