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Holy Batman,...Wild Custom Fiero - Part 3 by exoticse
Started on: 12-15-2012 07:34 PM
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Report this Post12-15-2012 07:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for exoticseClick Here to Email exoticseSend a Private Message to exoticseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Been following this build for yeeeeeeeeeeears and it's almost impossible to get ahold of the builder, but i did catch a slight glimpse of some progress on the car.

It's being built by probably the worlds best replica batmobile builder Mark Towle.



First a little background.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...060811-1-058013.html

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...060811-1-058013.html

Given the time this has been ongoing, it's obvious his batmobile biz is consuming the vast majority of his time.

At any rate these are the latest pics i could scrounge up. Not much progress, but you can see the potential. These pics are hard to come by, and i believe are at least a year or so old.





Some other pics and projects going on around his shop.

















It might be cool field trip for a local fiero club or even an idividual to go out and check out his shop and his build ?? He is out in California.

http://www.gothamgarage.net/

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Report this Post12-16-2012 08:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for motoracer838Click Here to Email motoracer838Send a Private Message to motoracer838Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was wondering what happened to that car,

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Well this solves my question of if anyone ever did a bubble top Fiero I would so buy that kit if it were ever made as a kit for the Fiero!
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This just made a tought roll through my head...what would a Bat-Fiero look like?
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Originally posted by johnyrottin:

This just made a tought roll through my head...what would a Bat-Fiero look like?


Almost sounds like a challenge to photoshoppers. Anyone want to give it a try?
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Something I've never understood about these builds...when you're dealing with this level of customization, why even bother starting with an existing car? Seriously..what's left of the actual Fiero? Part of a floor pan and part of the console?
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Originally posted by urbex:

Something I've never understood about these builds...when you're dealing with this level of customization, why even bother starting with an existing car? Seriously..what's left of the actual Fiero? Part of a floor pan and part of the console?


Ask any builder it is a looooooooooot of work to start from scratch.

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Originally posted by urbex:

Something I've never understood about these builds...when you're dealing with this level of customization, why even bother starting with an existing car? Seriously..what's left of the actual Fiero? Part of a floor pan and part of the console?


Vin and title, a real pain in the azz with a scratch built.

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Originally posted by n7vrz:


Almost sounds like a challenge to photoshoppers. Anyone want to give it a try?


I've actually designed one, hybridizing the Keaton style and one of the comic ones. I'll try and dig up the pics later.

Edit: Here it is (blue outline is regular fiero fastback dimensions for a sense of scale):

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Originally posted by motoracer838:


Vin and title, a real pain in the azz with a scratch built.

Joe


Correct, however it's sad also because you have one less Fiero as well. Someone's dream destroyed. Too bad the Ford Escort didn't have a full frame.

Many modern kit companies have ways around the laws so kit builders, as in ones who produce and sell, no longer require sacrifice cars. That's a totally different game however.

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Report this Post09-15-2013 11:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for exoticseClick Here to Email exoticseSend a Private Message to exoticseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well it looks like Towle is out of the Batmobile business ! DC comics sued and won in court to stop him from continuing to build exact replicas.

http://www.hollywoodreporte...ner-bros-wins-419661

Looks like he is now going to focus on his other expertise,..replicating the mach 5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAahvGo4Gto

Maybe now he will have more time to finish his custom fiero ??

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Report this Post09-15-2013 11:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pontiackid86Click Here to Email pontiackid86Send a Private Message to pontiackid86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If I ever become a millionaire I'm having the batmobile from batman forever built..
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Report this Post09-16-2013 01:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NEVERDONEClick Here to Email NEVERDONESend a Private Message to NEVERDONEEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My question is why use a fiero when there are plenty of crown vic chassis with an almost bolt on kit already made?! I'm more interested in the fiero he's got as well as that white dually sittin on the side!
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Originally posted by NEVERDONE:

My question is why use a fiero when there are plenty of crown vic chassis with an almost bolt on kit already made?! I'm more interested in the fiero he's got as well as that white dually sittin on the side!


lol he did not use a fiero for the batmobiles, the fiero tie in is just the one he is building.
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Report this Post09-09-2015 11:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for kwagnerClick Here to visit kwagner's HomePageSend a Private Message to kwagnerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Resurrecting this thread from the dead as I was thinking about it the other day and liked the design, so decided to contact them for an update.
Here's what I got back:

 
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Thanks for the interest if you would like we could sell you the car and you could finish the project . We have just been too busy with newer projects

gotham garage
605 254 5259


If someone likes what they see, might be able to get it for a decent price
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Report this Post09-09-2015 01:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMontrealClick Here to Email FieroMontrealSend a Private Message to FieroMontrealEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
ask for pictures of it's current status, might help to sell it
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Hmmmmmm
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Response from the shop : Selling on bill of sale, no motor, $3 k for the body.
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