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Chopping your frame

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Eclipsed & Floating, May 9, 2017.

  1. May 9, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    I have some cuts to make on my frame. What tools/blades/discs does everyone use? I have a grinder but don't wanna burn through a ton of discs and am looking for what works WELL without spending a ton of money.

    @ColoradoTJ What do you use?
     
  2. May 9, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    What are you chopping? Body mount or chopping to shorten the frame? I used sawzaw with metal blades when I did the body mount chop and a grinder to get rid of the dimples to mount my sliders.
     
  3. May 9, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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    Frame. The spare tire guides and There are some flaps that I need gone right in front of the rear wheels too. I have some other mods needing metal cutting abilities too but that's the heaviest duty.
     
  4. May 9, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    Never seen one. Is that something cheap to purchase or can I rent one?
     
  6. May 9, 2017 at 1:43 PM
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    I mean...if you have one already. They are not cheap and I don't think they are rentable. I have a Powermax 65 that makes quick work of anything 1" or thinner. But a grinder with a cutoff wheel is your next best bet.

    Harbor freight sells a 7" grinder. That thing is downright scary, but it's gnarly and fairly inexpensive (less than 50 bucks). Just make sure to use two hands and no loose clothing.
     
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  7. May 9, 2017 at 1:45 PM
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    Some of the plasma and welding shit I've done recently in my garage:

    IMG_1914.jpg IMG_1972.jpg
     
  8. May 9, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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    This Mark. Or bring yo ass down here this week.
     
  9. May 9, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    :eek: Is that your Tundra?
     
  10. May 9, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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    Tacoma. But geometry is almost the same except for the frame dovetail.
     
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  11. May 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM
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    I did a thing which I may or may not do also to the tundra

    IMG_1971.jpg
     
  12. May 9, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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    Mark, just use a 4.5" grinder. New discs are like $3 each.
     
  13. May 9, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    This might be a good move but it wouldn't be this week. Overwhelmingly busy

    I have a grinder and know how to use one. I just don't wanna burn through discs and have never cut into anything on a vehicle. Don't know what kind of steel is used

    Chris, I'll text you later in the week if I'm not done already. I still need to get those mats for you anyway
     
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    Can you explain what the hell is going on there? :confused:
     
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    Damn kid! That's slick lookin work
     
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    Will the tape hold at full throttle and ledgy shit?!?!
     
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    Sawzaw is way faster than a cutoff disk. Then clean it up with a grinder.
    Bed it too wide on the Tundra. You have to cut the bed if you wanted to do that.
     
  18. May 9, 2017 at 1:57 PM
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    Sounds good Mark. I go to HD and buy metal cut off wheels by the 24 pack.
     
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    Yeah, I just pulled in the parking lot. I'm about to walk in. Just wanted some suggestions before I walked in. Thanks bro! I'll be down there asap so we can get to business on some other due activities
     
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    get some thin discs
     
  21. May 9, 2017 at 2:03 PM
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    The frame on toyotas cut away like butter.

    A lot of shock

    You are correct depending on wheel offset. Or 1.25" wheel spacers. Either way...I ain't scared.
     
  22. May 9, 2017 at 2:04 PM
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    Awesome. Make sure they say metal and not mason. I have made that mistake before.
     
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    I hate it when that happens. I had a disk explode on me yesterday. Going to the doc later as something is still stuck in my eye. And yes I was wearing glasses. But only because I broke my goggles on Sunday.
     
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    That sucks man. I have had cut off wheels do the same shit.

    Hopefully the eye is ok. The docs have had to drill my eye twice.
     
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    Plasma cutter....trust me ....32 years in the Autobody trade
     
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    Easy to say if you have one or access to one.
     
  27. May 9, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    Kinda what I was thinking....
     
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    I'm just a hop , skip , and a JUMP over here in Oregon .....I will cut it for you....HAUL ASS !!!...I close in 2 hours... LOL :burnrubber:
     
  29. May 9, 2017 at 3:42 PM
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    I'll be there in August...either you wait at the shop until then or I can swing by for the other shit that's above my pay grade in August :thumbsup:
     
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