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Posted 7/25/2006 4:00:24 PM


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Posted 7/20/2006 11:09:33 AM  Preview #52574

  

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I hear and obey. Same dingy garage as above.

more pics up at:

http://www.dullam-causey.com

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Posted 7/25/2006 4:01:49 PM


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Posted 7/21/2006 10:31:35 AM  Preview #52589
  

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Much thanks guys, I'm gona try to keep the tum pics coming, as I work around the car adding all misc. "stuff" (some of it is really functional, others... not). But what a TON of "stuff". Then somewhere near the end, the big long shot(s). Then followed by more detailed shots. I actually bought about 4 sets of hex wrenches, I kept loosing the size I needed at the particular moment I needed it. Many stories to tell about this car. Unique indeed..

   Right now I'm installing the upper windows. Then the lower windows. Driving visability.... not real big.... Rear and side cameras are a must..

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Posted 7/25/2006 4:03:19 PM


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Posted 7/21/2006 11:50:48 AM  Preview #52591
  

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No, I have never seen the actual car in person. Most of this is done from photo reference, some measurements. I've been doing sculptures from photo reference for almost 20 yrs, so This is just another sculpture. Bob C's 95 car was sculpted in this same garage, just from photo reference. There should be pics of the sculpt up on our site. Visual exactness is important to me. I'm very happy with the joinery of the body, everything is a tight fit. This car has absolutely no room for error. 1/4" error may as well be a 12" error. Organized chaos.

          I'm using a high-temp epoxy resin, with layers of carbon/kevlar combo, and some mat. Then each piece is baked in an oven(pic on the website) up to 300deg. it's even tough to drill through. also some steel on the body as well, armor plate kinda thing, look at the headlights shot(on the site), some bracketing. all has to be scratch built, and there's so damn much of it. Most difficult piece I've ever done - bar none.

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Posted 7/25/2006 4:03:43 PM


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Posted Today @ 9:28:01 AM  Preview #52697
  

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wow, I don't know what planet sells enough resin for a tumbler for 300 bucks. In fact with the tumbler, you are actually doing at least TWO batmobiles worth of resin, i.e. about the eq. of two 89 bodies. not joking. You have a sort of underbody, then you have all the components on top of that, then throughout, you have some of the upper components running partial underneath each other. Lotsa  footage to cover.  Huge wheel base, wide as hell.

    I can tell you this: when you build a car like a tumbler, or 95' car from scratch, you give your SOUL to it. The most expensive item.

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Posted 7/25/2006 5:09:06 PM


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Yea a new build thread. 

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Posted 7/25/2006 9:53:28 PM


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Ah!, I did not see this thread. I will fill it up.

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Posted 7/26/2006 12:21:49 PM


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Will also insert some thoughts on the car as I go along here. I remember when I first saw it, I wasn't sure about it, like most people. This car is so visually involved that you almost have to study it to fully grasp the visual aspect. At some angles it looks like a all-terrain vehicle, from the front at a low angle it looks like a hummer, sort of. From the side, or 3/4 is where you really get the best impact. From the side it reminds of a Concord jet, or a stealth bomber. The rear upper air intakes remind of the formula 400 air foils in back. Visually there is so much going on here it's unreal. Every corner has an bevel, which in turn has a bevel, and each piece has to fit perfectly to the surrounding area, and be part of the whole imagery.
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Posted 7/26/2006 7:49:04 PM


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I will DEFINITELY pay close attention to this thread.  It's always awesome to see someone do something that everyone else only dreams about.
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Posted 7/27/2006 1:51:09 AM


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Right now I'm installing the 4 windows. goood God, I have to strip half of everything down just to be able to get in there. will post pics shortly. Many hex button bolts. many...
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Posted 8/14/2006 8:50:04 PM


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Bronze tinted windows and a foam latex cowl (scratch built as well)

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