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Breaking a BX into tiny pieces

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I have to remove my breaker TRD from the barn to make space for building repairs. It doesn't run anymore after giving one last asthmatic wheeze and pissing out all its green, anyway it's been pretty heavily savaged for parts.
So, I have to remove all bolt on pieces inc engine and ancilleries then 'compress' the shell into handy disposable pieces.. and relatively swiftly.

Any thoughts appreciated re reverse evolution of a BX!
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mixture of fertilizer and sugar?

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Hire a plasma cutter & compressor 8)
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Thanks for suggestions. I don't actually know what a Plasma cutter is but it sounds space-age! Maybe I'll just give it a bit of a boot and it'll fall apart - blimey it's rusty and the pipes look like pipe cleaners they're so crusty! :D
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angle grinder for the win
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Susan Donym wrote:angle grinder for the win
+1
That's what I did... 9inch grinder, chopped the scrap estate up into small enough bits to put on Paul Witchard's trailer and carted it off to the tip that way. As documented here:

http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... sc&start=0
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toddao wrote:Thanks for suggestions. I don't actually know what a Plasma cutter is but it sounds space-age! Maybe I'll just give it a bit of a boot and it'll fall apart - blimey it's rusty and the pipes look like pipe cleaners they're so crusty! :D
Look it up....angle grinders are for wimps 8)
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Kitch wrote:angle grinders are for wimps 8)
How about this? :lol:
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mat_fenwick wrote:
Kitch wrote:angle grinders are for wimps 8)
How about this? :lol:
That's not really an angle grinder is it mate, that's a building chopper downer.
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mat_fenwick wrote:
Kitch wrote:angle grinders are for wimps 8)
How about this? :lol:
I've got one of those... 8)
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Kitch wrote:
mat_fenwick wrote:
Kitch wrote:angle grinders are for wimps 8)
How about this? :lol:
That's not really an angle grinder is it mate, that's a building chopper downer.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
plasma cutters really are the sex!
Although I chopped a BX up in less than an hour with a 9" grinder, into small enough pieces to put the whole thing in another BX.
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Plenty to think about there! :D I looked up plasma cutter - it is space age, sort of thing they'll be using to scrap the space shuttle now it's been grounded!
I think I'll be using the angle-grinder approach.. ( I know it's a bit 'gay' but it doesn't half eat through skin and ruin eyesight, which is why I wear big gloves and goggles and never drink or swear or smoke etc.)
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I never wear gloves and goggles! And if you dont have a tab on the go after 20 pints then that is gay!
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I saw a guy on the RetroRides forum proudly angle-grinding in flip-flops, shorts and vest. Some people are too obsessed with safety! :D
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Got a picture somewhere of me slicing the roof of my first VW camper apart with a grinder prior to fitting an elevating roof, wearing only shorts and carpet slippers!
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