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Old 10-20-2012, 07:17 PM
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Sawzall is the way to go, get extra blades, use blades specificaly for metal. Tape guide, brace, then have fun hacking the hell out of it. Don't be suprised when you snap or dull a blade, they are a disposable cost of the job. Done this many times to make trunk couches, etc.just have fun, your cutting a car apart, channel your inner redneck and get to it son!

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Get the Milwaukie "Torch" blades and you'll get through the cut with almost no bent or broken blades! They're a bit more money, but much heavier material that wont go away as fast as cheaper blades.
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The lenox blades are also very good,either one will do a great job.what you dont want to do is get a cheapo blade ,they'll just pee you off and turn a fun little job into a PITA..
Something else you might get while your at Home depot is a few sticks of 3/4" electrcal conduit ,they're cheap and make great braces just cut to length and smash the ends flat then use a big drill screw (3/8 head) to fasten it to the body
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I wouldnt cut it right down the middle first cut. Especially the top panels. I would leave at least a few inches, so you can make a final clean cut after its already cut, if you get my gist.
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I'm with Ponch on that one ,Its much easier to make a second cut when your just cutting a little strip and you'll have total access from all angles , you can make a very accurate finish cut. 1 1/2 - 2" masking tape works great just lay it out with one side dead on center and cut the other side first..
Good save Ponch ,Forgot to mention that...
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You can get a decent sawz-all (reciprocating saw) for under $50. With the right blade you can use it on anything, even to cut firewood, so why rent one? You'll need plenty blades -- I cut up a whole wreck like the wagon in my avatar, I think I used 8-10 blades. The big unbraced panels (like the roof) will be the hardest to cut. You can use an abrasive blade on a HD skillsaw too. Abrasive blades are a bit expensive and don't last long -- take you time if you go that route and don't force the blade through, that REALLY eats them up!

I've seen a car cut and hung on a wall similar to what you're doing, but it was cut roughly along the fender/hood line down the side of the car. There was maybe a couple inches of hood tacked in, just enough that the whole side of the car could be used. The doors would open and close, but not enough room to climb in! No "frame" -- wheels were bolted directly to the wall. Something like that would be a better bar ornament (I saw it in some car museum somewhere...).
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I did a Ford Ranger with a $39 Skil brand Saws All. used a mix of Lenox, lenox gold and kobalt blades. Used a dozen blades or so but I wrecked several when I ran into inner structure/ too short of a blade.

A jig saw will also work, and your cut can be easier/ more precise for cuts thru things like the roof.
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Or you could use an industrial diamond wire cable to cut the whole thing in half including motor/frame....
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Or you could use an industrial diamond wire cable to cut the whole thing in half including motor/frame....
Or, you could do it this way.....
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Still haven't cut it I decided to do the metal repairs first I will be getting to cutting very soon now as we found a location and will be building the place out soon...
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