Roll Cages for Aston Martins
|Aston Martin DB2 with requirement to keep interior as standard as possible and fit a bolt-in cage.|
View of passenger side with down tube and
removable door bars. Note the tight fit around the dash and A-pillar with
many complex curves and three dimensional shape.
The door bars are carefully positioned to allow normal operation of the window winders.
Base of A-pillar on passenger side and B-pillar on
driver side. Tubes mount on to plates which are bolted to pads extended from
the chassis underneath the sills.
Please note that these shots are under construction so the joints are not fully welded.
View of the main loop and back brace together with
detail of the back brace mount tied to the chassis and rear wheel arch.
The diagonal brace for the main loop was not fitted at the time of this photograph.
|1951 Aston Martin DB2 rebuilt from a barn find by Four Ashes to FIA competition specs.|
|Full cage with diagonal and front and back tubes. Bolt-in door bars.|
Front a-pillar detail and showing shaped door bars to allow relatively easy access.
|Another Aston Martin DB2 but lack of interior and ease of access allows clearer pictures.|
|Main loop with diagonals and back braces.|
|Detail of the bottom of the main loop and the point where main loop, diagonal and back brace meet.|
|Two extensions to original chassis give a firm foundation for the a-pillar tube and the back brace.|
Another Aston Martin DB2 but this one
didn't get photographed in the workshop but was seen at Silverstone Classic
|The simplest cage with main loop, diagonal and two back braces.|
Part built Aston Martin Vantage cage.
Leather interior trim left in place.
Masking tape used to mock up position of cross brace.
Back braces run to rear wheel arch.
Note sheet metal shield to protect interior during welding.
|Aston Martin DB3 for basic cage.|
Just main loop mounted on chassis
outriggers and back stays mounted on chassis kick-up.
These DB3 pictures by Malcolm Alexander.
|Pictures by||Malcolm Alexander & Webmaster|