Clod crawler build

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HoosierClod
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Re: Clod crawler build

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I put the old body on and did a little block-crawling today. Started painting the new body today and should have it done tomorrow.

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Shot a little video.

http://s934.photobucket.com/user/Hoosie ... g.mp4.html
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Re: Clod crawler build

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Nice video. What foams are you running in those XL tires? They looked like they were pretty stiff. I don't think I spotted a single flex in the sidewall at all. On another note, it does move right over the blocks like they were not even there. :wink:
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They are the foams that came with the tires. They were way oversized and I trimmed them to fit. I need to add vent holes to the wheels and that should help the tires flex better.
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The body is done. Now, to build some bumpers.

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Wow! That turned out fantastic! 8)
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Thanks! I started building bumpers and I'm going to build rock sliders too.

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I'm almost done with the bumpers and rock sliders. They're nearly ready to weld. Pieces are held together with super glue for now.

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:shock: You do some really amazing work with tubing! Beautiful! 8)
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Thank you. I've built a few 1:1 bumpers and light bars as well as helped build a tube chassis for a fullsize chevy truck, and this 1/4" tubing is much easier to work with.
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That is great, looks fantastic.

Lets see the finished body.

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Realized I never posted finished pics with the bumpers and rock sliders.

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Great job! I really like the bumpers you made. what do you think your going to use for the power plants?

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Re: Clod crawler build

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Thanks. I'm currently running it with some cheap Integy 55T motors, Novak Super Rooster, and 3S.
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Super Rooster can take 3S? :shock:

Truck looks awesome, wish I had that kind of skill with metalwork!

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Re: Clod crawler build

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The Super Rooster is holding up to 3S so far. I believe it's rated for 10 ni-cd cells which is 12 volts. I run it with a Venom low voltage alarm since the ESC has no lipo cutoff.

I modified my battery holder to fit my 3S packs and added a steel belly skid.

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