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Posted 7/23/2012 5:38:07 PM


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Me too. I always wanted to get a real one but by the time I got arount to affording a real one I realized a real one has too many expensive issues. But they are still way cool....dave
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Posted 7/23/2012 8:50:23 PM


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I'm looking forward to these builds.. Keep up the great work Dave!

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Posted 7/23/2012 9:50:37 PM


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Here's a pic of the roadster. Eventually this one will be Lambo green

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Posted 7/24/2012 12:18:14 AM


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Now I gotta be like Kevin and ask.

Where's mine?







Post #87303
Posted 7/24/2012 8:35:55 AM


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Dave, after watching those guys on dream machines ,why not  find a nice Toyota or some really good gas milage car and scan the car image ito a computer and design your own supercar and have the panels all carved using those 3 axes cnc machine using foam then fiberglass over it and marry the parts to the car.

There are enough of those machines around I think the price is almost affordable. Not trying to piss on your build but you have an eye for detail and an imagination that I think would blow everyone away with your own designs.

Post #87309
Posted 7/25/2012 1:15:39 PM


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Hey Nitro I really appreciate that very nice compliment. We have an idea that involves the look of the Lambo. We have a pretty important meeting this saturday that has worked up to this idea. The Lambo is a means of getting this idea across.

 Its caused me to really research the Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 in  such a way that I start to be able to talk about it like I do about 89 batmobiles. With some depth of knowledge. The cars we are building are not even the cars we will use in the pitch. But having them halfway built will be a big plus.

Right now I am making molds of the LP-640 roadster headlight assembly and its a stunning piece of technology. Working with my partner I can now afford to buy some crazy expensive stuff and focus on mold making. The engines are done and cost $4500 each to rebuild race ready 3800 Grand Prix supercharged engines with muncie 5 speed rear transaxle and race suspension. Looking for American Muscle and European styling. Building these cars is such a learning experience. I could never afford on my own.

With the knowledge gained by building these cars for a partner "that really wants one" is like learning automotive engineering at a university. Plus I get the Roadster. I have so many builds in my mind but I need more knowledge and money to make it happen. The building of the Batmobile has shown I can do this but the building of the lambos will show I can do this well. The Big Kahuna really only took a couple months to assemble but much of that is due to money. It takes money and a willing partner to let me work on this stuff while he is carrying the load of running the pool business.

We have ordered a Lamborghini Revention body which will be my next build but I will be able to start working on the body immediately and that will have a very expensive donor. In October I am traveling to Italy for a vacation with the wifey but I will also get to spend a day at the Lamborghini museum and factory. A life long dream.

I know on the surface it looks like I have moved on from batmobiles but in reality I am preparing for more quality in my next Batmobile build. My goal in my golden years is to personnally grow in terms of my skills. So the Lambo is a learning opportunity I couldn't pass up. Hope that makes sense. You have been such a good friend and supporter of my work I just wanted to let you in on the behind the scenes stuff. Again thanks for looking...dave

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Posted 7/25/2012 2:46:09 PM


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PS. I did want to say another word. When I first started this idea of building an 89 Batmobile I really had minimal skills. My knowledge is in building swimming pools. I relied a lot on local shops. I found that they might be good but they didn't really have any love for my project. It was just another job to them. Some even posted pics of my project on their website saying they had built it. Finally frustrated I decided the car was never going to another shop I would finish it at home. When I hired a guy to work on the fiberglass I worked right along with him as an apprentice asking questions. Because of my love for the project I learned quickly and put a lot of extra time in the build. Over time I began to get better, I always say NO ONE is going to care more about your project than yourself. So even if your skills are weak, practice does make perfect.  Thats why the homebuild market is so big. If you have friends that can help that is good but remember you cant learn how to make a million dollars from someone that has never done it. Try to hire people with skills better than yours and learn. Be a sponge. The journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step. Just take that leap of faith and start your project. You are surrounded by guys on this site that want to help you succeed. I owe a majority of my success to these wonderful members who shared with me when I didn't know what I didnt know. I'm going to say that most often quoted phase.....If I could do it so can you, and that's the truth. If you want what somebodys got you got to do what they do.Never quit, never stop learning, never give up. Like my saying for the Tribute Rumbler. "Build it or die trying!!! Hope that helps someone, somewhere because we have all been there....dave aka Big Wave Dave
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Posted 7/25/2012 9:27:01 PM
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BWD, I appreciate your honesty and candor. Be you ever so humble, I have learned immense amounts from your posts as I prepare to begin my own. Only experience I have, is restoring my 68Buick Gs400. It's nice to know we are not all experts as we begin. Something to remember alway. . .

Dan


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Post #87330
Posted 8/1/2012 1:53:29 AM


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Hey DanW thanks for the kind words. I have faith in almost anybody completing these builds.Just break it down in small bites.

I'm building these Lambos but my passion is in Batmobiles. I am learning so much though with these projects. You have already started the learning process with your Buick....BWD

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Posted 8/7/2012 12:16:06 AM


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That is looking good , am also building a countach on a stretched fiero. All fun. But a bit too hot at the moment . Been a while since I built a countah.. Definitely a Batmobile next build.. Look forward to your progress pics...






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