15+ Year Contributor
- Jun 8, 2005
There are 2 versions of that kit. I can't remember if Casey used the S&W or another but I know it was a kit as I was told. Form fitting the cage in the car is 100% custom. Every bar bent by hand (machine) 1 by one.
As far as I have seen I have yet to see another form fit cage in a 1g. They simply cost too much to put in. When the cage cost more than the car is ever going to be worth, most people find no reason to go that route when a regular kit gets the job done. Add on top of that making it a TIG'd chromoly cage and things get crazy. Putting everything in mind as far as which cage fits the best, which cage best offers space, and is the most OEM/hidden. Another bonus I found is the fact that it is TIG'd according to NHRA rules opposed to MIG'd due tot he above I feel pretty confident in my assertion.
I'm kind of confused however, you aren't saying that the cage in your shell is "form fitted" are you? Just wondering. I didn't think you were but I was just making sure so I can better comprehend it.
And I was positive there were others, I just knew it isn't common. Too much time and that equates to too much money. I believe I have seen pics of your car.[/QUOTE]
My cage aka Casey's old cage is a custom cage it is not some cookie cutter cage. I don't know why or who told you it was but that is false. Go on S&W's site and tell me which cage they sell comes with a chute mount setup and the parts to mount a chute??? I am aware and have seen both kits that S&W makes first hand on was in my first shell the other I saw when I went to the actual S&W location as they are not far from me and neither is of this quality. Take a look at the difference in space between the main loop and the side of the car. That can not be adjusted by cutting or fabbing a already pre-cut length of pipe. I don't care how custom fab a cage if it's not welded in right and mounted in the right location it won't do it's job to the best of it's ability.