shripped it down all the way to the bare case. this assembly ; chassis, dc choke, connectors weighs around 60 lb
this is all i need out of the chassis assembly, after lots of cutting, cleaning and assembly;
and this is the finished product. coming in at 61 lb, and half the size of the original drive. now i can carry it around easily, and it fits in the hood/trunk of my conversion.
i kept the 30lb heat sink, but not before i imaged a template of all the screws/holes on it, for a liquid cooled heat sink idea later down the road.