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Thumbs up She's almost naked!

My fairly stock '79 SC weighed in at 2656, 2664, 2676, 2679 with no air, with a factory front spoiler, fogs, SRDs, full power interior and a sun roof, during 4 different corner balances at two different shops.

Call it 2660# with half tank of gas.

Then I added to factory RSA tail, CRT f/g bumpers, 930 brakes, B&B front oil cooler and a plumbed 5# Halon system. Wheels are Fuchs 7 and 9s with SO3s 205/245 x16. The weight has dropped to 2556 and 2567 on the last two corner balances with no spare or tools. I try to have a half tank of gas in the car when I have the balances done.

That made it 2560#

This week I stripped the interior & sound matts leaving only the rear quarter pads and covers, head liner and door panels. (they go next) I added ten spoke Fikse with 235x17 and 255x17 SO2s and a single Ricaro Pole Position and a rubber floor matt. (wheels were close but bigger tires added about 35#)

Again a half tank of gas and we are at 2285#
My goal is breaking 2200# dry.

A little loud. (not as bad as expected though) Ear plugs help ...but they helped before too.

Yes it is a bit faster...enough so I am going to leave it as a single seater till after the next track day I can call it a quick ride now!!

Anyone tried the rubber paint made for use as a pickup bed liner on the interior?

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Fantastic job of getting the weight down.

I think that rhino plate or whatever it's called for truck bedliners would be pretty heavy.
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I've stripped out most of the fat , use a f/g lid, lost the spare, and I'm down to 1100 kilograms dry - that's about 2400 lbs for the yanks. I'll scrape out the sound deadening liner under the rear seat soon. Then I'm done until I get up the gumption to replace the bumper shcoks, and meaybe even the bumpers. It's a 1978 with a sunroof.
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Thats an amazing amount of weight that you've dropped. I would expect the car performs much better.

I had the same thought about spray on bedliner material. I was told it was pretty heavy compared to other materials. I imagine a thin coat would all that would be needt to give some protection and antiskid attributes.

Neat project. Post a picture.
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