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post #1 of 6 Old 02-19-2019, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Cutting front bump stop tubes - questions

Hey gang, I'm going to be fitting some King Air Bumps but I would imagine this question applies to any other bump stop that fits inside the stock tubes.

How do I get a clean cut?

I was thinking to use a couple of hose clamps on the tubes as guides to get a good cut with minimal filling/adjustment.

Any other tips?

I was going to use a cordless sawzall but am wondering if a portable/cordless band saw would be a better choice. I have been itching to add to my small Milwaukee Fuel collection anyway.
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If any band saw would fit that would be your ticket, but I don't think you'll get any band saw in there. A pneumatic cut off wheel is what I would use. Go slow and straight. When done use small sanding drums or files to deburr it.

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Might be a good application for that 9" angle grinder we wish we didn't need to own. When I was cutting mine out I do recall it was a real pain to get cutting tools in there and I definitely used the 9" grinder to go all the way through because a 4.5" grinder can't get all the way through, and you can't get a 3" cutoff-tool behind it due to the body being in the way if I recall correctly. A dremel, 20 pack of reinforced disks, and a lot of patience would be my fall back if I didn't want to mess with the 9" grinder (which honestly I hate that tool, so dangerous and clumsy, I'd probably just give it an hour and do it with the dremel myself if I were going for a perfectly flat bottom).
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Did this a couple months back on a buddy's JK. Just take a sawzall too it and take your time. Once you get through it deburr it with a file and hit it with some spray paint. In hindsight I probably would have scored it with a dremel first to keep the sawzall blade from jumping at the start. IMHO that's the quickest and easiest way. Good Luck!

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I tried the sawzall method and lost. A grinder large enough to grind the whole thing flat afterwards would probably work. I need to figure out how to get mine flat and straight before I put the rebuilt bump in. Yes, I lost one one the highway at 70MPH and found it the next day. Here is what it looked like:
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Just cut it as straight as you can with a sawzall and true it up with a flapper disc on your grinder.
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