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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ice man, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    OK guys, living in the land of (don't have and can't get) I need the approx. weight of each front wheel of my fenderless 29 Pk Up. Only scale I can dig up is one of those electronic jobs and it won't do it. I'm running a AMC 4 banger/5sp and every thing is pretty much standard. Need this info to get the coilovers sized. Any help would be appreachated. Ice man
     

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  2. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    Think outside the box. There is a way to use a standard bathroom scale and a 2X4 to get the weight divided to within the scale's range, but you might be able to find a road race/circle track guy with scales, a truck scale (do they require on the road trucks to be within limits there?), of an agricultural scale that will work.

    http://forums.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?p=7574061
     
  3. Ice man
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    As I said at the beginning, DON"T HAVE CAN"T GET. They don't weigh trucks here, except at the cement plant, and I can't drive there yet. No inspection. Scales are not an important thing here. If the truck has room, it can't be overloaded, put some more in. I weighed my roadster at the cement plant when it was built, but it needed to be registered, the truck has that. O well ill try some thing else. Ice man
     
  4. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
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    from covina CA

    any recycling centers/ or plants nearby? they usually got truck scales
     

  5. oilslinger53
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    from covina CA

    oh, didnt see where you lived. any of the ports around there got scales?
     
  6. RodStRace
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    Ice man, I ASKED if you had access to truck scales, I didn't assume.
    Did you follow the link I provided?
     
  7. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    from Alberta

    Do you have a Airport there? What about at a hanger where they do aircraft inspections.. They usually have calibrated scales for the Smaller airplanes. 4 of those scales would work.. they would be no higher than car ramps.. Or a shipping dock.. they have to weigh in for transport of goods..

    does that help??
     
  8. Ice man
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    If it was legal to drive on the road I could use any number of places with scales, but its not legal yet. So I'm still bound to my shop. Ice man
     
  9. bolt_boy_49
    Joined: Sep 17, 2008
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    from USA

    I saved this from another site a while ago hope this helps<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally Posted by Beenaway2long
    4 pieces of copy paper and an accurate tire pressure guage. Cheapest easiest way. (no, I haven't sniffed too much nitrous)


    On a flat surface, slide a sheet of paper behind, in front of and on both sides of a tire. Measure the distance front/aft & side to side. Multiply width by length, for total square inches of tire footprint. Check tire pressure. Multiply psi x the square inches. Do the same for the remaining tires. Add thewm together. and you have your weight.

    I was within 8# on a 2700# race car, and a 3100# 65 chevelle.

    Slide the paper in until it stops, and keep them parallel /square.

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  10. 29nash
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