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 From: Maul | Posted: 8/18/2005 3:12:33 PM |
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Build Logs & Tutorials

How about a reference thread for these? I know I like looking through them, and Tim has stated the same. You can learn a lot of things that can be applied to making a Batmobile. Here's a good one on fiberglass molding if you haven't seen it:

Fiberglass Mold

This is a good look at making a custom car body as well:

http://www.ddrmotorsport.com/process.html

I've got some more bookmarked at home that I'll add later. Tim, you probably have a few to add I'm sure, like the Corsair one, etc. I'm sure Justin has plenty to add as well.



 From: Justin | Posted: 8/18/2005 3:28:15 PM |
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RE: Build Logs & Tutorials

From Tim's site:
The Vacuum Infusion Process

Links From My site:
Polyurethane / Fiberglass moldless car building guide...
More on the same...



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I made these icons:

 From: jonhunt | Posted: 9/4/2005 2:23:33 AM |
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Wow that was a awesome website. I keep hearing how if you don't have around $40,000 not to even bother attempting to build a Batmobile. But I really don't see myself having a crew hired to work on it or me putting nearly as much professional craftmanship into it. My point is that if this company http://www.ddrmotorsport.com/faq.html can offer the entire car with those god awful expensive wheels and seats and such for $30,000 to $40,000, then it looks like one person doing the bodywork and just paying to have vehicle stretched and then painted when body is done should be able to come out for under $20,000 I would think. I mean that company shows like 12 different people working on that car and then they plan on selling entire car for 30-40 grand. Looks like you'd have to save $15,000 in labor from not hiring a 12 man crew. Just curious as to why it would cost much more then $15,000 to build a Batmobile?


 From: Kevin | Posted: 9/4/2005 6:40:58 PM |
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I posted this a while back, so here it is again. You can build on a buget; it just takes a lot longer. The parts arenít that bad, but it adds up quickly. The labor alone can eat you up alive, unless you have a lot of well-rounded friends willing to help.


Body Kit $15,000
Donor car $ 2,000
Frame & engine work $ 2,000
Floor boards, dash
& firewall $ 1,000
Steel for body $ 500
Radiator $ 200
Tail lights both sets $ 1,200
Gauge set $ 1,200
Seats $ 700
LT1 harness $ 700
Body harness $ 160
Actuators 4ea $ 400
Canopy glass $ 100
Resin, Mat & filler $ 2,000
Headlights $ 100
Turbine blades &
Welding $ 500
Exhaust & welding $ 500
Steering collumn & setup $ 300
Interior $ 2,000
Wheels & Tires $2,000
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Low Total $32560.00

Most of the numbers are very conservative and doesnít cover priming and painting and only covers most of the large components. There are so many items not listed here that runs up to thousands of dollars. This is if you do all the work your self, I would hate to see how much labor is involved.
I am sure there are guys here that can run these numbers through the roof.




 From: Tim | Posted: 9/9/2005 9:16:12 AM |
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RE: Build Logs & Tutorials

Here's another great build log. The dates are listed on the left, so you'll want to start at the beginning.

http://www.mmrca.org/lance/sledframe.html


Last Edited by Tim: 9/9/2005 9:17:01 AM

 From: Kevin | Posted: 9/9/2005 9:40:22 AM |
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RE: Build Logs & Tutorials

looks like hes building a SR71 Black Bird


 From: Tim | Posted: 9/9/2005 11:54:47 AM |
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Yes, it's a SR-71 Blackbird


 From: Tim | Posted: 9/26/2005 11:32:34 AM |
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Here's another interesting build log I found...

http://www.davidwoodward.com/iceflyer/index.htm



 From: Kevin | Posted: 9/26/2005 1:05:16 PM |
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RE: Build Logs & Tutorials

We don't have much a call for those here in Fla.


 From: Tim | Posted: 9/26/2005 1:13:23 PM |
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No, I'd guess not...

I noticed that he used the pink foam instead of the blue. They are the same thing basically but I heard the blue is more dense than the pink.



 From: Maul | Posted: 9/28/2005 7:48:59 AM |
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RE: Build Logs & Tutorials

Sweet, you can learn a lot from these type of sites!

Here's one that I'd posted in the "Profiles" thread:
http://www.extremeconceptsengineering.com/plug/plug.html

Just for consolidation sake, here's one that Knight2000 posted in the "Cool Site" thread:
http://www.statikdesign.com/scratchbuilt/index.html

As long as we're talking about Knight Rider, you have to check this one out sometime as well:
Japanese KITT
He pretty much makes any and everything for his car. You might want to translate with this to make a little sense out of it.

Keep 'em coming!




 From: Maul | Posted: 9/28/2005 12:03:43 PM |
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http://www.desicodesign.com/meerkat/Bodywork%201.htm

http://www.grabercars.com/Mambosite/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1




 From: Maul | Posted: 9/28/2005 9:04:01 PM |
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RE: Build Logs & Tutorials

Pretty cool


 From: n8mobiles | Posted: 10/7/2005 5:56:18 PM |

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You don't see anyone asking why THESE guy's do it when there is no money in it... it just rings their bell!



 From: Justin | Posted: 10/7/2005 7:47:47 PM |
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HEY! Nate posted! Awesome.

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 From: Tim | Posted: 10/7/2005 7:49:34 PM |
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Hey Justin. How's life treating you these days?


 From: Justin | Posted: 10/7/2005 7:53:21 PM |
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Not bad! Meet me at Club CLTC.

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 From: Maul | Posted: 1/6/2006 7:41:44 AM |
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Tutorial Justin posted about making an individual fiberglass part HERE.


 From: Maul | Posted: 2/8/2006 7:53:50 AM |
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Build log Tim posted HERE.




 From: Tim | Posted: 2/8/2006 8:54:07 AM |
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Thanks Maul.


 From: Tim | Posted: 2/19/2006 11:05:24 AM |
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http://midwestattachments.com/hood.htm


 From: Dee | Posted: 2/19/2006 2:33:36 PM |
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Good post Tim

Hmmmmmm

 From: Tim | Posted: 2/19/2006 10:05:00 PM |
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Interesting use of the expanding foam I thought. Not sure that is compatible with polyester resin though.


 From: BatDemon | Posted: 2/20/2006 10:34:25 AM |

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"Interesting use of the expanding foam I thought. Not sure that is compatible with polyester resin though."

If it's urethane it is, but they don't say what type they used. The neat rows make it look like the stuff you get at a hardware store. From the article they're using PE resin, epoxy?












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