I want to remove the shackle of a padlock. My ultimate goal is to replace the shackle by a custom one. I am thus looking for a non-destructive method that will allow me to re-assemble the padlock in working condition withouth the shackle.
The padlock that I am targeting is the Abus Series 65, since this is one of the most common types of padlock where I live (Europe).
http://www.abus.de/us/main.asp?ScreenLa ... 3318023309
I also have access to the Yale common brass padlocks if that would be easier.
Any pointers are greatly appreciated.