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who has a S&W cage? pics?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I am considering ordering a S&W roll bar/cage soon. They are $40 off right now...and moab is coming right?

    www.swracecars.com

    Anyway, if ANYONE has one of these, could ya send me pics of it? or tell me what you think of it? Does it obstruct getting in the rig? getting in the back? any info appreciated, thanks much!

    J


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    i dont have one of thos, but they are nice, once i get some beefier axles and such, i am gonna get one of those i think.
    the prices are really good even w/out the 40$

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  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    &lt;slaps forhead&gt;

    a search for S&amp;W revealed a link with a bunch of pics. Sorry for wasting the bandwidth!!

    actually, i guess it wasnt a TOTAL waste... at aleast some peeps know that thare are $40 off right now... ;)

    J


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    I have a few pics up on my Webshots page. These are crappy pics and really dont show the cage very well.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/32175390UMgImrALhW>Cage Pics</a>

    I will update with better pics this weekend. Check with BigTex, he gave me some good pics of his rig before I installed mine. I am going to talk to S&amp;W to ask if they would give us a discount.

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    You know, I was prepared to buy a S&amp;W a while back. But when I looked at the cost of the cage plus shipping, I figured that pays for over half of a bender. Forget that, I'll get a bender and do my own, plus I'll have the bender for other cool stuff. Even with $40 off, I'll come out ahead. Also, the site says it's only on 8 point cages, and what you probably want is a 10. Maybe it applies there too?

    Russ

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    What was shipping on the cage?

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.swracecars.com/rbshipping.html>http://www.swracecars.com/rbshipping.html</a>
    10 pt to AZ was $120.

    Russ

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    well, i have no room for my own bender and poop, so it looked like a good deal to me. If I go to a fab shop and have them do all tht custom bending/fitting/welding it'll cost be WAY more than it would at S&amp;W. I think maybe I will get one... I want that $40 off on the 10 pt version of the cage tho! ;)

    J


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    I also am interested in the cage and am wondering how hard it is to get into the back seat with the 10 point installed, THX Mike
     
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    just by looking at the pics...it seems like a PITA to get in the back... hell, getting in the front doesnt look EASY...there is a diagonal support running in the way. I was thinking of getting one and having a local fab guy modify it a bit to suit my needs. Maybe make bars that are in the way bolt-on so I could only use them when wheelin'. Add some gusseting and it'd be strong enough. The pics make the cage look kinds tall tho...wonder if it interferes with putting the hard top back on at all...

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    the cost of the cage is 199, shipping to AZ is 120
    i am in the same spot. might as well buy a bender. i have access to a welder and will be buying my own anyway. so i can com out ahead on prices. plus i can make the cage JUST how I want.
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    gee, wish I could weld...and actually had room for all that poop. =/ my down-town studio appartment isnt exactly condusive to that kinda activity tho. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif At any rate, for those of us that CANT weld and dont have any room, the 8 pt for $110 isnt that bad. Shipping is like $70 out to where I am. Compared to having a local guy custom build the whole thing (ie $500+) its not bad.

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    Yeah, the rear seat would be almost a know use type of thing with the cage, sure would like to have one, but I usually take the wife and kids with me when I go and I need the rear seat, I have the factory single bar in the back by the tail gate but that's just not cuttin it, perhaps some custom removable piece's ,as you suggested is the only option.
     
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    yeah, just looking at the 10-pt cage.... if you wanted to use the rear seat, you'd have to make the diagonal door bar and the one that goes diagonally right behind the passanger seat both removable. Prolly wouldnt be all that hard for a fab guy to do. If they will gimme the $40 off on the 10-pt cage... Im there,

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    yeah, i know what you are saying.
    i live in appartments now, but i am getting a Small 4 bedroom 2 car garage house for payments just over my rent. and its brand new. so in april i will have a place to work on my truck. also i will have place for welders, tube benders small sand blast cabinate, air compressor, and MUCH more. i dont like having the tools in the kitchen right now. kind of a PITA to get tools. up and down stairs sucks
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    wow bigtex, thanks much man! I want one!

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    The Cage does not affect anything with the rear seat. I will say one thing. I junked the door bars and diagonal bars that connect the main hoop to the tranny tunnel. I added some small diameter tubing for gussets. I will take pics today and post them.
     

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