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I'm a bit confused as to which bolts are rubbing where. Is the bolt that goes through the fork rubbing on the back calipers, or is it the bolt that is the pivot between the two calipers rubbing somehow. It sounds like your fork was too thin for the bolt set that came with your brakes. Perhaps you have a traditional frame and this set was intended for a newer and fatter carbon fork.
It sounds like the mounting bolt is hitting your caliper arm which is closest to the fork. Yes?
If washers/spacers won't make up the space, then I don't see any reason cutting down the mounting bolt should be a problem other than removal of rust protection on the bolt, or messing up the threads when you hack saw it. but if you grease it enough, that shouldn't be a huge issue.
If you do hack saw it, then put a nut over the bolt, down past the point where you're planning on cutting, then after you cut through, un-thread the nut, and that will smooth out the threads, so you can use the bolt with any correct nut.
you should be able to do the same thing (although in reverse) with internal nut threads. put a bolt in (allen bolt?) past the threads that are being cut off, then thread it out after you cut the piece off.