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Posted 10/2/2012 10:48:54 AM
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Also I would go to your states DMV website and check for custom vehicle certification.  I was able to download a PDF of all the requirements to have a custom vehicle certified.  Front and rear bumpers are not required in my state for the custom vehicle however Mirrors, headlights, taillights etc. are required.  This may help you determine if you want to go full size or go smaller and make it road legal.  Also I would suggest building a mockup of the tumbler I know it takes more time but this is a huge project and the nice thing about a mockup is you can run into the same problems as a normal build at a fraction of the cost. Here is part of a mockup I did.

I used the mockup to test the accuracy of the computer and let me tell you the computer was dead on and I became the margin of error if any when building the mockup.  I chose a little bit different approach to things...My mockup actually has a square frame interior however the tumbler is not square and the body tapers.  So I basically built a square frame then added a small frame with tapered sides to the square frame to stick with the design I lost a little bit of interior room but also gained a nice little "crumple zone" and will hopefully make it easier to remove the body panels(if that makes any sense...)

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Posted 10/3/2012 10:07:25 AM
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After doing alot of research I was rethinking doing square tubing.  It would seem a square tubing base and round tubing cage would be the best option.  I was thinking about doing 2" square tubing bottom base and 1.75" Mild Steel or DOM.  Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  Would that be a good setup?
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Posted 10/3/2012 9:43:00 PM
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I'm liking your mock up.

Yea, where I live at, about the only thing I can get is a license that allows me to drive a custom vehicle for 3 months out of the year, for a limited amount of milage. And it's really hard to get that license.

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Posted 10/4/2012 12:03:39 AM


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I really like how your mockup is comming along...
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Posted 10/4/2012 11:44:17 AM
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Not sure how far I will go with the Mockup As of right now I'm only working on one half the vehicle.  I was expecting to run into alot more issues because its not really normal to print full size blueprints from a small inkjet printer but that has not been the case what so ever. It has worked out incredibly well.  Sorry to hear about the custom limeted custom car issues.  From what I gather in my state as long as you take the custom vehicle in to the DOT they will do an inspection based upon the safety guidlines then they will stamp the frame on the custom car and go forward with appropriate license and registration with the vehicle...
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Posted 10/4/2012 9:34:37 PM


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You can take your CD's to Office Depo and they can print them out 1to1 at a very low cost...
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Posted 11/19/2012 3:23:42 PM


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Hey, From Sketchup - how do you print the templates without going to office depot or kinkos ?? I have a small letter legal printer .

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Posted 11/19/2012 3:54:48 PM


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Hey, From Sketchup - how do you print the templates without going to office depot or kinkos ?? I have a small letter legal printer .


Tmandu, I used pdf forge to convert the image into a pdf file, then opened the pdf image, in there it gives me the option to create a poster of the original size with cut marks. In my 1/2 & 1/6 scale Tumbler build, you will see a poster that I just made using this same process.


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Posted 7/5/2018 8:12:27 AM
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that wooden mock up looks great.. i know this is an old post but where could someone find the print for something like this..
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