Thanks Larry: We dont have a K-12 anymore. But couldn't use it anyways because of the fuel.
Brent: We don't have that tool. However I did consider doing that with the forks of the halligan. But could not find the cable.
Any other ideas??? For the next time. If it wasn't for the fuel I would have been in it with the sawsall. The procedure we used took us about 5 minutes.
Thanks again guys.
Corner fold wouldn't do it? It does suck about the fuel; I'd cut out the latch with a K-12.
Larry - The K-12 would create sparks and could ignite the fuel - Todd
Larry Lasich said:Which is why said that the fuel being there sucked :-) However; if I HAD to get them out, I'd use the K-12. That's why you pull a 1 3/4 on all vehicle deals. Spray the hell out of the ground and stand by with foam in the line.Corner fold wouldn't do it? It does suck about the fuel; I'd cut out the latch with a K-12.
Larry: We did eventually find the battery. Drivers side, under the hood, under the washers fluid container, which was under the cross support. When we got the hood up, you couldn't see the battery. It took some searching. You had to unbolt the cross support and then remove the fluid container to get to the battery.
We did have a 1 3/4 line pulled and charged with foam. But did not soak the area down.
Todd: It was some sort of OLDSMOBILE. The cutters wern't being used. However the prob. was with the hydraulics. We had the hood up by the time it got resolved. Didn't even think about the bolt cutters. Will have to remember that one. How well did they work?????
Adam, we made our own felkins tool after the first one was bought. I agree also, hoods can make us look silly. Tom, I'm glad to see you guys had that line off, that is forgotten many times. I have to agree with Todd, a halligan and bolt cutters normally works, but as usual, new cars are creating new problem for all of us to overcome.