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S&W cage pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bablazer73, May 25, 2001.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I have finally gotton the pics of the cage going in. Some of the pics didn't come out so I put up the ones that did. It took me about 10 hrs to fit and tack weld it in. We did modify some parts. I lowered the side bars about 3". I also didn't put the bar that runs under dash in. I added a center bar to the part that goes over the driver (halo bar). I also made the rear bars come down to the fenderwells Instead of the floor. This way the rear seat will still go in. Over all the kit went in easy. I first put the main hoop in and then did the side bars. From that we put the "halo" hoop on. then I did the supports to the floor by dash. I attached a link to my aol space. scroll down and check out the "cage" pics. You are more than welcome to look at any other crap in there.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/hstelman/>http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/hstelman/</A>

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Looks sharp - Now I've got something new to save my pennies for. I'll convince the wife I need it for baby safety.

    I have voluntarily axed "Pancho" in a bandwidth conservation effort [​IMG]
     
  3. elkboy

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    Looks good, I have a smitty built roolbar/cage kit but I like yours better. Looks like a lot better bracing. I'm trying to find someone local to extend mine over the rear seat. I wish some one would come up with a full cage kit to cover front and rear seats.

    [​IMG]<font color=red> Elkboy</font color=red> [​IMG] 82 K5 fuel injected H.O.305, TH350/205, 14bolt/10bolt and 39.5 TSL's.
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Ok wait a DARN minute here! what year is that truck? It has a rear foot well! So the body and frame has to be 78-91.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  5. Twiz

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    Looks good. What size is the tubeing and wall thickness?

    I like the halo bar better than the "sport" bars.

    Twiztd
     
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    Grim, I saw it in person last weekend. From what henry can tell the body is a combination of trucks. He thinks the floors are from a 87 to 91 welded into a older tub. It should rock good when he gets the engine dropped in, it is a 454 with a roller cam and a Holly FI set-up. I just hope I am there to see the front 10 bolt go boom.

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  7. bablazer73

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    Sharp eye's grim. It's a 87 or newer floor pan. It has a earlier firewall grafted in and earlier quarters welded on. This is the way I bought it. but it was a rust free tub. Which are a rare find around here!!

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    Thanks for the good words. I just hope Somebody is there when that 10 bolt lets Go!!!!!!!

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    Nice...How much was the kit?


    <font color=blue>My rig </font color=blue> <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  10. Twiz

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    Not so fast, bablazer73.[​IMG]

    Whats the tubeing size and wall thickness?

    Twiztid
     
  11. bablazer73

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    1 5/8 x .134 mild tubing. The kit sells for 199.00 but the have had them on sale for 159.00. Shipping was 75.00.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
  12. Grim-Reaper

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    Heck a rust free 69-75 is a rare find anywhere!. GM installed the rust at the factory. They didn't even paint little lone rust proof the rocker boxes in those trucks. When I cut the floors out on my 75 I was finding raw unpainted metal all through it.
    This hold true even for the rockers all the way up till about 86 when they started diping the bodies.

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    WOW that is very sweet. did you just weld that right to the floor or did you bolt it. let me know. LittleJimmy........
     
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    It's fully welded. I bought it from S&W as a kit and put it in. It mainly goes to the floor but I extended to the frame.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    Re: S&W cage pics

    Bringing this back to the top since there is a lot of talk about cages lately. nice pics bablazer
     
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    Re: S&W cage pics

    <font color=purple> Real nice looking cage ya got there ! Nice job !

    L8r,
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