Batman Apparently Lives in Michigan

Batman Apparently Lives in Michigan

A man has been working in his home garage for the last five years building the Batmobile from The Dark Knight and it looks awesome.

Bob Dullam is a movie-prop artist who lives in Michigan. In his spare time, using only a chop saw, a reciprocating saw, a drill press, and a Mig welder, Dullam has recreated the "Tumbler" Batmobile from the rebooted Batman franchise directed by Christopher Nolan. Dullam researched movie stills and the DVDs of the films to get his recreation just perfect, all while laboring in his garage. He had never built a car before so the process took a lot of trial and error, but this Batmobile purrs just like the real thing.

"Every aspect of it was pulling a rabbit out of a hat," Dullam said. "You have to mount the engine in reverse, so now you've got a transmission that's pointing towards the front of the car, how are going to get a drive shaft to go underneath it and drive it in reverse?"

The Tumbler Batmobile is still a work in progress, and Dullam will now be focusing on recreating the interior. In fact, the project will probably never be complete. "It's not there yet," he said. "It may never be there unless I decide I'm tired of the whole thing. It's an ongoing experiment."

Keep it up, Bob. Expect to get a call from Wayne Industries in the near future.

Source: Gizmag and Bobdullam.com

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That's amazing! Surely one of the things you can honestly applaud. Well done; I take my hat off, good sir! (But I never wear a hat. How about a hug?)

...weird, I always thought Lucius Fox was a black guy....

Heh heh, but seriously. Incredible work. And for anyone who wants to say "why doesn't he get a job with all that free time"... do you seriously think he can afford all that stuff without some serious spending cash? A man's entitled to spend his free time however he pleases.

Haters gonna hate. Keep living the dream, Mr. Dullam.

pfffft... A chop saw, a reciprocating saw, a drill press and a Mig welder?! I could of knocked that up with a wooden mallet and some rusty nails. Amateurs.

I love this man

Woah! I am deeply impressed with this, unfortunately it's highly unlikely he will finish it as mentioned in the original article but if it was finished I wonder how fast it would go and what material he is using for the chassis and "armour plating".

Also it's a shame he can't put that awesome bike inside it, sigh.

It's things like this that put a smile on my face after seeing a truck load of baby-killers and ignorant close-minded video game hatin' old coots!

How soon until we see it pancaking police cars?

Greg Tito:
A man has been working in his home garage for the last five years building the Batmobile from The Dark Knight and it looks awesome.

That's nothin'. You want a real Batmobile, you want a completely unmodified '49 Mercury.

Speaking of batmobiles I want a good batmobile like the one in Burton's films for The Dark Knight Rises. I hate that title by the way.

WANT.

Wow is freaking awesome

A friend of mine makes movie vehicle replicas. He's made a couple of Ghostbuster cars and a Jurassic Park Jeep. He wants to get a Winnebago to make the ship from Spaceballs. He makes them based on real cars of course, I'm pretty sure building a Batmobile is above him.

Wait, how did he work on this for 5 years when The Dark Knight came out, like, 2 years ago?

EDIT: Oops. Forgot about Batman Begins. My mistake. Just got confused since only "The Dark Knight" was stated.

Formica Archonis:
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Why would anybody want to recreate any of the older Batmobiles, because let's be honest, they're pieces of shit and look anything but cool.

Irridium:
Wait, how did he work on this for 5 years when The Dark Knight came out, like, 2 years ago?

*cough*

Irridium:
Wait, how did he work on this for 5 years when The Dark Knight came out, like, 2 years ago?

The Tumbler was in Batman Begins as well, about five years ago. There was a test-driving scene where Bruce asked "Does it come in black?", I think.

OT: That is pretty awesome, though I'm sure it's not street legal. If it is, though, hopefully he won't go power mad and start crushing cars in his path, if that's possible.

Imagine the tail he'll get when he pulls up in one of these to his high school reunion

Get this guy and the guy who built the TRON light cycle in the same room.

Shit would get DONE.

NeedAUserName:
I could of knocked that up with a wooden mallet and some rusty nails. Amateurs.

Real men hammer with their face.

Magnatek:

Irridium:
Wait, how did he work on this for 5 years when The Dark Knight came out, like, 2 years ago?

The Tumbler was in Batman Begins as well, about five years ago. There was a test-driving scene where Bruce asked "Does it come in black?", I think.

Oh yeah... forgot about that. Just got confused since he refered to the Dark Knight.

WanderFreak:
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And what do they hammer? Twigs, or bones of their fallen enemies?

There's no other way to say it: Michigan folks are awesome, cars and otherwise.
Guy probably had the free time to make it with all the unemployment around here.

Does it come in black? XD

..Holy shit, that is awesome.

This guy wins at life, no doubt.

ciortas1:
And what do they hammer? Twigs, or bones of their fallen enemies?

While maintaining a hearty set of horns thrust upward at the heavens in tribute to the Great King Dio.

Is how a man hammers.

0_O

Holy fuck. I WANT ONE.

Seriously that's like my dream car. That is so awesomeeee ^_^

He should've built the '89 movie's Batmobile.

That's very impressive. It has been and will most certainly continue to be a very difficult thing to do.

The guy's probably as rich as Bruce Wayne to build that thing.

*jaw dropped* Super cool!

Wow. They definitly should hire him!

DO WANT!!

"To the Bat-tank!"

That cute...

...Now build the battank from DKR.

That's a good project and he's got some real skill. If there is ever a flood, I'm going to his house, he'll probably have an ark.

Saw one of these at a car show here (Australia)
Didn't have the build quality of this one but was still cool.

Bob... Bob... You are awesome Bob. You are a gentleman and a scholar, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

...

*Slow clap*

This man wins the internet.

The Rogue Wolf:
And for anyone who wants to say "why doesn't he get a job with all that free time"... do you seriously think he can afford all that stuff without some serious spending cash?

It says in the article that he works as a prop artist. This shit pretty much is his job, except he does it in his free time too.

 

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