My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

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rknaub
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My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:43 am

This is my first clod, and my first build thread. I've done several axial builds but never done a thread, excited to get one started.

Got what I felt was a great deal on a clod with a Gecko 1 chassis on eBay. It came with terrible electronics, but the diffs were locked, and I liked the chassis - plus I'm building more of a crawler, not really a racer or basher... Though it'll see it's share of mud pits.

I kind of started off this build with a post in the newbie section and don't want to double post so... (see here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5481&start=1320#p281262).

This is basically what it was when I got it
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Stripped all the electronics and added my own, a holmes brxl ESC, two rc4wd 55t motors (cheap!), my 4ch spektrum rx, and two Solar D772 servos (also cheap). So far I gotta say for the price, I like the servos. I just don't have the funds for two hitec 7980s or 7950s like I have on the Wraith. Someday.

This is how it looks today
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I gotta say, I absolutely hate the servo mounts it came with
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My next must do items are obviously servo mounts, wheel wideners, and a matching upper link mount for the rear. Followed by some new front upper and lower links, when Roger at rcguy.com gets some more finished, and eventually some shocks, and probably a Proline F650 body.

For now, it's already starting to get pretty capable, and definitely fun!

Here's a sneak peek at something I've got on the back burner, already have the body, but this will be an entirely seperate build.
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Thanks for watching, and any comments/suggestions!
Last edited by rknaub on Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build

Post by Muggy Man » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:23 am

hello, just wanted you to know your clod was mine, I built it and sold it on ebay the guy I sold it too did some crap to it and than relisted it, I custom built a bunch of the parts on it, if you have any questions about it feel free to contact me. :)
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build

Post by rknaub » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:04 am

That's awesome! I figured someone would chime in, it has a clodtalk sticker on the body.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:16 am

Small update, got my matching hot racing upper link mount in the mail today, more stuff on the way!

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build

Post by Muggy Man » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:04 am

so what do you think about the front servo mount?
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:08 am

The front is good, and solid! But the rear is just too close to the wheel and rubs badly. I will admit it's a bit difficult to access the front servo, I still have yet to figure out the best way to do it.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Clod-man » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:20 pm

Do crawlers do better with a split percentage wheelbase like yours?
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:37 pm

Clod-man wrote:Do crawlers do better with a split percentage wheelbase like yours?
Ya, you usually want more weight up front to try and keep it from flipping over. Honestly I only got the 165mm rear links because that's all I could find. I'd like to buy some shorter ones, but can't find any anywhere. But it turned out to look pretty cool in my opinion. I'll probably get some a bit longer for the front when I can get ahold of some, but would still like to keep the rears a bit longer. Normally with a 50/50 wheelbase, one would just add weights to the front tires, helps a ton.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Clod-man » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:57 pm

Thx for info, I like the stance too
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Muggy Man » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:58 am

if it helps i could make you a rear servo mount to match the front 1 i made?
it acts as a servo mount,guard,and axle bumper all in 1
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:03 am

Muggy Man wrote:if it helps i could make you a rear servo mount to match the front 1 i made?
it acts as a servo mount,guard,and axle bumper all in 1
That would be totally cool! I smacked a rock the other day coming off the steps on my deck, heard it smack, and thought for sure something broke. All I got was a small scratch. No hurry but I'd pay you for your time. I wish I was creative and had more time to build custom parts. With two little girls, it's hard enough finding time to do what I do. :)

Edit: just thinking, I would need the plastic bumper too... Don't spend too much time doing much for me. I was thinking of doing a couple vertical mounts, I guess if I destroy a $20 servo it's not a huge deal... But then again, trying to save cash on this build so new mounts might not happen for a bit. Wheel wideners are on the way from CPE, hoping that will fix the issue with the rear mount, it's a great design, just won't work with my setup as of right now.

What's most important to me at the moment is finding some matching links for the front. I could get some more 165mm from rcguy, but don't want the wheelbase that long. The links now are just too sloppy. I may just drill the links and add set screws to keep them from flopping about.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:25 pm

Found a servo plate from my wraith today, drilled one new hole in it, made a link out of some all thread, and mounted it up on the rear. Man this thing really turns now. No more rubbing against the axle mounted plate. Couldn't find the right length counter-sink screw so had to get creative with some spacers. Not the most solid mount, but it works for now - until I get the proper mount.

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:24 am

Locked the diffs in my new axles and installed some link mounts... Didn't come with any. Also, got all my 136mm links I need, may stay with longer ones in the rear though, haven't decided yet.

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rex21 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:13 am

Oh, so shiny! :popcorn:

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:00 am

Front axle and links done. Still need to make some adjustments, but this pic shows the wider stance with CPE wideners.

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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