Model: 58065: Clod Buster
Status: Runner
Date: 29-May-2015
Comments: 6
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pretty much done stripped rubber sealed bearings axle mounted servo's and two brushless systems running off 2s its insane no need for anymore speed on something so big and breakable



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Ebay find, going to be dual brushless

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MAD-BEE

29-May-2015

Just awesome!! But just too big! Had one once and possibly the most fun I've had from a Tamiya!

I had a Subaru Brat body on it! Maybe you remember seeing it on the TC? It was a bit slow but it was unstoppable on the beach! I would drive in the sea too! Fantastic thing! It just kept on going over any soft sand and in fair deep water too! But it was a big thing to keep in a one bed apartment!lol

But the Clod Buster and Bull Head deserve a lot of credit! 'Awesome machines'
PS tougher than you think too!!

I would love one again!!
How does yours handle with those gold shocks??and that fast motor combo?

SpZero

29-May-2015

I went back to the standard shocks as the gold ones are too short it only had about 2mm of travel before hitting the servo against the chassis, I need to make a bracket for the gold ones and get 4 more really but will put them back on one day.
It handles pretty well and wheelies even on wet grass using half throttle and so long as I don't use the rear steering at speed it stays on at least one wheel, it took a beating at the local park the other day and came back in one piece I'm just a bit worried about ruining the shell been a Chevy one, need to get a lexan 1 for bashing I think.
you're clod brat rings a bell, always love your stuff,

MAD-BEE

29-May-2015

Yeah that body is an original and made from plastic! Fragile old plastic!

Maybe a lexan shell would be a good idea on a brushless Clod!
Thanks for the compliment pal.

berman

31-May-2015

Nice clod! I bet it's a handful with brushless on a stock chassis, but driving it on the limits is where half the fun is

iansbazaar

31-May-2015

love your clod, is the dual steering servo setup your own or off the shelf want to do the same to mine

SpZero

31-May-2015

The rear is a Crawford performance engeneering mount from eBay. Front bumper/servo mount is also off eBay but not branded wish I had got two bumper mounts a Lil more expensive but would protect the servo better as well as been better looking and neater. May get another later on.


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