Thank you Alex. The delete option worked fine. I used the delete and fill option with tangent and that what I want. I appreciate your help.
I'd use Weldments for this. The first step is to roll back your model.
Place the mouse over the bar and roll the model back to the first two sketches:
once the cursor is over that bar, you should see
Roll it back to your first two sketches. Then you need to change those sketches to be real lines, not construction lines by selecting all the lines and unchecking this box:
Now you can assign weldment profiles to your lines:
(I have attached a configured solid rod weldment profile, place it in your weldment profiles folder.)
Then assign a profile to the different line segments by adding new groups:
Now here's where weldments helps with your problem...See those purple dots above? Click on one, and you'll see the following dialog pop up:
By selecting the different options, you can get what you are after:
Use the roll back bar to roll the model forward a little bit and rinse and repeat.