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St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:33 pm
by Tecker185
So my st185 is going on a diet, with a goal of 2500#. So in order to get there i need to get a bit extreme. So I got my hands on a fiberglass hatch. There is nothing out there on this subject. I guess ill just let the pictures to the talking.

The hatch
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Just the glass
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Hatch with no wiper and no wing
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Wing
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Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:41 pm
by CMS-GT4
You need a board or something in the scale that you zero and then weigh the items without them leaning on something for a more accurate reading.
Are the fg hatches still around?

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:55 pm
by Tecker185
Yeah its plus or minus a pound, id need a piece of plywood to lay the hatch flat. Its just about vertical in the picture.

Yes you can get them, mine just came in the mail today.

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:18 pm
by RedCelicaTRD
Does it have the holes in the interior for trim and wiring?

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:26 pm
by Tecker185
No

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:17 am
by k.beaty
Where did you get the hatch?

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:34 am
by Tecker185
Warner lewis I contacted him via facebook. He is the owner of lewis rally sport. Nice guy makes alot of stuff for the st185.

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:57 am
by fhalperformance
Here's a factory non 3 piece spoiler hatch hung on my industrial hanging scale. Completely factory missing nothing but the large plastic piece by the latch. Backs up teckers scale.

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-without plastics, wiring, and wiper motor

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:07 pm
by rallygarage
Warner Lewis in UK is the grandest source of rally Celica FG/CF parts in the world. Great quality and prompt shipping. Very professional.

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:53 pm
by underscore
You're trying to strip 700lbs from the car? Has anyone done anything close to that before?

St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:58 pm
by Tecker185
Im shooting for 2500# and the appearance of a full interior. Alot of custom parts are being made. 2grfe, BorgWarner efr, aem infinity 6, aluminum exhaust, carbon fiber drive shaft, non sunroof skin, ect

The car isnt going to have anything under the dash but a small custom heater core and blower.

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:00 pm
by fhalperformance
It should be doable. My rc converted 93 with interior doors forward weighs 2940 according to corner balance machine and I just lost another 140 lbs without any carbon fiber or fiberglass bits. It looks like my v6 and steering conversion may loose another 40+ depending on final configuration. Probably cant get there without lightweight body panels for sure but 2700 lbs should be doable with factory body panels. Tecker and I have similar weight goals just going about them a little differently.

Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:38 pm
by thedeadhp
I like the Camry in the background :P

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Re: St185 Fiberglass hatch weight

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:18 am
by Tecker185
Alltrac camry