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Old 11-25-2012, 05:44 PM
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Cat. Converter gutting (HELP!)

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im tryin to gut my cat. I aksed someone one here how to do it and he just said to beat out the insides. I tryed this with a metal rod and a 5lbs sledge hammer and its taking a LONG time. Anybody got any advice on how to do this quicker or am i just gonna have to keep doin it the way i am now???


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Old 11-25-2012, 07:38 PM
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I would have advised to just take it off and keep it somewhere in storage (replacing with a "test pipe"), but since you've already started the process, yes just keep going. It will eventually get broken up enough and will fall out. Cheers!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:52 PM
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am i usin decent tools? (metal rod and 5lbs hammer)
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Basically what I used years ago on another truck. How big in diameter is the metal rod? I think I used a piece of 3/4" pipe. Cheers!
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I used a piece of 1/2" all thread that was ground to a chisel point. The put it in a drill. I guess a long drill bit would work also. Then uses a shop vac to clean it out.


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Basically what I used years ago on another truck. How big in diameter is the metal rod? I think I used a piece of 3/4" pipe. Cheers!
The rod I'm usin is about 1/2" in dia.
I was out pounding on it again today fer about 30min and the insides are coming out slowly .
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:59 PM
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Once I drilled a bunch of holes in it, then it broke up fairly easy.


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I took mine out so I could get a REALLY good swing and used a 5lb hammer and snap-on pry bar. Took about 5 min out of the truck
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I hear an air hammer and long chisel bit work well.
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air hammer ftw lol
watched my neighbor do it on a bronco with a 1" pipe about 3-4 feet in length, long hard strides lol
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