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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
tomonto

12 years ago

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

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Grey_Wolfe
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

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

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tomonto
tomonto

Reply 12 years ago

its not really ...practical....

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

Neither is a Ferrari.

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Geoffrito
Geoffrito

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Try driving a Ferrari over a speed-bump.

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Geoffrito
Geoffrito

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

... 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
Geoffrito

Reply 12 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

That is hilarious !!!

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Grey_Wolfe
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

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
Geoffrito

Reply 12 years ago

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
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

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
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

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_
_soapy_

Reply 12 years ago

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
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

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

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erict
erict

Reply 12 years ago

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
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

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

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

I believe that is Commissioner Gordon...
:D

Grammar Nazi Strikes Again!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

What??

Your Grandma was a Nazi??

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

No, in some places grammer=grandma.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Karnivore
Karnivore

Reply 12 years ago

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
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Grey_Wolfe
Grey_Wolfe

Reply 12 years ago

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
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Har har har

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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

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

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

Almost as bad as Bat-Nipples.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Small minds think small thoughts.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Who were you replying to?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, Kiteman, KJL, and Jessy.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

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

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

gosh, that must have been bad :-)

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

Kiteman.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 12 years ago

LOL!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

Pasties shaped as bats? Amazing!

Or, bats with pasties. Even better!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Spinning bat pasties and bats with spinning pasties...

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

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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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

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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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

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

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

hahhaha :D

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uniboob tom
uniboob tom

Reply 12 years ago

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