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cutting the body up, what works the best.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, May 16, 2003.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i can get an air nibbler, air sheer, cutoff wheel, or a sawzall. im going to do some rust repair and some fender trimming, what should i go with, what would give me the best results?
     
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    Probably a combination of all the tool's You mentioned, how about a Plasma Cutter? Have access to one of those? It'll come in handy. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Jigsaw! I just did SICK trimming on mine not too long ago to fit 42's. I was VERY pleased with the clean cut. You can even make turns with ease. I used sheet metal blades. Just changed to a new one after each fender to keep the blade sharp (reduces the vibrations when cutting.)

    Good luck!

    -Dan
     
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    I did all my trimming with a craftsman sawzall and a 4.5" grinder with a cut off wheel. A plasma cutter would be best, but I aint rich enuff to have one of them....

    j
     
  5. big83chevy4x4

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    how about a Plasma Cutter? Have access to one of those? It'll come in handy.

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    man i wish, if i did need anything else /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I have had some pretty good luck with an angle grinder and a 1/32" cutoff wheel. Really clean cuts and doesn't seem to break the wheels as easily as I thought it would. Downside is cutoff wheels that thin are hard to find, 1/16" are all over the place and work pretty well also.
     
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    how much are you gonna trim? i wanna trim my fenders too.... please mommy?? can i can i can i? hehe, die grinder sounds like a good idea /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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