I want to make my CB3000 smaller, I have an idea either to completely remove the 3 plastic rods and have it connecting straight to the ring. I might start by trying to make a shorter version of the rods as I still need something to attach my lock to. Has anyone done this before, I can't believe I am the first one to think of this. It will make the cage so much smaller and less noticeable. Tell me what you think.