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Joe Handley

Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Edition

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To start with, I’ve wanted a Clod Buster for decades now, ever since I saw my first one in ‘87, and had the chance to buy the current Super Clod Buster Black Edition a couple weeks back and started building it on Memorial Day, only mid to start with will be the full ball bearing kit, since bushings suck, plastic ones in particular🙄

My little “workstation”, at the recliner.



Aaaand on to the build!

Here’s where I started, which is in the middle of the instructions, supposedly there is  conversion to swap those nuts and screws out for 6/32 hardware, I’ll just buy the screws and a tap Myself.....


And on through the rest of the build...:



At this point, I was done for the night, axles completed and ready for install.


Next night, I prepped the chassis for then mounted the axles.



I then mounted the wheels and tires and fit the ABS plastic shell to see how it looked.


also figured a couple other R/Cs to give a sense of scale might not hurt, the Clod and black Javelin bodied 4-Tec 2.0 Are “1/10 scale” while the little green Scout-looking rig is supposed to be 1/24, but scales out to be more Like it’s 1/20 like the Lindburg truck kits were.


Started the body prep tonight, should be ready for primer, then hopefully paint, this weekend!


Did a bit more beyond this too, just never took the pics tonight. Got everything for the paint but the clear and I’m planning on using spray bed liner In the bed too, so I’m not as worried about those sink marks in the rollbar stand offs.

Edited by Joe Handley

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