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yellowsnow4free

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PostSubject: Tool For Cutting Quarter Panel Pieces?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:28 am

After Christmas I'm going to go junkyard hunting for an AE86.

I'm really looking for some rear quarter panel pieces; here are roughly the sections I'm looking for:











Only the driver's side is pictured, but I need those pieces for both the driver's and passenger's side.

Here's my question:

What tool(s) should I bring with me to the junkyard to remove these panels?

I really only need the outer skin, so there isn't much metal to cut.

Here are the tools I'm considering:

Hacksaw
Cut-off Wheel
Sawzall

I'm thinking a cordless electric or gas power tool will be a must seeing as I'll be using it in the junkyard.

Thanks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tool For Cutting Quarter Panel Pieces?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:32 am

I would use a cut off wheel, very versital
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PostSubject: Re: Tool For Cutting Quarter Panel Pieces?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:58 pm

BlackStar wrote:
I would use a cut off wheel, very versital
Thanks for the reply BlackStar!

Yeah, a cordless cut off wheel would probably do the trick:



Or a cordless sawzall:



I doubt I'd need more than 1 battery (maybe 1 charged spare to be safe) as there isn't a lot of metal to cut, nor is it very thick.

I think after Christmas I'm going to contact a couple local rental places; it shouldn't be too expensive.

Still, I'd definitely appreciate more advice from people Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tool For Cutting Quarter Panel Pieces?   Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:27 pm

both will work fine.

remember to cut the pieces much larger than you actually need.
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PostSubject: Re: Tool For Cutting Quarter Panel Pieces?   Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:38 am

are you looking to replace your whole quarter panel or just the spots you need?
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PostSubject: Re: Tool For Cutting Quarter Panel Pieces?   Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:38 pm

suprastarr wrote:
are you looking to replace your whole quarter panel or just the spots you need?
Hey suprastarr,

I'm just going to replace the spots I need. My quarter panels are actually in pretty good shape Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tool For Cutting Quarter Panel Pieces?   Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:48 am

Just an update if anyone is interested.

I looked and (at least at Pick-n-Pull) they don't allow tools that can start fires, such as torches and angle grinders (sparks).

That just leaves reciprocating saws (aka sawzall)

I'm gonna look to rent one locally Smile
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