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Old 01-20-2011, 06:18 PM
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Default Weld removal?

I want to take the bent step and bumperette off the bumper of my 40.
However they are welded on. Can I break/cut a weld with a hacksaw,
chisel, or butane torch; or do I need to take it to a welding shop?

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Old 01-20-2011, 06:35 PM
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grinder with a cut off wheel probably work the best. Hack saw might take while
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:18 PM
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grinder with a cut off wheel probably work the best. Hack saw might take while
X2 grinder is the best unless you can not get into the area. You can also drill it out if you have really good drill bits. Plasma cutter works too if you have one. There are people that can help you in the club including me depending on where you live.

A picture speaks a 1000 words, I can't remember how those are bend and attached etc.
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Thanks. I'll post a pic - may take a few days.

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any of your above listed methods are good at cutting steal. the ginder is going to the cleanest unless uhave a plasma cutter
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I use the thin 4.5" slicing disks for things like this - cut most of the way through the weld, then bend the part, and snap the weld. Try not to cut all the way through the weld because you'll hack the metal underneath.

Then switch to a grinding disk and grind off the remaining weld bits carefully, to avoid hacking the 'cruiser behind the weld.
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I use the thin 4.5" slicing disks for things like this - cut most of the way through the weld, then bend the part, and snap the weld. Try not to cut all the way through the weld because you'll hack the metal underneath.

Then switch to a grinding disk and grind off the remaining weld bits carefully, to avoid hacking the 'cruiser behind the weld.
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Buy a 4.5" grinder not 4"
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:56 PM
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Pics attached - one of the bent step and bumperette,
and one (blurry) of the weld itself.

Sounds like I have an excuse to buy a grinder!

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That reminds me of some plates that were welded on to my front frame. I used a grinder to get them off and build my front bumper out of c-channel. The work took much more time than I thought it would, but persistence paid off and the results were just fine.
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