Getting those stupid spring clips off the radiator hoses! GRRRRRR!

Anyone have any tricks for getting those $(&%(* spring clips off the radiator hoses when they're turned around in the wrong direction?
I don't know whose brain fart it was to use those instead of the old
screw-type but at least THOSE, as long as you could get a screwdriver to the slot, you could at least loosen those. These things, you have to not only be able to put pliers around BOTH the prongs, you have to have the ROOM to squeeze them and then rotate them, while squeezing, to a better location.
Some of them just can't be reached like that without removing the whole rad.
Anyone have any tricks to get at these (and please - no "buy a specialized tool" suggestions; that's not practical now)
thanks!
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
StarMan wrote:

I cut them off with a die grinder.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
GOOD idea. And if I ever, EVER have to do any work with these hoses again, I'm going to have REAL clamps already in hand and just cut them.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Dremmel cutter works great!

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.