Old school monster trucks ?

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Old school monster trucks ?

Post by KONG » Sun May 08, 2016 11:38 pm

Is there a thread or something where, Where we can see what old school monster truck (leaf spring) that was made in RC ?

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Post by Halgar » Mon May 09, 2016 12:53 am

That's a tough question. I've been into Clods and a member here since 1999 and the scene at that time was the push for tube frames and the current real truck trend of tubers and now full on buggy style. Nobody was putting leaf springs on because they were too bouncy and hard to scale and tune. Heck, even the Hilux/Bruiser/Mountaineer folks were ditching the stock leafs for something better. I want to say that the TXT-1 originally came with leaf springs, or at least on of its relatives did. Again, ditched for a 4-link for simplicity and tuning ability. Spring packs are just too stiff for a scale application.

Probably about the best you could do would be to use Google to search Clodtalk.com for "leaf springs" and see what you come up with.
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Post by mrgrimm » Mon May 09, 2016 10:32 am

Ah yes the JUGG! Always wanted one, they were and still are a bit pricey but maybe one day!

I think the leafs are a little on the small side, and the truck uses them huge control arms which kind of takes the focus away from the leaf springs.



I think a legitimate scale leaf spring monster truck would appeal to a lot of us guys who are 30 + years old. It may not be too bad to make, here are some ideas i happened across after a quick search.

You could stack some more leafs, add blocks and longer U-bolts, or make brackets to lower the shackles for some lift.

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or use a straight frame from Tamiya Highlift, maybe even semi truck, or make your own!

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Or here it looks like the RC car action guy is building one

http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2015/01 ... ol-update/

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Re: Old school monster trucks ?

Post by KONG » Tue May 10, 2016 4:07 pm

Thanks for the replies. :thumbsup:

That looks pretty cool, I wonder if he ever finished it.

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I really would like to see what old school monster trucks other people have built, Whether or not if it's leaf spring, Jugg, Clod based or home made chassis.
I'm thinking it might be cool if we had a picture thread of all the old school monster trucks that people have build over the years.


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Post by TamiyaTony » Tue May 10, 2016 8:26 pm

+1 :above:
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Post by CowboyClod » Wed May 11, 2016 1:39 am

There were some of Jamie Grund retro old school Monsters built and have been posted in the past over at RCMT.net He still making those chassis You can see updated pics in the past week over at his Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Grund-Motorspo ... &ref=br_tf

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Post by SFC K » Wed May 11, 2016 11:09 am

TamiyaTony wrote:+1 :above:
That is cool! :wink:
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Post by KONG » Wed May 11, 2016 7:07 pm

CowboyClod wrote:There were some of Jamie Grund retro old school Monsters built and have been posted in the past over at RCMT.net He still making those chassis You can see updated pics in the past week over at his Facebook page.
Those are some great retro /old school monster trucks. I wonder if he would be okay with if I were to post some of his pictures ?
I'm not on Facebook.

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Post by SFC K » Wed May 11, 2016 8:50 pm

KONG wrote:
CowboyClod wrote:There were some of Jamie Grund retro old school Monsters built and have been posted in the past over at RCMT.net He still making those chassis You can see updated pics in the past week over at his Facebook page.
Those are some great retro /old school monster trucks. I wonder if he would be okay with if I were to post some of his pictures ?
I'm not on Facebook.
(Cough, cough) :wink: Someone needs to ask Jamie to come join Clodtalk and share his monsters.
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Post by Thunder VP » Thu May 12, 2016 2:36 am

Jamie still sells the retro chassis. He has also added a version that works with Wheely King Axels.


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Post by SFC K » Thu May 12, 2016 11:08 am

Now that is 8) Is that yours Brad?
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Post by Thunder VP » Thu May 12, 2016 1:56 pm

This truck is not mine. The owner goes by dirtovalrich on RCMT.
I do cut the chassis for Jamie so I guess you could say I have a hand in it. :lol:
I sent Jamie a few chassis a month or so ago, so not sure he has any left. He calls or texts when he wants more.
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Re: Old school monster trucks ?

Post by CowboyClod » Fri May 13, 2016 3:45 pm

Jamie posted pictures of Black Stallion retro along with Excalibur earlier last week.

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Post by SFC K » Fri May 13, 2016 7:04 pm

CowboyClod wrote:Jamie posted pictures of Black Stallion retro along with Excalibur earlier last week.
Have you asked him yet to come here and pay us a visit? :wink:
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