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BMW roll bars and cages - GTS, SCCA and BMW Club Cage Projects

We have performed 16 roll bar and cage projects for BMWs, including E46s, E36s, E30s and a MINI. Here are some examples of BMW cages we have built for GTS, SCCA and BMW Club race cars.

NEW! We now offer mail-order road race cage components for E36 and E46 cars. These component kits include the main hoop, forward hoop, windshield bar and dash bar. These parts are pre-bent, left-long (ready for you or your fabricator to notch/fit and weld), and feature the same great fit as out fully-customized in-house cages. Call or email for more information on our great-fitting mail-order cage kits!

Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Ross's E46 M3

We previously built a cage for Ross's Porsche 911, and were very happy when Ross asked us to build a cage for the M3 that he recently purchased for GTS racing. This TIG-welded cage, made from 1.75" x .095" DOM tube, is built for safety and extensive chassis rigidity. In addition to the basic 6-point cage design, we added 7th and 8th mounting points with two footwell connectors on each side, and the cage is welded to the body along the bulkhead, rockers and roof.

After adding reinforcing plates to the rear shock towers, we attached the rear braces, rear X-bars and shock tower crossbar. We also fitted connecting tubes between the middle of the main hoop and the shock towers, to further strengthen the chassis. Ross chose to have us build extended-X-style door bars, reinforced to the rocker bars, for additional strength.

After fitting the anti-sub belt and lap belt attachments, we installed the SFI window net using a spring-loaded upper rod and a lower rod that was bent to conform to the curvature of the door bars, providing maximum elbow room.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.


Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



Mark's E46 M3

Mark was introduced to us through our friend and supporter, Joe Rothman, who is a racer and driving coach. Mark had just purchased a very nice '02 M3 and wanted to turn it into a full racecar for SCCA and GTS racing.

The objective of this project was to build a safe cage that also helped to stiffen the chassis. We used 1.75" x .120" DOM tube for this project, and TIG-welded all of the tube-to-tube joints.

This cage fits very tightly against the body, and features extended-X-style door bars that were fitted low in order to make it easier for Mark to enter and exit the car. Optional tubes include rocker bars; footwell connectors; rear X-bars; a dash bar that was recessed into the front bulkhead; tube gussets in the cage's upper corners; and a shock tower crossbar that is welded to the reinforced shock towers and subframes. In addition to the cage, we also welded a customized seat-back brace; anti-sub belt attachments; inner lap belt attachments; and a custom window net installation.



John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 




John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 




John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 




John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 




John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 




John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 




John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 




John and Nancy's E36 M3

John and Nancy operate ContentPros, and have helped us to build Hanksville's great website. They are also great friends and supporters of the NASA Rocky Mountain region, and had driven this M3 in the High Performance Driver Education program before deciding to convert it to a full-race car in the GTS Series. Shortly after we fabricated a 304 stainless steel exhaust for this car, they brought it back to Hanksville for an extensive cage project.

John worked with another NASA supporter and instructor, Rick Snyder, to research and develop a cage design that would serve as a strong capsule for driver safety and accentuate the BMW's chassis design. This design features extensive triangulation especially in the rear area. After discussing this design with John and Rick, we added Hanksville Hot Rods design features to give John as much space as possible inside the capsule.

This cage has 7 mounting points, with a footwell connector on the driver-side to add some forward rigidity to the lower section and to add some protection in the event of a frontal-side impact to the left front wheelwell area. Rocker bars add strength to the lower door openings and additional support for Hanksville's Extended-Style door bars. The cage uses a dash bar that is formed to follow the contours of the firewall under the windshield, and X-bars add stiffness to the rear area of the cage. Gussets in the forward hoop, windshield bar and main hoop areas add further strength. The entire cage was made from 1.75"x.095" DOM mild steel, with a combination of MIG and TIG welding.

As with all of Hanksville's cages, this cage was designed and fabricated with the driver in mind. We try to give the driver as much room as possible, maximizing driver comfort and visibility through the windshield.

We're excited to see this car in action at all of the NASA-RM events, and glad to be able to help John and Nancy to compete in GTS this year!
 


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


Doug's E36 M3

We did not originally build the cage in Doug's M3, but he brought it to us for upgrades. We custom-bent a new dash bar that fits tightly against the car's firewall; added rear brace X-bars and a shock tower crossbar; reinforced the shock tower mounts to handle the stress of the coilovers; and made new window net attachments that feature rod ends for ease of use. All of the tube joints were TIG-welded for the best appearance and weld penetration. The new bars greatly add to the car's chassis stiffness, and the window net attachments provide easier ingress and egress. Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade your race car, Doug!


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