Mustang Bare Shell Weights - Vintage Mustang Forums
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
ZFORCE's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1,319
Default Mustang Bare Shell Weights

A friend of mine and I are considering building a Rotisserie. We've seen many rotisseries constructed from engine stands and they are usually rated at 750-1500 pounds, so that got us thinking...and wondering just how much these classic mustangs weight. I googled and gave up.

So if any of you know the body weights of your car, can you post them?

Not looking for guesstimates. Please include year, body style, and how you came about the weight (preferably just the body shell, but if you only know the weight with doors/ rear ends, convertible tops, etc., please list the parts on the car, but NOT looking for whole car weights, that info is easily available all over the web.)

I think this info will be useful to other members as well as interesting trivia!

Dirty Harry is a 1967 Mustang Convertible, 289 2v, automatic, soon to be 331 with Kenne Bell 2.2 Flowzilla Blowzilla, AODE. Next project is my Arizona 1966 Fastback...way down the line!

Some of my favorite phrases, and yes, they're mine.
People make time for the things they want to do, and for everything else, they make excuses.
Wisdom is mother nature's substitute for intelligence.
Is it really bad luck, or poor planning?
Do something, or say nothing.
You can criticize all you want as long as you lend a hand.
ZFORCE is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 04:53 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Matoaca, VA.
Posts: 108
Default Re: Mustang Bare Shell Weights

I know this isn't giving you an exact weight,but it was easy for 4 of us to pick up my bare shell 69 Mach1 bare shell project. None of us were weight lifters, and we had no problem setting it on a trailer. I'm guessing it's no more than 600-700lbs. I had very little trouble taking it off the trailer by myself and putting it up on blocks, and trust me, I'm no Charles Atlas
Dwight Vivas is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 08:42 AM
Senior Member
buckeyedemon's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 2,413
Default Re: Mustang Bare Shell Weights

i'd agree with virginian. I can easily pick up one side of mine with it on jackstands.

69 mustang fastback
buckeyedemon is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 12:47 AM
Senior Member
69 Rustang's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 2,159

To give a consensus--I had estimated mine to be 700-750 when it was a bare shell and going on the rotisserie.


1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible (Procharged/423 RWHP)
1969 Fastback, 351C, TKO 600, T-lock, Shaker, slats, fold down, yadda yadda, etc.
1972 Mach 1, 351C, FMX
1931 Model A Station Wagon 150B

Here are my cars:
69 Rustang is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 01:44 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: San Diego
Posts: 748

Yeah mine is stripped down and it isnt very heavy at all. Takes nothing to lift it a slight bit.....
I would tend to believe the 700 pound range, especially without the suspension.....


1967 Mustang Coupe/Restoration Project/In storage for overseas tour in Hawaii
2007 Mustang GT Black/Black/5 Speed/1.5" Drop/MAC Intake/Tuned by Trick Tuners, San Diego/FRPP GTA Exhaust/9.15 stock in 1/8th mile/270HP,290 TQ/Born on 10/19/2006
2004 Mach 1/Ex Honolulu PD Car/K&N intake/FR500 rims/BBK Xpipe/Flowmaster exhaust/Mach 1 interior items/automatic/1 of 220 made
gibs67cpe is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome