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Porsche Club and German Touring Sportscars Cage Projects

Hanksville Hot Rods builds lots of Porsche cages! In fact, we build more cages for Porsches than for any other make of car - more than 112 Porsche roll bar and cage projects as of November '13, for 911/964s, Boxsters, Caymans, 924/944/951/968s, and a 914!

Our Porsche Boxster customers race in NASA's German Touring Sportscar and Spec Boxster classes, and in Porsche Club of America club racing. Here are some examples of Boxster cages we have built.

NEW! We offer mail-order, ready-to-weld cage kits for Porsche Boxsters, 911s and 944s. These kits are available in standard 6-point configuration, or add optional footwell connectors and additional points to further attach to the car. These ready-to-weld kits are pre-bent, pre-notched, test-fitted inside an actual Porsche car. They feature the same great, tight-fit that all of our cages are known for, at a very reasonable price. Call or email for more information on our high-quality mail-order cage kits! 


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Gavin's Spec Boxster

Progress pictures of Gavin's Spec Boxster cage, built by Hanksville Hot Rods. This cage is made from 1.5"x.095" DOM tube, and all of the tube joints are TIG-welded. Extensive tube gusseting in the roof area for protection. The doors will have Extended-X-Style bars which will be connected to the rocker bars using vertical tube gussets. A rear shock tower crossbar, along with additional rear brace gussets, adds to chassis rigidity. We will add narrow sheet gussets (with really small dimple-die holes, of course!) connecting the forward hoops to the A-pillars to strengthen the windshield frame.

After the cage is finished, we will install a window net, fabricate a custom seat mount, tube bumper supports, transmission cooler mounts, quarter-turn fasteners for the top, harness attachments, a tray to secure the Cool Shirt cooler, and a Hanksville Hot Rods Spec Boxster exhaust.


Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Poudre Sports Car's Spec Boxster

Poudre Sports Car, located in Ft. Collins CO, is dedicated to growing the Spec Boxster class in the Rocky Mountain Region, and is building a rent-a-Spec Boxster program. We were happy to be able to build a cage for their first 986 racecar.

This cage is made from TIG-welded 1.5" x .095" DOM, with 1.0" x .095" DOM used for the tube gussets at the upper corners. Based on their design requests, we fabricated Extended-Style door bars in the driver door, with straight bars on the passenger side. We added a connector between the rear shock towers, along with additional tubes to help strengthen the rear of the chassis. A roof bar and tube gussets in the upper corners of the cage provide additional protection.
Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 



Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 


Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

Dean's Porsche Boxster

After seeing pictures of Dave's Cayman S, Dean spoke with us about building a cage for his Boxster, which will be raced with PCA and NASA. Dean was excited about building his Boxster into a race car, but was concerned about the lack of protection afforded by the fiberglass top. After discussing various cage design concepts and optional bars that would help to strengthen the driver capsule, Dean asked us to build a 6-point cage with optional bars and extensive triangulation in the roof area.

The main tubes in this cage are 1.5" x .095" DOM, while the triangulation tube gussets are 1" or 1.25" x .095" DOM. Dean chose to use Extended-X-style door bars, which protrude out into the doors to provide side protection with some additional elbow room. To provide support for the midsection of the forward hoops, we added a dash bar that follows the contour of the front bulkhead under the lower lip of the windshield.

To add strength to the upper portion of the cage, we added a longitudinal roof bar that connects the center of the main hoop to the center of the windshield bar. This roof bar was extensively gusseted at both ends, as was the windshield bar itself. The joints between the main hoop and forward hoops, and between the main hoop and rear braces, also received tube gussets.

In the rear of the cage, we added lower main hoop/rear brace mounting plate connectors and a rear shock tower crossbar, which also received tube gussets. The forward hoops are connected to the A-pillars by sheetmetal panels which have dimple-die holes for added stiffness.

This was an extensive cage project, and we were happy to help Dean as he turned his street Boxster into a full race car. Thank you, Dean!
 

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