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Old 05-03-2012, 07:20 PM
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After digging through many bins of RC stuff, i managed to find a majority
of Clodbuster parts including both axles, wheels, tires, bumpers, links, soforth...

started by making this TVP chassis for it to start!

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got the axles prepped and ready to go now, but question is....

2.2 wheels? lol

Here's the doners....
x2 Tamiya axles stripped down to the bare-essentials!



tommorow ill be fabricating the 3-link post mounts which will be fitted
through the center-top of the axle, where the old servo bellcrank went
through.
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got the top deck installed along with the EVX2 16.8v waterproof ESC!

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found some better stand-offs for my bodymounts!
much sturier then the threadrod/alloy bars i had on
it before.

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I couldnt believe it until i seen it!!
i didnt want to spend another 150.00 on a hardshell Yota then a buddie directed me to this Lexan shell for 30.00

http://store.rc4wd.com/Yota-110-Lexa...ody_p_511.html

This is goin on this Clod crawler
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Custom lower-link mounts for Clod axles)
Templates from Styrene.

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TEMPLATE
3-Link Post Mount

Here's the general design for my mount, still a little trimming to
do to make it look right but this is pretty much it.
A spacer will run through the hole in the axle and up into this custom
mount which is followed by a 3mm machine screw.

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Rising from the ashes comes RockClod

Finally got to the lower axle mounts using alloy, now atleast this rig is taking shape!

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Thundertech wheel widners and big nobby tires installed, all the lower end stuff is finished (spacers, screrws, nuts, threadlocked, etc...) Still need something 10mm thick to fabricate my custom 3-link post mounts. Just cant seem to find anything with this thickness??

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Dropped on my old Clod body (this is the larger scale lexan from ProLine)
and cut er up!



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looking at my custom lower link mounts, heres how they look
and are installed.



Chassis/Articulation



With body:

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made some progress today re: steering.

fabb'd up a servoplate to munt atop the front axle.
turned out great!





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Great looking clod build! Haven't seen those vintage pin spikes in a while.
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worked late last night to finish the front end work.

now the servo is mounted (had to remove my plate and further mod it, had some glitches)

the 3-link post mounts are now integrated into the custom servoplate.

all i have now i believe are the rear 3-link post mounts.





as for the tires....yea, got these many years ago for a clod build but never got to it til now

*forgot too mention....the alloy piggyback shox seen in the images have been removed. They were up against the motor leads and this was a problem, so i opted for my stock savage shox using red coils. (actually orange but HPI are colorblind) lol

even though i knew these shox would give me alot more articulation i can still wanted the alloy piggybacks cuz its bling. But here she is with the Savage shocks and she has some nice twisty to er'

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