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Stock Clod Hop-Ups

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:59 pm
by SWMS
Every time one of my kiddos turns 5, I build them a Clod. I've only built one for my oldest daughter. My second born daughter just turned 5, so now it is her turn!

So, let's start this build thread....

1) Get Clod axle parts...
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2) Tap the gear boxes to add 6-32 cap screws to allow for quick change axle tubes when they break. This is a super easy mod and super cheap! Just go to your local hardware store and buy some 6-32 cap screws that are 3/8" long.
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3) I am using an exclusive SWMS Clod shock mount kit for this build. Swing on over to Southwest Monster Shop to check them out.
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4) To mount them up, you must drill the bottom hole in the axles tube to slip a screw in. Then the axle brace slips through the shock bracket. Spacers are included with the kit. Small spacer goes on top and bottom spacer goes on bottom.
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5) All bolted up!
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Re: Stock Clod Hop-Ups

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:00 pm
by andymac0035
Those shock mounts are pretty cool looking! :thumbsup:

Re: Stock Clod Hop-Ups

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:54 pm
by SWMS
andymac0035 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Those shock mounts are pretty cool looking! :thumbsup:
Cool, thanks! I run them on my KK2 Clod and my other daughter's semi-stock Clod.

Re: Stock Clod Hop-Ups

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:58 pm
by Sixtys Guy
Nice job. You'll have to have more kids so you can build more :lol:

Good idea on the buildup though, the thread could be used as practical instructions for your gear.

Re: Stock Clod Hop-Ups

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:21 pm
by ratpower396
any discount for forum members???? (had to ask) shock mounts look really tempting

Re: Stock Clod Hop-Ups

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:43 pm
by SWMS
I started picking at this project again to try to wrap it up.

I picked up one of the new JConcepts Chevy 90s body. I painted it a metallic purple and silver and added some decals. I love the color combo.

I am now waiting on some custom decals for the name.

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Re: Stock Clod Hop-Ups

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:20 pm
by SWMS
I'm doing a little mod of the stance by doing an old trick.

Simply swap Clod wheel axles with TXT wheel axles. This will give a wider stance with no need for wheel wideners. Doing this requires you use TXT hubs.

TXT wheel axle part number: 58280

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