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The Iceman
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posted 01-07-2002 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received my 429 scoop today
and it unfortunately has an outer lip (MAS makes it that way in case some people would rather bondo it into the hood to flow -- boohoo! just bolt it on! haha)

Sooooooo, since Im bolting it on (there are 6 brackets on the inside of the scoop), I will be cutting the outer lip:
What do you guys recommend using to cut the lip and then what do you guys recommend to sand the cut edges smooth....? (I will be painting the scoop black even though it already has the black coat finish -- itll look nicer with fresh paint anyways)

thanks a lot, have a good one

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lyle29464
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From: Mt. Pleasant S.C. C. S. A.
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posted 01-08-2002 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any saw will cut it. use a very fine blade. It will splinter so cut about 1/8 inch from where you want your finish edge then sand or file to 1/32 then use a fine paper then wet sand with about 1200 . use a face mask and eye protection. cover all of your skin. Dont cut near a flame.

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SundanceKid
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posted 01-08-2002 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I prefer to use a cutoff tool. Leaves a nice edge and doesn't chance splinters. But a VERY fine saw will work fine.

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richard bohm
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posted 01-08-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have to agree with the others cuttoff wheel or fine blade saw. finsh shape it with sandpaper like you would when sanding the body when preping for paint.

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The Iceman
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posted 01-08-2002 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks a lot guys!

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-08-2002 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dan,
For the Boss9 scoop I was going to suggest using a chain saw or a lumberjacks cross cut saw, but since everybody else suggests using a air cut off wheel I'll just agree with them. Do stay upwind from the dust, wear a respirator when cutting or sanding.

Mike

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TomP
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posted 01-09-2002 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I kinda figure Dan doesn't own a bodyshop and may not have a cutoff wheel... you can use any woodsaw, handsaw, jigsaw or circular saw... use a fine blade and cut slowly.

The poor old 7 1/4" circular saw i have cuts thick aluminum with a plywood blade, thick steel with a fiber metal cutoff wheel, and sheetmetal with a slotted steel blade... a very versatile tool.

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