It sounds to me like a job for a Sawzall, possibly with some hand cleanup
afterward. Since you don't have a Sawzall, a good handsaw (note--that's
_H_and, not _B_and--my eyes are getting bad enough that the words start to
look alike), if you already have one, and chisels would be the way to go.
If you don't have one, however, buying a _good_ handsaw unless you find one
on ebay or in a barn or something, is going to cost you darned near as much
as the Sawzall. Another option would be a bowsaw--with the right blade
that can do the entire cut in 4 or 5 steps.
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