Jonathan Pearce’s 1983 Toyota Buggy
A big “Congratulations” goes out to Jonathan Pearce, the November 2015 winner of our monthly challenge. Check out his unique, powerful, and just plain awesome Toyota buggy (now that’s a rear shock):
If you didn’t already notice, this thing can pull off some serious tricks:
Jonathan’s Secret Weapon: A Rear 4 Link
Here is a picture of what Jonathan’s buggy used to look like in the rear. Since then, he’s upgraded to a rear 4 link suspension using Barnes 4wd’s 7/8" heims and square lowers. He’s also added a rear homemade sway bar with Barnes 5/8 economy female heims. All of his panels have been installed using Barnes truck tabs – over 100 of them.
The 4 Link Suspension in Action
According to Jonathan, “With the added sway bar, the 4 link suspension is very flexy. It never unloads and always feels stable, even in the most unnerving situations.”
In the future, Jonathan will add “a 3 link in the front and totally redesign the front chassis/tube work.” We are thrilled he is walking away with a $100 Barnes gift card to use towards his next upgrades!