Over the years I have collected many nrs parts and pieces, a lot of which don't match the boats I have at this time. I would like input on how to shorten cross bars that may have been maybe 72" and convert to say a 66". Now the cuts are straightforward but without machine shop tools how do you set up to take on this project. Is a drill press the only way to acomplish this, it seems like to find the center would be difficult to match the outher side that still have the low pro intact and then to drill completely thru the pipe withough being off on the outher side. Then to tackle a seat bar which would require to split the difference from each side and then I don't even know. Am I overthinking this,is there some tricks maybe setting up a jig is required? Any tricks of the trade would be greatly appreciated. The Montana winter is starting to set in and I am getting a little stir crazy and could use a good project.