Classic saloon car cages, Lotus Cortina, Volvo 240, Standard 10, Rover SD1, Plymouth Barracuda, Austin A35, Classic Mini, Plymouth Fury, Vauxhall Magnum
Probably the eighth Lotus Cortina we've fitted a cage to.
This is the classic configuration with screen tube and dash tube .... Lotus Cortina roll cage.
... plus back braces with triangulation and seat belt tube. Lotus Cortina roll cage.
Built up box to form sound foundation for the main loop. Lotus Cortina roll cage.
Back stays mounted to re-inforced shock turrets. Lotus Cortina roll cage.
Classic Group A Volvo 240 Turbo as raced in period. Prime requirement for a new bolt in cage to modern standards. Arriving as a bare shell made life relatively easy for access but this was a major fabrication job because of the constraints of historic racing regulations.
The original cage was made of aluminium with no welded joints rather "sort of clevises" and t-connectors as seen in the two upper tubes. In order to meet the relevant regulations the new cage had to conform to the original design but this time using steel. The opportunity was taken to use stronger joints as well as stronger tube. Volvo 240 roll cage.
General layout with most of the cage in place. The support for the forward tube triangulating back to the main loop is rather unusual but was a feature of the original. Volvo 240 roll cage.
Back stays with diagonal, sheet metal attachents use t-connectors, tubes are connected using tabs welded to the tubes and clevises. Volvo 240 roll cage.
The tube which goes forward from the main loop is attached via a fitting which passes through the loop and into a threaded insert. The back of that fitting has a tab for the clevis on the end of the back stay. Volvo 240 roll cage.
The roof diagonal attaches to tabs on the main loop and the forward tube. Volvo 240 roll cage.
The A-pillar tube has a forward link with clevises to .... Volvo 240 roll cage.
.... a T-connector on the suspension tower. Volvo 240 roll cage.
The under dash tube which links the two A-pillar tubes also connects to the trans tunnel. It rather inhibits the function of the heater however. Volvo 240 roll cage.
And finally this is the B-pillar part of the main loop with a lower back stay, two cross tubes, a door bar and a forward tube support all clevised and adjustable plus a bolt to attach the cage to the bodywork.Note the tube on the floor, this car had built in jacks in period. Volvo 240 roll cage.
Standard 10 for classic saloon car racing.
Basic cage with main loop, back stays and forward tubes. Standard 10 roll cage.
Front details but this view doesn't show .... Standard 10 roll cage.
.... a dash tube hidden behind the glove box framework. Standard 10 roll cage.
Customer will be finishing the floor so support boxes fitted to repair patches. Standard 10 roll cage.
Rover SD1 for classic saloon car racing.
On track and on screen after winning first time out at the Goodwood Road Racing Club's Members' Meeting, March 2014. Rover SD1 roll cage.
Classic foot well shot shows main loop and back stays. Rover SD1 roll cage.
Back stays with triangulation and bracket from main loop to seat belt top mount on the B-pillar. Rover SD1 roll cage.
General view of the complete car with an arrow showing a cross brace tied to the floor. Rover SD1 roll cage.
... with this fitting. Rover SD1 roll cage.
Detail of the main loop tied to the seat belt mount. Rover SD1 roll cage.
Yet another tab to connect screen tube with top of screen surround. Rover SD1 roll cage.
View from back shows back stays with triangulation and seat belt tube. Rover SD1 roll cage.
Sill extensions to support main tubes. Rover SD1 roll cage.
Bolt-in cage for 1963 Plymouth Barracuda.
Main loop with single triangulation. Forward tube and door bar. Plymouth Barracuda roll cage.
Floor mountings to FIA requirements for size and thickness are welded in. This allows load from cage to be spread across floor panels. Plymouth Barracuda roll cage.
Plymouth Barracuda seen at 2005 Goodwood Revival meeting.
Car on display in Historic Section of Autosport International 2006. Plymouth Barracuda roll cage.
Basic, almost minimal roll cage installation in an Austin A35. Main hoop, diagonal and rear braces. Austin A35 roll cage.
Back brace down to boot floor. Austin A35 roll cage.
Here strengthening panels have been added to the boot floor for the rear braces and complete front mounts have been added to the rear seat riser to provide a secure attachment for the main tube. Austin A35 roll cage.
This roll cage was fitted in Andrew Taylor's Mini to provide protection in everyday motoring in a vehicle which was designed long before current safety standards were defined (or necessary) and allow for occasional visits to the track.
Front top tube out of sight and fitted around electric sun roof mechanism. Classic Mini roll cage.
Back braces down on to rear wheel arch. Classic Mini roll cage.
Box added to sill area to provide solid mount for front tube. Classic Mini roll cage.
One of the largest cars we've ever fitted with a cage. This is the standard for drag racing down to 10.0. Plymouth Fury roll cage.
General interior shot with main loop. Plymouth Fury roll cage.
Back stay onto wheel arch. Plymouth Fury roll cage.
and on the other side. Plymouth Fury roll cage.
Top end of removable door bar and the box added to the sill for the base of the main loop. Plymouth Fury roll cage.
Floor end of the removable door bar. Plymouth Fury roll cage.
Vauxhall Magnum although this body style was also Viva Coupe and Firenza. Basic cage required for historic racing.
Main loop with back stays, bracing diagonal and seat belt tube.
Back stays through added firewall required to separate fuel tank from driver area.
Back stays go through to boot floor.
Sill reinforcement at the bottom of the forward tube and the main loop.