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Removing something that has been weld on

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by toyotatacomaTRD, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Hi Guys-

    This question isn't about a Tacoma, hopefully I put this in the right place..

    The dealership we bought my wifes car from removed the stainless exhaust tips and put chrome tips on.. They are terrible and are rusting, so I ordered the OEM Stainless that just bolt right on.

    My question is, the tips have been Weld on. Is there an easy way to cut through a weld? A hacksaw doesn't seem to be doing the trick... I need the pipes to remain the same size, so shortening the pipes is not an option.

    I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    zip it off with a die grinder.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Thanks.. I looked into those, but since I probably wouldn't need one of those for anything else, I am thinking I may be money ahead taking into a local place and seeing if they will grind it off..
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    dremel and cut off wheels? if you dont have a dremel you can never go wrong with having one.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    Do you think a dremel will have enough power to cut through a weld? I used a hack saw and it barely did anything..

    Harbor freight makes a Dremel knock off for $9.99.. I doubt I could go wrong. Unless it is totally worthless.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    as long as you get the right bit for it....i would try the little cut off wheels.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Nothern sells a grinder for $15 and a cut off wheel for $2 or $3.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Or go to wal-mart. I bought my black & decker angle grinder from wal-mart for $20 many years ago. It gets quite a bit of use and works great.
     
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    I owned one of these and they are not very good. It had trouble cutting through a plastic model car, so I doubt it would even cut metal.

    If I was you I would just take it to a local muffler shop and have them cut the old one off and weld the new one on. It probably won't cost much more than buying an angle grinder and doing it yourself.
     
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