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Old 11-14-2019, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hello


This year "Option No.1" releases Clod Aluminum metal chassis conversion kit.
Then I decided to convert my old vintage Clod to metal chassis.


I bought old Clod in 1987, when I was age-9.

Left metal chassis is which I bought this year.




There are mismatch of Screw hole locations for Battery Holder. Need modification.

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Old 11-14-2019, 11:01 PM   #2
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Nice. I have a stock clod I built last year drove it twice and put back on the shelf. I have plans for it sooner or later but for now I enjoy looking at it

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Old 11-14-2019, 11:08 PM   #3
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Also there is insufficient gap to put Motor-cables through receiver plate.



Therefore I cut-off a part.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:27 PM   #4
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For 4-link, I bought 4-link kit Servo mount kit from Crawford.

However there was issue. Screw hole for chassis is 4mm, but 4-link kit's Pillow ball hole is 3mm.
I don't know how everyone solved.

I prepared 4mm to 3mm conversion screw.


And, drilled hole for suspension holder.


Crawford's servo holder couldn't fit well. Therefore I prepared Eagle's holder.


For rear axle, I prepared servo reverser.



Stock suspension, Speed controller are replaced.
OK, metal conversion has been done!
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:44 PM   #5
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Next step is body making.
I bought Super Clod body, but I re-used Chevrolet front grille and tail gate from old Clod.
Using TAMIYA LACQUER THINNER, I removed color and cleaned. Then re-painted here.


For tail lamp, I bought AMPro's Tail Light Lenses and Housings.



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Old 11-24-2019, 08:44 AM   #6
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Option No.1 also has an original body post for conversion kit. Bridge part is metal, but posts are plastic.
I decided to modify it to stealth mount.
I bought Neodymium magnet in 1-coin shop and Stealth mount kit in Amazon.


However I found the body post is a little thick. I ground and cut it to fit the mount.




I don't have a driver figure, therefore I just borrowed my daughter 1/12 girl figure.
It almost fit to Killerbody Bucket Seat size.
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:36 AM   #7
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Instead of stock tinted plastic window, I used RC4WD clear lexan window.
For lights, BEC 6V is used for LEDs.



I also modified Rollbar lights with RC4WD KC HiLiTES Light Set as follows:





Stock and Mod





I need to buy lenses but out of stock...
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:00 AM   #8
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Very nice build! I have a question. If I can remember when vintage was new, does that make me old?
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Old 11-28-2019, 02:30 AM   #9
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Thank you for checking my build.
Not old.
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Old 11-28-2019, 02:38 AM   #10
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Last item is sticker.
I bought replica sticker (made in Canada?) of vintage clod. But skin color of Guy is not good.
Fortunately I kept a part of original sticker more than 30years (below of photo image), I used it.


I put it.

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