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Old November 26th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default cutting a late model 60 housing.

well i bought a late model balljoint 60. i see alot of people are cutting the spring plate on them to fit the link brackets and the coil over mounts.

what is the best way to cut the housing?
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Old November 27th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #2
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I have done the last few with a cutting wheel on a grinder. Cut all the way around and then 2 cuts to cut it in half, knock it off with a hammer and chisel. Works great.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 08:10 AM   #3
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Old November 27th, 2011, 08:16 AM   #4
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i also used a gas hatchet
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Old November 27th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #5
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works fast just dont get crazy with it! and then clean up with grinder
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Old November 27th, 2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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Grinders scare me right now. Got alot of stitches in my hand from one right now. How much can you cut. From what I'm seeing is over to the center pin
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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how much can you safely cut off?
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I usually go to the center of the spring pad or a touch farther.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 01:14 PM   #9
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Thanks big guy!
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Yup. I like to use a cut off wheel and cut it into 3 pieces or so. Makes it way easier to clean up with a grinder.
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ill give it a shot here pretty quick. wish i had a plasma to burnt he rest of the shit off and then cut what i can off with the grinder afterwards
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i ended up cutting almost an inch and half off the housing.

thanks for all the help guys. i did 3 cuts and hammer and chisel knocked it off.
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I have done the last few with a cutting wheel on a grinder. Cut all the way around and then 2 cuts to cut it in half, knock it off with a hammer and chisel. Works great.
Yup same here just take youre time. cut hammer cut hammer they will come off. they are on there good. good luck.
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i ended up cutting almost an inch and half off the housing.

thanks for all the help guys. i did 3 cuts and hammer and chisel knocked it off.

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