irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/16/21 5:00 p.m.

I can't seem to find the DeLorean build that somebody was doing in the project forum. Google is not being helpful. Anyone have a link to it? Need to send it to somebody who has one.

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
12/16/21 5:07 p.m.
irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/16/21 5:08 p.m.

Yep thanks. Not sure why I could not find it by any search methods...

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
12/16/21 5:24 p.m.

It took me a bit to find it myself, but also slow day at work so I like a challenge laugh

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
12/16/21 6:44 p.m.

I assume this came up because of the Top Gear episode.  I'm watching now and had to grind my teeth when I heard

the thing weighed quite a lot because of the stainless steel panels

How the berk does stainless steel weigh more than normal steel?

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) PowerDork
12/16/21 6:51 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

ummm,

Weight: Mild Steel weighs less than that of stainless steel. Due to hardening properties stainless steel weighs more and has lesser occupancy as it is difficult to handle in the manufacturing process. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
12/16/21 7:01 p.m.

In reply to wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) :

Really?  Ok I'll admit I'm wrong.

 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
12/16/21 7:07 p.m.

Ok I had to research more. 

According to this chart 304 stainless like the Delorean is 495lbs per cubic foot.

https://www.theworldmaterial.com/weight-density-of-stainless-steel/

According to this page normal steel is 490 per cubic foot.

https://www.reference.com/science/much-cubic-foot-steel-weigh-fbe6c2741fd218df

That's a 1 percent difference in weight.  I wouldn't consider that a factor at all.

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
12/16/21 7:32 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

By the time you add in paint and undercoating, the stainless is probably quite a bit lighter.

For design work, I generally think of them as about the same.

BlindPirate
BlindPirate Reader
12/16/21 7:40 p.m.
Stampie said:

Ok I had to research more. 

According to this chart 304 stainless like the Delorean is 495lbs per cubic foot.

https://www.theworldmaterial.com/weight-density-of-stainless-steel/

According to this page normal steel is 490 per cubic foot.

https://www.reference.com/science/much-cubic-foot-steel-weigh-fbe6c2741fd218df

That's a 1 percent difference in weight.  I wouldn't consider that a factor at all.

6 minutes before this post you were going to admit you were wrong :]

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
12/16/21 7:41 p.m.

A Delorean is essentially a plastic car with stainless steel panels glued on top of it.  In effect there are two layers of body on the thing, which adds up to a lot of unnecessary weight.

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/16/21 8:29 p.m.
Stampie said:

I assume this came up because of the Top Gear episode.  I'm watching now and had to grind my teeth when I heard

the thing weighed quite a lot because of the stainless steel panels

How the berk does stainless steel weigh more than normal steel?

Nope, a friend of mine today told me her CFO drove a DeLorean to work that he's (still) restoring and I said i'd send her this thread to send to him. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
12/16/21 8:57 p.m.

In reply to BlindPirate :

I thought I was wrong once but it was in a incorrect assumption.

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