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The Michigan Ice Monster (of Pennsylvania)

The Michigan Ice Monster (of Pennsylvania)

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Submitted By
Benjamin Garron
Wellsboro, PA, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title The Michigan Ice Monster (of Pennsylvania)
Vehicle Class Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Custom
Chassis Model Aluminum Clod based
Custom Chassis Brand and Model All aluminum Clodbuster based chassis, painted flat black. Same sizing and dimensions as stock plastic tub chassis. Thunder Tech Racing carbon fiber and delrin 4 links. Team CPE lift plates. Rc4wd black oxide hex hardware for assembly.
Body Brand Tamiya
Body Model Clodbuster
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Stock Tamiya 540J motors.
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobbywing 880 dual motor esc. Deans connectors.
Battery Brand and Model Venom 7.2v 5000mah.
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Custom painted Jconcepts tribute wheels. Jconcepts gold compound golden years tires.
Shocks Brand and Model Team CPE red internal spring shocks. Rc4wd blue shock boots.
Axles Brand and Model Stock Tamiya rebuilt gear boxes with bearings. Aluminum axle tube braces. Aluminum lower shock mounts. Team CPE front axle steering kit. Team CPE rear steer lockout.
Paint Brand and Model Krylon fusion light blue and silver metallic used on body. Krylon fusion patriot blue and silver metallic used on wheels.
Graphics Brand and Model MCI racing Michigan Ice Monster decal set. Cut and sized for Clodbuster body.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Tamiya F350 high lift triple roll bar. Custom supercharger and air cleaner.
Light System Brand and Model N/A
Radio System Brand and Model Sanwa mx6 with waterproof receiver. Hitec D956 waterproof high torque servo. Exotek aluminum servo horn.
Sound System Brand and Model N/A
Further Description/Back Story This build was inspired by my 7 year old son. We were watching vintage monster trucks on YouTube and he fell in love with the Michigan Ice Monster. I decided on building something tough and reliable as well as not too much power that a child couldn’t comfortably drive it. I started getting parts together and building over the summer so it would be ready for Christmas. This build has more loctite, lock washers and nylon nuts than I’ve ever used lol. He’s awfully proud of his truck and he made sure I knew I’m his “crew chief”. We talk about all the “hot rod” stuff we can put on it to keep making it better.

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