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Weight of Rolling Chassis? - 1957 Chrysler, 126" Wheelbase
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Chopper John
Posted 2019-08-26 6:49 PM (#586604)
Subject: Weight of Rolling Chassis? - 1957 Chrysler, 126" Wheelbase



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Has anyone ever weighed a rolling chassis?
I'm picking up a '57 Chrysler frame with rear axle & suspension, front suspension & steering box and all brake drums in place.
I can roll it on tires initially, but need to lift it off the ground and over an immovable obstruction.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-08-26 8:06 PM (#586608 - in reply to #586604)
Subject: RE: Weight of Rolling Chassis? - 1957 Chrysler, 126" Wheelbase



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1890 kg / 4170 lbs for a Windsor Sedan with a 354 Poly

4235 lbs | 1920.964 kg for a 300 C with 392 Hemi

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Powerflite
Posted 2019-08-26 8:50 PM (#586610 - in reply to #586604)
Subject: Re: Weight of Rolling Chassis? - 1957 Chrysler, 126" Wheelbase



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Motor & trans included or not? Without the motor & trans, 2 strong people can lift one side at a time, probably up to 3ft off the ground with the tires still on it. But it isn't easy to do. I have one sitting in the back of my yard right now.

Edit: Actually, that's 3ft total lift. The suspension will probably move 1/2 of that distance, so you will likely only get around 1.5ft off the ground unless you use some other method.

Edited by Powerflite 2019-08-26 8:53 PM
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Chopper John
Posted 2019-08-26 9:58 PM (#586613 - in reply to #586610)
Subject: Re: Weight of Rolling Chassis? - 1957 Chrysler, 126" Wheelbase



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Right, no motor or trans. Good point about suspension travel.
Sounds like approximately 450 lbs, figuring I can bear hug and lift up a buddy my own weight (under 225#). Definitely better with 4+ strong people.
Thanks!
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