The Bat Dude

Building the Bat Car


Constructing Retractable Headlights



  1. Fabrication and mounting of the bat fins.

  2. Engine Cover and hinge mounting

  3. Complete re wiring

  4. Fabrication of steel windshield frame

  5. Fabrication and construction of Convertible  Top

  6. Fabrication of back window

  7. Fabrication of Front Beam support structure

  8. Fabrication of Gull Wing Doors

  9. Constructing retractable Headlights

  10. Mounting and fitting of front turn signal lights

  11. Mounting and fitting of Gas Tank

  12. Fabrication and installation of side scoops

  13. Fabrication of a 2"body lift

Constructing Retractable Headlights

Above: You can see the four slotted holes the the retractable headlight mechanism will bolt to. The retractable headlight mechanism came off a Triumph TR 8. The actual square headlights and mounting hardware came off a 1976 Ford 150 pickup truck.

I still have not figured out the automatic wiring yet but I can take the headlight up and down manually. When I get time I will get them working automatically.

The VW dimmer switch works well with the lights.

I still need to make some kind of covers around the fixtures and bulbs to clean up the look.