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Just curious..... Is it possible to have a extra things added to a GT, yet have it weigh in around 1700.

Exactly what all would have to be removed to get a STREET car to this weight? 馃槀馃槈
 

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Stock weight is about 2100 lbs. The engine and trans weigh around 350lbs. So a Gt with no power train gets you very close to your 1700 weight goal.
 

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You wouldn鈥檛 like it. Shaving 400lbs of a GT is no easy task. The lightest Opel GT race cars out there right now are around 1850lbs to my knowledge. Without a roll cage you might get close to 1700lbs if you install a smaller lower HP aluminum engine and swap over 1.1L axles and brakes.

You鈥檒l need a fiberglass front clip and window nets or lexan. You鈥檒l need an aluminum racing seat and zero interior other than a gauge set.
 
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Stock weight is about 2100 lbs. The engine and trans weigh around 350lbs. So a Gt with no power train gets you very close to your 1700 weigh goal.
That's exactly what I was thinking.

I knew it isn't realisticly possible. Just poking some fun.
 

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Probably the most efficient way is lightweight doors and hinges. Those suckers are HEAVY.

But yea, it鈥檚 very tough to get a street car to 1900 lbs and maintain any streetworthiness. Especially if you switch to bigger brakes, bigger wheels and tires, sway bars, etc.... that all adds weight.
 

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1700 pounds is easy and still have a legally drivable gt.
Remove hood, rear bumpers, doors, passenger seat, spare tire, carpet, rear deck, rear and side windows.
Voila.
 

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I looked for my list of vehicle weights by year that I made in the late 70's but couldn't find it, I have it some where. lol I believe that the '69 was just under 1700, something like 1689 lbs and the weights went up to about 2100 lbs. I did look up on-line the weight given for a '70 GT in specifications was:
Weight :1785 lbs | 809.662 kg
My guess is the weights I have for are for a basic model. When I find my list, I will post the weights but please don't hold your breathe.
 

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I looked for my list of vehicle weights by year that I made in the late 70's but couldn't find it, I have it some where. lol I believe that the '69 was just under 1700, something like 1689 lbs and the weights went up to about 2100 lbs. I did look up on-line the weight given for a '70 GT in specifications was:
Weight :1785 lbs | 809.662 kg
My guess is the weights I have for are for a basic model. When I find my list, I will post the weights but please don't hold your breathe.
Is that dry weight?
 

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Is that dry weight?
Sorry I don't know and the list I made was more than forty years ago and my comment is based on a month or two old recollection. Just guessing about the weight difference but maybe the '69 was calculated with a 1.1L engine and since I had one and swapped it out for a 1.9, the weight difference between the '69 and the '70 could be there.
 

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I looked for my list of vehicle weights by year that I made in the late 70's but couldn't find it, I have it some where. lol I believe that the '69 was just under 1700, something like 1689 lbs and the weights went up to about 2100 lbs. I did look up on-line the weight given for a '70 GT in specifications was:
Weight :1785 lbs | 809.662 kg
My guess is the weights I have for are for a basic model. When I find my list, I will post the weights but please don't hold your breathe.
That sounds correct for a 1.1 GT. I remember them weighing just about 1800 lbs, and the 1.9 weighing about 2080.

The 1.1 is proportionally lighter throughout the driveline. Lighter engine, lighter flywheel/clutch, lighter cooling system, lighter gearbox, lighter rear axle, lighter front leaf spring. It all adds up.
 
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When I was a kid I had a T Bucket...no fenders...it was California legal if I weighed less than 1500 lb....which I did not...closer to 1750 lb....Got lotsa tickets...They were fix it tickets so I did not care...I had a set I would slap on for the day.. ....get the car inspected and remove the next..
 

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I weighed my Opel GT last time I took it to the drag strip. I have AC so I expected to be around 2100, but it was actually 2036lbs.

My interior is all stock with some added sound deadening. I had over a half a tank of gas and my spare tire was in the back.
 

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You've got both rollbars in there too, don't you?
No roll bars (or roll cage), but I have added front and rear anti-sway bar if that鈥檚 what you mean. I also have a few lbs of other extras like sheet metal and spare parts.
As I like to say 鈥渃omplicate and add weight鈥
The cornerstone of all of my car builds.
 
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Not all scales are created equal.
 
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I looked for my list of vehicle weights by year that I made in the late 70's but couldn't find it, I have it some where. lol I believe that the '69 was just under 1700, something like 1689 lbs and the weights went up to about 2100 lbs. I did look up on-line the weight given for a '70 GT in specifications was:
Weight :1785 lbs | 809.662 kg
My guess is the weights I have for are for a basic model. When I find my list, I will post the weights but please don't hold your breathe.
You can breathe now. LOL For what it's worth this is the info I found but i don't know the year I compiled it.
I have 69and 70, Model 93 was selling for ('69) $625 to $1200 with a weight of 1815 lbs. while the ('70) selling range was 650 to 1250 with a weight of 1780 lbs.
Model 77 was
'71 selling for 750 to 1375 with a weight of 2009 lbs.
'72 selling for 900 to 1575 with a weight of 2017 lbs.
'73 selling for 1025 to 1700 with a weight of 2030 lbs.
The reason I put in the selling price range is that might give a clue as to the year I came across this info.
 
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