Points of possible interest:
golem is the right size
clone doesn't seem to 'change their shape'
does the golem 'die'? does it live?
Seems like a pretty straightforward question, am I missing something?
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From the spell Clone:
This spell grows an inert duplicate of a living creature as a safeguard against death...
So the spell requires a living target. From the description of Golems, we see they are not living (MM p.167):
After constructing the body …, the golems creator infuses it with a spirit from the Elemental Plane of Earth.
The golem is merely infused with some form of an Earth Elemental; it has no soul, and thus its soul cannot be moved to a new body through the Clone spell.