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Old 06-12-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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What is the best way to trim the body posts? Ive seen some pics of cars people have here and they are just barely sticking out of the shell. Do you buy posts that are smaller or just do the basic cut with plyers and paint the tip of the post with a black texter?
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What is the best way to trim the body posts? Ive seen some pics of cars people have here and they are just barely sticking out of the shell. Do you buy posts that are smaller or just do the basic cut with plyers and paint the tip of the post with a black texter?
Just chop it with a knife, but then it goes ugly when you roll your car.
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Cut, then smooth them with a dremel, sand paper, file, whatever. If you see a need you can paint them. /thread
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If you want it to look really clean, ABC has a tool for this. it works like a pencil sharpener and gives a nice chamfered end. for me, i just leave the posts full length, poking up in the air, i consider them body protectors when driving inverted.
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...yword=&pg_no=1
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Cut, then smooth them with a dremel, sand paper, file, whatever. If you see a need you can paint them. /thread
One of the cylindrical grinding wheels has a cup on the end that is perfect for rounding off cut posts. Cut them 1 hole longer than you need and then use the wheel to put a nice rounded end back on the post.
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This has always been my favorite, but I've had to trim a pretty high volume of body posts, so the $15 was well worth it.

http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-3...p-00937301000P
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Or you can try our specialized body post cutter, it does clean cuts, just like in production



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Steak knife - apply light pressure away from the knife.
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Or you could spend two dollars and get a vinyl hose cutter from the hardware store. They are plastic with a hinge and razor blade on one side. And a v on the other centers the post and just squeeze perfect cut every time.
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Cannot find anywhere in Europe!!! Is there an online shop where it is available???
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Cannot find anywhere in Europe!!! Is there an online shop where it is available???
see post #4 above
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Or you could spend two dollars and get a vinyl hose cutter from the hardware store. They are plastic with a hinge and razor blade on one side. And a v on the other centers the post and just squeeze perfect cut every time.
I happened to be in HD today and the only pipe cutters I saw were 8-25 dollars. Was the $2 an actual price, or just an inexpensive guess. Any web pics of the particular $2 cutter you're suggesting? Thanks!
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I don't know how much they are now mine is about ten years old and I paid between 2 and 3 dollars . I will look when I go if they are the same .
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I use an X-acto knife to trim my body posts and then to get the nice bevel I remove the posts from the chassis and chamfer the edges by twirling the post on the flat part of a cutting wheel on my Dremel.
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