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Posted 2/6/2018 6:42:10 PM
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Probably be able to sell the metal bed for a 1,000.oo.

Sly,
“When I had a donor frame I was considering leaving the motor on the
end it's mounted to now, thus the front becomes the back and the back
becomes the front. Then all you need is a V-Drive and you don't need
to do much with the motor. But I only had a rolling frame so not
really sure if that idea was practical. What do you think?”

I carefully evaluated this method and concluded that it was way too
much work for what you get. Installing the engine, transmission, and
V-drive are a lot easier than moving front and rear end suspension
around.

Originally, I was thinking along the lines of full-size and movie
correct but then I decided to go street legal. I accepted that I would
have to skew this Bat Vehicle enough to fit within the 8’-6” maximum
allowable width to run it on the street.

My donor’s rear axle with dually wheels/tires mounted is exactly
8-feet wide. The combined tire measurement is 20-inches for each set
of dually tires. The wheelbase is 140-inches. It is almost like I had
planned these specifications into my donor selection.

Dramatically speaking, “After I committed my first skew on this build
and was able to fully accept giving up total movie correctness, I have
noticed how easy it has become for me to skew again, and again, with
less and less regret.”

Skewing in art and sculpture in particular:
If something is skewed, it is changed or affected to some extent by a
new or unusual factor, and so, is not expected, correct, or normal.
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It will be interesting to see how your design progresses. Yes, I am reluctant to skew the dimensions because, to me, the visual line is so important. Like that south American build featured a few months ago, It's not bad at all, but the dimensions just didn't work for me. That's why I have chosen to make the car smaller but keep the ratios intact.
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Posted 2/7/2018 5:37:00 PM
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What did you end up with as a final wheelbase?
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Good question, I'll have to get back to you on that. Have to find where I filed the info.
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