Picture is a series of action shots… all of the cars at the high school get plowed in whenever they plow the lot so we use the jeep to pull them out. That Saturn was buried in two feet of snow and the Jeep pulled it out no problem. It is hard to see the tow strap in the picture but it is fastened to the D-rings on the bumper.
Note from Jim Van Bladel, John Hersey High School – Automotive / Computer Aided Drafting Instructor:
Progress was slow around winter break but we are back on track now. We built the snorkel, made the back lights for the bumpers, welded up the rear bumper, attached the front fender flares, and we are doing some patchwork on the body before we put on the rears. There isn’t much metal on the rear back side of either fender so we are going to build a replacement panel before we bolt them on.
Here are a few more pictures from Hersey High School. They are in the middle of the project so everything is still in mock up form. One of the photos shows the truck at their auto show with all the students that volunteered to work. The truck is still on little tires at this point but the BDS suspension is on it. Read more…
John Hersey High School’s Automotive/CAD/M&T students get hands on training with BDS Suspension products. BDS donated a Jeep XJ Cherokee 6.5” long arm kit for a class project. The class also added 33×12.50 Dunlop Mud Rovers on 15×10 Cragar Soft 8 Wheels. The students designed a custom front bumper using AutoDesk Inventor. They cut out the panels, their school logo, and Jeep with a CNC plasma cutter and then welded it together. Two auxillary lights and ¾” D rings were added. Future plans are to fabricate a back bumper and cut BDS into it. Both bumpers will be powdercoated and the cutouts will be backlit.