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I'd love a Clodbuster one day.....

Post by RC10th » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:49 am

I was old school - when old school wasn't cool !

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Re: I'd love a Clodbuster one day.....

Post by tamiyadan » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Get one :D . You can get a used one cheap and do whatever you want to it.

like my will never complete 30 year old project at this point
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or my zilla on the left
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i have like 5 of them. 1 bullhead and 1 display clod.
1 zilla 3 and various projects.

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Post by jwscab » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:47 pm

yeah, they are super fun. my custom build one is a little more nimble than a stock ladder arm clod, but they drive very similar.

before lipo and nimh, my cousin and I rewired his series/parallel motor switch to be a series/parallel dual nicd switch. that made the truck FLY.

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Re: I'd love a Clodbuster one day.....

Post by ChisaiKuso » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:40 pm

Get one! (or two or three or four or.......)

You will never regret it. Just be aware that they tend to multiply almost as quickly as RC10s. :lol:
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Re: I'd love a Clodbuster one day.....

Post by Saito » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:02 pm

Yep, make that day now. Clods are great fun, stock or modded. Home built or bought. Endless possibilities. But as others have cautioned, they begin to multiply when you're not looking. :wink:

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Post by SFC K » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:20 am

Like everyone else said! Get one! They are a lot of fun!

BTW, I just love the commentator in that video! :D
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Re: I'd love a Clodbuster one day.....

Post by RC10th » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:52 am

I've always wanted one for a fairly long time but they are pretty far and few between here. Basically everything here is double the price of the good ol USA. I'd hate to think how much shipping a clod here is.

It's a juggling act between 1:1 cars and other RC projects, plus being a broke ass doesn’t help either :lol:

My buddy way way back when had a clodbuster and super NES which I was envious of, talk about kid heaven. I remember I was slightly dissapointed in the clod as it was just a bouncy bumbling mess compared to the RC10 :lol: and the stock steering was pretty average. Needless to say we mostly played SNES :D

That bouncy bumbling attitude was what made it so fun and unique :mrgreen:


I agree the commentator is great, it reminds me of the old auto shop videos we used to watch in school. You've also got to chuckle at the background music
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Post by ChisaiKuso » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:04 am

RC10th wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:52 am
That bouncy bumbling attitude was what made it so fun :mrgreen:
I completely agree with this. 8)
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Post by Lowgear » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:48 am

This thread made me realize how I've had so many Clods in various configurations over the years but have only ever driven one!

The only one I have at this moment I bought back in 2010. It's still exactly as I got it. I haven't even cleaned it yet or anything. :roll: :)

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Post by Wahrsuul » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:18 pm

I bought my first while in Japan - when it first came out, I HAD to have it. Drove all the way to Hacinohe to get it. Still have it in its modified form, and now have a stock one and a crawler chassis.

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Post by Basher67 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:31 am

I recently picked up some parts trucks and a sassy chassis and finally got down to building one. Like everyone says--you have to have one of these. They are way too much fun. Something about the 4 wheel steering multiplies the fun factor. Half the fun was designing and fabricating my own suspension. I don't think I've gone a day without playing with it since I got it together a week ago.
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Post by Speed Chaser » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:58 am

Dont currently have one but they are great fun. The fact they bounce around so much makes it really fun to drive

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Post by lebowski770 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:53 am

Basher67 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:31 am
I recently picked up some parts trucks and a sassy chassis and finally got down to building one. Like everyone says--you have to have one of these. They are way too much fun. Something about the 4 wheel steering multiplies the fun factor. Half the fun was designing and fabricating my own suspension. I don't think I've gone a day without playing with it since I got it together a week ago.
Hey man I really dig that it looks so scale even with the mods!! Is that a stock length sassy chassis?

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Post by Basher67 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:07 am

Thanks. She's definitely not a shelf queen. Backyard bashing at least once a week. :mrgreen: Sassy chassis is stock length. I Made the suspension links to the length I thought looked and performed best. My wheelbase is about 55 mm longer than a stock clod. Since this pic, I've added a matched set of Trinity Monster Mash motors. I love this truck. :lol:

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Post by lebowski770 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:24 pm

Here is my clod sickme products chassis project that I never really started. It would have a one-inch stretch wheelbase from the stock if using the bulky stock clod trailing arms.
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