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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2002, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mmmmmm Body Cuttin

Area below the duct tape must go:



Two new bumper brackets:



Passenger side cut off:



What the body brace looks like stock:



What the body brace looks like modified [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]:



Both sides are cut:



Upper bumper bar installed:



Now that that is done all thats left is the lower bumper bar, the 2nd upper bumper bar that protrudes out for a step, and then the stuff that goes up and over the fender flares and down to the front of the bed. Until next Sunday!

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Looks killer! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

What did you use to cut with?

I remember first time I did my rears, I was like "what have I done?"

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Yeah, I'm building a tube bumper then the side armor is going to go up and over the rear fender flares and then down to the bottom of the front of the bed for the rest of the rock sliders.

I used a sawzall. What else is delicate body work done with? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Only took me about 30 minutes to do both sides of the cutting. Started getting dark so you can't see the first tube thats already in but it's there. I bounced the driverside rear of the bed off of a tree the other day so I figured I need to get this stuff done [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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Looks good so far, I'm anxious to see what the finished product will look like. Now that you have your christmas presents for those of us who are cherished, when do they get sent out?
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Well, gotta ship some ebay sales out tomorrow, I may or may not do it then [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. I gotta see how many of you are getting things and need to get addresses and figure out what size chunks to cut them into etc... So if you want one, better send a PM with your addy.

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I used a sawzall. What else is delicate body work done with?

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No jagged cuts and it doesn't distort the body. Cuts sheetmetal faster than a Sawzall. I love this thing. One of the best tools I've bought (next to the Sawzall).

Here's one here for $35
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Ah yes I used to have one of those but it got stolen. Used to use it on stereo installs back in the day when I did that junk. Worked rather well cuttin insides of doors and such.

May end up getting one of those. Mine was a 300 dollar snap-on though [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]. But I can't see it being any different than the 30 dollar ones, there all basically the same anyway.

Also, I never have problems with the sawzall and the body. I just run a real fine blade and the highest speed I can get it too. Never had any distortion from it.

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I tried one of the Torch Sawzall blades on my body one time and it didn't look too pretty afterwards. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Yeah, I tried those doing my remodels on houses, I wasn't impressed. I stick to Freud and a new one called Xtreme. The Freud's masonary and wood bits kick ass but the metals are kinda like the Torch. The Xtreme is what I use on my body panels, they come in real fine teeth, like twice as fine as the torch comes in. Cuts nice and smooth and I did all my cut out fenders and the cuts today with the same blade [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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Hoops above the wheel wells? Ahhh you're just trying to make your truck look like a Samurai. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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