The Bat Dude

Building the Bat Car


The BAT CAR was built from an old BRADLEY GT kit car from the 1970's. It was purchased in December of 2004. I paid $500 for the rolling chassis with axels but no transaxle or engine. The body was painted blue over a brown metal flake gel coat. I spent about a month sanding down the old blue paint. I used my computer to design the bat fins. I took a photo of a Bradley GT and added some fins that

looked proportional  to the car and then scaled it up to full size to get the correct dimensions. I then transferred the fin designs to two pieces of 1/8 inch Masonite. The Bradley also had a spoiler built in to the rear of the car which had to be removed before the fins could be mounted. I used a saber saw to cut about 6 inches of the spoiler off. I then re-enforced the area and re-glassed the rear of the car.

Building the Bat Car

  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

  14. Bat Wheel Spinners

  15. Close Circuit Rear View Camera

Below are some photos of what the Bat Car looks like today.

It took Bat Dude 10 Years to complete!