Building a dream

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 am

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I'm still really enjoying the clod! Just perfect for blowing off steam at home
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Halgar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:40 pm

Owl wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 am
I'm still really enjoying the clod! Just perfect for blowing off steam at home
Yup, even in stock form Clods are great! Both my trucks were basically stock with some massaging done to the suspension for better articulation and traction. I had tons of fun with them. 8)
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Re: Building a dream

Post by whitechicksinporn » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:23 pm

I like the black color on that Chevy body. I'm probably going to have an all black Clod, as well. Only, I'm using the black parts from the Chrome Edition

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:22 am

:) That will look great!

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Re: Building a dream

Post by SFC K » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:58 am

Owl wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Just 10 days until I get my clod....getting excited now!!
That has to feel like an eternity! :shock:
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:13 am

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Thought it would be fun to try some crawler wheels. They work great! Much better traction. Just need to space them a bit as they don't tighten up properly on the axles
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 am

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Wheels now nicely fitted. The difference is incredible- mine gets driven on sand/clay /mud grass and cement. Traction is fantastic, steering much more precise...ok, the monster truck look is gone, but its now pretty amazing off road!
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Steve C » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:51 pm

The MT look may be gone but it does have a nice lifted mud truck look. Nice :)
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:26 pm

:) Thanks Steve. The original wheels will most likely go back on sooner or later- I'm actually collecting bits for the next build , and trying them out

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:00 pm

After a bit of thought, it seemed the better grip on the new tyres could just be because they are softer. So finally drilled some holes in the clod wheels as recommended, and they are much better! Ok, now the bump steer is back- but then its a clod buster not a touring car.
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Re: Building a dream

Post by gritsngreens1 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:45 pm

Kinda like driving a brick.

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:23 pm

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Happy Easter folks!! Been having fun here
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:30 pm

I know you have gone in a different direction with your tyres.... I'm running those Duratrax tyres/wheels on my Clod. You can get a Integy hexes that will make them fit nicely.

(Hopefully the pics are the right way around - I have trouble uploading in my iPad)
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 am

Thanks for the tip! I will see if I can get some. But for now we're back on clod wheels

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:53 pm

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Clod back on towing duty . Think its glad to have an easier life sometimes
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