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Posted 8/7/2019 12:31:37 PM
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Placed a copy of this post here for anyone who might be planning to and/or actually building a bat vehicle.
I received an email asking about time management as it relates to bat vehicle building.
This was discussed at length in many of my past postings. Basically I average 1-hour per day per bat vehicle.

The only thing I can add is about not wasting the minutes when you can't find an hour.
When I can't find an hour I can usually find 10-15-minutes. I have some areas I only work on during these 10-15 minute periods. I can usually sneak in enough of these collectively over a day to make my hour. Here are mine.

Grinding, sanding, drilling, filing, clamping, wood patterns/proxy parts, etc. 10-15 minutes at a time.
Adds up faster than you might think.

Cutting, fitting, or tack welding the metal parts that make up an assembly. Around 15-minutes for each piece.

Example:
The step assemblies on my Justice League batmobile.


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Posted 8/19/2019 8:47:20 PM
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Placed a copy of this post here as an example for anyone planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle with the intention of registering the vehicle as street legal.

Have been researching how to register a custom vehicle as a street legal.
Waiting for an answer from DMV on emission control issues.

How to Register an Antique or Custom Car in the State of Texas
Just like any other car or truck in the state of Texas, custom vehicles and antiques must be properly registered. Registering a newer everyday car certainly differs from the process to register an antique or custom car.
LETS DEFINE ANTIQUE AND CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLES
According to Texas state law a vehicle will be considered an antique if the body, frame and engine are at least 25 years old.

Texas considers a custom or assembled vehicle as a motorized vehicle of any kind that has been reconstructed using a body, frame and a motor. The difference is that it cannot resemble a known brand. When registering this type of motor vehicle, Texas will register the vehicle with the make as “Assembled”. The year of the car will be decided by the year of the body used in the custom build. There is one more category for custom cars which are registered as a”Replica”. These motor vehicles are defined as using a manufactured prefabricated body that resembles a known brand.

REGISTERING YOUR ANTIQUE OR CUSTOM VEHICLE IN TEXAS
The first step will be to take a trip to your local county tax office to begin the registration process.
Make sure you bring the following things with you:

A notarized Title application. If you are attempting to get a title for a new custom or rebuilt motor vehicle you are going to need the Title application.

The Certificate of Title or manufacturer’s certificate of origin. This is for any custom, rebuilt or antique vehicles that have already been titled.

The Bill of Sale showing proof that you own the vehicle and all of the parts/components used in the vehicle.

A completed Builder’s Affidavit if you are registering a for custom or rebuilt vehicle.

If a motor, frame or body has been changed in an existing vehicle it has to be recorded by correcting the Title certificate.

Pencil tracings of the frame, body and motor numbers will be required for all rebuilt vehicles.

The VTR-68-N form properly filled out for reassigned vehicle identification number.

An accurate weight certificate for the vehicle being registered.

Proof of financial responsibility for yourself and the vehicle

You will also need to bring at least one clear photo of the vehicle you will be registering.

A completed application for VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) if the vehicle being registered is located outside of Texas.

Lastly you are going to need to bring in an Inspection report.
This report certifies that the vehicle meets or exceeds the safety regulations to drive on Texas roads.
After a thorough inspection from a Department of Safety inspection station you will receive this report.

Rebuilt and custom vehicles will need this inspection report, however depending on the age of the car, some parts do not have to be inspected unless the original parts have been retained.

ASSOCIATED FEES WITH REGISTERING A CUSTOM OR ANTIQUE VEHICLE
Titling fees will be required when registering a custom or antique vehicle. You will be able to pay this fee with cash, check, money order or credit cards.
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Posted 8/19/2019 8:51:08 PM
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Placed a copy of this post here as an example for anyone planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle with the intention of registering the vehicle as street legal.

Have been researching how to register a custom vehicle as a street legal.
Waiting for an answer from DMV on emission control issues.

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Posted 8/22/2019 10:40:38 PM


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Hey Vertigo.

Its true what you say about the time factors and doing what you can when you can...
Every bit helps in the long run...
Glad to see you making more progress. Are you just building both vehicles as you can / have time for or have you structured them separate with build times?

How far are you with the rest of the cabin now?
Ive started reading your thread again and even though it is a bit time consuming, I try look at thing more in detail and steps that you took to get things done as part of my planning steps to see what I'm still short / need to get in terms of tools and things to make life easier when I start so that I don't have to delay unnecessarily...


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Posted 8/23/2019 8:56:17 AM
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"Are you just building both vehicles as you can / have time for or have you structured them separate with build times?"

If I take my collective total times and divide by hours I am spending one hours per day on each build.

"How far are you with the rest of the cabin now?"

I have cut most of the body panels and window units.
Will soon be ready to use my hour per day to start welding these in place. Will begin to post on my Tumbler when I have photo-image worthy visible progress.

"I try look at thing more in detail and steps that you took to get things done as part of my planning steps to see what I'm still short / need to get in terms of tools and things to make life easier when I start so that I don't have to delay unnecessarily..."

"My moto on finding time to work on my builds is: DON'T WASTE YOUR MINUTES LOOKING FOR HOURS.
On tools: I have a lot of tools but most of them I really don't need for my TUMBLER or Justice League Batmobile. For me two main tools can be used to do 90% of the work without any loss of productivity efficiency.
A Milwaukee handheld metal cutting circular saw (300.oo) and a Lincoln stick arc welder (400.00)
Rest can be done with hand tools. vertigo
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Posted 8/25/2019 11:43:58 PM


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Hey Vertigo.

Glad to hear there is progress and will wait for pics to see how it keeps coming together...

Thanks for the info on the tools side of things.
Again, I do have quite a few things already even before I started thinking about my build, and just looking at things now that could make the build a bit easier if you know what I mean.
I have an arc (stick) welder as well as Co2. So still looking into the metal cutting saw, but still deciding on what Im going to be building the exterior out of. But all in good time i suppose...


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Posted 9/10/2019 9:58:51 PM
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Here is an attached photo-image of the movie Tumbler with some of its lights on.
The interesting thing about this photo-image is that some of the lights are off.
The closest modern equivalent light appears to be:
Close up photo-analysis reveals that the lights are fish eye lens 55watt white light halogen fog lamps.
These appear to be manufactured and distributed by a number of companies in China, Japan, and Europe.
Some of these companies also distribute these in the United States.
The lights are available in amber, white, and bluish white.
They are sold in pairs.
Most light bodies are aluminum and the lens are glass.
Prices of these per pair run from 50-200.00 with shipping.


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Posted 9/12/2019 11:20:30 AM
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A member on this board from the UK snagged these photo-images off an eBay listing that had expired.
The images are from "THE PROP STORE" listing.
THE PROP STORE has locations in Los Angeles and London.
They also have a website.


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Posted 9/12/2019 2:53:51 PM


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Hmmm will have to go check this out.
Thanks for sharing Vertigo.

How far are you with your cabin section now?


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Posted 9/14/2019 12:34:37 PM
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where did you find that score on the lights. thats ace. good work
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