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Bat Rod
For decades, the answer to one question has illuded Humanity... "If Batman drove a hotrod, what would it look like?" That is the very question I endevoured to answer. Now I believe I might've found it with The Bat Rod.
About this creation

This moc started life as my '30 Ford Woody, then I stripped it back to chassis, firewall and engine and used that as the base for this one.From this angle you can see the parson's shelf I added to cover up the internal structure



Of course you can't just have any old doors on a Bat Rod. So I worked in some rearward-opening swan-wing doors.



To keep the car looking sinister inside and out, I used a dark grey on black interior, 'cause Batman doesn't ride in lolly-pink vinyl



I wanted to make this car appear as realistic as possible, so I added tail-lights and made the jet-nozzel at the back the exhaust pipe. I added a fan to it for show



With the severly chopped roof, ther's not a lot of room in rat-rods, I still tried to make this interior as detailed as I could. I found this nifty looking wheel for a steering wheel



If you look you'll see 2 bench seats inside. I wanted to put in some buckets but there would've been no room for the head-rests. And besides... Batman might want kids one day



This is my second moc to get velocity stacks, I usually through on muliple carburettors or a blower or two. But I do like the over-all look of the engine though



I used wing plates to give the grille cerrated edges



I know LDD has large bat wing peices but they're not the angle I wanted so I had to come up with my own bat wing design



Keeping with the realism thing, I put headlights and indicators on the front and an elevated wing-mirror on the A pillar



I think the profile of this car is quite good. I lowered the door handles because I think it would be easier to open this style of door with them there



I quite like the effect the moon-disc hubs have on the asthetics



Underneath... boring... moving on



Getting the cab the right shape was tough. I wanted a long wheelbase (think 1989 Batmobile) but there can't be any of the chassis showing in the rear or an exposed diff becasue of the jet-nozzel, I had to cover it up. Once I did I found I had a lot of space in the back so I added an extra bench seat, this worked because the large doors allow easy access to the rear seats



Here's a view from the back with the doors closed



... and here's a view from the top.


Please rate and comment
Thanks





Comments

 I made it 
  April 22, 2012
Quoting Marcus Paul Great looking Rod, fantastic idea, I like it a lot!
I don't think a hot rod version of other hero cars would work, Batman seemed to make sense to me
 I made it 
  April 22, 2012
Quoting Joost Cumps Took a second look : It is truly an amazing build, would love to see it build!
You and me both!
 I like it 
  April 21, 2012
Took a second look : It is truly an amazing build, would love to see it build!
 I like it 
  April 20, 2012
Great looking Rod, fantastic idea, I like it a lot!
 I like it 
  April 20, 2012
Nice job, a great looking Rod with some added Batty flair too. Like it
 I like it 
  April 20, 2012
This is excellent! I love the lines.
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
I definitely think batman would drive this. You put a lot of thought into this, good job.
 
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