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2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 05:24 PM
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taking it all out, just took a break. this stuff holds down moisture. the driver side ( not pictured ) has some very ligt surface rust. the rest if fine though. I was mazed to see how much this stuff weighs once it out. i was gona weigh it all but i accidentaly threw a big bag away already..
now my car is about as light as it can get with out cutting stuff.
i have my rear bumper inner hole sawed
-no ac or ac components
-no heat... or heat components
-no carpet padding
-no crash plates
-no caliper weights
-rx7 front calipers
-no trim
-racing seats ect...
i will be puting interior back in, but wince its winter i have nothing better to do than scrap paper off the floors:lol:

Crazychopstick
02-05-2008, 05:25 PM
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took it all out... it holds down moisture. the driver side ( not pictured ) has some very ligt surface rust. the rest if fine though. I was mazed to see how much this stuff weighs once it out. i was gona weigh it all but i accidentaly threw a big bag away already..
now my car is about as light as it can get with out cutting stuff.
i have my rear bumper inner hole sawed
-no ac or ac components
-no heat... or heat components
-no carpet padding
-no crash plates
-no caliper weights
-rx7 front calipers
-no trim
-racing seats ect...
i will be puting interior back in, but wince its winter i have nothing better to do than scrap paper off the floors:lol:

Fail?

Karl Buchka
02-05-2008, 05:32 PM
http://wwwrsphysse.anu.edu.au/~amh110/Technical_pages/weight_savings_volvo.htm

Looks like all the sound deadening saves you about 30kg.

2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 05:35 PM
yeah i belive it.. its heavy shiz.. smells alot taking it out. but a propane touch makes it so easy...

Karl Buchka
02-05-2008, 05:35 PM
yeah i belive it.. its heavy shiz.. smells alot taking it out. but a propane touch makes it so easy...

Dry ice is easier.

2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 05:43 PM
Dry ice is easier.

i dont see how, i bearly heat it it up, then take the putty knife and it just rolls off with the knife. im able to take off huge secitions at at time. insted of cracking and picking chunks off.

Krunk Fu
02-05-2008, 06:11 PM
-no ac or ac components
-no heat... or heat components
-no carpet padding
-no crash plates
-no caliper weights
-rx7 front calipers
-no trim
-racing seats ect...
nice progress, looking good

stylngle2003
02-05-2008, 06:12 PM
sometimes it doesnt come off with heating. plus the fumes man, the fumes

Mueller
02-05-2008, 06:27 PM
Dry ice is easier.


+1...and if you have any crap on the underside of the car, that too will come off when you smack the floor to loosen up the stuff on top....

if you heat it up too much you'll melt it and leave a residue....

2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 06:50 PM
no residue, i just finished. took about a hour. anyways fire is more fun!

driven sydeways
02-05-2008, 07:15 PM
i like how you list caliper weights.

2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 07:20 PM
i like how you list caliper weights.

huh? lol, i also removed my main pump for a one pound loss! lol theres alot more stuff but its a waste of typing cuz its such small stuff.

DurableSwedish
02-05-2008, 07:20 PM
how do you pull the caliper weights off? are they bolted on? its like the horn on the outside right?

driven sydeways
02-05-2008, 07:26 PM
why do you have a radio and why will you have a passenger seat? as soon as someone gets in the car there goes all your weight savings. for street cars its un-necessary

2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 07:52 PM
how do you pull the caliper weights off? are they bolted on? its like the horn on the outside right?
they bolt on. dont weigh much though.

2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 07:59 PM
why do you have a radio and why will you have a passenger seat? as soon as someone gets in the car there goes all your weight savings. for street cars its un-necessary

ill have everything back in. i dono what you mean about a passenger geting in, usually when a passenger gets in they dont bring the a/c, heat, crash plates, ect with them. all this stuff that was removed weights more than most of my passenges. and why do i have a radio? simple answer. to listen to music duh..

adrianpike
02-05-2008, 08:26 PM
You took off the gas tank shear triangles too, right?

towerymt
02-05-2008, 08:30 PM
I used a heat gun on the interior. It works pretty well. Just heated til it was warm, and it scrapes nicely. Then come back and spray the floor with WD40 and run a razor blade scraper over it to remove the adhesive residue. Once over with WD40 and a paper towel and it's clean & smooth.

Poik
02-05-2008, 08:33 PM
The dry ice method didn't work for **** for me. I ended up letting my 500w halogen floodlamp shine on the spot for a couple minutes and it came off like butter. Then Brakleen to get the residue off. Rear driver's side seat was with the heat, rear passenger side was with the dry ice: http://www.eric-o.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4719&g2_serialNumber=2

Alex Buchka
02-05-2008, 08:49 PM
You took off the gas tank shear triangles too, right?

He sure as hell better have. I did it and I love fearing for my life every time I get behind the wheel of my car. You know, to add some excitement.

adrianpike
02-05-2008, 08:51 PM
He sure as hell better have. I did it and I love fearing for my life every time I get behind the wheel of my car. You know, to add some excitement.

good thinking!

volvo940tuner
02-05-2008, 09:00 PM
weight loss ftw

driven sydeways
02-05-2008, 09:01 PM
why did you say that he will probably remove them.

Volvorules
02-05-2008, 09:20 PM
He sure as hell better have. I did it and I love fearing for my life every time I get behind the wheel of my car. You know, to add some excitement.

Yeah, it can be pretty scary...:roll::roll:

2fast242gt
02-05-2008, 09:41 PM
He sure as hell better have. I did it and I love fearing for my life every time I get behind the wheel of my car. You know, to add some excitement.

i had to take them off...... if you run wider rims and tires you have to... maybe you dont know that becuase you havent ran anything bigger?

Vol242vo
02-06-2008, 02:43 AM
You should remove all the seat belts, you can really shave a significant amount of weight...

YLD244
02-06-2008, 03:40 AM
where the hell are you guys getting dry ice??

Wes613
02-06-2008, 03:52 AM
where the hell are you guys getting dry ice??

The grocery store...

adrianpike
02-06-2008, 04:19 AM
where the hell are you guys getting dry ice??
The grocery store...

God Bless America...

We picked some up in high school, no questions asked.

Chrisco
02-06-2008, 06:01 AM
Heat gun + putty knife FTW

jamin01
02-06-2008, 06:05 AM
Heat gun + putty knife FTW

I agree with that (+1 for those internet slang lovers)
I was doing it this evening..was bloody cold outside but the heat gun warmed the car up nicely.

Chrisco...isn't it bed time? I thought i'd be the last one up on the west coast on a week night.

Cheers

gambym
02-06-2008, 06:42 AM
I agree with that (+1 for those internet slang lovers)
I was doing it this evening..was bloody cold outside but the heat gun warmed the car up nicely.

Chrisco...isn't it bed time? I thought i'd be the last one up on the west coast on a week night.

Cheers

Heat gun works best.

And I rep the lastest night owl for the east coast.

boosted
02-06-2008, 09:25 AM
God Bless America...

We picked some up in high school, no questions asked.

i did in high school as well. we were making dry ice bombs shortly thereafter

JonnyP
02-07-2008, 04:35 PM
Some early 240's didn't even have the triangles or colapsable driveshafts, so removing them is not a big deal. In a way, your just bringing the safety level down to a normal car of that era lol.

2fast242gt
02-08-2008, 01:46 AM
everywhere besides the US didnt have them as well. or so i heard.

Marek
02-08-2008, 02:16 PM
sometimes it doesnt come off with heating. plus the fumes man, the fumes

Well seeing how drugs are punished as hell in the USA... that can be seen as an advantage!:rofl:

2fast242gt
02-08-2008, 02:54 PM
i snorted most of the tar paper afterword.