Step 2: Cutting the lock
Remove bottom piece (the lock) so that you are working on the original U rod of the lock, and take off any protective rubber that might be on it.
On each side, make a cut just above the locking ends of the rod, and just below the curve of the top of the rod, basically somewhere in the middle
Measure at equal points and mark where you will cut.
Using a cutting wheel, cut through the markings on the rod. Originally I tried using a band saw, but it wouldn't cut because the rods were made of hardened steel, which means it resists traditional cutting.