ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:55 am

Complete disassembly, clean and reassemble. More masking to paint the side and tail lights.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by ironcorn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:02 am

Added the Super Clod chassis braces and an aluminum lower tray to help save the old plastic. The Clod came with another set of old wheels and tires that are viable and in nice shape after being cleaned. One side is painted silver and look pretty good, so I'll use them.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by TamiyaTony » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:24 am

Lookin' good. Love the neon green. Reminds me of the old RCCA issue.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:33 am

TamiyaTony wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:24 am
Lookin' good. Love the neon green. Reminds me of the old RCCA issue.
Yeh it does! I have a pic of that. I'll find it and post it.

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by TamiyaTony » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:44 am

Found this online:

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And someone who built one:

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But notice, the original cover model had a black front piece under the grille. Not sure why, but nevertheless if you want a clone, it should be black.

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:52 am

Awesome pics!

Here's a couple of scans from that 1989 RCCA mag;
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by TamiyaTony » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:20 am

Yup, that's the one. Not sure how you can source those decals though.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by SFC K » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:35 pm

Nice job on the rescue/restoration! I wish I live in Japan for a week! Nice score on the complete body set.

For the decals, I would guess some of them would be easy to find, but the one on the front quarter in front of the rear wheel is hard to make out. Anyone know what it is?
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by TamiyaTony » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:28 am

SFC K wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:35 pm
Nice job on the rescue/restoration! I wish I live in Japan for a week! Nice score on the complete body set.

For the decals, I would guess some of them would be easy to find, but the one on the front quarter in front of the rear wheel is hard to make out. Anyone know what it is?
To my eyes, from top to bottom is: Radio Control Car Action, 4x4x4 (Clod decal sheet), Four Wheel Drive/Four Wheel Steering etc. (Clod decal sheet), Paragon, Futaba, and Loctite.


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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by KONG » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:58 am

TamiyaTony wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:28 am
To my eyes, from top to bottom is: Radio Control Car Action, 4x4x4 (Clod decal sheet), Four Wheel Drive/Four Wheel Steering etc. (Clod decal sheet), Paragon, Futaba, and Loctite.
I think you're right. That's what it looks like to me too.

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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by SFC K » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:08 am

Nice, I think I have some of those stickers.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by ironcorn » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:12 am

Done! I really like how the TS22 light green came out. It's about 90% original parts, there were a few things I couldn't save. I also used reproduction decals. I have a few original sheets of decals, but I just couldn't bring myself to cut into them. The radio and original electronics work fine. It's been awhile since I drove a completely stock Clod (and first time with a manual speed control). It's fun, bouncing around the yard in three speeds. This was a rewarding project. Long live the Clod!
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by ironcorn » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:05 am

Bonus pictures! I completed a box art, manual speed control, Super Clodbuster while I was restoring the green machine. I decided to build it when I realized I had enough parts sitting around from other projects to build a complete Clod. It's funny how those extra parts stack up over time!
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by ironcorn » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:14 am

Bonus, Bonus Pic! Picked up an Agrios for $224 USD (couldn't pass up that price) from a local hobby shop! Grabbed a few "hop-ups" for the future build as well. Clodbusters can be had for under $200 out the door.
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Re: ironcorn's 1987 Clodbuster (rescue and restoration)

Post by 87lc2 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:39 am

Clods look great, nice job. That's awesome picking up an Agrios for $224 and Clods for under $200 out the door. If I could find those kinds of deals I'd run out of room in a hurry.

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