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Old 09-23-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default 3" stretch Clodd-buster

I have a super clod kit floating around and found a 3" stretch wheel base chassis on ebay.

Picked up a body that seems to fit good.I have a regular monster truck pick up body if this one is too big, but wheelbase looks about right.

I am experimenting with 1/5 scale wheels,lots of tire options, narrower and not excessively larger in diameter or too heavy.I picked up cheap 24mm rear hex and modified it to accept slightly modified Gearhead RC hub ( P/N GEA1254).

I'm sure this isn't original but I'm calling it a Clodd-buster












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Old 09-24-2017, 05:06 PM   #2
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This is the tire and wheel combo I might try.It is the tire and wheel used on the Losi 5ive -T.
Slightly larger and skinnier than the stock clod tire.The tire and wheel combo only weighs 3.5 oz more than the clod tire/wheel.
I don't think a little more weight is bad.Tread design is more to my liking for a crawler.






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Old 09-25-2017, 04:35 PM   #3
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Here is the Gearhead RC wheel adapter on the 5b hex. I have to check clearance on screw heads, if they interfere with the bearing boss, I'll counterbore the holes so the heads are flush.
To compensate for the extra wheel diameter I'm dropping down to a 9t pinion.We'll see how it goes, if it needs to go lower, I could drop as far a 6t I believe.
You have options for wheel nuts and wheels.I like these.
Stock 5T wheel and bling wheel front wheel for Baja/5T below.Truck would be wild with the 5b fat back tires and regular fronts, I have a set of proline bow ties already mounted.












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Old 09-30-2017, 01:28 PM   #4
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Screw heads interfered with bearing boss, so I counter bored the top of the hole.They are flush now. Broke out a little on the OD but its not an issue.

Have to get onto paint, I like to paint the body before assembly. I just wanted to get the wheel adapters out of the way. But I do the paint before building for 3 reasons, 1 it dries completely before using it 2 I paint outside and weather isn't always good for painting 3 I don't rush through painting and screw it up ( but usually do)

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Old 10-07-2017, 03:54 PM   #5
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Painted chassis, looked a little plain so wrapped it in carbon fiber pattern vinyl.

I call it carbon fibber not fiber coz its fake but looks decent. Have to touch it up a little but came out nice enough.

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Old 10-15-2017, 11:53 AM   #6
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Painted body. I used DIDSPADE pearl color shift powder added to Duratrax candy blue. A 5 gram sample bag of this stuff cost $2.80, it is more than enough to cover a body this size.
Although not a color shift pearl it does shift.
I wanted something just a little different than the standard Ford teal /blue color that always looks good on these body style trucks but in the same color range. I think DIDSPADES Macaw Metallic pearl hits the mark dead on.
Never tried this before it looks great even with the minor flaws/mistake/laziness. Smoke windows aren't as dark in pic.I cut body after paint so I have something to grab onto without messing up paint.I wanted a basic paint job becasue this thing is going to get used and scratched up so I don't like to spend a lot of time on a fancy paint job but want this beast to look decent.
Next time I'm going to use Auto Air because they offer clear.

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