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can a truck stop weigh your car

Post by econo racer » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:36 am

I don't have access to any race scales. My Nova is all steel no fiberglass-missing AC equipment and thats it Steel headed 454 powerglide and 6 point bar. sub frame connectors and a moser 12bolt rear 2 batteries and fuel cell in back. yrs. ago it came in 3800 with me being 200 pds. :oops: :shock:

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Post by djh61187 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:57 am

Sure if they will do it for you. I weighed my car that way. I will not give individual weights on all 4 corners. Just a overall weight. Or if the scale operator will do it you could put the front wheels on the scale and then the back to get a idea of front/rear bias.

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Post by dannobee » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:02 am

Find a local circle track racer or tech, they all have access to a proper set of scales. That and a level floor is all you need.

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Post by pdq67 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 pm

Look up, "Platform scales", to do this.

I think guys have leveled their vehicles at three tires and used a level platform scale at the same level/height to find the weight of the one wheel and then continued around to get all wheels weighed.

Country grain elevators should have at least one handy if you want to find one and ask to use it.

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Post by Kevin Johnson » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:19 pm

I built a trailer (actually a few) and had to weigh it in the process of getting license plates for it. A local commercial scale (at a gravel/rock supply) weighed it for me.

Another thought! At the county dump they weigh you and I bet you could get them to do it if you asked nicely at a not-so-busy time.

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Post by j-c-c » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:34 pm

They will give you printed axle and gross weights, if you pull your car onto the scales properly, the scale/axle dividers are visible, at no extra charge.

I am not sure of the weight units, I suspect its in 20lb increments, which is fine if at 70K+ lbs.

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Post by exhaustgases » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:33 pm

Any sand and gravel outfit should have scales. So do garbage transfer stations in this area.

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Post by Krooser » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:04 pm

Our county recycling center has a platform scale. As mentioned a gravel pit will have one. Race teams have them. Truck stops can do it.
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Re: can a truck stop weigh your car

Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:12 am

Not accurately. Find a bulk grain company and see if they would weight it for you. I believe they have to be within seven pounds by law. I remember a guy weighing at a sand and gravel pit....off 280 lbs. The car came in at 3150 for IHRA Prostock back in the mid 90's. Caused a BIG problem with the engine builder ''not making power''.

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