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Posted 9/6/2017 1:22:14 PM
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Thats how i move mine outside wheels off tuck in side flaps
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Posted 9/6/2017 7:21:51 PM
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hey Bopenstein,
Are you planning to build a life sized mock up of your Tumbler in wood before beginning your actual build?
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Yep my plan is to build all the panels from timber and then get them made from sheet metal
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Posted 9/7/2017 7:54:01 PM
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Received an email asking if the oxygen/acetylene cutting torch was obsolete.

Never underestimate the effectiveness of cutting with an oxygen/acetylene torch.
In the right hands this 200 dollar torch can make accurate cuts in 1/8 to 2 inch steel.
You will probably never make a cut in steel more than 1/2 inch thick for most Bat Vehicle builds.
I cut my Tumbler's four front axle support brackets from 1/2 inch plate steel in around 1-hour.
An oxygen/acetylene torch can cut 1/2 inch steel plate at an accurate cut rate of approximately
three inches per minute. The only problem with cutting with an oxygen/acetylene torch is that it puts a lot more heat into the metal being cut than plasma. Not to good for cutting sheet metal but it cuts 1/8 to 1 inch thick steel like a hot knife in butter for about ten percent of the equipment and consumables costs of a good plasma torch.

After some practice most can accurately cut to within 1/16th inch of
the part lines. The usual method is to cut close to the part line and
then finish to the part line with a grinder. I prefer to cut for
accuracy in bright sunlight for the best visibility.  You can buy an
oxygen/acetylene welding/cutting torch with regulators and hoses with
effective cutting range up to 2 inches thick steel delivered for
around 250.00. Then rent or buy the oxygen and acetylene cylinders.
You could also buy a compact tote system with tanks delivered for
around 400.oo that can cut up to ½” steel.     Vertigo


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Posted 9/10/2017 8:14:13 PM
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I placed a copy of this post here for the benefit anyone that might be
able to use this information in planning and/or building a Bat
Vehicle.
Worked on cutting pieces for upper U-bar double shock mounting.
I decided to post the steps of making a custom mount for anyone that may not be familiar with this method.
So,
Step Two: Cut out parts.: In this case I cut the pieces from 1/2" plate steel with an oxygen/acetylene torch.
Note: To effectively cut straight lines I clamp a straight edge. Usually a 3/4" square piece of bar stock.
Note: The torch tip does not touch the metal being cut but rather is held approximately 1/4" above the metal being cut while guided against the straight edge.

The three reasons Oxygen/Acetylene torch out fits are still used is portability, reliability, and cutting ability.
No electricity required. I have used the rig seen in the photo image in some pretty remote locations to cut and gas-weld repair damaged off road vehicles.

Step three: Drilled shock mounting holes and bolted them together.
Step four: Used hand grinder to shape and contour the laminated metal pieces.
Step five: I will weld the pieces of the mount together.
Step six: I will then weld the finished mount to the U-bar. vertigo


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Posted 9/13/2017 6:50:54 PM
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I placed a copy of this post here because it might be of some use to
someone planning to build or actually building a Bat Vehicle.

SELF-EVALUATION INVENTORY

What Tool Using Skills / Available Options do you have available for a
Bat Vehicle Build?

I have listed many tools below that may be useful to a Bat Vehicle
Planner and/or Builder.

The best way to think about tool using skills is to think about them
as currently available problem solving options. The more tool using
skills you acquire the more Bat Vehicle problems solving options you
have.

Tool using skills are also about practice (improved ability through
practice) and the degree of tool using sophistication. How much
experience you have using a particular tool and how effective you are
is using the tool to solve build problems.

How many can you use?
Are there any you need to get familiar with or become master of?

Check yourself against the tool inventory listed below, circle/mark,
and decide if you are FAMILIAR, GENERAL USER, or MASTER of the tool’s
potential for solving Bat Vehicle building problems.

MEASURING and DRAWING TOOLS
English Rulers
Metric Rulers
Scaling Conversion Rulers
Protractor
Inclinometer
Square
Triangles
Compass
Pantograph
Enlarging/Reducing grid squares
Enlarging Projectors
Paint or other similar photo programs that come with most computers
PhotoShop
CAD Computer Aided Drafting
Mechanical and Laser Probes
Template Concepts
Tracing
Scaling up and down

HAMMERS
Claw
Ball Pein
3 LB Masonry
5 LB Sledge
10 LB Sledge
Dead Blow
Chipping

BASIC TOOLS
Hand Held Screw Drivers
Battery Powered Drill/Driver
Socket Sets
Wrenches-open/boxed
Crescent Wrench
Pipe Wrench
Allen-Hex-Torx-Star wrenches and Drill/Driver Bits
Nut Drivers
Pliers
Vice Grips
Channel Locks
Lock Ring Pliers
Safety Wire Pliers
Cutting Diagonal Pliers

CUTTING TOOLS
Exacto Knives
Utility Knife
Files
Rasps
Wood Cutting Hand Saw
Metal Cutting Hack Saw
Coping Hand Saw
Wood Chisel
Metal Cutting Chisel
Air Hammer with Chisel
Motor Driven Bench Jig Saw
Hand Held Motor Driven Jig/Sabre Saw
Reciprocating Saw
Wood/Metal cutting Band Saw
Horizontal Metal Cutting Bandsaw
Metal Cutting Chop Saw
Metal Cutting Motor Driven Hand Held Circular Saw
Wood Cutting Compound Miter Saw
Hand Held Motor Driven Router
Bench or Free Standing Router/Shaper
Metal Cutting Milling Machine
Wood Cutting Lathe
Metal Cutting Lathe
Oxygen/Acetylene Cutting Torch
Plasma Cutting Torch
CNC Plasma Cutting Table (can also use other tools)
CAM Computer Aided Machining

WELDING
Oxygen/Acetylene Gas Welding Outfit
Arc Stick Welder
MIG Welder
TIG Welder
Spot Welder
Plastic Welder

DRILLING, TAPPING and DIE CUTTING TOOLS
Hand Powered Drill
Powered Hand Drill
Drill Press
Threading Taps
Threading Dies

GRINDING / SANDING TOOLS
Hand Held Power Driven Angle 4-5 inch Grinders
Hand Held Power Driven Angle 6-9 inch Grinders
Hand Held Power Driven Straight Line 3-5 inch Grinders
Hand Held Power Driven Die Grinders
Hand Held Power Driven Dremel Tool Grinders/Cutters
Bench / Pedestal Motor Driven 6-12 inch Grinders
Metal Cutting Surface Grinder
Hand Held Power Driven Rotational Disk Sanders
Hand Held Power Driven Orbital Disk Sanders
Hand Held Power Driven Belt Sanders
Bench / Pedestal Motor Driven Sanders
Bench Mounted Motor Driven Band Knife Grinder/Sander

AIR TOOLS
Air Hammer
Drill
Sander
Grinder
Paint Spray Guns
Sand/Abrasive Blasters

OK. What tools did I miss?
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Posted 9/14/2017 7:26:49 PM
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Here is an interesting resource for Batmobile information.

BATMAN WIKI

They claim to have 6,465 pages of information.

http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Batmobile

The attached image gives me thoughts about how someone using the key
elements from the 1941 Batmobile could build an ultra-modernized
version with today’s lines and curve. By choosing the right donor
vehicle one could build a jaw dropping show stopper of this vehicle.
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Posted 9/14/2017 7:37:25 PM
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Here is tool that eliminates most of work when file working in very
tight places.

Milwaukee Bandfile — 5.5 Amp, 2300 FPM, 1/2in. x 18in. Size, Model# 6101-6

This is a really nice tool. It is definitely one of those tools that
you don't use every day, but when you need it, it's worth every penny.
The head can be rotated to position the file in whatever position you
need, which is a really handy feature.


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Posted 9/15/2017 7:33:55 PM
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Used an angle grinder to grind dual shock mount sides to shape, then welded them to a 3/8" thick, 2" wide flat bar. Cleaned up welds with the angle grinder and welded the finished dual shock mount to the U-bar. vertigo


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Posted 9/16/2017 6:57:14 PM


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Looks Great!
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