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Old 02-27-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default My Home Built Clod

After 10 years of sitting in a box I decided to get the old girl back out. I decided to go online to see if I could still find parts and to my surprise I found a whole new world of RC Crawling!!!

Thanks to advice from this great forum, I have now locked my diffs and given the truck much needed finishing and repairs. Thanks for all the great servo mounting threads!

I would love some feed back on my design, especially suspension.

Here is my truck. Still needs a new body, any good recommendations.

3D rendered side view:

3D rendered top view:

How she looked the last 15 years:

After a little loving care: no electrics:

Ready to run!


Current Set up.

Old Stampede shocks
2 Tekin rebel esc
2 P2K pro motors
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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Looks cool. Seems to have some nice articulation. How's it drive? I'd like to see it with a body on it. Nice work!
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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I am working on a body design now, that's why I am doing the 3D renderings. Because of the way suspension works any pre-made body must sit to high for my liking.

After a little more tuning tonight I have a full 90 degrees of articulation!

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:49 AM   #4
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Wow! I see what you mean about the body. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:27 PM   #5
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I will try to get my wife to take a little video of it running on her day off.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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Default Body Plan

Here is the body plan. Let me know what you think.

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Old 03-07-2011, 03:40 PM   #7
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Here is the body plan. Let me know what you think.

Looks like it's going it be made from tube? Might get hung up after a roll over on that tail. Mabye something more rounded at the end?
Looks funky and cool though . I dig it!
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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Default For old times sake

Before I fully finish the conversion to super class crawler, I decided to play Monster Truck one last time! This is her highest settings under original hardware.

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Old 04-24-2011, 01:11 AM   #9
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Default Back to a shelf queen.

About a month ago I bought my wife a Venom Creeper shafty, I love it, and now she got me one for my birth day. Don't get me wrong I will always love my Clod and will keep her till I die. That being said it's time for her motors and speed controllers go to a better use for now. To convert her to a comp ready rig is just to much money!
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:29 AM   #10
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Same thing happened to my clod, I got a Axial AX-10 and pretty much put the clod on the shelf to collect dust
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:30 PM   #11
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I've got both a creeper and a clod....love em both. I'm just a basher, too much money to make a clod comp worthy in my opinion.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:08 AM   #12
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I have been thinking about selling my clod now! It takes a lot of electronics to run!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #13
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looks good hole bunch of flex. when mine flexed that mush got me in trubble when i was in the rooks.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:49 PM   #14
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