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I have seen many threads about chevelle weights...what about my el camino? 69, 350, iron heads, th350 trans, no AC or heater, no radio, no spare, has PS and PB, Upgraded to 1LE camaro brakes(larger disk), hotchkis tubular A-arms, 12 bolt rear, bench seat, all steel body. Any guesses?

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Wow!
I am sure no one can really guess this one.
Just drive it somewhere that you can go weigh it.

Usually docking areas have something like that. If you are close, check it up.
I also think local some junkyards have a device like that.. (at least here)


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In the beautiful state of Washington they consider the El Camino to be a truck and in order to license it you have to know it's weight. You would think they would have some reference to consult to determine weights for different vehicles, but instead they want you to pay the $3 and have the guy at the dump weigh it. Which I did.
Mine is a '70 El Camino Custom SB/350hp TH350 tranny, no major alterations to body or suspension and it weighs in at 3,600 lbs.
Don't recall how much gas in the tank at the time, but that will get you close.

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No guesses here. I'll just give you the facts.
"SHIPPING WEIGHT: Weight of basic vehicle with regular equipment and grease and oil. Weight of gasoline and water not included."
"CURB WEIGHT: Weight of empty vehicle ready to drive. Shipping weight plus weights of gasoline and water."

body style 13380
shipping weight=1700 front, 1390 rear, total 3090 lbs.
curb weight=1675 front, 1515 rear, total 3190 lbs.

body style 13480
shipping weight=1800 front, 1415 rear, total 3215 lbs.
curb weight=1780 front, 1540 rear, total 3320 lbs.

body style 13580
shipping weight=1715 front, 1400 rear, total 3115 lbs.
curb weight=1690 front, 1530 rear, total 3220 lbs.

body style 13680
shipping weight=1820 front, 1430 rear, total 3250 lbs.
curb weight=1795 front, 1555 rear, total 3350 lbs.

add or subtract for these options.
A31 power windows +23 lbs
A51 Astro bucket seats +14 lbs
A93 vacuum door locks +8 lbs
C08 Exterior vinyl roof cover +7 lbs
C60 air conditioning +93 lbs
D55 floor console +12 lbs
J50 power brakes +12 lbs
J52 disc brakes front + 39 lbs
L22 250 cu. in. L-6 engine(155 hp) +17 lbs
L65 350 cu. in. V-8 engine(250 hp) +51 lbs
L48 350 cu. in. V-8 engine(300 hp) +51 lbs
L35 396 cu. in. V-8 engine(325 hp) +253 lbs
L34 396 cu. in. V-8 engine(350 hp) +249 lbs
M20 4-speed transmission +7 lbs
M21 4-speed transmission +7 lbs
M22 4-speed transmission +6 lbs
M35 powerglide transmission (w/6 cyl engine)-15 lbs.(w/V-8)-8 lbs.
M38 Turbo Hydramatic transmission +24 lbs
M40 turbo Hydramatic transmission +47 lbs
MC1 3-speed manual transmission (heavy duty) +19 lbs
N40 power steering +29 lbs
U57 tape player +17 lbs
U63 AM push button radio +8 lbs
U69 AM/FM push button radio +9 lbs
U79 stereo radio +13 lbs
"For total shipping, and curb, weights of vehicles equipped with the above options, add to, or deduct from, the base vehicle weights(lbs)."

Apparently, adding gasoline to the gas tank and water to the radiator still makes the front a little lighter, as seen above. (teeter-totter effect).

Now you can sit down and figure out what your El Camino weighs. Then go to the landfill or metal scrap yard and see if you are close ! Don't forget to get out and step off the scales.

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Thanks Nate, thats what I wanted. To the rest of you, thanks but I cant drive the car yet, still being built.
 

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Nate, that is some seriously thorough info - is there a reference book that can be purchased with that info on more Chevelles and other Chevy's? I can use the above info to ballpark my '72 ragtop, but I'm wondering about the rest of my fleet
 

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My Elky weighed 3805# with driver (me,190#) and a full tank.

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I don't know if it is still available, but the reference I use for most all my Chevelle facts is the "Chevelle and El Camino ID Model Codes" book put out by the NCOA. 2nd edition, 1989. I bought it about 10+ years ago. It covers 64-72. Excellent book to have if you do anything with Chevelles. I'm not sure if it's still available or not. You may try to contact Mark Meekins in Greensboro N.C.

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Thanks, Nate - I'll give Mark a call. You probably know this, but he writes for Late Great Chevy now - they absorbed NCOA. Happy New Year
 
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