20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER, updated -01/11/09 ACTION SHOTS!

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20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER, updated -01/11/09 ACTION SHOTS!

Post by MelvinsArmy » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:59 pm

Well, I guess this truck is something I've been trying to build for a few years now. I got really close with the Tremor chassis, but I wasn't 100% satisfied. So, I emailed John Boyer and he made me this me this masterpiece of a chassis. Now I've got more ground clearance and more realism. I wanted a realistic truck with great performance. The idea all along was to build the ultimate Clodbuster, I think I've finally got it.

The paint is Mica red, but it doesn't really show well in these pictures. I've got to get a new front lower clip for under the grill and a scale steering wheel and it will be done. Oh, and a runner body too.

Here's what it's got:
John Boyer tube chassis
JPS aluminum axles
TTR ball diffs
TTR CVD's up front
TTR solid axles in back
Trinity 17x2's
Novak Super Rooster
Revo shocks
JPS wheels
New Era front bumper
Inet upper link mounts

The only stock Clod parts are the counter gears and shafts, pinions, tires and body.
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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by MelvinsArmy » Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:03 pm

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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by gmc572 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:55 pm

WOW that is uumm DAHM uuumm SWEET!!!!!!!!
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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by primussucks » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:36 pm

Gorgeous
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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by markturbo » Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:49 pm

That thing looks great! Love the original body and tires on top of all that new stuff!

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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by markturbo » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:51 pm

Could you get a closer up pic of the body, something that shows that Mica Red a little better?

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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by bigmoose » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:04 pm

Great to see you back Melvin - the truck looks absolutely fantastic! =D> =D>

Any plans for another TXT or Jugg based project?

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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by clodbuster89 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:55 am

love the truck melvin great job
put off today what you can do tommorow

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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by VA_Clod » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:46 am

Dude I was just getting ready to email ya to see if ya'd gotten this done. Killer work as always dude :wink:

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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by 132NHAF » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:13 am

I'm drooling. I keep wanting to man up and go all aluminum. It's been a dream for years.
That thing is awesome. Great job.
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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by richmaster » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:01 am

the body gos just right with the custom frame
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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER

Post by MelvinsArmy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:02 pm

A little update. A couple weeks ago I made a runner body for this truck. The summer is gone and it's looking like I might not be able to actually run the thing till next spring now. So, I figured I'd post some pics of what I did, until I can finally get some action shots.

The Proline 50's Chevy pickup body fits this chassis like a glove. I cut the bed out to show off Boyer's tube work, and also that way I can change the battery without removing the body. So, the body is screwed on so you don't have to look at body clips. I painted the body Tamiya metallic blue, and backed it with black. It came out really cool looking. I decided to give it a name, I went with Electric Wizard. Electric Wizard is one of my favorite bands, they're really heavy, and really good, and I thought that would be a good title for a monster truck. The name is painted on. I took one of their logos off some album art and had it printed backwards onto bumper stickers on cafepress.com. Then I just stuck the bumper stickers to the inside of the body and cut the logos out with an x-acto knife. I'm really happy with the results. It made for a nice simple and clean body, just my style.

I can't decide which body I like more now. This one will definitely be a runner when the time comes though. Now I'm even more happy I went with the 5 star wheels, the pentagram-like design goes well with the Electric Wizard theme.
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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER, updated 10/6/08 with new body

Post by Renegade » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:25 pm

That truck is awsome man great job
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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER, updated 10/6/08 with new body

Post by oldShovelhead » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:52 pm

as always, VERY excellent work!

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Re: 20th Anniversary CLODBUSTER, updated 10/6/08 with new body

Post by Loaded_Heavy » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:30 pm

yup this thing does indeed look awesome and I gotta add that your body cuts has always be real clearn from the get go of seeing alot of your other bodies on here. Boyer did some nice tube work on this one like most of all his other tubers and the bars at the rear of the cab is perfectly scaled and matched by just about every body you pop on that truck.

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