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#1 Antz85

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

Hey guys Im about to start unpicking spot welds to remove the front quarters and nose as in piece in my LC.

I just wanted to know what would be the best way to unpick welds along the a-pillars?

Thanks 😊

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:23 PM

Hi Lee, I'm guessing a 1 mm cut off wheel mate. There has been a few threads on this in the past though, so a search should give you more of an idea possibly. Gary.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:55 PM

Thanks Gary!! I'll have a look 👍

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

All good mate, should be able to find a few things via a search.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:30 PM

This one should hopefully help

 

http://www.gmh-toran...j-front-panels/



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:46 AM

I'll put up a pic of my tool tomorrow if I remember. :blink2:



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

It's just a bolt with the 2 nuts from a burnt out angle grinder. 1mm cutting disc as mentioned above. I found I couldn't get the angle grinder in there?

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:56 PM

Thank you sir....

 

Makes it easier with the hinges out of the way   :P


Edited by 2ELCS, 15 August 2017 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

Thanks heaps mate!!! Not what I thought I had to do haha.

I was going to try unpicking quarter panel off the piece you cut off 😕
I think your way might be the go 👍

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:13 PM

Personally i would not be cutting the door hinge at all, unless it was the very last resort. Have a look for smaller cutting tools like mini grinders & dremels 1st. Even unpick the front gaurds roughly where they join the inner going to the a pillar if they're being replaced & not reused. It's only your time & you'll save time & hassles down the track. Gary

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

All good. I don't have any intentions on cutting the hinges as mine are in great nick 😊

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

Open to as many suggestions as possible 👍

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:56 PM

You wont have to cut the door hinges......................2ELCS was just having a joke



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:39 PM

Sorry Antz85 the previous owner of mine couldn't get the door pins out so he resorted to the angle grinder.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

Hahaha... All good 👍
Sounds like some of my welding solutions 😜

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:39 PM

You haven't seen my efforts yet ....






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