ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

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ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by ironcorn » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:18 am

I always wanted an original 1987 Clod. Saw this for sale locally and decided to save it. My plan is to restore it to some variation of box art using as many of the original parts as possible. The SANWA radio works and is from 1982 as far as I can tell.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ratpower396 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:26 am

that sanwa radio is exactly the same as a couple old airtronics vt2p radios i still have..

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by Vanspeed » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:58 am

Love seeing old clods saved!

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ironcorn » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:10 am

A few more pics as I knock the dust off this Clod. The tires are cracked and DOA as is the chassis. But, it came with another set of viable tires and another set of original wheels painted silver. Old Clods are plentiful here so sourcing another made-in-Japan chassis will be easy.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ironcorn » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:12 am

Few more pics.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ironcorn » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:20 am

One thing I noticed, the lenses for the lights are clear, no texture lines like on the Super Clodbuster.

Bust! But, you can see evidence of the original paint, Tamiya TS-22, light green, I believe. The individual I saved the Clod from sprayed it with black matte, but the light green is visible here and there.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:22 am

The plastics on the axles looked so clean (no scuffs) that I wondered if it had even been run... till I saw the carnage pic.... :explosion:

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ratpower396 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm

just means it wasn't run very well...

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by Halgar » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:07 pm

With that bow tie grill and Chevy tailgate, I'd save that body for the shelf and get another as a runner. Since most clod owners choose to toss on a lexan body, the stockers are usually plentiful, as are the chassis and components. 8)
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ironcorn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:37 am

I'm going to drive it, no bashing, but it will get driven. The Chevy parts are cheap and plentiful in Japan. Just picked a decal sheet and a full body kit for a song compared to what they go for on eBay in the states.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ironcorn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:39 am

Ahhhhh......stupid 3rd party hosting.

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:39 am

Advantage of living in Japan!

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ironcorn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:58 am

Found a chassis to replace the damaged original, $35 bucks and the axles have ball bearings (another set of axles means another project :o). Dirty, but it's an early production, made in Japan and will fit the bill for the restoration.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster

Post by ironcorn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:05 am

Getting to work on the body. Stripped the black paint off with oven cleaner, you can see the original color underneath, I think it's Tamiya TS-22, light green. I like it and will most likely use it for the re-paint. Some primer first though.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:45 am

TS-22 sprayed and a little masking for details. I'm not a paint guy, so it's not perfect, but looks fine from 10 feet.
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