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Re: Welcome New Clodtalk Members!

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:00 pm

You can edit your profile under the user control panel (look above where you click to log out).
Or you can post your location and I'll do it for you.

As for modern cars, it's not all bad... but you do have to pick and choose. I used to own a 2005 Dodge Ram I think you would have liked.
4.7L V8 with 6-speed manual tranny and manual t-case.... one year only option on the 6-speed, as they ditched the manual t-case in 2006.
That said..... what I really wanted was a V8 5-speed dakota.

My Dad used to have a nice Dodge as well. It was a 1976 Power Wagon half-ton 4x4 with the snow-fighter package (meyer plow) on it. Had a 318 in it with an automatic.
He was a mechanic, usually for Ford, but worked on them all. I owned a lot of Fords, but liked my Dodges too.

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Post by Mopar Marv » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:35 am

Cool, I'll see if I can figure the location thing out.



My next door neighbor has a really sweet '89/ '90 Dakota with a soft top that I'd like to get my greasy mitts on. I'm sixty two years old and I've only seen one before this.

My major issue with newer wreckage is how INSANE the wiring is now. My wife has a '97 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4X4 that just dropped dead a couple of years ago, it spins over but no spark. And the worst part, it won't communicate with a scanner ,so I'm completely in the dark on the hateful beast. I borrowed an evilly expensive short detector and no luck there either. And I'm no stranger when it comes to automotive wiring, in my early twenties I installed a complete 400 HP with operational Lean Burn system out of a totalled off '77 Cordoba into my old '65 Plymouth Satelite 2 door and it worked flawlessly.

Anyways, I've been picking away at the Cherokee off and on since then, changing sensors, pick-up units, etc.... to no avail . So we bought a running parts truck[insurance write off] and I ripped out the entire wiring harness. So my next mission, once the weather improves, is changing the engine wiring harness, which is gonna be a major headache.

Like the driver's seat has to come out, just to get enough room to move under the dash , then the steering column and most of the dash have to be stripped out, just to get at the connector and un-plug the engine harness, after that there is like a hundred sensors , etc... to disconnect ! I figure it will take the better part of a week just to replace the engine harness and get it all put back together. If it doesn't run after that, I'm going to blow the P.O.S. right off the face of the planet :explosion: .
Then I'll patch the bit of rust on the wife's second truck, a '92 Cherokee Limited 4X4, take it in for a wheel alignment and she can drive it instead.
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Post by Jonmad99 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:52 am

Hey everybody. Just getting into rc. 36 years old. I've always loved monster trucks and have wanted to build a replica rc. I remember a lot of the originals from the 80s so I want to build something that not everybody has. Looking forward to starting.

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Re: Welcome New Clodtalk Members!

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:48 pm

Welcome!

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Post by Halgar » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:14 pm

Welcome aboard. Lot's of great builds here to get your juices flowing. Start your own build thread when you get going on your project. 8)
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Post by Owl » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 am

:) Hi folks! Just recently got back into rc cars after a 30+year break. My main passion is building rc vintage planes, and thermal soaring, but now it's time to revisit my childhood. I have ordered a super clodbuster, and am excited that there is a forum for them!!!!

Ill start a thread over by the motor on axle forum.

Al

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Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:27 pm

Welcome!

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Post by Dartman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:51 pm

Hey there, name Dan, live in the Poconos. It been a good 15 - 16 years since I did any RCing. I just cleaned out my attic the other day and found my son's Clod. We had gotten it for him for Christmas 96. We use to race a LOSI XXT on a indoor dirt track on L.I. A father and son team, I built he raced. The Clod was use at home for bashing. We did start to upgrade it a little. ESP chassis and a Rooster ESP. I'm looking to get it running again. Did a google search to find parts. Also found CLODTALK and sign up. Want to coutinue with the ESP chassis if I can find. If not maybe a tube chassis. I also found plans online. 1/4" - 3/16" brass or steel rod. Brazing not a problem, retired steamfitter. Will be using CLODTALK for ideas. Hoping to find help with LOSI XXT eletric, TRAXXAS 4TEC nitro and a HPI MT nitro. So pull than trigger hard and steer that Clod that puts smiles on your face. May you jump high and long Grasshopper !!!

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Post by andymac0035 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:08 am

Welcome! We're always happy to help get someone back into the hobby! :thumbsup:

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Post by fuzzy8919 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:34 am

Checking in from mississippi. Been into rc seriously for a few years now mostly trail trucks and rock crawlers. My love of RC does go back 20 or so years ago when I got a rc10 t3 for Christmas when I was around 12. A few months ago my mom scored a chevy badged clod at a yard sale for 15$. So far I'm rocking the super rooster and magnetic mayhem 22 turn kyoshos and am very impressed for a fully 25 year old setup lol. So far replacing parts as they break and I'm gunna keep the novak in untill it dies, just for nostalgia. Thanks for the sounding board and awsome resources!

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Post by bleifuss » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:08 pm

hi all, I'm new here, but I've had my clod since 96. I recently pulled it off the shelf where it's been for about 15 years and decided to restore it. When Jonathan,(aka Lowgear) approved my account, he suggested I share some pics of my creation. a little history first, bought the clod in 95 or 6 for 50 bucks from a guy at work. I'm an autotech so rc stuff was common place. It was a complete wreck, he thrashed it bad, and completely disassembled. I got it put together with some research and started modifying. one day while on disability from a broken collar bone, I went to the local hobby shop and saw an rc car mag with the ESP chassis on the cover, Project Big Truck, had to have it. On disability funding was a problem, so I bid some measuring of the photos and my parts, figured out how big everything needed to be and took a trip to Orchard Supply Hardware. 3 weeks later out popped my new frame, I had ordered the links and cantilevers from ESP. I put a lexan 34 Ford pickup body on it (unpainted). There's been a lot of water under my bridge since then, I have acquired 15 rc Boats, 2 Nitro4Tec's, a Revo 3.3, 2 1/16th Elec cars .i have Fat Shark FPV equip. that I play around with on these. FPV started out on the Unlimited Hydros, then the cars, I also have 3 drones, ones a Vortex 250 pro,(Wild). I'm in the process of building a trailer, was for a boat I'm building but turned into a car trailer. I want everyone to know I Love German cars, I work on them for a living. the Porsche Cayenne has an engine sound generator and a 4 speaker Bluetooth stereo, lots of lights, like an off-road vehicle should have, and a front mounted winch that I control with ch4. Just recently put a Porsche GT3 body on my Revo m3.3 nitro.

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Post by Steve C » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:17 am

Welcome aboard to both of you guys!
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I'm stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on.

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Re: Welcome New Clodtalk Members!

Post by matt1ptkn » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:36 pm

Steve C wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:17 am
Welcome aboard to both of you guys!
Ditto ^^ and FYI: photos are highly encouraged. :wink:
-Matt

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Post by Halgar » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:13 am

Welcome everyone. 8)

We all look forward to seeing more of your rigs and projects. 8)
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Post by 43LiftedWJ » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:24 pm

New to Clod Talk. Long time RC guy, left the hobby for years and now returning since my kids are older and have more free time. Currently bought two custom framed Clods I am working on. Hope to post some pics of them in the future. Great to be here and look forward to sharing and gathering information.