Building a dream

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Building a dream

Post by Owl » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:18 am

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:) Hi folks! I'm new to this forum, but seeing as I've just ordered a super clodbuster, it seemed the place to be.

When I was little I built a Tamiya grass hopper, which gave years of enjoyment- but then life intervened.

For a long time I have been busy with vinage RC planes and gliders, and slowly building a railroad. Guess I just enjoy building stuff....

Anyway, in December I saw an HSP 1/8 scale crawler- love at first sight! I enjoyed that so much, that I bought a torment sct. But they just don't scratch that itch.

Then I came across a shop with super clodbusters- I wanted one when they came out, and never realised that you could still get them. So, the order is in and I should have it soonish.

Really really really looking forward to building it! I am planning on keeping it standard, so it won't be anything you haven't seen before. But for me its bit of a dream come true....

Al
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Re: Building a dream

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:32 pm

Always good to build it stock to start, but soon the itch for little improvements might get to you. There are lots of little tweeks you can do to a stocker to improve it, while still keeping the look.

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:15 pm

:) I can never resist the urge to fiddle for long...but that's rc for you

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Re: Building a dream

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm

... then you better not read my super-stocker thread.... LOL

Oh, you will want to order a bearing kit/set .. as the kit still uses mostly bushings.

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:10 am

Your super stocker is fantastic!

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Halgar » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:09 am

Welcome to the site, glad you found us. 8)

Congrats on returning to our end of the hobby, I look forward to seeing your builds. As Andy said, it's best to build it stock, find the weak points you want to improve and go from there. There's lots of 'em with a clodbuster, but even in stock trim it's a pretty darned capable truck. We've had many a conversation about improvements, so finding that info should be pretty easy here, or, just ask. 8)
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:44 am

My Clod has arrived at the shop! Now just to get it home (the shop is about 4 hours drive away)
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Halgar » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:14 am

Assembling that thing will be a couple of hours well spent. 8) :mrgreen:
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Lowgear » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:00 am

I Have OCD, so it would take me like a week to build that. :lol:

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 am

I can't wait!!! But I may only pick it up towards the end of next month.... I will be on leave then so time is no problem.

So. I read that you drill holes in the rims so that the tyres ate softer. Is this pretty much standard?

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Halgar » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:54 am

Owl wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 am
So. I read that you drill holes in the rims so that the tyres ate softer. Is this pretty much standard?
The stock rims already have holes in them, so no drilling necessary, however, if you decide to leave the truck in stock configuration, then you may want to enlarge the holes slightly so that the tires deflate a little faster on impacts. This helps absorb the bumps that the spring shocks can't. this is what I did on one of my stokers with the stock shocks, enlarged the holes slightly and it made a world of difference in performance.
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:01 am

:) Thanks, that makes sense. I doubt mine will be seeing crazy heavy driving, but one never knows...

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Re: Building a dream

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:10 pm

There's only one hole per rim (stock), I add 3 more, spacing them out evenly around the wheel. I feel it does help with making the tire more compliant over terrain, and especially landing jumps.

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Halgar » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:39 am

andymac0035 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:10 pm
There's only one hole per rim (stock), I add 3 more, spacing them out evenly around the wheel. I feel it does help with making the tire more compliant over terrain, and especially landing jumps.
I think I added a second hole directly across from the first, as well as slightly enlarging the first. Don't know that this sort of equalization makes any difference, but it certainly doesn't hurt either.
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:45 pm

Just 10 days until I get my clod....getting excited now!!