Japanese car roll cages, Nissan 350Z, Nissan Skylines, Honda Accord, Toyota Chaser, Toyota Supra
This Nissan 350Z is primarily intended for drifting with a full FIA/MSA compliant cage.
View from the top of the transmission tunnel shows main loop, screen top tube, roof X and significant rear bracing. Nissan 350Z roll cage.
And the view from the boot shows door X's, dash tube and additional diagonal required because of shallow A-pillar angle. Nissan 350Z roll cage.
The body is tied into the cage to give extra stiffness, in this view extra plates have been added to connect the screen surround to the cage. Nissan 350Z roll cage.
The picture on the left shows where the main loop has been welded to the cage and on the right how an extension has been added to the sill at the bottom of the A-pillar to provide a firm foundation for the front tube. Nissan 350Z roll cage.
These pictures show the back tubes fitted to a spreader plate at a strong point on the rear wheel arch. Nissan 350Z roll cage.
The tube from the main loop to the A-pillar has been rolled to give a gentle curve which matches the top of the door. Nissan 350Z roll cage.
This Nissan Skyline GTR was intended for occasional track use.
Main loop with back braces to rear wheel arch with a cross tube for strength and seat belt attachment. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
Front diagonal on driver's side only plus removable cross tube still allows access to back seats if necessary. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
R32 Nissan Skyline for HKS Drag Racing Series
"Foot well" view of main loop, roof bars, back stays and triangulation. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
Single door bars with dash bar and screen bar. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
Back stays mount to suspension turrets which have a cross tube added. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
Nissan Skyline GTST for serious competition work.
Full roll cage with back braces, cross brace and diagonals to transmission tunnel. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
Front tube to base of A-pillar, dash tube and removable door bar with window net. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
Details of removable door bar fittings and box base for A-pillar down tube. Nissan Skyline roll cage.
ARRC Chassis plate showing spec for cage and build date.
Honda Accord intended for track day and serious competition use.
Door X bars and extra angled brace to support forward tube. Just visible are the dash bar and the tube above the screen. Honda Accord roll cage.
Back bracing to rear strut tower, X-bars in rear door opening, X-bar in main loop and just visible at the bottom a cross tube tied into the floor tunnel. Honda Accord roll cage.
Detail of door bar just in front of main loop tied into B-pillar. Honda Accord roll cage.
Forward brace passes through the bulkhead to the front strut tower. Honda Accord roll cage.
Roof X-bars joining main loop and screen top tube. Honda Accord roll cage.
Cross brace in boot joining suspension towers. Honda Accord roll cage.
This Toyota Chaser was imported into the UK for use in drifting competitions. It was already heavily modified with Nissan running gear but had no driver protection.
Top of the main loop with back braces and diagonal. Just visible at the bottom of the picture is the brace between the suspension towers. Toyota Chaser roll cage.
Side view showing door X-braces, screen top tube and dash bar. Toyota Chaser roll cage.
Dash bar with and without dash in place. Toyota Chaser roll cage.
Details of back brace body mounts, sill box under main loop and joint between door X and main loop. Toyota Chaser roll cage.
A final picture to show the cage fits the car and driver. Toyota Chaser roll cage.
Toyota Supra intended for competition with 7 point cage, door bars and additional bracing.
General layout showing back braces. Toyota Supra roll cage.
Door bars with additional vertical behind usual a-pillar down tube. This is necessary because of the shallow angle of the screen. Toyota Supra roll cage.
Complex junction of door bars, down tubes, dash bar and floor mount. Toyota Supra roll cage.
Roof shot showing main loop, screen tube and diagonal braces. Also small bracing plates attaching body to cage. Toyota Supra roll cage.
Mounts for back braces on top of suspension turrets. Toyota Supra roll cage.
Bracing plates between main loop and B-pillar. Similar plates between screen surround and A-pillar down tubes not fitted at the time of these photographs. Toyota Supra roll cage.