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I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
#1416307 Thu Jul 08 2021 01:01 PM
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I scaled my 53 3100. This truck is stock with the exception of a 12 bolt rear end and open driveline. No driver, no water in the radiator. I found it interesting how well balanced it is. I thought the rear would be lighter. I leveled the truck and aired the tires. These are quality race scales. This truck is like sports car balanced.
1. Total weight
2. front, rear
3. Left, right
4. Rear left, right front.
5. Right rear, left front.

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Last edited by mick53; Thu Jul 08 2021 01:14 PM.

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Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417382 Mon Jul 19 2021 07:12 AM
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Thanks, I've seen the published stats but I've been curious what they really weigh. Easy to remember: 3100 truck weighs 3150 lbs.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417388 Mon Jul 19 2021 11:53 AM
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My 1953 3100 weighed more than that. It was around 3600 pounds, don't have the tare sheet any more.
Not sure if you had a panel, burb or pickup.

Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417392 Mon Jul 19 2021 12:50 PM
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heres what my '37 weighs with 1/2 tank of fuel, road ready, ( fuel tank at rear of truck )

3167 lb total LF 826, LR 795, RF 764, RR 787 ( no driver or passenger )

3580 lb total, LF 943, LR 912, RF 855, RR 860 ( driver and passenger )

It's surprisingly balanced, it too would make a a good race vehicle.

Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417393 Mon Jul 19 2021 01:00 PM
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I had my truck weighed twice while leaving a landfill on scales that are not near as accurate as race scales but both times the total weight including me (roughly 200 lbs) and a set of tools behind the seat came to roughly 3400 pounds.

When people say "That heavy old truck would plow through a new car." I like to point out that most S10 pickups outweigh this "heavy old truck".

The balanced front to rear ratio explains why my truck gets around so well in snow with a decent set of tires.

An LS engine, weighing in at an easy 150 pounds less than the original 216 would almost make the truck rear heavy.

Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417405 Mon Jul 19 2021 04:26 PM
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My 3/4 ton GMC says 2785lbs. Lt weight. Its painted on so it must be accurate right? Hahahahaha. I have a feeling its more in the 3400lb bracket as it sits with the LS. Now im curious. Next time I have to work at one of our plants I will get it on the scale.

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Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417556 Tue Jul 20 2021 10:08 PM
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......my 37 weighs 2700 with basically empty tank. (yeah, I know its light....and fast)


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Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417592 Wed Jul 21 2021 04:15 AM
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I had to get a cert weight for the DMV, I had 2 jack stands in the bed, I forgot were there... headscratch

It weighed 3000 lbs. exactly.

I haven't been around here in a while, is your truck on the road now mick53 ???

Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417628 Wed Jul 21 2021 03:41 PM
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My stock 41 went across the dump scale with 200 pound me in it in the 3600 range. The streetrodded 46/7 went at 3660.


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Re: I scaled my 53 3100 FYI
mick53 #1417631 Wed Jul 21 2021 04:01 PM
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About 30 years ago my 52 3100 with some gas, me, a sheet of plywood in the bed and nothing else (no spare at that time) weighed just over 3200 on the scales at a rock yard. If you've never hauled rocks in yours, they weigh you in empty, load the rocks you want and weigh you loaded (to make certain how much to charge you and so that you don't leave over-loaded).


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
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