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if you have the opportunity, I would mark the bolts at the point that they project beyond the nuts, take the bolts out, put them in a vise, and cut them to the correct length using a hacksaw or a disc grinder. File the edges of the threads clean and replace them.
Any other attempt to cut them while they're still in place is likely to result in damaging the nuts, and just making a mess.
It's usually the way that a few extra minutes spent doing it properly will save hours of putting it right and cursing your poor decision to take a shortcut!
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