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Posted 6/6/2018 12:54:41 PM


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Nice to see those front suspension components. Any thoughts on using long travel components yet? I think this might be a great place to save some width. One problem I discovered with my wooden mock up is that if the wheels are pulled in too far they won’t clear the body wheel flairs. Raising the chassis is an option, but will reduce that cool impression of a low, mean look. My thought at this point is to make the ride height adjustable so you can have that low mean look when parked an loft the body a bit for driving. The original car solves this problem by placing the front wheels out far away from the body.
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"Don't have any of my measurements with me, but I wonder if you can work the arch in the frame at the front wheels into the wheel flairs of the DOJ body. The body between the flairs is relitivily flat but of course the flairs extend upward at a pretty good angle and are slightly curved. The arch of the frame might work right into that depending on the width of the rails compared to the width of the body between the wheel flairs."

Here are some photo-images of the area in question.


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That certainly looks like where the base of the wheel flairs might be. But you will probably want the suspension to attach more interior to that, so I don’t know.

Btw, looking at that last pic, I think the driver will sit almost in the back seat of the truck.
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"Any thoughts on using long travel components yet?"

Have looked at using long travel components, modifying a 4WD 3500 front axel by welding in extra axel tubing, and at using a custom steel wheel for compensation.
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"Btw, looking at that last pic, I think the driver will sit almost in the back seat of the truck."

That's about what I figure but am still exploring that aspect.

Looking at possibility of building a plywood internal cabin module like the one use in the Mobius 1/25 model and working the body around to fit it.

The hemi engine and transmission are massive and am studying possibilities for their relocation.

Did you ever decide where you were going to locate your engine/trans.

Heard first rumor on stand alone Batman movie that there is a possibility that the Batmobile will return with no visible weapons and only appear on Batman's command from hidden locations from within the body.
To me that translates into CGI.

Attached a photo-image that can be used with photo resize programs like paint etc for skewing studies. vertigo



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Posted 6/8/2018 11:46:47 AM


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Looking at possibility of building a plywood internal cabin module like the one use in the Mobius 1/25 model and working the body around to fit it.

Ooooo..... that sounds like a really interesting idea!

“Did you ever decide where you were going to locate your engine/trans.”

Yes, I will do the engine in the rear, facing backwards, with a v-drive like the original.

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I will be using this saw for cutting many of the parts on my DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle

DEWALT DCS373P2 20V MAX Lithium Ion Metal Cutting Circular Saw Kit
Powerful 460 MWO, 3700 rpm motor
Bright LED Light with 20 second delay after trigger release
20V MAX Lithium Ion 5.0 AH battery
SIGHT-LINE Window provides for a clear view of the material
$339.95 & FREE Shipping at Amazon

If you already have a 20 volt tool with charger and battery you can get the bare tool
metal cutting circular saw for 191.00

Metal cutting circular saws cost 1-2.00 per foot to cut 1/8" - 1/4" thick plate.

Very efficient tool for cutting plates and flats vertigo


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Posted 6/30/2018 12:53:50 PM
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Placed a copy of this post here for anyone that might be planning and/or building a Bat Vehicle.

Received an email today asking,
"I bought one of the metal cutting circular saws and I only get a few feet of good cutting before the blade is too dull to cut. What is wrong and is there anyway to get more cutting from a blade?"

The usual reason for your cutting problems is not following a straight line. When you deviate from a straight line you are pushing the teeth sideways against metal on both sides of the kerf, generating extreme heat, and chipping the carbide sharp edges. You may even not be drawing a line at all. (freehand cutting)

Straight line alignment cutting: To get the most cutting out of a blade always use a straight piece of metal that is securely clamped to your work as a rip fence. I can cut 100-200 feet in 1/4 inch steel plate depending on other conditions.

Feed rate: Slow and steady generates the least blade tip heat and carbide sharp edge chipping.

Saw duty cycle rating: My Milwalkee 8 inch metal cutting circular saw on 1/4 inch plate is 1-minute at max feed rate. I usually use a slow feed rate to cut. Slow enough to make my cut before having to shut down the saw. Then turn it off an set it aside to cool. You can burn the motor out in a metal cutting circular saw is only a few minutes if you fail to adhere to the saws duty cycle. vertigo

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Posted 7/3/2018 9:16:08 PM
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Found this engine hoist on eBay for 150.00 with free shipping.
Missing a few bolts but other wise complete and new. vertigo


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Nice. I like the description under your nick too. . Any new pix of your progress on either car?

I'm at the halfway point in my interment. Looking forward to getting back at it.
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