Baja NOW Weekly Update: December 3, 2017

After taking a week off to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, the Baja Laboratory was again back in full swing. Members returned ready to push to finish and fabricate approved designs, as well as make necessary preparations for upcoming races. 

Jacob Koke started the lathe and began to make braking mounts and fasteners. These components have been designed for and will be used on the upcoming Nationals Competition Vehicle.

 
 Jacob Koke turning new brake components

Jacob Koke turning new brake components

 
We need new spaces for our (brake) master cylinder because the components were binding last year at nationals.
— Jacob Koke

Meanwhile, Eric Jones put the finishing touches on new steering adjuster columns. This piece helps improve driver ergonomics by allowing multiple drivers to adjust the wheel to their specific preference.

 
 Vice President Rob Pohren and Danielle Lightfoot welding inside of one of the vehicles

Vice President Rob Pohren and Danielle Lightfoot welding inside of one of the vehicles

 
We need a lighter wheel adjuster in order to improve the vehicle ergonomics as well as lighten the weight.
— Eric Jones

Over in the welding area, Danielle Lightfoot began to weld a floor support for our floor pan. This piece covers up the steering knuckle, and ensures the driver's feet stay inside of the vehicle. 

 
 Danielle Lightfoot fabricating a floor support  

Danielle Lightfoot fabricating a floor support  

 

We are always looking for donations to our team. We accept material, machine time as well as monetary donations. For more information, check out the "Sponsors" page of our website.