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  1. There are 4-5 of them NIB on Ebay US as we speak. All listed for over $1k, but they're available if you really want one. I would keep an eye on your local Craigslist & Facebook marketplace. I've bought a few from there in the past couple of years. It's hard to find a great deal on a Jugg, just not many of them out there and people tend to hang on to them.
  2. I'm in the same boat as you Saito. I think it's neat and I pretty much buy at least one of every trail/monster truck that Tamiya comes out with, but I do not like the body at all on this and it is a bit expensive. I keep thinking it would be nice for them to follow in Axial or Redcats footsteps and offer a chassis kit, but Tamiya does not care what everyone else is doing. I'd love just the chassis with no wheel/tires/body/electronics at a lower price. I'll get one eventually, but waiting on seeing what they offer in the future.
  3. I had one of the originals and sold it pretty quickly. My biggest issue with the SMT10 are the AR60 axles, they're just not up to monster truck duty. Of course you can upgrade them, but it gets pricey doing so. I also personally dont like the look of the AR60 on a monster truck with the off center pumpkin. Depending on how you plan to use it it could be a decent truck, especially for the new price and especially if you stick with 2.2 tires. The AR60s just dont hold up to Clod sized tires. If you plan on keeping the power at a stock level and keep 2.2 tires on it I'm sure it would be fine. It is a nice looking truck and I'm thinking of getting the kit version anyway because it's fairly inexpensive and why not. Overall I think Axial is OK as long as you know the limitations of the stock parts. I've never had an issue with the many SCX10 trucks I have, but I also dont completely beat on them and use them as intended.
  4. Nice servos, I use them all the time in my crawlers. You can just hook the rear up to your third channel and control it that way, don't really need a reverser (unless your radio is not capable of 4WS).
  5. It's a 72 Chevy C10 by Proline. Part NUmber 3201-00. Very nice body, I have used quite a few of them and they hold up well.
  6. Those Jumob Kongs are massive! Funny thing is, your fist Clod always seems huuuge. Once you aquire more and more of them they dont seem so big so you strive to make them even bigger
  7. I dont buy many new kits but I do buy a ton of used, neglected, and abused RC cars & trucks. I like the process of fully disassembling them, cleaning everything so it looks new, and re-assembling properly. This undoubtedly takes longer than building a shiny new kit and there's a great sense of accomplishment in turning a pile of neglected "junk" and making it as good as new. Give it a shot, you might enjoy it. Plenty of cheap Tamiya (and other brand) RCs out there in the second hand market.
  8. No problem, happy I could help. I For the first 25 years of it's existence it was without a doubt the most modified RC vehicle ever. You may have heard this, but you can build a complete truck without using a single Tamiya part if you really wanted to. I say for the first 25 years becuase I believe the Axial SCX10 has equaled the Clod in that regard. You can certainly build an entire SCX10 without a singel Axial part. As for those tires, they look to be in great shape for the age. I don't think they've been made in years. Never had a set of them, but I believe they are Imex brand. If I'm worng, Im sure someone will correct me on that.
  9. First and foremost I hope to get the Primal 1/5 Raminator Monster truck by the spring. That thing is gonig to be some serious fun. Other than that I have a few more Clod based trucks I'm planning on building, some new cralwer ideas, and have lately been warming up to the idea of some box stock Tamiya vehicles. I was never really a stock RC kind of guy, but restored a Bullhead lately and for some reason made me really happy just to see it and drive it the way it was meant to be. I still love custom builds, but there is something to the way Tamiya originally intended them that has been catching my attention lately. Already started an original Chevy Clod build since I have so many parts around, and planning on a re-re Blackfoot and possible an Avante. Seeing a member's recent build thread made me want one of these bad. Of course keep lurking around local sale sites for good deals, you never know what you'll come across that someone doesn't want anymore...I buy way too much, but I think a lot of us have this problem.
  10. Definitely an old school dual battery setup, one in the front of the chassis tub and one in the rear. Now we just run 3-4S lipo when we need more juice, no need for duals. I've attached the Clod manual for reference. I would start by tearing the truck completely down and cleaning everything then inspecting for damage to see what you have. I buy a lot of old, well used Clods and about half the time after I tear them down I find a lof of plastic fatigued or broken, especially knuckles, axle tubes, axle housings, etc. Luckily everything is readily available and cheap. Once you see what you have then it's just a matter of what you want to do with it. I like your idea of buying a Super Clod and building from scratch, then you will know how these work inside and out and also get the satisfaction of owning a nice stock truck. Then take the pieces from this one and build a modified truck, best of both worlds. If you're anything like me you'll be hooked and have 4-5 of them by this time next year ClodManual.pdf
  11. I run aluminum beadlocks on my CR01 for added weight along with lead automotive stick-on weights around the outside of the beadlock ring. You can get them just about anywhere, they're inexpensive, and they work very well. I use these in most of my crawlers, just have to be more aware of throttle inputs so you dont end up snapping axles due to the extra weight. I've never had an issue with a CR01 (the drivetrain is pretty tough), but have had issues with other crawlers when adding too much weight. Here is an example of what I'm talking about - https://www.rctalk.com/forum/threads/how-to-add-weight-to-your-crawler-wheels.66194/
  12. Oh sorry, I have te get better at looking where people are from before making suggestions...Good luck on your search.
  13. Looks like an original due to the MSC and red parts. Looks like someone did a number on that thing, and not really in a good way. Homemade center chassi plate, way to big lift kit, and custom bumpers. Good news is all Clod parts are still available and everything is easily taken back to original if that's the way you want to go. The only differences between the original Clod & Super Clod is color of plastics, ESC, and chassis bracing in the Super Clod. If the motors work they should be fine, but would help to know what you plan on doing with the truck. Either way I would get a Hobbywing 880 Dual Motor Esc, I run that is all of my Clods and it's a great cost-effective dual motor ESC. Other than that it depends on what your plans are. Plenty of knowledge here and plenty of parts around, should come together nicely.
  14. There are a bunch of 2.2. plastic beadlocks on Amazon that should be wide enough: https://www.amazon.com/RcAidong-4PCS-Plastic-Beadlock-Wheel/dp/B07CMZ4GTY/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=2.2+beadlock+plastic&qid=1578404682&sr=8-6 https://www.amazon.com/Axial-AX8091-Rocksters-Beadlock-Black/dp/B000U2NC9E/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=2.2+beadlock+plastic&qid=1578404763&sr=8-9 https://www.amazon.com/LAFEINA-Beadlock-Wheel-Crawler-Redcat/dp/B075F6TSGY/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=2.2+beadlock+plastic&qid=1578404763&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/LAFEINA-Beadlock-Wheel-Crawler-Silver/dp/B07MB1N1LV/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=2.2+beadlock+plastic&qid=1578404763&sr=8-4 I'm sure there are bunch on Ebay as well. Good luck in your search. For tires, I really like the ProLine 2.2 Destroyers, run them on a truck or two. I also have these cheapies on my CR01and they are surprisingly nice: https://www.amazon.com/Truck-Badland-Monster-Tires-wheels/dp/B0756FKM92/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=2.2+monster+tires&qid=1578404896&sr=8-2
  15. I'd update it mechanically but leave the cosmetics as-is. I typically like to make things like new again, but this has a great vintage look to it. Either way good luck with it, nice piece of Tamiya history.
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