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ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:10 am

Got my Clod as a gift to myself for Christmas 2011. I've been bashing hard for 6 months and figured I'd start a thread now that I'm breaking things and replacing parts.

Here it is before it hit the dirt. So clean and scratch free!

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:14 am

Surprisingly the only major thing I've broke so far are a few steering parts and a ton of scratches on every inch.

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:18 am

While in for service I thought I'd try a locker in the rear.

It works fine on the dirt, but on concrete the rear won't straighten out on its own.

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:20 am

Took the plunge to waterproof the Clod.

Added a Hitech digital servo

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:23 am

Added a Traxxas ESC and waterproof receiver box as well.

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Once I smoothed out the radio tray, I used one of the original posts as an antenna mount.

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:26 am

So here's the Clod, 6 months old, but newly waterproofed and ready for the summer. (with his mortal enemy keeping watch)

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:35 am

Just started using these batteries. All I can say is WOW!

Previously I was using Onyx 7.2 volt NiMH. The Clod moved along pretty well. I was satisfied. I'm still using the stock silver cans.

With the Pro-Match batteries the Clod has seen a major boost in juice. It'll now do spectacular wheels straight up wheelies both forward AND reverse with a full pull of the trigger. It'll pull a controlled wheelie with 1/4 trigger from a stop and even wheelies from a roll. Didn't think there was that much difference in cells.

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:55 am

Looks like you are off to a good start.
You should try running TWO of those batteries though. :wink:

Sometimes I miss the simplicity of a stocker, but I opened pandora's proverbial box a long time ago....there is not much hope for me. You still have a chance though. :lol:

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:31 am

It's hard, but I'm resisting the urge to mod this thing too much. I really like the stock Clod.

I have a Ripper I've been working on that will serve as my mod whipping post.

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by Justinswraps » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:46 pm

ironcorn wrote:So here's the Clod, 6 months old, but newly waterproofed and ready for the summer. (with his mortal enemy keeping watch)

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:lol: Mortal enemy! Thats to funny looks like your dog wants to kill your clod, just that look in its eyes :lol: :lol: The truck is coming along nicely, I cant keep anything stock ever so it sure would be nice to have a stocker and a racer.
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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by SFC K » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:54 pm

Nice looking Clod! Yeah they do not stay scratch free for very long do they... :lol:
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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by 132NHAF » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:02 pm

The dog in the background is great.

Good looking truck.
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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by TamiyaTony » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:12 pm

I like it a lot. Nice ideas with the waterproofing and antenna mount. So is the antenna short enough to fit underneath the body? BTW, you might wanna try a skid plate to help with the gouging on your front gearbox.

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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by Budhatrain » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:27 pm

waterproofing mods looks great. Nice looking clod
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Re: ironcorn's Clod

Post by nosyajg » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:00 pm

it's amazing you run the chrome body! most guys would just shelf it and keep it like new (me included)...it's neat to see one actually being used as a runner body...looks like the metal holds up pretty well...

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