We’ve just finished a custom bolt-in roll cage for a lovely little Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Made from 38mm CDS tubing to FIA Appendix K regulations and painted in the body colour Alfa Rosso. This cage has 6 points with rear diagonal, door bars and a harness bar.
The Coventry Climax engined TVR Grantura of Ian Burford has a brand new roll cage. The existing cage had some major issues and safety always has to come first. The decision was made to remove the old cage and build a new one to FIA specifications. The bespoke cage was made here from 38mm CDS tubing and bolts to reinforced parts of the TVR chassis. Ian opted to have the cage painted in the body colour, Aston-Martin’s California Sage green.
Earlier in the year we made roll cage for Ian Northeast’s Jensen CV8 land speed car. Since then he’s been working to a very tight schedule to get the car finished in time for Bonneville Speed Week. He’s made it.
Initial rookie runs and to qualify for his license have seen a best of 137.386mph despite the engine not running cleanly above 4000rpm. I chance encounter with a tuning guru on the salt now means they can use a full 6500rpm. Sundays running came to an early end due to an accident and Monday morning brought with it a starter motor failure but with a new starter on the way Ian is ready go for a 150mph run. We are all very proud of Ian and pleased to have been involved in the project.
You can follow Ian’s progress on his website https://worldsfastestjensen.co.uk/
The owner of this Lenham project wanted a bespoke weld-in roll cage. The advantage of a bespoke roll cage is that you can make subtle changes to suit your driving position or your favourite seat. The advantage of a weld-in cage is that it provides a little more rigidity for the chassis and it also saves a little weight. The weight of the nuts and bolts from a roll cage can add up to a couple of kilos.
Last week we fitted this T45 lightweight historic roll cage. They are made with great precision and as such are a tight fit. This one went in well. Next step is to mount the seat and then get it in for paint.
We are fitting a bespoke roll cage in a 1964 Ford Falcon. Before we started on the cage we had to end to the drivers side floor. Both front and rear floor pans were rusty with poor repairs. Once the structure had been restored we were able to start work on the cage. This is a 6-point bolt in roll cage from 45mm tubing with dash rail and harness bar.