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Posted 2/1/2018 5:23:01 PM
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I placed a copy of this post here for the possible benefit to anyone
planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle.

Donor Vehicle Preparation

Part Two

Preparing a donor vehicle that will be significantly integrated, into
a Bat vehicle. The donor vehicle will most likely contribute 30-40%,
or more, to these Bat Vehicle builds.

Set up a log book for your donor vehicle.

Record all identify information such as make model, year, VIN Number,
and title information at the front of the book. Since most of these
types of donor vehicles will be bought intact from individuals and
used car dealers many of them will have the original owner’s manuals
that came with when they were bought new.

Set up and label a plastic box, big enough, to keep all this
information together.

Set up a section of around 20-pages at the back of your log book and
title it MEASUREMENTS and KEY INFORMATION.

Measure and gather key information such as wheelbase, rear axle width
with wheels, front axle width with wheels, tire sizes, assembled
dually tires total width, height from ground to top of hood and any
other information you believe to relevant. Continue to add other
information as it becomes available such as front axle width without
tires, rear axle width without tires, lug nut sizes, and replacement
brake pads part numbers.

Other sections should be set up in the log book as needed to organize
your information.

Usually these log book sections will be set up by divisions such as
engine/transmission, suspension, body, interior, front end, rear end,
POL (petroleum, oils, and liquids) or other divisions that the user of
the donor feels are relevant.

Remove the battery, drain the fuel tank, and remove the tank.

A drained fuel tank is still dangerous due to fuel vapors and can burn
and/or explode from any source of heat such as gas cutting torches and
stray sparks from electrical shorts, grinders, saws, drills, and even
from metal on metal friction sparks.

Gasoline has a flash point of -50 degrees Fahrenheit

Flash point of a flammable liquid is defined as the lowest temperature
at which it can form an ignitable mixture in air.

Gasoline has an ignition/fire point of 495 degrees Fahrenheit

Ignition/Fire point, which is a slightly higher temperature, is the
temperature at which vapors of the flammable liquid continue to burn
after being ignited even after the source of ignition is removed.

Remove only unneeded body parts from the donor vehicle that you are
absolutely certain will not be used. This may include doors, body
panels, hood, interior, dashboard, seats, etc. Try to recover parts in
good condition as these can be sold. Even so, something from these may
be needed after all. Usually these needs result from changes in build
vision and the discovery of better alternative solutions to build
problems. Save everything unless you are absolutely, positively,
certain that you will not need the part again. Then save them anyway
until your Bat Vehicle donor vehicle has completed its contribution.

SECURELY LABEL AND IDENTIFY ALL ELECTRICAL WIRES, TUBES, HOSES, and
CABLES. ADD INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE DISCONNECTED FROM and
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION.

This will take time but will save you hours from chasing down wires,
tubes, hoses, and cables.

Place the donor vehicle on good quality, strong, jack stands.

Remove the tires.

Next, update and/or replace worn suspension parts.

Inspect engine and transmission.

Everything else should be inspected as well.

Carefully, with attention to details, record inspection results,
problems, and projected maintenance/replacement parts.

That’s it. You are now ready to start integrating your donor into the
building your Bat Vehicle. vertigo

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Posted 2/2/2018 6:07:14 PM
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I placed a copy of this post here for the possible benefit to anyone
planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle.

Donor Vehicle Preparation

Part Three

Preparing a donor vehicle that will be significantly integrated, into
a Bat vehicle. The donor vehicle will most likely contribute 30-40% of these types of Bat Vehicles.

As such, you will need to purchase some maintenance and repair manuals for your embedded donor vehicles.
I bought the Haynes and Chilton's manuals for my DOJ/Justice League Batmobile donor today for 60.00 delivered.
Some may also want to purchase the related factory repair manuals as well.
Many of these can be found at Amazon and eBay for 25-100.oo. vertigo
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Posted 4/12/2018 10:42:32 PM
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Status of my Tumbler build:
Spending a collective average of one hour per day on both my Tumbler and DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicles.
Given my current production I believe I may soon have a rolling chassis for both Bat Vehicles. (Depends on how someone describes what makes up a rolling chassis.) vertigo
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Posted 4/19/2018 6:32:37 PM
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Used a Diablo carbide tipped hole saw to cut a hole in a Tumbler part.
These are bar none the very best hole saws that I have ever used.
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Posted 4/19/2018 10:03:17 PM


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Nice progress man...
Im keeping close tabs on your build to give me a good idea of the amount of work that goes into this monster, but I know its all worth it in the end...
Keep it up man.


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Posted 5/30/2018 11:13:50 PM
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Just noticed that you can see my Tumbler's side windows template in the background of this photo-image of my DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle donor vehicle.

For April-May 2018 put 60 hours into my Tumbler project.

Will post photo-images when I have completed picture worthy progress. vertigo


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Posted 5/31/2018 7:20:49 PM


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Hey, even the smallest details are photo worthy imo. Some of us are looking forward to every post.

Can,t remember if I asked this before...... but are you going to move the wheels back on the frame or cut the extra frame off of the donor?
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Posted 6/1/2018 12:25:22 AM
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Don't really know for sure at this point.
I currently have a 140" wheel base on my DOJ/Justice League Bat Vehicle donor.
If the Mobieus and Hot Wheels Elite scale models are correct the movie car had approximately a 175" wheel base.
The Mattel RC 1:10 scale measures out to a 150" wheel base
If you bump the Mattel RC to a 1:12 scale you get a 173" wheel base.
My 3D digital indicates a 200" wheel base.
What did your 3D program using your working software come out to full-size as a wheel base?
Currently working in the immersion mode on this build and hoping to discover emerging inspiration in the kaos.

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Posted 6/1/2018 5:17:55 PM


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I can't check it for a while buddy, sorry. Where did you get your 3D file from?
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