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actual vehicle weight

03-30-2006, 12:34 PM
i have a chevy truck of the 73 to 87 style and i havent been able to find the answer to this question anywhere on the entire internet....

how much do these trucks friggin weigh?

mine is a regular cab longbed with a smallblock and 2 wheel drive... i figure it matters somewhat... the only thing i know about the weight is that from 80 to 87, they were 300 pounds lighter... mines the heavier kind as it is a 73

04-08-2006, 10:23 AM
FYI - I had my truck weighed. 2002 2500HD full box, crew cab, 8.1, 4x4.

tipped out at 6,600 lbs - empty, no driver and about a 1/4 tank of fuel.

my guess for your truck would be about 4,500 to 5,000#

get it weighed - a lot of delivery companies have scales - pick a day when they are not busy and tip the operator a 20.

04-08-2006, 10:24 AM
your title may have the weight on it, as this is how they catagorized vehicles back when it was built.

04-08-2006, 05:37 PM
There should be a tag on the drivers side door jamb that lists the GVWR and other weights and information about the truck. I think that's standard on most vehicles today at least. Correct me if I'm wrong...


04-10-2006, 07:12 PM
Sure, the high beams come on.

04-11-2006, 12:10 AM
As Wolfster said, check the driver's door for loading information. If you have a gross vehicle weight (GVWR), and the payload listing, you can subtract the payload from the gross vehicle weight, and get the weight of the vehicle.

If not, take it to a truck stop, gravel pit, or similar place, and you can get it weighed generally for $10, or even free sometimes.

I know that my truck is from a different generation than yours, but I have a 1998 K2500 regular cab, long bed, 4x4 at approximately 5,400 lbs (includes me at 180 lbs, a 75 lb tool box, and about 50 lbs worth of other stuff).

04-11-2006, 08:56 AM
yeah i have the plate on the drivers side doorjamb, and i think it says 6600 for the GVWR if i remember correctly, so that must include some amount of payload. since it is 2 wheel drive and not a crew cab or anything, im suspecting something a little less than 5500 for the actual weight.

04-11-2006, 09:13 AM
Throw some trash in the bed...go to the local landfill...weigh going in...weigh again leaving...

Or maybe go and ask them to weigh you for a tare weight...act like you are going to haul lots of stuff to them...

04-11-2006, 04:53 PM
Drive up on a set of scales and have it weighed.
And remember the driver and fuel in truck can make 500 lbs difference or more.
A lot of things can add to the factory weight. Different beds, trailor hitches bumpers and tires and wheels and even a truck with a lot of mud on under side can add 50-500 lbs.
And remember that some states your truck license has to cover the total truck weight and the trailer or anything you are towing or hauling.
If you are towing a semi truck make sure you have license to cover it and your truck to.
Over weight tickets can run up to 1 -2 $ or more per lb overweight.
Better to be safe than sorry.:grinyes: :lol:

04-14-2006, 10:41 AM
One other option might be to find a weigh station on the highway for over the road trucks. Many times (but not always) when they are closed the scale is still turned on and the readout is visible from the window. Just drive on, park, get out and go read the scale.

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