Blacktrax Performance S2000 Motorsport Makeover: Part 2 – Cage Fabrication


The new bracket for the top is mounted right by the main hoop. Also shown are all the bars that connect to the main hoop, and a mock fitting of the Racetech seat.
A closer look at this bracket for the top.

For that last little bit of rigidity, and a bit of cosmetics as well, we cut out, drilled and flared, and then welded on some pillar wraps that connect the A-pillar bars to the windshield frame.


These pillar wraps are welded between the cage and windshield frame, giving the cage and chassis just a little more rigidity.

Another improvement we made: we welded in some bars in the trunk for mounting the wing to the chassis, in the case the car ever needs to accommodate for ridiculous amounts of downforce.


These bars will give some rigidity to the trunk are if great amounts of downforce start to bend the metal.

Last, but certainly not least, a custom CT Engineering plaque right on the finished product on the driver-side door bar.


A great finishing touch to some excellent craftsmanship, courtesy of CT Engineering.

When all was said and done, the cage weighed about 76.5 pounds, with about 10 additional pounds coming from the mounts, brackets, and other miscellaneous additions for the cage. Soon to come, we’ll take a look at more work on the car, including the engine build, suspension/brakes/wheels/tires, and body. Keep an eye out for the rest of the Irene Makeover! 

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