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Posted 1/10/2018 5:17:26 PM
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These two photo-images that contain both the DOJ Batmobile and human
figures in close proximity to each other give a good physical
comparison that allows one to appreciate how big this Bat Vehicle
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Posted 1/11/2018 10:29:18 AM


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Cool pics. I have to say, with the pics you see there, and my mock up. Those huge rear tires really make a difference.

Even without the rear tires, my mockup filled up my 24' garage with just enough room to still work on it. Probably could just fit it in with the rear wheels attached, but NO room to move around it.
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Posted 1/12/2018 7:06:07 PM
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Here are a couple of photo-images of a few sample finished full-size templates. vertigo


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Posted 1/13/2018 7:34:45 PM
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Here is a very useful measuring tool that I use frequently.
Most of us have used a ruler and protractor to draw angles.
This unique combination protractor, ruler, and angle calculator, all in one, is from Empire and is sold at Home Depot, etc.
I have used it to calculate intersecting angles and/or to measure existing angle intersections.
Very handy when drawing angular supports brackets. vertigo



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Posted 1/16/2018 9:09:27 PM
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Here is an excellent example of multi-dimensional skewing.
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Posted 1/19/2018 7:19:28 PM
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A few more things about Bat Vehicle templates.
Bat Vehicles are symmetrical sculptures.
As such each body panel on one side has a twin part on the other side. But usually not an identical twin.
One flat body panel template is often used to make both the right and left side corresponding parts by just turning it over to make the second part.
Large body parts like the Tumbler's roof panels can be drawn and/or plasma cut with a half template by flipping the panel over from side to side.
Curved and 3D parts require more skill but are in many ways very similar.
(See photo-images of sample templates.)

SYMMETRY
sym·me·try
NOUN
the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis:
synonyms: regularity · evenness · uniformity · consistency · conformity · correspondence · equality · balance · proportions · concord
correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing:
synonyms: regularity · evenness · uniformity · consistency · conformity · correspondence · equality · balance · proportions · concord
similarity or exact correspondence between different things:
physics
mathematics
a law or operation in which a physical property or process has an equivalence in two or more directions.


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Posted 1/23/2018 2:44:06 PM
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FOUND AND ACQUIRED MY IDEAL DONER VEHICLE for the DOJ/Justice League Batmobile.
Paid for it a couple hours ago and have it in my possession.
This accomplishment pushes me to approximately 40% complete on this build.
The vehicle is a low mileage 3500 Dodge one ton with beefed up suspension to 2-ton load capacity.
It has a Dodge Magnum V8 hemi engine and a Turbo 400 5-speed manual transmission.
Basically this takes care of many of the frame/suspension aspects and solves the engine/transmission issues.
Took 3 weeks longer than I had projected to find my final donor vehicle.

Back on 11-5-2017 I made these build projections for this build.
"From my Tumbler design and construction skills I feel I'm probably about 95%
prepared to physically build this batmobile. I plan to work a minimum of one hour a day but
like my Tumbler I realize the exhilaration from the physical construction may extend
that significantly. Currently aiming for a 1-January-2018 physical build start date.
Have a donor vehicle but have another, more desirable, donor vehicle that I am chasing after."
This one didn't work out. vertigo



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Posted 1/23/2018 5:49:45 PM


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Wow! that truck looks too nice to use as a donor.

Hey, I am getting pretty excited about my work with the DOJ 3d files. As you may know, The plan is to mill this in foam, make a mother mold, and produce the body parts. My timeline might come pretty close to yours. If I can produce the body panels it would be interesting to see if they would fit on your donor.
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Posted 1/23/2018 6:37:31 PM
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"Hey, I am getting pretty excited about my work with the DOJ 3d files. As you may know, The plan is to mill this in foam, make a mother mold, and produce the body parts. My timeline might come pretty close to yours. If I can produce the body panels it would be interesting to see if they would fit on your donor."

Most of, if not all, body and panels, will be made from steel. One quarter and 3/16 inch plate.
Steel is heavy and that is why I chased after the 3500 Dodge so hard. Given the weight support variables calculations, so far, I figure I will have 4500 lbs. to build the body within. vertigo
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Posted 1/24/2018 5:07:43 PM
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PART ONE

Sly
“Wow! that truck looks too nice to use as a donor.”

Having found an outstanding donor vehicle for my DOJ/Justice League
Batmobile I had very similar feelings while driving it home from the
car lot. “This is a really great vehicle. It seems like a shame to use
it as a donor vehicle.”

Then I realized that the qualities that made this vehicle feel like
such a great vehicle were really the same qualities that make it a
really great donor vehicle. At one point, frustrated over repeated
failures to find the right donor vehicle I had even considered buying
a brand new RAM 3500 four wheel drive chassis truck. If money had been
no significant object of resistance I would have gone that route.

What I Learned from My Experiences in Finding and Purchasing a Donor Vehicle.

Study, evaluate, decide, and re-evaluate, until you absolutely know
what vehicle you are looking for. Define your parameters such as make,
model, year, quality, condition, etc, etc,…..and put it in writing.

This statement should list every non-negotiable parameter for the
donor vehicle you are seeking. Everything else not on your list is
optional.

Don’t buy a potential donor vehicle without doing an accident search,
seeing it in person, and driving it up to 70 MPH.

Driving it up to 70 MPH is the most important. This will reveal most
suspension, drive train, and many other problems if they are there.
Many vehicles with hidden problems can still drive at 30-40 MPH and
give little indication of any problems. But at 70 MPH, shake, grind,
and shimmy.

You can find potential donor vehicles with damaged body panels,
damaged upholstery, missing doors, trunk lid, or hood. These vehicles
will be far more affordable but with more unseen damage risks than
nice-condition donor cars. Many of these will have undisclosed
accidents, damaged suspensions, bent frames, etc. Search the vehicle
accidents reports. Even a slow speed drive is better than not driving
it at all.

Choose a donor car that is free of heavy rust.

Don’t settle for less, unless you absolutely have no choices.

I made this mistake when I bought a Dodge 1500 Ram as my first donor
vehicle for my DOJ/Justice League Batmobile.

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