We took the car to pieces within 2 weeks of the accident at Spa 2009. Whilst stripping we could see that the chassis was in fact largely very original, however it had the left side engine bay lower side member replaced at some time with a Mk111 box section, this section has the same sized box section but it has very square corners where as DB2 - Mk1 & Mk11 chassis sections have very rounded corners. This section had been fitted properly & accurately by someone who knew about Aston's. It was poorly welded in which suggested that it was done in a rush (perhaps for some race meeting or other). There was the repairs that Four Ashes had carried out in the late Seventies to the rear suspension upper pickup points, this is why we beef all racing Aston DB2 to Mk111 chassis's up in this area. Four Ashes had also removed the spare wheel 'spikes' & rear spare wheels 'hinged' bracket that locked the spare wheel in. When repairing the car we will have to replace the two engine bay side members, the two rear suspension upper pickup points (not good enough now!) the centre chassis 'cruciform' (the rear sections are rotten).