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Would appreciate some thoughts on how to cut the top off.


Cold chisel and 2 1/2 lb. hammer; keep the chisel tight against the
rim, and hold it at about 15 degrees from vertical behind the direction
of travel. I've done a couple of dozen like this.

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"Limey Lurker" wrote in message
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Would appreciate some thoughts on how to cut the top off.



Cold chisel and 2 1/2 lb. hammer; keep the chisel tight against the
rim, and hold it at about 15 degrees from vertical behind the direction
of travel. I've done a couple of dozen like this.


I have done the same thing a number of times.


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"Limey Lurker" wrote in message
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Would appreciate some thoughts on how to cut the top off.



Cold chisel and 2 1/2 lb. hammer; keep the chisel tight against the
rim, and hold it at about 15 degrees from vertical behind the direction
of travel. I've done a couple of dozen like this.


I have done the same thing a number of times.

Stop by local muffler shop, and pay them five bucks to do it with their
air-powered cold chisel?

The guy that mentioned the giant can opener was right- that is how people in
the business do it. Might call around to local rental places and see if they
have that tool in their library. Don't know what the proper name is, but if
you describe the situation, it should ring a bell for them. The rentall
place will have electric chisels.

aem sends...

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"Limey Lurker" wrote in message
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Would appreciate some thoughts on how to cut the top off.



Cold chisel and 2 1/2 lb. hammer; keep the chisel tight against the
rim, and hold it at about 15 degrees from vertical behind the direction
of travel. I've done a couple of dozen like this.


I have done the same thing a number of times.


Same here. Doesn't take very long either. Seems like everybody
ignores the simple solution for the 'more power' methods.

Harry K

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