“Cutting” a shape in Illustrator

I have tried this on a few different shapes, but there has to be an easy way. I bet it’s simple. I’ve attached an image of part of a car that I’m designing as a logo.

I am trying to separate that middle part between the wheels – I’ve tried this a few different ways – the knife tool (it’s hard to cut around the curved wheel), drew a curved path and then ‘Divide Objects Below’ or ‘Divide’ in Pathfinder.

Can someone please show me how to do this?

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You can separate the middle part by clicking on the four points where the cross bar meets the circles with the Scissor tool (press the letter C to access tool).

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Delete the two lines. And use pen tool to close circles if desired.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Garry H , Answer Author : ispaany

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