Duke University Motorsports is a student group that designs and builds open wheel, single seat race cars to compete in the Formula SAE competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The team consists of Duke students from both Pratt and Trinity, in all classes. The purpose of the team is to provide students with a way to gain practical design and manufacturing experience in a fun and challenging setting.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Suspension progress

Suspension is coming along nicely - most of the tabs are welded onto the frame already and 5 of 8 a-arms are welded.  The inserts will be done by today for the rest of them a-arms, and we should have them all welded in less than a week.  From there, we need to ream, chamfer, and stake in bearings, and the suspension should be finished at that point.
The frame as it sits right now
 More pictures after the jump.

Front bellcrank
Rear bellcrank tabs and shock mounts
rear bellcrank tab welded

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