So I decided to jump in with a fairly easy mod and do the cooler removal. I had read a few times about cutting it out and ordering an AO cooler that is soft sided that will fit right in. I didn't have a dremel tool so I decided to try an angle grinder I had. Probably not the best tool but worked ok. Toughest part was getting the blade into the corners. I tried to keep a shop vac going while working but still gets pretty messy.

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