This car was purchased with the top chopped off (no body work) and a basic under chassis reinforcement on Jan 1, 2000.
The original reinforcement was way to flexible and the doors didn’t latch well, so a new under chassis reinforcement from 2 x 6, 2 x 3, 2 x 2, and 1 x 1 tubing was made in February of 2003.
The goal was to connect the front and rear frame sections directly so they didn’t rely as much on the passenger area for strength. A parts chassis was flipped on its roof and used it to build the new reinforcement. Once it was complete, the old reinforcement was cut off the Roadster, the new one slid into place and bolted to the chassis at the ends and through the passenger compartment floor boards.
Once it was back on the ground the doors opened and closed like stock and the car was much, much stiffer.