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Posted 5/31/2016 2:01:37 PM
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NAME: Kevin P.

AGE: 37

HOMETOWN: Pinole, CA

DO YOU OWN A REPLICA BAT-VEHICLE? No...but am buying my donor car this weekend and looking for a kit...IM SERIOUS!

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF YOUR PAST OR PRESENT INVOLVEMENT IN THIS INDUSTRY (if willing to share): Lifelong batman fan...always had the fantasy of owning a 1989 batmobile, and as the bug grew and grew I started doing research to make it happen...and here I am....so grateful for this site and all the info here

OCCUPATION: Network engineer ($); independent comic book creator (no $) lol

YOUR LINKS OR ONLINE PHOTO ALBUMS: plan on posting my progress on my thread in the build log threads

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Im putting together my instructions/manual for the build and am hungry for good information so I can get it right the first time...any input is welcome

I am concerned about the space in the cockpit, as I am 6'3" 260+....curious if other larger humans made it happen


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Posted 5/31/2016 6:13:14 PM


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I am 6'3" 260+
I think Keaton is fairly small. That said, I have no Idea of the space in the '89.
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Posted 5/31/2016 6:54:04 PM
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I am concerned about the space in the cockpit, as I am 6'3" 260+....curious if other larger humans made it happen


Welcome aboard Kevin

You will be squeezy in the car at that size.

There is not much room for wide seats, and not a lot of head room.

Send crow23462 a message on here...as he might be about your size

Cheers
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Posted 5/31/2016 7:06:01 PM
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I am concerned about the space in the cockpit, as I am 6'3" 260+....curious if other larger humans made it happen


The guy I'm building a car for now is 6'5 @ 320.


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Posted 6/1/2016 5:49:49 PM


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Thanks surfin

Yep that is my size and i fit will only a couple of issues ... your knees will hit the dash . On right side

And you will need to lean to look out the windows

The cockpit will close no worries but before you drive get that ac hooked up its a must no mater where you live .

Wide seats will fit very snuggly.

Can you drive this car absolutely will it feel like a lexus ... absolutely not
Also remember you are building the car you can change cockpit to fit your needs and size to a point .

Hope this helps.. wanted to post this here so it could help others .

Feel free to pm me again with any questions

James


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Posted 6/1/2016 10:41:31 PM
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I can tell my right knee is going to have a problem with the existing dash design...but plan to use a little creative license with the dashboard design and layout...I want most of the same stuff but I want to have cameras as rear view mirrors with the screens on the dash, and a tablet in there too so its my little bat computer. I mean....The Bat would definitely have upgraded that thang by now.

Glad to hear that its possible....people dont know the struggle of being an ogre lol


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Posted 6/3/2016 11:47:37 PM


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Check your local DOT rules on rearview mirrors. Much to my dismay I learned my state doesn't allow video screens to be used as rear view mirrors.
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Posted 6/4/2016 11:21:52 PM
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I actually got the idea from the ventriloquist "comedian" Jeff Dunham...he has a completed 89...and he said he had to use the the video screen rear views in order for it to be street legal...and thats in CA, so Im good with that...There are some videos on youtube about it...got me excited haha

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Posted 9/29/2016 11:05:22 PM
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NAME: Travis

AGE: 29

HOMETOWN: Springvale, Maine

DO YOU OWN A REPLICA BAT-VEHICLE: Not yet! I've got my donor caprice, and I've been doing research and reading through the 89 builds on the forum!

OCCUPATION: Metal fabricator at a government shipyard

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Hey I'm Travis, I always had two dream cars growing up.. A 55 Chevy and an 89 batmobile. I bought the Chevy a couple years back so now I'm plotting a batmobile build!
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Posted 10/8/2016 6:31:58 PM


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Welcome everyone.

I've been pretty much out of any web surfing for past three years due to work.

Its still great to see so many people appreciate the iconic 89 batmobile.







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