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By Tooliepig Date 2020-01-26 23:53
Ok, may seem pretty elementary but I could use a little help advice separating my old fiberglass shell from the vow frame. I am starting to go thru this old buggy and hit a snag. There is a rubber seal of sorts between the shell and frame and it is pretty dried out. Tub almost seems glued. Anyone have any ideas?
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2020-01-27 03:03
There are products out there to "soften" rubber, but not sure how it would react to fiberglass.   Best Advice I have is to start at one area and use a flat bar or a scraper that is rigid.  Lift, a little  and drive a wedge(wood shim stock} then move down the frame, you may need to do this all the way around.  This is what we have to do sometimes with old trucks and fenders.  
By Tooliepig Date 2020-01-27 13:42
Thank you, I will give the pry bar a try.  I am thinking about a sawzall as well. Just go slow and keep the blade pointed down toward the frame.
By Ron S 3875 Date 2020-01-28 14:06
I find the gasket scrapers handy.  
Cheap one from HF  such as:
Central Pneumatic
Air Scraper Kit 6 Pc.

or hand driven:
Pittsburgh
Non-Marring Scraper Set, 4 Pc.

A low temp heat gun such as used for putty and paint removal can help soften up thing a bit.
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