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Posted 6/23/2009 12:01:02 AM


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WELL as of 3:10 pm mountain standered time today......I'm Done

There is more I could do, but I have decided to call it good. I'm taking it to get painted tomarrow.

then when that is done I have to find a seat...

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Posted 6/23/2009 2:37:06 AM
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congratulation, you should be proud of yourself. its a great looking tumbler
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Posted 6/24/2009 2:14:22 AM


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Thanks Masterman.....now I,m trying to think of what should I build next??

No... not the batpod thats not my thing..

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Posted 6/24/2009 3:25:55 AM
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May i suggest the 66 batmobile
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Posted 6/25/2009 11:55:30 AM


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i know you said no, but the bike would be awesome

http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2009/06/25/news/local/news01.txt


just ran accross this, way to go dude!

Don Currie likes to steal my work!

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Posted 6/25/2009 4:26:40 PM


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ya I know doing the pod would be fun....but if I ever did do something like that I would make it electric with an ETEC moter (expensive).

Yep...the story came out today, front page,I couldn't belive it. Some of the stuff in the paper is messed up but for the most part its true. But these are the pictures they didn't get.

All panels removed...these were taken at the painters

started putting some double sided foam tape on to dampen the vibration of the panels..

Then put the painted panels on.....man I can't belive I've done this



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Posted 6/25/2009 4:34:09 PM


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what about your edge covers for the steel?

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Posted 6/25/2009 6:26:37 PM


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Posted 6/25/2009 8:35:16 PM


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AMAZING!!!

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Posted 6/25/2009 8:41:09 PM


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Batmobile go-kart: ‘Dark' aspirations - Man hopes homemade ‘Tumbler' catches on
By STEVE MILLER for the Missoulian

Tully Sanem built his homemade Batmobile go-kart in the small garage behind his apartment after seeing advertisements for “The Dark Knight” last year. Sanem hopes to sell schematics to others who want to build their own superhero vehicle.
Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulian

Tully Sanem, along with his pregnant fiance and two children, is facing eviction from his four-plex near Reserve Street and isn't sure where to go.

But in this trying time, the self-employed 36-year-old finds hope in a unique, albeit unlikely, form: his homemade Batmobile go-kart.

Since November, Sanem has spent countless hours and an estimated $2,300 to $2,500 planning and constructing a smaller version of the famed vehicle of comic book and movie hero Batman.

Sanem, whose only prior experience in construction involved building gates for hog confinements, was inspired to create the go-kart after seeing advertisements for last summer's record-breaking “The Dark Knight,” the most recent Batman film.

When it came to assembling the vehicle, he simply looked at pictures of the film version and built what he saw.

“It's kind of strange when I was building it - everything just fell into place,” Sanem said. “It's kind of written in the stars.”

Sanem based his model off the “Tumbler” design featured in the Christopher Nolan films, which depicts the Batmobile as more of an agile army tank than a standard car; he believes the other incarnations of the vehicle are “too weenie.”

Despite not having the fancy high-tech gadgets of Bruce Wayne, Sanem made the most of his when building the Tumbler, using just a drill press, a wood saw and a 110-volt, 90-amp Flex Core welding machine.

Having an affinity for steel work also helps.

“I like welding. I like working with steel,” Sanem said.

Powering the Tumbler is a 6.5 horsepower engine, which he bought on eBay. With that kind of juice, Sanem figures he could reach speeds up to 15 miles per hour, and adds that it makes quite the roar when cruising down the street.

“You can hear me from a block away,” Sanem said.



But Sanem's neighbors aren't the only ones taking note of his caped crusader endeavor.

On YouTube, Sanem has posted five video progress reports under his username Tully 712. His third entry, posted in April, has more than 5,000 views.

Additionally, Sanem started a “build log” in the forums for ChicksLovetheCar.com, a Web site dedicated to Batmobile discussions. Since his initial post in January, his thread “T-man's Tumbler go kart,” garnered more than 250 responses.

With this newfound notoriety, Sanem hopes to capitalize off of his model design in a way that will help his family out of their bind.

Once the go-kart is complete, he plans to sell the schematics and offer video tutorials to others aspiring to tap into their inner superhero.

“Initially, my plans are start a business,” Sanem said, adding that by selling the plans for $40 to $60, he hopes that his work will be used by U.S. Army promoters and even sports teams like the Montana Grizzlies.

“Could you imagine Monty driving around in one of these?” Sanem said.

See all videos of Tully Sanem's progress on his go-kart

Sanem hopes his schematics will show other amateur builders how easy making a Batmobile can be.

“There really isn't an excuse for anyone not to build something like this,” Sanem said. “I built this thing out of crap.”

Among those most inspired by Sanem's project are those closest to him - fianc� Crystal Zier and his two children, Allie and Cody.

“I think it's pretty cool that he can make something like that from scratch,” said Zier. “He's out there all the time.”

According to Zier, Allie and Cody, ages 5 and 2 respectively, enjoy watching their father work on the go-kart, saying that they're “all excited by it.”

Sanem also noted that building the go-kart has been a great bonding experience with his kids.

“It takes the average dad and turns him into God in the eyes of his kids,” Sanem said.

Allie added by saying that the Tumbler was “cool.”

“And you're cool, too, Daddy,” Allie said.

Despite the enthusiastic responses, Sanem said that the conflicting demands of building the go-kart, watching his kids and Zier's job means he doesn't have enough time to fully devote to his part-time job mowing lawns.

In fact, he lost much of his clientele and only has time to mow two lawns a day.

With their eviction date quickly approaching, Sanem and Zier are looking for a house - preferably one with a Batcave for his wheels.

“I put too much energy, too much hope (into the Tumbler) � to put it in a storage unit.” Sanem said.

However uncertain the outlook may be, Sanem and Zier believe that the answers to their problems lie in their own abilities.

Zier, in addition to working as a housekeeper, is acting as a surrogate mother for a couple in New Jersey; the two remain confident that the positive response to the go-kart will generate some income.

“We have to do things the old-fashioned way and use our talent,” Sanem said. “Money's not going to be that much of a problem for us.”

But for Sanem's project, there's still work to be done.

Sanem said the throttle cable is “a little sticky,” and the Tumbler cannot come to a dead stop.

Despite these imperfections, the journey toward completion has been a surreal, but satisfying, one.

“It's just weird to think that I've done something like this,” Sanem said. “I'm definitely really proud of this.”

Steve Miller is a senior studying print journalism and English literature at the University of Montana who is interning at the Missoulian this summer. He can be reached at 523-5259 or at steve.miller@missoulian.com.




    

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