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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just finished screwing together my big block...now I'm ready to stick it in the '69. However, a previous owner welded in the passenger side frame mount prohibiting me from installing the righteous big block frame mounts I just purchased.

So far, my efforts have been in vain. The small block mount laughed defiantly at my feeble attempt at removal with a Dremel cutoff wheel...any other suggestions?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 09:37 PM
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If you have an air compressor, use a cut-off wheel. If you don't, buy a cheap electric grinder and use the edge to cut or weaken the weld then hammer it off. Smoothen the rest with the grinder.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 12:44 AM
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After you find the guy who did this and put him on display for public ridicule, you could possibly try a very strong plasma cutter (rented?) or a grinder. Unfortunately, welding does the same thing as hardening and can reach 65 on a Rockwell "D" scale, so you aren't going to chisel or cut it off with a panel cutter. Try a good local welding shop and see what they say.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 00, 04:55 AM
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A 4.5" angle grinder should do great. Should be able to pick up a cheap one for less then $20.00. Merry X-mas. pdq67

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