Retro Clod

Retro Clod

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Submitted By
Steven Grider
Grosse Pointe Park, MI, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Retro Clod
Vehicle Class Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Tamiya
Chassis Model Clod Buster
Body Brand Traxxas
Body Model Big Foot
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Reedy 15T Brushed
Speed Control Brand and Model Novak Super Duty XR
Battery Brand and Model Reedy – Zappers 4800 115c
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Pargu – Tecnacraft repro 2-Piece Wheels
JConcepts – Golden Years Tires (Gold Compound)
Shocks Brand and Model 110mm Aluminum Shocks, Oil Filled
Axles Brand and Model HR – Axle tubes & Steering Knuckles
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya
Radio System Brand and Model Sanwa M12RS
Other Options Brand and Model 2020 Clod Buster – Black Edition
Sassy Chassis
110mm Aluminum Shocks
CPE – Steering Links
ARCH Fabrication – Servo Mounts
HR – Axle tubes & Steering Knuckles
KNK – Stainless Hardware
Pargu – Tecnacraft repro 2-Piece Wheels
JConcepts – Golden Years Tires (Gold Compound)
Traxxas – Big Foot Body kit
RPM – Chrome Supercharger
Robinson – 13T Pinions
Novak – Super Duty XR ESC
Reedy – 15T Brushed Motors
Reedy – Zappers 4800 115c Shorty Lipos
Sanwa – M12RS Radio
Savox – 1256TG Servos
Further Description/Back Story Here is my retro Clod build!

I’ve been working on it “on-and-off” all summer and now it’s finally somewhat complete 😉 . It’s a mix of old and new. After buying a new Clod kit the first piece I found was a NOS Sassy chassis then the aluminum 2-piece wheels and it just snow balled from there. There are also a bunch of 3D printed bits I designed and printed on my Prusa MK3 (radio tray, battery boxes, body mounts, wheelie bar, chassis filler panels) , I found the +10mm trailing arms on Thingiverse and made a few tweaks to them. The chassis has been flipped front to back so I could mount the body lower on the chassis and I utilized the existing front bumper tab on the chassis to mount the wheelie bar. I filled the existing battery holes in the chassis with two cover plates and mounted two battery boxes inside to accommodate two 2S shorty packs.
Many thanks to RCCA for sharing some very awesome builds, they’ve been a huge inspiration.

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