Unique for its front “grader-ball” suspension, the buggy gets huge flex for little cost, thanks to a triangulated single link. The grader-ball uses a trailer-style ball and mount sourced from a road grader and welded to the frame crossmember. A matching coupler, mounted to the axle via a solid V-link, is welded shut so that it can’t separate from the ball. From there a pair of coil springs control the 2 1/2-ton Rockwell axle and an owner-fabbed panhard bar locates it laterally. Front shocks, fashioned from hydraulic rams, deliver 25 inches of travel.
www.12voltguy.com winch switch is positioned between the seats and the VW brake and clutch pedals are a nice touch.">
www.12voltguy.com winch controller falls at Burton’s fingertips. Auto Meter gauges supplement the stockers for relaying vitals to the driver.">
www.12voltguy.com switch panel is located within easy reach on the tubular center console.">