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DIY Batman Tumbler is Ultimate Fan Creation Answered

The new Batman movies are so awesome that this fan decided to make his own version of the Tumbler, Batman's burly ride. The final cost is around $50k-$70k and an undoubtedly insane amount of time devoted to research, design, and fabrication.

Oh, and he made a kickass Batsuit as well. Nutty.

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tomonto (author)2008-08-06

Wow that's cool but..... I have to ask, why?

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Grey_Wolfe (author)tomonto2008-08-06

Because it's both much cooler and much cheaper than a Ferrari. Any more questions? lol

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tomonto (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-08-06

its not really ...practical....

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CameronSS (author)tomonto2008-08-08
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Geoffrito (author)CameronSS2008-08-09

Ferraris are more practical than this. plus they look better.

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Kiteman (author)Geoffrito2008-08-14

Try driving a Ferrari over a speed-bump.

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Geoffrito (author)Kiteman2008-08-15

most ferraris clear speed bumps, if i'm not much mistaken..

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Kiteman (author)Geoffrito2008-08-16
... carefully, and it depends on the speed bumps.

There was a Top Gear episode where they drove three supercars through Paris, including a Ferrari, and they couldn't get them out of a car-park. That was just the start of their problems...


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Geoffrito (author)Kiteman2008-08-24

heh, i was thinking of top gear for that. they have ferraris on their track time board, and they have to clear speedbumps to get up there, don't they? that was my feeble justification.

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Kiteman (author)Geoffrito2008-08-25

I expect they get most of their cars on the back of trucks, weeks before transmission (if you watch, the car they put round the track is frequently a different colour to the one they lean on in the studio and say "when we put this car around our track...").

BTW, did you know that the waiting list for tickets to Top Gear is 19 years long??

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-08-25
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Grey_Wolfe (author)Kiteman2008-08-19

Very practical. lol If you want to keep it in the garage. We can barely get our cougar out of the driveway without it bumping, and it's not even low.

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Geoffrito (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-08-24

most of our cars are low, no problems with them except on the shoddy driveways we have around here which suddenly dip at the end. quite annoying.

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Grey_Wolfe (author)Geoffrito2008-08-25

I was actually poking fun of the results in the video. I know what you mean. My first car was a Pontiac Fiero. They only sit about 3 inches off the ground. And I never had any real problems with it either. Just gotta drive em right, and don't have shoddy suspension.

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Grey_Wolfe (author)Geoffrito2008-08-19

I prefer the look of the Fiero, personally. But still, how practical is paying 300 grand for a car that you'll probably never take out of second gear? Much less get to it's top speed. If he wanted practical he have built a Taurus, lol. An electric one, to boot.

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_soapy_ (author)Geoffrito2008-08-12

If you want to drive through a Ferrari dealership*, this is probably going to do a better job after-hours.

*I mean through as in through, like in the movies. ""Through"" the front window, ""through"" the courtyard, over a few namby-pamby Ferrari (Ferraries? Ferrarii? Ferraris?), and out the back wall.

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Grey_Wolfe (author)tomonto2008-08-19

It's not suppose to be 'practical' lol.

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erict (author)tomonto2008-08-10

I have seen the why question pop up way to much on this website so I am going to give my opinion about 'why?' this is not aimed at one person. I just felt I needed to post it somewhere. My Dad an old Harley guy used to say "If I had to explain why you wouldn't understand." So much here isn't practical, sensible, or sane, and if that was a requirement to post an instructable there wouldn't be much here. For me its about what you can do even if it's impractical, or slightly insane. So please enjoy it for what it is and don't belittle how this man chose to spend his time and money, after all it is his to spend and he did so in a much more productive way than most of us do.

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Lithium Rain (author)tomonto2008-08-06

To quote commissioner Gorden: I gotta get me one of those!

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-08-06

I believe that is Commissioner Gordon...
:D

Grammar Nazi Strikes Again!

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Kiteman (author)bumpus2008-08-06

What??

Your Grandma was a Nazi??

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GorillazMiko (author)Kiteman2008-08-06

Looks like somebody needs thicker glasses (in their avatar as well).... :O

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No, in some places grammer=grandma.

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-08-06

How? I mean spelling is kinda close, but its two different things.

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Karnivore (author)bumpus2008-08-10

It's kinda like the Brittish with putting extra U's in everything. Keep in mind, I'm not sure if they're the only one's that do it, or if they even do it at all, so if anyone here knows the right answer... Sorry, man. I didn't know anything at all.

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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2008-08-07

Like Grey_Wolfe said, it's a regional thing. Mostly in the deep south.

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Grey_Wolfe (author)bumpus2008-08-06

It's like a regional nickname. There are a lot of different ones. I've only seen grammers used on TV, so couldn't tell you the region though. My mother goes by Mamma to her grandbabies. with the first syllable being pronounced mam and the last syllable pronounced maw.

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bumpus (author)2008-08-06

In the second picture, I'm not so sure about the Bat-Bulge...

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jessyratfink (author)bumpus2008-08-06

Almost as bad as Bat-Nipples.

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Kiteman (author)jessyratfink2008-08-06

Oh! Hallowe'en project for you - bat-pasties

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-08-06

Small minds think small thoughts.

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Labot2001 (author)Lithium Rain2008-08-12

Who were you replying to?

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Lithium Rain (author)Labot20012008-08-12

Yeah, Kiteman, KJL, and Jessy.

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Labot2001 (author)Lithium Rain2008-08-13

I think the bat pasties was a reference to Jessy's instructable on how to make LED pasties....

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Lithium Rain (author)Labot20012008-08-13

Yes, but that dosen't make it any funnier.

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-08-20

With out much forethought, a subject can become a little too gauche sometimes.

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bumpus (author)Goodhart2008-08-20

I recently got a gauche in my leg when I fell off my bike... :(

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Goodhart (author)bumpus2008-08-24

gosh, that must have been bad :-)

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jessyratfink (author)Kiteman2008-08-06

Pasties shaped as bats? Amazing!

Or, bats with pasties. Even better!

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Spinning bat pasties and bats with spinning pasties...

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Cats with pasties.

Wait. That's already been done.

:D I can't believe the plushie is finisheddddd!!

Too bad I never came to the HQ.

Wait.
Where did you finish it?

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I worked on it most of the time I was there, just getting the shape right. But then I sewed up a brand new one with all the bling to document it for the site. I have another naked one sitting around. My cats have chewed his head a bit. :P

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Hahahaha. I'm too lazy to make one. ;-)

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uniboob tom (author)bumpus2008-08-12

If your gonna add a bulge at least make it bigger. awesome job though

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