Category Archives: E-Type – Hidden Subframe

The hidden subframe is a Monocoque Metalworks design, and a specialty. We now put this upgrade into every E-type shell we do – it adds rigidty to the shell, strengthens the front subframe mounts AND jacking point AND radius arm cups, and just might save your life someday!

1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC #43 – Hidden Subframe

Yes – we put our hidden subframe into the #43 coupe – because it makes the car stronger, SAFER, and it’s COMPLETELY HIDDEN!

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E-Type Floors, Sills, and Hidden Subframe – Oh My!

We do this on pretty much EVERY E-Type, so you’ll see floors and sills being installed over and over here – AND the hidden subframe – which we are now installing in pretty much every E-Type because it’s just SO … Continue reading

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Hidden!

After the new subframe was added to this shell, it was time to close everything in – hiding the subframe from sight completely. This makes our “hidden subframe” a great addition to any E-Type – driver, racer, or 100-point concours … Continue reading

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Framed!

Now it’s time for a Monocoque Metalworks specialty – the hidden subframe!  No more chipping of paint along the rear door edges for THIS roadster – after we complete this modification, this E-Type will be stiffer than 99% of the … Continue reading

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Monocoque Metalworks “Hidden Subframe”

Many of the shells that we restore are treated to extra stiffening inside the sills, cross-member, and other box sections. We call this the “hidden subframe” because once the shell repairs are complete, you can’t see any of it, and … Continue reading

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