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    Hey guys, I'm getting back into RC, and decided to build a Clod. I'm using a lot of leftovers from my old USA1, like the tires, motors, and my old speed control, and whatever. I started building a tuber, after seeing a couple threads, and builds, and it looked easy. But I found out quick that it's hard as heck, and the size starts to change as you add solder. As it started going together, I would have to take it back apart and reshape and stuff. Being a machinist, this was frustrating. So, after seeing what KingKlod did with CAD, and some ingenuity, I figured I would give it a shot, as this was more up my alley. Morten Snoopmaxx helped me get started by helping me with the CAD, and cleaned up my design several times Maybe someday I'll get the tuber finished.

    I started with a design, based off of the 1:1 Max-D chassis Tom Meents races. I added a dropped cradle to clear the bulky Clod axles. I stole the adjustable cab idea from some of the other chassis' guys were building and went to work. Morten and I, sent the CAD files back and forth to each other until the design was clean.

    Construction commences. The plates returned from the water jet, and look awesome! I'm still working on the cross members for the cab area. I'm hoping to have a roller by the end of the up coming week. I'll be machining the custom length links while I'm at it. I'm going to be busy this week.
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    Shipping these to Ben and Morten, my co-conspirators.

    A quick mock up.

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    looks great so far
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    Thanks! I can't wait to get more machining done. I'm at a standstill right now.

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    what wheel base will the truck have ... from the mock up it looks long , anything over 13.5 makes bodies hard to fit
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    Yeah, that's one thing I'm worried about. It's at 14" mocked up. All the wheel wells on my bodies aren't lining up. The shock towers are at 13" apart, but where my shocks mount, on the axle, I have to shift the axles outward to fit right.

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    if you can shoot a pic with a body on to see how it looks , you can always drill new holes to accommodate the diff location of the shocks
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    I have to get a sharp exacto and cut out room for the roll cage in my bodies.

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    nice looking design
    for body fitment I usually try for 12.5 myself, even 13'' is on the hard side for some bodies. Maybe a V2.0 with shock mount locations farther inboard??
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    Yeah, I wanted to go a little smaller. Does anyone know of any alternative shock mounting options, on the axle?

    I'll probably end up going with a long wheelbase body eventually.




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    Looks awesome. It would be great to have your skills!

    If you are looking to keep the shocks upright and move the axles these could be an option; http://www.crawfordperformanceengine...roducts_id=534
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    Thanks for the link, that might work. It might give me a half inch per axle. Which would move me to about 13"

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    well now you have a body on it puts it in perspective , that body is a parma f150 which has a 10.5 -11 in wb

    so a f250 proline will fit much better on there (13-13.5)

    again great job so far just want to help you get it dialed in to look right
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    Thanks, I kind of like the Proline Silverado. The one that's 13" wheelbase, it has an extended cab. I like Fords though too.
    Kris at Darkside is custom painting a Goldberg re-pop for me. I'll see what that looks like, but I'm pretty sure it's going to look small.

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    When I was designing it, I kind of knew this would happen. I tried to move the shock towers in some, and I just didn't look right. I was using Tom Meents chassis as a sort of template. So, in real life, his truck is kind of long, so I guess it's kind of like the real thing.

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    Nice looking chassis. I think everything will look great once you get the longer body.

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    Looking very nice indeed Danielle.
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    Chassis looks very good Monstergirl74

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    Here's a preview of the body I plan on running in the RCMTC-MI series this fall.

    Painted by Kris at Darkside.


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    That's body looks ridiculous! Need to see more lol


    Great chassis to Danielle..I'm sorry now that I didn't get one...can't wait to see it together now!
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