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06-02-2009 07:37 PM
Rob Keller A" front cut "or "top & tail" are easy once you have all the crap out of the way.

1/4 cuts are a little more involved because of the cross webbing on the trunk deck.

We called it the K~ 10 saw cut thru any / everything glass , steel , rubber , frame & Flesh!

Its the only way to cut up a car.

Rent one & get er done!

One of the few tools I STIHL don't own.

06-02-2009 03:11 PM
jaguarxk120 That's the tool TopGear recomends to remove the "boot" when you get caught parking in the wrong place.
06-02-2009 12:11 PM
deadbodyman Thats a monster!!!!!! scares me just looking at it. LOL,time IS money.It takes me about an hour with my sawzall and I've done a lot of them...looks like ten minutes tops with that beast.home depo gives a huge discount for bringing it back the same day too.
06-02-2009 11:54 AM
jaguarxk120 That's exactly what I meant by Target Saw. Target is a brand name for concrete saws, but they make a gas powered cut off saw.
06-02-2009 10:20 AM
Rob Keller Rob Here!

Go rent one of these .

It will take you longer to get it start it & shut it off than to cut the panel.

Make sure the gas tank is OUT & use saftey goggles , gloves eye & hearing protection.


06-02-2009 08:46 AM
Beenaway2long Big bottle of compressed gas like Nitrogen or co2.

Drives air tools just fine. Works for NASCAR.
06-02-2009 04:55 AM
deadbodyman dewalt makes a nice little electric tool that can be as a 1/4" die grinder its made for cutting things like sheetrock,but be careful out in the field ,"FIRE" I caught one on fire some years back,almost didnt get it out,scare the sheet outa ya,swazall will work just fine
06-01-2009 05:23 PM
jaguarxk120 Great idea, the small generator, and sometimes they can be picked up for a real good price. That way you can have not only a sawzall, drill, die grinder too.
06-01-2009 04:55 PM
deadbodyman when I go to the yard I bring my little lunch box generator and sawzall I can carry both in one hand even with a full tank of gas. it aint good fer nuttin else but drillin and cuttin ,I paid less for it than my sawzall oh yeah ,dont forget your glass cutting hammer he,he See your local pawn shops
06-01-2009 06:50 AM
jaguarxk120 The nice thing about a traget/chop saw is you can get the part/ body section out fast. Being able to cut fast is a very big plus factor when working on a old wreck. You already know the saw will cut anything so your careful about its use. There is less chance of body (your body) parts snagging on sharp sheet metal.
06-01-2009 02:01 AM
bobinbc Gas powered chop saw, looks like a chainsaw with a cut-off wheel on it instead of a chain. Caution: this thing goes thru metal like a hot knife thru butter, flesh and bone - well you can imagine. Can be rented.
05-13-2009 10:07 AM
like cutting glass

II have cut sheet metal panels by using a hacksaw at the edges. Pillars etc then used a very sharp wood chisel and then hammer enough to put a crease in the metal and work along leaving an indent line. The stress will start to break the metal about 6 inches back from where you are striking and if you can start to flex the panel back and forth the line will start to break faster
05-12-2009 10:38 PM
jimfulco See if the yard will let you run an extension cord out there. One of our local pull-it-yourself yards let me run 150' of cord so I could Dremel out a broken retainer bolt that was keeping me from getting a pair of axles.
05-11-2009 05:37 PM
jaguarxk120 You can also rent a Target saw. Engine driven cutoff wheel. 12 inches in diameter and cuts anything!
05-11-2009 11:21 AM
matt167 see if they have a yard guy who can remove them... last time I needed some sheetmetal parts, I found the car with the parts I needed ( taillight surrounding sheetmetal ) not expecting to.. ran to the rental place down the road, tried to rent a battery operated sawsall, but he wouldn't rent it to me, cause he didn't have enough good batteries. went to lowes and bought a hand sawsall thing and went back.. after about 1/2 way thru, I rode the bus to the yard man, paid him $50 and he fired up his generator and used his saws all.. the car was a '55 Chevy so it was worth it.. sheetmetal only cost $16 at the counter
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