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Old 01-26-2010, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just out of curiousity, can you cut a tracks width down? i have seen the lugs cut don and big holes drilled in the mountain tracks , but what would happen if you cut the width down? ie 1/2 "per side or more? this would save the exspense of buying a new track if you wanted to go to a 14"
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need a good sharp circular saw blade, or two, but it can be done.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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that's how Cat came up with the 13.5 track when testing the "SKINNY MINNIE" that became the firecat chassis........couple sharp cutting tools, good straight edge to cut along, a steady hand, and I'm sure you can do it
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I have used a table saw with great success. You will need an extra hand and you will wreck a blade but it works.

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Old 01-28-2010, 11:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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and no problems? how long have you guys driven on one that has been cut down?
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