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Old 02-10-2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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Ford EB spare tire cross member removal tips?

Bought a welder to build a frame for my spare tire area. Anyone remove that cross member and have any tips to remove? I don't have a torch
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:21 PM   #2
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sawzall...
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:04 PM   #3
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sawzall...
Highest TPI metal blade, not too long. Get a few.
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Concur. Did mine with a bimetal blade in a jigsaw but a sawzall would have been better.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:52 PM   #5
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Ford EB spare tire cross member removal tips?

I got brave and tried to knock out all the pins. Had to grind them down first. It was a bitch. Don't do it that way.

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Old 02-10-2017, 11:24 PM   #6
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Doing this Tomorrow, Sawzall in hand and a good full face guard. Should be fun!
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:46 AM   #7
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I got brave and tried to knock out all the pins. Had to grind them down first. It was a bitch. Don't do it that way.

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If you blow a hole in the rivet with a plasma cutter, the rivets pop off with air chisel pretty easily.

If I didn't have a plasma, I'd use a cut off wheel and sawzall.
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Another sawzall vote here. I used one and had it off in about 5 minutes.
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sawzall...unless you have a plasma cutter
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:15 PM   #10
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Sawzall it is! Thanks guys, excited to show pictures of things I'm doing over the next couple weeks. Been waiting for years to get to this stage, top from MSD has arrived and I'm getting ready to start the next leg


Thanks for all the advice guys, much appreciated

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