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Ford truck weights

Post #1 by MechRick » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:05 am

I took a load of scrap in and finally had the chance to weigh Ol' Blue. It's an extended cab short bed 4x4. With me out of the truck and half a tank of fuel in the rear tank, it came in at 4720 lbs. Subtract 40 lbs for 7 gallons of fuel puts it at 4680 lbs, which is lighter than I expected, and lighter than my '86 Bronco with two people (~4800 lbs).

Got me to wondering, what is the lightest 1980+ F150 or Bronco that anyone has weighed? Is there such a thing as a sub 4000 lb F150/Bronco?
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Hedman header, full mandrel bent duals, crossover, super turbos
http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=73244
Bronco II with a 2.3L swap http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=72863
1988 F250 2x4, 460 ZF 5 speed.

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Post #2 by BIG 6 farmer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:52 am

Had a 85 F150 2wd long box, V8 auto. Plain Jane, no A/C. Over different scales it was like 3750-3800? Later i had a 91 F150, all same except it was an XLT (loaded) it was 4150-4200 lbs. Curious now what my 83 F150 4X4 short box weighs.
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Post #3 by 1986F150six » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:02 am

1984 F150 [belongs to my son] carried a load to the dump and empty, the truck weighed ~3750#.

Short wheel base; 4.9L; manual transmission; custom trim level with A/C.

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Post #4 by Harte3 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:52 am

My '83 F-150 weighs right at 4000# with both tanks full and me in the seat. I put a fiberglass topper on it and increased the weight to 4200# with both tanks full and me (170#) in the seat.
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Post #5 by MechRick » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:15 pm

So the extended cab option (and the prehensile bumper I run) adds about 600 lbs...interesting...

I bet a 2wd shortbox with a stout powerplant would be a runner...
1994 F150, 4.9L/ZF 5 speed, C-Vic police driveshaft
EFI head w/mild port work, 3 angle valve job
1996 long block, stock pistons, ARP rod bolts
Stock cam, aluminum cam gear
Hedman header, full mandrel bent duals, crossover, super turbos
http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=73244
Bronco II with a 2.3L swap http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=72863
1988 F250 2x4, 460 ZF 5 speed.

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Post #6 by BIG 6 farmer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:27 pm

Had crazy ideas (again). Take my 83 short box body, put it on a newer Crown Vic (Police) frame. After 2004? they had Alum. front cross member & Rack & pinion steering. This is a popular swap on old street rods. Thinkin i could get it down under 3000 lbs. Cut the bed out, and other trimmings. Street Rod, little Drag Strip fun. Some Guys get pissed, getting out run by an old Truck. :nod: :nod: :rolflmao:
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Post #7 by 80broncoman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:13 pm

Those bronco tops and tailgate with glass adds quite a bit of
Weight. I'd think the lightest 80 bronco with a six might be about
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Post #8 by Harte3 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:44 pm

"Some Guys get pissed, getting out run by an old Truck. " Sounds like they have personal problems... :P
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Post #9 by BIG 6 farmer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:00 pm

Ya, some guys & their deep issues :rolflmao: On the street or strip. Go up against a real pretty car, that has a lot of money in it. An old tattered Pick up, with alota Engine that hooks up. Can cause hard feelings.
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Post #10 by Harte3 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:48 pm

I love sleepers :!:
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Post #11 by MechRick » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:04 pm

My '83 F-150 weighs right at 4000# with both tanks full and me in the seat.

My truck brings a smile to my face, and I'm 600 lbs heavier than you, with similar engines...I bet yours runs *really* good... :nod:
1994 F150, 4.9L/ZF 5 speed, C-Vic police driveshaft
EFI head w/mild port work, 3 angle valve job
1996 long block, stock pistons, ARP rod bolts
Stock cam, aluminum cam gear
Hedman header, full mandrel bent duals, crossover, super turbos
http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=73244
Bronco II with a 2.3L swap http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=72863
1988 F250 2x4, 460 ZF 5 speed.

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Post #12 by Harte3 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:27 pm

It runs quite well loaded or empty :D
'83 F150 300, 0.030 over, Offy DP, Holley 4160/1848-1 465 cfm, Comp Cam 260H. P/P head, EFI exhaust manifolds, Walker Y Pipe, Super Cat, Turbo muffler, Recurved DSII, Mallory HyFire 6a, ACCEL Super Stock Coil, Taylor 8mm Wires, EFI plugs.

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Post #13 by rikard » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:07 pm

My 83 F150 XL, Rc, Sb, 302/Aod/ 3.55 4000lb. After putting a 4 barrel carb and decent exhaust it was pretty quick and sounded great.
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Post #14 by BIG 6 farmer » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:49 pm

The early 80s Trucks are light. If i remember right, a 1980 model was 700 lbs.? lighter than a 1979. so said the Ford ad @ the time. Every thing thinner, even the glass. Looking back, they worked out fine. In 1980, it was a joke. Starting body work on a 74 F 250 High boy ( trading for 1950 IHC) forgot how much thicker the older Trucks are. :thumbup:
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Post #15 by 76F100guy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:01 pm

Mine's a '76, per my sig. Since it came from out of state, had to get it weighed before CA would register it. Bone stock with no spare and a little under half a tank, it weighed 3,580. Ditched the stock intake and exhaust manifolds after that, so lost a few pounds, but added some back in with a spare and a Line-X.
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Post #16 by BIG 6 farmer » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:02 am

Like your Truck, not many like that around here anymore (RUST). Weight on yours is interesting, makes me wanna roll em all over a scale. :hmmm:
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Post #17 by Lazy JW » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:31 pm

Harte3 wrote:My '83 F-150 weighs right at 4000# with both tanks full and me in the seat...


My 81 F-150 also hits right at 4000# with both tanks full and me in the seat. I'm a "bit" over my high school wrestling weight of 176 lb. though :P
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Post #18 by crash-harris » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:24 pm

Bruiser weighs in at 5500 lbs. and that was before the full float Sterling and massive spring plates from Ballistic Fab :P

EDIT: From factory (when it was 2wd), she wieghs about 4200-4700? Can't exactly recall that 2nd number...
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Post #19 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:15 am

The tag on the inside of the glovebox door says my 1946 half tonner weighs about 3200 lbs. Lighter than a new Mustang.

That was before I put the 460 / C6 / 9" in.
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Post #20 by MechRick » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:37 am

Was it a flatty? Somehow I think a BBF wouldn't weigh much more than one.

I remember my '52 F1 was light. Only took two to shove the rolling chassis onto a car trailer. Didn't the pre '53 trucks use a car frame?
1994 F150, 4.9L/ZF 5 speed, C-Vic police driveshaft
EFI head w/mild port work, 3 angle valve job
1996 long block, stock pistons, ARP rod bolts
Stock cam, aluminum cam gear
Hedman header, full mandrel bent duals, crossover, super turbos
http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=73244
Bronco II with a 2.3L swap http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=72863
1988 F250 2x4, 460 ZF 5 speed.

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Post #21 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:00 pm

Flatties were pretty heavy. The C6 weighs a lot more than the 3 spd plus other upgrades - boxed frame, tube shocks, etc.

Up to 1941 trucks used the car frame. Beginning in 1942 - 1948 the frames were wider and heavier with parallel leafs up front.
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Post #22 by 82F100 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:01 am

The 82' short bed I use to have weighed around 3675 lbs without some of the ac stuff and no spare or tailgate IIRC.
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