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Shaving the 14 tomorrow

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by firefighter184, May 19, 2006.

  1. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    I bought some cut off wheels for my grinder, skinny little Hiltis. They suck. Blew one apart in like 5 minutes. Anybody know if there is a thicker more heavy duty type cut off wheel out there? Brand?
     
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    Don't know the brand, but I've got a crap load or 1/8" thick cut off wheels. So they are out there. I used a sawzall to cut mine then finished off with a grinder.
     
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    I picked mine up at Home Depot, little 4" HORTON discs. You'll go through a few but they are cheap. I bought 4 or 5 and ended up using 3.
     
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    I used my Porter Cable port-a-band saw then a 4 1/2 in grinder to do the little bit of rough grinding then a air angle grinder with sanding disc's to smooth it all out, was easy.

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  5. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Those things are so nice to have. :thumb:

    Hey John, Scott's got one up at his shop. Might ask him about it but you'd have to drive up there.
     
  6. firefighter184

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    I'm thinking about using the sawzall and then cleaning up with the grinder...
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have some Dewalt discs that hold up very well. Got them at Lowes. The sawzall looks like it will be better way to go though, that's what I'm planning on using.
     
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    I just went and bought a new flap disk and used it. Didn't take too long
     
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    I rough cut it using 1/8" cut off wheels I got from a tool shop. Can't remember the name of them, but they held up very well. I went through 1 1/2 of them. I finished it off with a 60 grit flapper disc. Took me less than 2 hours from start to finish. I even took the "horns" off the top of it. I didn't go as far as some do on the bottom. I left it even with the rock ring.
     
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    What about an abrasive cut-off wheel on a circular saw? Thats the route I was going to go... Got the wheel at Lowes. Haven't tried it yet though...
     
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    Why not? As long as you can keep control of it.
     
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    got a porta band and a sawzall if you need to borrow them you can.
     
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    I also used a Sawzall for the major cuts. Used a blade called "The Ugly" that I picked up at Walmart. :) Finished up with an angle grinder; first with a rough disk and then with a flap wheel. Took maybe all of 30 minutes. :cool1:

    Oh yeah, it's WAY easier to do it with the axle upside down, before you install it under the truck. :rolleyes:
     
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    That is how I did mine as well. But I didn't use the flap wheel to finish, just a finer grinding disc. I think it was a lot easier sitting in a chair than laying under the truck.
     
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    I use that setup to cut metal all of the time as long as I am working on a bench or sawhorses where I have some control.
     
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    If you go to a welding supply place, they have cut off disks that hold up WAY better than home depot junk. The circular saw works great, I use it all the time with a metal blade. But when I shaved my 14b, I went with the easiest and cleanest, a portable band saw of course!! I love mine.
     
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    I used the porta-ban aswell, then a 8" grinder, makes quick work of it:D
     
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    are you guys getting hung up on the axle or are yall just bored?!?!?!?!?!?! :haha:


    is a shaved 14bolt really needed???? :crazy:
     
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    Mine was already out, so why not:D
     
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    Tie an anchor to your ass and see how many curbs you get hung up on!:haha:

    No, I have been caught on that lip a few times. It ain't easy to drag across a rock on it gets caught.
     

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