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post #31 of 417 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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That is incredible - the way the interior is still intact after that beating.
Driver walked away with just a bump on the head. Admittedly that Z car has a lot more modern structure to it than our old crates but I'm putting in a few extra tubes than required. Hopefully I never have to put it to the test!
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Driver walked away with just a bump on the head. Admittedly that Z car has a lot more modern structure to it than our old crates but I'm putting in a few extra tubes than required. Hopefully I never have to put it to the test!
But that what you should be thinking of when you build it - worst case scenario. There was a Fox body that took off and nosed into a wall at some speed - he built the cage himself with the idea that he may very well crash that bad/well.

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Looking great - hate to think what it's costing. I have to get mine done when it's shipped back to the UK by a MSA approved place - I started saving months ago lol
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I don't actually think its that bad considering you are getting a custom built cage, to the rules built by someone that know's what he's doing. I shopped around and spoke with some drag race cage builders. As soon as they asked me what tubing size and thickness do I need I knew they were not for me.

Chris does nice work, is easy to work with and very knowledgable. If anyone wants more info or wants me to put them in touch with Chris let me know. I'd like to send him more business so he's around next time I need something caged!

I think I'm getting a good deal and more importantly the wifey is on board!
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Holy miles-o-tube Batman

Awesome looking work there. Can't wait to see it when it is done.

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Nice seeing her encourage the cage rather than a larger insurance policy

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Where did you get that 3 link? Car looks fantastic!

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Wow Shaun, you're not kidding about going to the next level. Looks great. Between the new motor and cage, that's going to be a big jump.

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Cage is done and the car is back at my shop. Chris did an awesome job and was on time and on budget. Couldn't be happier! Now all I have to do is paint the interior, engine bay, wire the car, order and install the motor and trans. Should be running in about 2036!







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Yo Shaun,
I sent you a PM. You out there?

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That cage turned out great.
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No time to actually work on the car, too busy building parts for other folks dream cars right now. Needed a car porn fix so thought I'd rest the new glass in place and play around with some wheels (robbed from my 70 project).

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