Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Upright Design

The 2011-12 upright designs are finalized. I will hopefully be building them next week. The uprights will be crafted from 16 gauge sheet steel. Blanks will be cut using the Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ) here on campus, folded on a break and TIG welded together. Bearing cups for the 32009 taper roller bearings used will be made in house on a Haas TL-1 CNC lathe. Wilwood will be supplying the calipers front and rear, with 240mm rotors and a custom live hub designed for easy service. The bare uprights will weigh in at 2 pounds in the front and 2.75 in the rear.

Stay tuned, I'll be posting pictures of this build and more!

Front Upright Assembly

Rear Upright Assembly

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