Chop for hauler or tow
I just bought a 97 international dt466e/545 8 window. The use is to have a lockable space for my trials motorcycle and get 2 rock crawlers 45 miles away. I am contemplating chopping 4 or 5 windows of it, flatbedding for 1 rig and towing a 2nd. I have a trailer that can haul both crawlers and another that can haul 1. The difference in trailer weight is probably 1k-1500 lbs. Loaded with both one is 13k, the single is 7500 with the heavier truck.
The only purpose for the chop is to remove weight. I'm guessing I'll be luck to loose 1-2k on the chop. Opinions? This isn't going to be much of a conversion on the inside. AC, table, stereo, maybe a sink.
I haven't seen Natster on here for a while. I think he lost 4k lbs on a 10 window cutting off everything from behind the driver's seat back. I would need to leave the floor or build something that would end up heavier.
If it isn't going to make much difference going down the road I probably want to spare myself the effort.