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1966 Dodge A-100; Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service Van


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#1 Tony T

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:27 PM

Completed last night, Sept. 24,2011...7th finished model of 2011 for me! I was inspired to build this after seeing the van in at least one episode of Batman on TV.
Added the rear roof and sides from a MPC Dodge Tradesvan to the Lindberg Little Red Wagon kit.
Added the phone from AMT 63 Galaxie kit to the dash on a shelf, photo-reduced newspaper on the engine cover, and tissue and thread 'parachutes' in the rear. Rearview mirrors from AMT Peterbilt and some piano wire. Also posted in The Batcave CBP. Enjoy. More pictures here.
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#2 Tony T

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

Van Looks great.
Nice work on the Conversion.
Now if somebody wants to find The Batman, just follow the van :lol:

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

Nice job Tony!!! B)

Someone out there casts one of these in stock and chopped versions (Flintstone?), you did it the hard way, but it really looks good!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:34 PM

Looks great, very nice build

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:35 PM

Thanks, Rodney - Loved the show for it's campiness!

Thanks, Jeff...Yeah, I know...at the time, this was on hand, more work but le$$!!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:37 PM

Thanks, Tim.

Jacen - Best get at them before you can't find the LRW kit either!! :)

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

Now that's one KOOL looking van!!! Great work converting it, very clean work...

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:51 PM

I have one of those resin van bodies I am going to use to make a stock van... the bodies are pretty nice.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:58 PM

Looks like a Homerun to me.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

Hi Tony,
your van is crazy! I love it! That gives me pull, to finish mine as fast as i can :)

may i tell you...

I have one of those resin van bodies I am going to use to make a stock van... the bodies are pretty nice.

...on this van i am just working on.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:25 PM

very nice

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:54 PM

Very nice van!

Great job!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:04 PM

Ahhh...but by the time the Van arrives at the pickup site where the chutes are, the Batmobile is long gone! :lol: I still can't get over this one. I've looked at the Jimmy Flintstone site and seen the van body...i'm getting closer and closer to picking one up before it's out of issue. Or maybe two...or three... B) :D

That is IF they don't trace the number on the Batmobiles licence plate first! :lol:

Loved seeing this one go together, love the end result. B)

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:32 AM

Really cool A100. This is great looking body, and it's like a dream with big engine with lots of HP. Your build is great, I like the color, and paintjob looks good too. Wheels and tires are really looking good also. Thanks for sharing this one.

We have one in Finland too:
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:47 AM

I have seen three of the 1:1 vans that were really "healthy"! The first was a guy worked at a station I did. He had wrecked his 64 Plymouth so pulled the 413 out and installed it and the push button automatic into an A100 window van!
The second had a 440 Six Pack and the third had a 426 Hemi moved back into the same position as the LRW!
The guy with the 440 6 Pack was trying to work out a shifter for the 4 speed! Don't know if he ever did!

I had the Ford version with a HP 289 out of a 64 Fairlane 500XL. The car had almost rusted in half.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 06:29 AM

Concept, execution, wow factor, it's got it all. Love the phone and the chutes in the back. Are those tissue?

Maybe for a future version, use a Fed Ex or UPS van if they are out there.

Good Job Tony !!

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:52 PM

Thanks, guys, for the comments and stories! Love the flat front vans of the 60s!

Neat van Niko-Thanks for the picture!

Johhny - I haven't seen many around these parts...just one Ford a few years ago, but haven't seen it in a while-it was tu-tone and had a raised rear end and Cragars...very much a 60s mild custom!

Joe, the chutes are tissues...I actually cut two into a circle and did a quick bat with a sharpie marker on them...folded them up, added the thread and got the white glue and water out. Came out pretty good to me! Maybe the newer Batmobiles don't need chutes, what with the advances in brake technology and materials...or reverse thrusters...:)

This was a long time coming, but glad to have it done! Onto the Snap kit Batmobile before my glue kit arrives!

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:32 PM

What a COOL build!

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

Tony, what did you do to correct the extreme Camber angle and wayyyyyyyyy kewll on doing such a unique van ! Ed Shaver