Clod restoration

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  1. Jan 3, 2018 #1

    vecman303

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    Well first off let me start by saying hi.
    Am pretty new to these clods but not to tamiya as iv got two ta01 ford escorts which iv had for around 15 years.
    After doing sum research on here I wanted to build meself a nice mod clod.
    Plan was to find or buy a supra clod as I didn't really fancy braking up am original.
    Searching ebay for eva a new or use clod to which is pop up with no bids on Christmas eve. The plan for a mod clod will have to wait as I now plan to restore this. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Jan 3, 2018 #2

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    As iv not seen many original clods with lights am not sure if this has been added at a later date but from the style of bulb am guessin it am old set up [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. Jan 3, 2018 #3

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    Nice original truck you got there. Those lights were definitely added after the fact, but I'm pretty sure Tamiya did offer a headlight bulb kit back in the day. I think my father's original 87 Clod has the Tamiya kit.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2018 #4

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    Well made a start on getting the body ready for a fresh coat of paint. As it not coming off as I was expecting I my look at getting a new body [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. Jan 5, 2018 #5

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    Use oven cleaner it will remove the paint!!! spray it on and let it sit for five to ten minute and then wipe it off and then rinse body under water. You can also use Dot3 brake fluid, Purple power degreaser. You can use oven cleaner or bleach on your chrome bowtie grill if you intend to paint it. If you need tips in restoring your Clod check out my restoration tread in the link below.


    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Purple-Power-Degreaser-1-Gallon/16778256


    http://www.rcmt.net/forums/showthread.php?23842-Clodbuster-Restoration
     
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  6. Jan 8, 2018 #6

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    Body coming along nicely. Will need soon fine filler in places. Still may not use this one for best but will be ok for bashing [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Started stripping it down to day as was finding the steering was out. Steered a lot more on the rear to one side. Turned out the anti-Rotational Bracket was broken along with the front bumper [​IMG]

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    Need to find sum red oil filled shocks as I hate the ride and the springs are rusted out [​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. Jan 13, 2018 #9

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    Nice Thread. I'm enjoying all the pics and details. Keep up the good work!
     
  10. Jan 15, 2018 #10

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    Got sum anti-Rotational bracket made, just need a coat of black. [​IMG]

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  11. Jan 15, 2018 #11

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    Just a quick one before work. Changed the servo arm to give the steering a boost along with a much stronger servo [​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. Jan 16, 2018 #12

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    like this post also, keep up the good work, love to see the old school clods getting new life.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2018 #13

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    Did sum more work today on the body. An old trick from doing warhammer models was superglue to fill in a gaps [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Well am gutted to say the least. Taken the truck out to finish off sorting the steering problem out an now drivers in a straight line. Placed the truck on the work top still turned on and my lad picked up the controller, pretty much guess what happened next. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Well after working sum magic I got the body back in one piece. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. Jan 30, 2018 #16

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    Just to keep this updated. When we had the miss hap with it also broke off the mounts for the shell.so removed then and made new ones. For me this works better as I can adjust for the two shells am going to be using. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Also made a start on swapping over the new bearing kit [​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. Feb 6, 2018 #18

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    Well got round to sorting the paint on the body. Still waiting on stickers. New light kit roll bar light kit. And looking to try a bullhead front bumper with lights. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. Feb 9, 2018 #19

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    looking good , really like the hood deflector and sun visor , looks really nice :)
     
  20. Mar 9, 2018 #20

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    Looks like a great runner, have fun with it! :cool