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Old 02-09-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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Weigh your car with bathroom scale (Pics)

I thought this was sorta neat, proly old hat to a lot of readers here...but here goes.

I bought a flea market bathroom scale.

Marked a 2x6 or maybe it was a 2x8, in any case I'd use bigger next time, with 4 marks one foot apart using a square.

Put a narrow (I used a piece of 1" sq tubing) support on your scale near the center.
Put the support with the mark near one end on this support.
Measure the distance from the floor to the top of the 2x6 or whatever.
Support the other end of the board with a support placed under the mark at the other end to give this measured height.



Raise the other three wheels to this same height. Not doing this will really screw up the measurement!

Center the tire on the corner you want to weigh over the mark that is 3 feet back from the scale.

Let the corner down slowly and multiply the scale reading by 4.

My '66 FB came in at 3067 lbs.

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Old 02-09-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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how much did the the other corners height affect the reading? ive weighed corners of my car with the scale at the track but the scale is about an inch higher than the surrounding concrete..

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memphis306,

First I was going to weigh it with the other three on the concrete. When I lowered the right front the scale went much higher then I thought it should (did this back in June -don't remember the figure). As I raised the left front the scale started coming down -surprised me as I figured this would transfer weight to the right front. At that point I raised the other three to match. My offset height is 5 or 6 inches so the error would be much greater then yours.

I did this back in June and kept a record of the corner weights but nothing else. Here is what I saw: LF 200, RF 220, FR 174, RR 172 x4= 3064lbs. 1680 front, 1384 on the rear.

It may not be accurate but if I keep the same setup it should be very repeatable which would help with battery/spare tire placement, suspension changes etc.

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