Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Whats on the Table at Local Motors?

The shop tables in the back of the Local Motors headquarters are packed with OEM parts that are going on the Rally Fighter. We have laid out the parts for a visual representation as to their general location on the Rally Fighter.



What's OEM?
OEM stands for original equipment manufacture. OEMs are the industry's brand name auto manufacturer suplyers, such as Bosch, BBS, NGK, Pagid, Ferodo, etc. And for Local Motors that's key. Quality, field proven components without the time or expense of building them ourselves.

Beyond being a useful way to visualize the components and their integration, this gives our community a great insight into how many of the components come from existing vehicles. And along with that, its easy to see how much work is necessary to get all these independent parts to become a complete Rally Fighter.
Their are all sorts of parts on this table...from key sets and window actuators to the engine and transmission and literally everything between. Their are actually over 75 parts! If you read the last post you'll even notice the rear axle and Watts Link we built. Check out the pictures:




Tell us what you think!

2 comments:

Brian said...

Awesome! Nice to see some of the real parts splayed out. Good placement of the LM'er with the hat, the pink boxes made me think of donut boxes. I'm really excited to see this thing get built up!

Mike Pisani said...

Thanks for the comment. Were super excited too! I wish they were doughnut boxes.