My original Clod project

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My original Clod project

Post by dave00beer » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:44 am

Hey guys, I figured I would start a thread on my Clod that I just recently bought.

This is my second Clod that I have ever owned, last one I ended selling, as I never got to fixing it up, it was missing way to many parts, but I do regret getting rid of it.

This one here is more or less complete minus a rollbar light, broke body mount and a screw or two. Well cared for and hasnt had the snot beat out of it, And IMO scored it for a great price!

It is a original 1987 Bow-Tie/Chevrolet gate truck,

Has a ESP suspension lift on it, as well as some ESP skids. Everything else is stock, Well besides a Tamiya "strobe light" system the ORG. owner had installed......Which added a hole in the sunroof (look to have had a beacon light on top) and a few extra holes in the rear bed area of the body, that IMO I could have done without.......... :|

Plans are more or less a complete tear down, cleaning, inspection, etc. No massive mods are in store really, just want a clean stock vintage Clod for my viewing/driving pleasure. I will more then likely ditch the mechanical speed control for a ESC, and add bearings through out.

Sorry......NO super duper build thread, but a stock revamping if you will.

These are my intentions for the time being, (never know what may happen down the line??)

One thing is, I'm busy at work during the summer to mid November, so this thread may not be updated very often, but as time allows.

Thanks for checking it out,

Dave

Pictures are just the way it sits as of right now, dust and all.

Please note first picture is from the original owner, With it sporting the fancy wheel covers :wink: (which I do have)

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by slapshot1979 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:49 am

Great looking truck, So cool.

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by SFC K » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:55 am

Welcome Dave! Seems you have been a member here for a while. Glad you could make it back! Nice looking truck too!

PS if you could please visit our current Clodtalk picture contest. link is in my signature block.

Once again welcome back!

Jeff
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Re: My original Clod project

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:58 am

Very nice. :thumbsup:
You don't have to do a radical build to post here, we like ALL clods.

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by slapshot1979 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:06 am

The more I look at the pics, the ESP parts seem to be early versions. the stickers on lift kit only ones Ive ever seen have them milled "ESP" right into them and lower suspension parts have a more hand made look to them.

And what exactly does the "Pic of the month" have to do with this guys build? #-o :lol:

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Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:08 am

^^^ SFC K is just trying to get more people to participate. :wink:
(read: vote)

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by dave00beer » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:28 am

SFC K wrote:Welcome Dave! Seems you have been a member here for a while. Glad you could make it back! Nice looking truck too!

PS if you could please visit our current Clodtalk picture contest. link is in my signature block.

Once again welcome back!

Jeff
Thanks Jeff,

Yeah I registered on here just shy of 2 years ago when I bought my first clod, Did some lurking around, Unfortunately never got to post about it as I sold it shortly after.

And yes I visited the contest page, Will post a vote tonight!
slapshot1979 wrote:The more I look at the pics, the ESP parts seem to be early versions. the stickers on lift kit only ones Ive ever seen have them milled "ESP" right into them and lower suspension parts have a more hand made look to them.
Thanks slapshot,

The dude I got it from said the ESP parts were bought and put on shortly after he got the Clod? I too have seen the ESP lift kit with the "ESP" millings. I do believe ESP got started around 1988 or so, these indeed could be early run versions??

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by slapshot1979 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:32 am

Holy Crap, pushin that like he gets a dollar every time we vote

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by slapshot1979 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:34 am

Id give her a rebuild bath and new windshield, and leave the original alone. Whats your plan?

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:35 am

slapshot1979 wrote:Holy Crap, pushin that like he gets a dollar every time we vote
He just being enthousiastic. :) .... or maybe Halgar gives him a sammich for every vote.... :lol:
It is a bit flustrating when you see 40-60 member's log in per day and yet we have less than 30 votes cast per month....

I commend him for not giving up. =D>

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by slapshot1979 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:38 am

Im waiting for a plane to fly over my house with one of those banners flying from tail "VOTE AT CLODTALK" LOL..

Sorry for the highjack dave000beer. :lol:

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by SFC K » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:39 am

Thanks Dave and hope to see some updates on your Clod! Like Slapshot said, keep it original. :wink:

slapshot1979 wrote:Holy Crap, pushin that like he gets a dollar every time we vote
LOL Luke, I wish... :( :mrgreen:
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Re: My original Clod project

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:44 am

slapshot1979 wrote:Im waiting for a plane to fly over my house with one of those banners flying from tail "VOTE AT CLODTALK" LOL..
Don't give him any ideas...... #-o

This thread (hi-jack aside) really is a nice blast from the past. :thumbsup:

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:45 am

Those skid-plades look like the double as anti-sway bars too...... do they?

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Re: My original Clod project

Post by slapshot1979 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:04 am

I noticed that too that they would act as a sway bar of sorts. Those stock 540's make the clod push like a "bit%h" :lol:

and I am guilty of not reading your entire post and skipping to pictures #-o as it says what your intertions are..to build a nice stocker.

Keep us posted. I love stockers, dont see much around here....maybe if there was a stock truck of the month club or something =D>