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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

10 years ago

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

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Grey_Wolfetomonto

Reply 10 years ago

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

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GeoffritoCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

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

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KitemanGeoffrito

Reply 10 years ago

Try driving a Ferrari over a speed-bump.

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GeoffritoKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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KitemanGeoffrito

Reply 10 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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GeoffritoKiteman

Reply 10 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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KitemanGeoffrito

Reply 10 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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Grey_WolfeKiteman

Reply 10 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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GeoffritoGrey_Wolfe

Reply 10 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_WolfeGeoffrito

Reply 10 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_WolfeGeoffrito

Reply 10 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_Geoffrito

Reply 10 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_Wolfetomonto

Reply 10 years ago

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

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ericttomonto

Reply 10 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 Raintomonto

Reply 10 years ago

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

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bumpusLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

I believe that is Commissioner Gordon...
:D

Grammar Nazi Strikes Again!

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Kitemanbumpus

Reply 10 years ago

What??

Your Grandma was a Nazi??

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GorillazMikoKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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bumpusLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Karnivorebumpus

Reply 10 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 Rainbumpus

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Grey_Wolfebumpus

Reply 10 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

10 years ago

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

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Kitemanjessyratfink

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Labot2001Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

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

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

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

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bumpusGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Goodhartbumpus

Reply 10 years ago

gosh, that must have been bad :-)

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jessyratfinkKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Pasties shaped as bats? Amazing!

Or, bats with pasties. Even better!

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GorillazMikojessyratfink

Reply 10 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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jessyratfinkGorillazMiko

Reply 10 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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uniboob tombumpus

Reply 10 years ago

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