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Cutting off stock spring perches...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FWP, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. FWP

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    Is a royal pain in the /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif. Hopefully I never have to do that again /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  2. Confedneck

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    why for?
     
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    Grind your brakes for 4.25" BS wheels and you'll change your mind about cutting some perches sucking.
     
  4. scrappy88

    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

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    Prob. to move them out on a 1 ton 14FF to fit 1/2 and 3/4 ton springs. I'm in the process of grinding mine off too and it really sucks!
     
  5. Zeus33rd

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    Hmmm....

    I took this one off in less than 10 minutes-
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    I carefully ground out the weld on the inside of the perch, closest to the housing, and the two welds on the ends of the perch. Leaving the the weld closest to the spindle there. Then beat it with a big ass hammer towards the ends of the tubes. 5 or 6 whacks and it busted off. Done this on 2 different 14bs. The one in the picture is NoSmog73's van 14b. He can attest to the less than 10 minute thing...Thats his finger. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif The other was on Shewheelers 1 ton 14b. She and Gokartergo watched me remove those. It can be done fairly easily. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif

    These are the new perches welded in place.
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    Yeah thats all well and good with the drums removed but doing it with the drums on is a little different... That 9" grinder doesn't fit too well then /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    It wouldn't have made any difference if the drums were still there. I would have used the 4.5" grinder. And maybe spent an extra 3 or 4 minutes grinding. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    Besides, with a worn wheel, the 9" would have done the job fine. Doesn't need to fit between the backing plate and the perch. Never even touched that weld. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Nice looking welds!
     
  10. FWP

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    Doesn't need to fit between the backing plate and the perch. Never even touched that weld.

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    So now you tell me /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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  11. Bushwhacker

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    I used my porta-band to cut mine off. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Only took about 10 minutes to do both sides as well.

    Clay
    Bushwhackers Offroad Outfitters
     
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    Then beat it with a big ass hammer towards the ends of the tubes. 5 or 6 whacks and it busted off. Done this on 2 different 14bs.

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    Can you re-use the old spring perch after you do this?
    -Harrison
     
  13. Don

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    About 5 minute's with a die grinder with a cutoff wheel, and a BFH there off. not a problem. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    THERE IS NOTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO TO HARM THE STOCK 14FF SPRING PERCHES!!!!!!! If you left one in the middle of the street it might total the honda that runs into it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Can't agree more, reloacted mine this weekend as well....blah, took about 30min a side, boy do i wish I would have had a big enough hammer, purdy welds....
     
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    Wow /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif! 10-30 minutes a side, from all the posts. That's pretty good. It took my stupid ars 4 hours, with 4" grinder, porta-band, and hammer, to get the tube in the condition to weld on new perches.
     

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