'98 C43 Kombi daily. '94 C280 factory manual track/drift slag.
As a few of you will know, this was my winter hack. I drove it over winter, then ripped the LPG/propane conversion off for my Limo.
The plan was to then sell the car, but in all honesty it's only worth about £500 ($750 USD), so I decided I'd track-day it, then strip it for parts. I know it's a sad state of affairs to take apart a perfectly good car, but needs must, and it's worth *loads* more as parts.
Anyway, it is time to strip and prepare it for trackday use.
It originally weighed in at 1880kg (according to Wikipedia), let's see how much we lose! ;D
First thing out was the bulky front seats. 77lb each. That's 70kg in the front seats alone! Yeah, I need front seats - going to throw some light buckets from my MX5 (Miata/Eunos) ones in for now.
Possibly a little anal, but I weighed everything as it came off.
Here are the results so far:
Front seats - 70kg
Rear seat - 30kg
Carpets & mats - 26kg
Trim* - 40.9kg
Front doors trim (cards, air bags, speakers) - 14kg
Central locking pump 1.5kg
Parcel shelf - 7.3
Boot (trunk) stuff inc spare wheel - 35.8kg
Engine bay and internals - 4.7kg
Back door cards and trim - 14.1kg
Wire - 7.1kg!
* All the plastics, rubbers, covers, brackets etc.
That's 253.6kg (about 560lb)! Still got loads to take out, but have to add a little for the MX5 seats.
Marham track day is about 3 weeks time, so still plenty to do!
I spent most of the second day removing wire! 7.1kg of it has come out so far. Looks a little better inside now, as you'll see below. Central locking, speakers (12 of them!), airbag stuff, seat electrics etc etc... I've left the front electric windows in though, cause it may get a bit warm in there and the a/c will be removed.
Beginning of the day
All this came out
A few hours later