Andy's "Super-Stocker" Clod Buster

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Andy's "Super-Stocker" Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:07 pm

The time has come for the new clod's build thread. :mrgreen:

Can't think of a better way to start the new year than building a clod buster. :D

So here's the start, with more to follow:
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A few things I want to point out:

Notice it's packed a little differently, and the small box (with a top) with all the bags in it is gone now. The bag with the motors was hidden under the body.....as I was unpacking it to look at the esc I was starting to think they were missing.... :o

This is the "new" super clod kit that comes with an esc, the TEU-103 BK. It's nothing special from what I can see, no low-voltage cut off either....so I'll have to be alert running my lipo's till I upgrade this.

Look at the tires! Nice and clean! No mold release. :)
I'm thinking these must be from the new molds Tamiya had to get. I wonder if the old one's were really "broken" or if they degraded somehow (over time) causing Tamiya to have to use more mold-release to make them work. That sure would explain a lot. Either that or they got tired of the complaints and cleaned the tires better before packing them into the kits.
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:13 pm

Right now I've got the chassis put together and have the body sorted out. I won't be using the stocker. For now I'll be using a used e-savage body, but eventually I plan to have a lexan blackfoot body, or some simular Ford body on this.

I left off on the axles, and am debating using the stock steering for a little while, or going straight to a vertical servo mount up front. If I do the stock steering I really should cut reliefs in the chassis to better clear the linkage atop the axles, but if I do that, I will take a lot of material away.

I was just told the vertical sevor mount does not hit (stock), but I don't know how much articulation I will add later on, so I may have to cut reliefs above that, which is why I hesitate to cut too much chassis right off the bat.

So that is where I'm currently at with this.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by Trip.. » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:18 pm

I just ordered mine, it should be here in a couple days. I will be watching this build very closely!

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by RcTommy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:19 pm

Hey check my thread I have an update to your question. Also seeing that box all filled up with new parts makes the itch to get a re-released Bullhead kit I have been wanting all the more hard to put off. :shock:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by SFC K » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:30 pm

Boy that looks to clean for you Andy. You better get it together so you can kabooooom it! :mrgreen:
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by vwjuice » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:37 pm

What's the blue and red brush thing??? I didn't get one in my kit a few years ago.
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by SFC K » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:38 pm

vwjuice wrote:What's the blue and red brush thing??? I didn't get one in my kit a few years ago.

Good catch Juice! Yeah Andy, what is that for?
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by RcTommy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:38 pm

vwjuice wrote:What's the blue and red brush thing??? I didn't get one in my kit a few years ago.
Oh the big bonus cleaning brush? :mrgreen:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by SFC K » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:39 pm

RcTommy wrote:
vwjuice wrote:What's the blue and red brush thing??? I didn't get one in my kit a few years ago.
Oh the big bonus cleaning brush? :mrgreen:

If it's for cleaning than Andy needs to send it to me. He won't touch that... :mrgreen:
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by vwjuice » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:42 pm

That's what it is? Oh that's kinda cool. Although I would personally prefer a Chevy badge in the box. :mrgreen:
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by RcTommy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:44 pm

This is true!

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:45 pm

SFC-K-
LOL.......You know me...... :lol: ........... :shock: ..... :twisted:

Trip-
You may want to read this thread while your at it. :)
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=23804

RcTommy-
Thanks for the follow up, that's what I thought.

I have many sets of oil filled shocks in the parts bin, I don't know if I'm going to bother putting the stock pogo sticks on there or not. I really want to initially run this stock or close to it, before I get to modding it. I want to try messing with the stock 4WS a little too....that and the ladder bars. I'm sure 4-linking will happen, but I want to put it off a bit.

I know at least one of our member's here runs a competative stocker with ladder bars and stock steering, so there must be some potential in that system.

As for the cleaning brush you guys are all enamored with..... :roll:
Yes it's a bonus item......ALL MINE!..... :P ..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Chris was already trying to steal it.... :roll:

Believe it or not I do clean my work station, so I'm liking that handy little bonus item. :mrgreen:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by Trip.. » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:53 pm

andymac0035 wrote: Trip-
You may want to read this thread while your at it. :)
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=23804
Yeah I read it, all 37 pages of it. It took about 4 hours. Uggh I need to get a better 'puter chair, my butt was sore the following morning, lol.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by RcTommy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:56 pm

andymac0035 wrote:SFC-K-
LOL.......You know me...... :lol: ........... :shock: ..... :twisted:

Trip-
You may want to read this thread while your at it. :)
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=23804

RcTommy-
Thanks for the follow up, that's what I thought.

I have many sets of oil filled shocks in the parts bin, I don't know if I'm going to bother putting the stock pogo sticks on there or not. I really want to initially run this stock or close to it, before I get to modding it. I want to try messing with the stock 4WS a little too....that and the ladder bars. I'm sure 4-linking will happen, but I want to put it off a bit.

I know at least one of our member's here runs a competative stocker with ladder bars and stock steering, so there must be some potential in that system.

As for the cleaning brush you guys are all enamored with..... :roll:
Yes it's a bonus item......ALL MINE!..... :P ..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Chris was already trying to steal it.... :roll:

Believe it or not I do clean my work station, so I'm liking that handy little bonus item. :mrgreen:
:lol: No problem sir!

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by apadua » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:02 pm

Sweet!!!..

I will be following this build..