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Rock Bug Weekday Update for November 20, 2008

November 22nd2008
 By Thom Kingston on 2008-11-22T09:43:51-06:00 | The Rock Bug |


Rock Bug as of 20-Nov-2008
Originally uploaded by Spidertrax

Another week goes by and like many projects we seem to be waiting on other parts to arrive for progress to continue. The custom Scat engine plate we setup to machine on Monday the 17th and has yet to start due namely to a missing MSD tone ring. For those with a good eye, you may have also noticed we are missing a large portion of finished chassis work in the front of the bug. This section is waiting for some quadruple bi-pass shocks (you read it correctly, not triple bi-pass but quadruple). Good news here is mock-up shocks from King are scheduled to arrive at our shop on Monday. Keep your fingers crossed!

Despite any negative vibes above, the week wasn’t a total loss by any measure. We have managed to finish up the chassis welding which allowed us to move the buggy off the jig and onto free stands. From here, we were able to position the front and rear knuckles, cycle the suspension, and check for max steering. Max steering angle is set to 50 degrees, achievable only with our Ultimate 60 Knuckles. All looks perfect which is a good way to end the week.

That does it for this weekday update. Be sure to follow along on Flickr too where we are posting pictures and video daily.