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Posted 4/13/2018 11:09:58 AM
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Place a copy of this post here for anyone planning to and/or actually building the DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle.

Hey THEMAN
Welcome to the forum.
Thanks for the information and your input.
Hope you will join us with your own build log.
Have you actually started to build yet or still in the planning phases.
You don't have to have physically started your build to contribute meaningfully to a build log.
Could start with an introductory post about why you want to build the DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle.
Could then add a few posts on how you have solved your build space problems.
Then follow these up with some posts about how you have been researching for this build and
others about the really important things you have learned about doing this build. vertigo

THEMAN
"I'm guessing you're doing major frame changes, and chopping the cab down to fit low into the new frame config? Are you also doing a true rear triangulated four link, and building out wider width front upper and lower control arms+tie rods+etc? Have you decided what shocks/suspension you're using yet?"

Chose the 3500 for the strength and the title.
Expecting to make major frame modifications.
My Tumbler has a trianglulated four link but might not need one for this build.
Currently plan to widen the front end. (Have been looking at modifying a four wheel drive front end)
Current shocks/suspension are a good starting point. There is enough already there to support a 3000 pound steel body.

I hear knowledge, wisdom, experience, and a lot of build skills in your words.
This is a difficult build with lots of challenges.
Hope you will join sly and myself on this build. vertigo
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Posted 4/13/2018 8:35:19 PM
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Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to, and/or, actually building the DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle.

sly,
"Wow, you have done some impressive work Vert. Are you saving any of the parts for resale?"

Thanks for noticing and the kind words.

Saving doors, hood, bumper, etc. for resale.

After establishing a well defined set of parameters and studying many different possible donor vehicles for many hours and through a final process of elimination I settled on the Dodge 3500. I am still convinced the Dodge 3500 or similar Ford 350, etc. is still the best fit donor for the DOJ/Justice League reduced scale street legal build and the full-size as well. Unless someone is going to build a movie correct vehicle.

For me, I concluded that my donor should be bought complete and intact for this build.

The process of stripping down the 3500 and spending time in it's presence has been quite stimulating, revealing, and inspirational and has contributed significantly to my eclectic mental picture of the DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle. vertigo

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Posted 4/14/2018 11:26:30 AM
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Placed a copy of this post here for anyone planning to build and/or actually building a DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle.

sly
"So what's your opinion Vertigo? Full size or slightly smaller?"

I decided early in my study of the DOJ/Justice League that I would only build a street legal version, so, no full-sized version for me. I wouldn't build this Bat Vehicle if I could not drive it on public roadways.

If I just couldn't accept the limitations of a reduced scale version and had to have a full-sized movie correct version I would have to accept the limitations of the full-sized movie correct as well.
Can't drive it on the road and special transport restrictions and limitations to take it to a location where I could drive it. Basically, I can only look at it in a static display mode. I might as well have a life-sized movie correct foam replica on permanent display.

I am definitely going for the reduced scale, slightly smaller, and skewed version of this build. vertigo
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Posted 4/16/2018 8:31:04 PM
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