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Cut down cutlass bearing?

Since a 1"x 1 1/4" x3" cutlass bearing doesn't exist, can I cut down a 4" bearing?


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I just did one yesterday. I used a 12" piece of 5/8" all-thread with nuts and washers to pull a 4" bearing into a 3" strut. After I pulled it in tight, I used a hacksaw to cut it as close as I could to the strut face. I then buffed it down using a 4" side grinder with a flapper sanding disk to get it smooth and clean. Worked perfectly.
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Sweet, thanks. Just wasn't sure if it was common practice or not.


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