New Project! Full Size 1989 Batmobile Project

knightdriver2001

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I was lucky to find and have delivered this 1989 Batmobile fiberglass body on May 8th.
The body was pulled from original molds. Granted the molds are old so there are a lot
of flaws and issues with the fiberglass. But not a problem. Nothing I can't handle.
 

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knightdriver2001

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Got most of the front primed so I can see what is left to be filled in and trimmed up.
 

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knightdriver2001

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In the last few months, I have been collecting parts needed to get this completed. No chassis yet but making headway on other stuff.

So far I have the back afterburner, The custom exhaust tips, seats, rear rims and tires (need fronts still). and a bunch of other goodies.
 

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knightdriver2001

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I've also started making accurate interior dash panel sets that are very close to the real deal.
I did about 6 months or research and design on these. Starting the actual dash board itself
too. Early progress still on this.
 

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knightdriver2001

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Finally found a set of rear rims to go with the tires I got. Finding these rims are next to impossible these days. Especially ones that are 14 inches wide. Big rims and tires on the back of this thing. On a positive note, I got both back tires for $75.00. Used but still in good shape. Can't find them normally either. Next up, finding matching front ones.
 

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Jamesfett

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Is this for a client or you? If it is for a client, screw him! Keep it. Hide it in a cave. Say it was stolen.

What are you going to use for an engine?

Will it have fire coming out of the rear jet exhaust?

Can you make it sound like the Batmobile, jet sound, etc.

Will it have a shooting grappling hook?

Will it have firing discs?

Will it have standing 180 degree turn around? Seriously on this one you should totally do it.

Can you please make the canopy open and close like in the film?
 

Jamesfett

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Holy crap I forgot machine guns. Will it have pop up machine guns? If so make hinge opening covers. That was dumb to have them pop off. You would go through a lot of covers.
 

knightdriver2001

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Is this for a client or you? If it is for a client, screw him! Keep it. Hide it in a cave. Say it was stolen.

What are you going to use for an engine?

Will it have fire coming out of the rear jet exhaust?

Can you make it sound like the Batmobile, jet sound, etc.

Will it have a shooting grappling hook?

Will it have firing discs?

Will it have standing 180 degree turn around? Seriously on this one you should totally do it.

Can you please make the canopy open and close like in the film?
Oh this is all mine. No more client builds after the last Knight Rider car I just finished.
I plan on making as much functional as possible but this will not be a quick project.

I'm expecting it to cost a boat load of cash. Most of this will be packed up and garaged
by next month. I'll continue to collect things over the winter as I can find them Spring
will begin phase 2 which will be locating a proper chassis, then Engine/tranny and so on
will come into play.

I doubt the 180 turntable will be done though. I've seen one person on youtube do it but
the logistics alone are hard to figure out as it is directly under the passenger compartment
which is already sitting a couple inched off the ground as is.
 

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