Beetle's Bad Clod

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Beetle's Bad Clod

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Here are a few pictures of my tube frame clod. A work in progress.
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Picture 2
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Here's the last pic, tell me what ya think of it so far.
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Cool, could you tell us more about reversing the rear gearcase?

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:jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: i hope mine turns out as nice as yours [-o< [-o<
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I flipped around the rear axle just so I wouldn't have to reverse polarity on the rear motor. It was simple really, I made all my own suspension links and steering links along with my own rear steering lock. I didn't have to depend on the length of someone else's links so I could make them as long or as short as I needed in order to flip the rear axle. It is widened by just over 1 inch, also a home-made kit. It has a 14 inch wheelbase from the center of the rear axle to the center of the front axle. Novak EVX esc with Traxxas Twin Titans. Threaded body 'Hot Bodies' aluminum shocks. Stock Clod axles with bearings and stock uncut Clod wheels and tires. Future plans include a 3 channel radio for 4-wheel independant steering, some sort of crawler body, and a set of home-made bead-locks after I narrow the rims.

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Post by jugg_crawler »

Very nice! I like the green.

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sweet

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Thanks, The green paint was just some $1.99 stuff at the local hardware store. It's got about 6 coats of flourescent green and then about 10 good coats of clear coat over that. I used a litte bit of turtlewax on it and that made all the difference. The truck is kinda heavy but it goes good.

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Post by frog03 »

thats good work have you done any climbing with it

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kool truck!! 8)
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There is only one word that I can say about this truck, and someone already said it, but I'll say it anyways.

Sweet.
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Yeah, I've done some crawling with it. Nothing all that serious yet because I haven't locked the diffs and my steering really sucks. I need to upgrade my steering servo, add 4 wheel steer, and play with the gear ratio. I just got it together with the new electronics and wanted to do some jumping, racing, and general bashing before I go and change the set up. It should be a great crawler once I get these mods done. The welded steel brake line chassis makes it a little heavy so I think I'll be able to get great traction.

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Post by danferd2002 »

Looks Great