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1st Gen Lunchtable Thread - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Speedytech7, May 31, 2018.

  1. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:11 AM
    Das it mang

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    >3k into a 5 lug and it aint even LT
    Yeah not my proudest moment. Honestly I should have been outside in 115 ish degree temps that long anyways to start with. I'd always jump in the pool right after, but the time spent cooking my brain...
     
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  2. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    You are making a lot of work for yourself doing that. Sawzall will take you only a few minutes on each wheel well. Tape it, trace it, sawzall. Took longer to tape than cut. Good luck with the grinder. Couldn't pay me to do that.
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:15 AM
    Speedytech7

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    Jumping in the pool during an AZ summer day sucks ass too, the pool is 95 and doesn't feel any better than just walking in dry air.
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:16 AM
    se7enine

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    Not unless you're using the small air cut-off tool
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    I find rotating tools still have a tendency to "jump". Sawzall is more controlled and faster, not sparks either. I hate death wheels but use it all the time. Hand still healing from my last encounter lol
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    Speaking of which

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  7. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    To each their own, I found the sawzall wanting to pull and harder to control. If it bit too hard it would push/pull the sheet metal and warp it. Could have been the blades I was using or operator error though :)
     
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  8. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    I too used just an angle grinder w/ cut offs for both the Tacoma and Tundra. Did enough damage to clear just fine :notsure:
     
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  9. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    >3k into a 5 lug and it aint even LT

    To be fair,


    I'm working to fit 31s on a stock 5 lug. So I'm committed to the dumbassery involved from the get go. If I had access to a sawzall I'd be willing to try it
     
  10. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    What about a jig saw?
    Seems like those small teeth would be easy to work with
     
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    I cut the blades down to 2" long which might have helped? I didn't have any warping on the sheet metal but I will admit I hit it with a flap wheel to get rid of any burrs.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    >3k into a 5 lug and it aint even LT

    Like bath water.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    If you have access to $25 you can get a HF one.
    Similar concept to the sawzall, could work.
     
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  14. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    You just won't get the depth at certain points in the cut. You need to tape off more too cause the base will ride on the fender and can scratch more than most want.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:41 AM
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    Sounds like a bunch of pluses to me:burp:
     
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    The thing with the sawzall is to make absolutely sure that the material you're cutting stays stationary, and the guard of the sawzall is right up against it. I've had it grab and wiggle sheet metal a lot if I don't hold those rules.

    Jigsaw would work too, same rules.


    The ideal thing to cut this would be a nibbler, but a grindee with a narrow cutoff wheel would be my second choice.
     
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  18. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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  19. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:49 AM
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  20. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    They will rub what they need gone. Just get swampers
     
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