The V8TV crew has been making improvements to the S71's chassis, namely adding reinforcing steel in areas where the original frame was "C" shaped to completely "box" the design. This will help the chassis resist flexing and improve overall handling and traction. One design modification was the need to re-engineer the transmission crossmember, as it no longer will use the original mount holes because their access was closed off with the reinforcements. Once the chassis was welded solid and ground clean, it was treated to a single stage enamel paint coat in a satin-black factory appearing sheen.