The stock trunk lid weighs either 11 or 13 lbs (can't remember which),
so there is some weight to be lost there that isn't trivial. I was
able to get the weight of a trunklid down to about 2 lbs, using carbon
You will also gain some by switching to coilovers, but by the time you
add in the supporting structure you need to properly convert everything
over, it won't be as much as you think.
Good luck with your weight reduction. You've been doing a lot of work
on the car. sounds like fun!
Royal Oak, MI
On Aug 4, 2004, at 11:45 AM, Andy Cost wrote:
> Do you mean 10-15 pounds for one inner fender and box section? The
> doors are down to the skin. The fenders and hood are fiberglass. The
> trunk lid is steel but only weighs a couple of pounds anyway. I could
> gut the trunk lid and remove the hinges to save a few pounds. It
> looks like I'll have to cut lots of other stuff away. I guess I can
> replace some of the sheet metal with aluminum. Maybe converting to
> coilovers with a three link in the rear would save some weight. Those
> leaf springs are pretty heavy. I could also lose the frame from the
> rear axle back if I converted to coil overs.