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Hey all, my LX has some weight reduction work done already, a/c delete and an aluminum radiator to be exact, however I want to take it to the next level and do a rear seat removal and fiberglass hood. I was wondering if anyone has done a rear seat delete on a convertible and if there is anyway to keep the mounts for the dust cover?

Thanks for any and all ideas. :scratchchin
 

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the back seats dont weigh that much man..
got a few sets downstairs and gave away one last week..
i think to be exact with metal on back.. maybe 30 pounds


I have never noticed the a/c delete, smog delete, and nicer radiator, etc.

100 pounds is where you notice anything and there its not worth not having a back seat..
 
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Front sway bar: 21 lbs (racing only)
Front bumper: 24 lbs
Move battery to the trunk: 0 but moving a 50 lb box to the trunk improves traction
Replace steel hood with fiberglass hood: 15 lbs
Remove trunk/hatch carpet and sound deadener: 15 lbs
Remove tailpipes and install turn downs: 20 lbs
Remove rear seats and associated parts: 47 pounds
Remove front seats and replace with lightweight racing seats: 24 lbs
Replace steering rack with 1981 or older manual rack and remove power steering pump: 16 lbs
Remove rear sway bar: 14 lbs (racing only)
Replace front wheels & tires with lightweight skinnies: 32 lbs
Remove heater, stereo, speakers, under carpet padding, center console, misc. interior items: 63 lbs
Replace rear wheels & tires with lightweight wheels and slicks: 20 lbs
Remove spare tire & jack: 42 lbs
Remove exhaust from header collector back: 51 lbs (racing only)
Remove window mechanisms and side impact bracing within doors: 36 lbs
Replace iron heads with aluminum: 40 lbs
Replace radiator with aluminum: 15 lbs
 

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Hmmm, I was thinking it weighed a lot more than that. In that case I'll leave it, for now anyway. Thanks for the info.
 

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You live in CA. Yank out the top, the top frame, the motor, the cylinders, the hoses, and just leave the boot covering the hole. You'll shave off 175 pounds and a ton of headaches. Just take the bus for the three times a year it rains. :)
 

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You live in CA. Yank out the top, the top frame, the motor, the cylinders, the hoses, and just leave the boot covering the hole. You'll shave off 175 pounds and a ton of headaches. Just take the bus for the three times a year it rains. :)
Haha I'd do that if she wasn't my current DD. Well... When I swap in a new alternator.
 

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Now that was funny.
 
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