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Mal evolent
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:59 am    Post subject: how much does a beetle body weigh? Reply with quote

body lift coming up. want to know how much it weighs before I remove it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

without the doors, hood, decklid, it probably weighs 250#. my son and i lifted a body off ourselves. It wasn't that tough.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hacked and ready to Baja, My guess is between 250 and 300 pounds.

I screwed 3/8 lag hooks into my ceiling stringers and used two 3 inch ratchet binders to lift my oval body up off the pan. (it was pretty rusty and a lot of weight loss due to no heater channels) Rolled out the old crusty pan and in with the new prepped pan, lowered it down on the new heater channels and instant baja.


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