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I wish I had a torch. Grinding the rivits out so I can raise my gastank up is killing me. :?



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What about a 4" angle grinder? Will that fit up in there? Just trying to help you out cause I know what it is like to cut and cut and feel like you are making no progress at all. When I roust-a-bouted in the oilfield and had to cut pipe on the location we did it with a oversized hack saw. And 4" schedule 80 pipe is not easy to get through, and then we had to thread it... :evil:
 

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Thats what I've been using. Some of them I can get a drill to but the 2nd crossmember I'll have to grind it all down. I might rent a torch or something. I think it would be worth it. :deal:



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I hear ya!! I just drilled out about 300 spot welds to separate the rear flares from the tubs and rear quarters... :angryfir:

Took me 4 hours to get one flare off and 3 for the other...that with them OFF THE JEEP!!!!

finish stripping them down last night to bare metal, remove all traces of bondo to massage the metal back to shape and remove old rust before intstalling them.. the time is coming near to hit my quarters with a sawzall!!! It's almost scarey!!!
 

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Wow, That is a lot of rivits.

I'm picking up the torch today. Its like $15 bucks to rent a cutting torch. Should make the job a lot easier. I'm also doing the shackle flip at the same time. :thumb:



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The torch sure made life easy! Got it all out. Now what? :grin:

I thought about using the ORD kit but didnt want to spend the money. I ended up cutting a hole in the existing bracket to hang the shackle through. Lots of people have done this and I've never heard of a failure, so we'll see....



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I'm also dumping the overload and relocating the shocks. Hopefully it should stretch pretty good when I'm done. :mrgreen:



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I put a lot of power to the ground so I didnt want to inboard the shocks. I am basically doing to the rear what I did with the front. Just putting on longer mounts with the 5012 shocks. should be good enough. :mrgreen:



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