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    Default From inside the lab of dragoncelica

    Went to visit an old friend last weekend, Juan C. (dragoncelica) and I'm still just mindblown by the stuff he's doing/has done.

    He is just about one of the realest gearheads on here. He's out there actually doing it! The batmobile pictured below is going to have a near 4digit HP 2J powerplant, insane suspension, LCD panels/cameras, everything you'd image the real thing would have. Complete with propane afterburner and motorized cabin entry, this thing will be dope when it's done.

    Yeah it's not a kit car, he's making a REAL batmobile!

    Probably more real of a batmobile than any of the 'props' made for the movies. This thing is designed to be driven hard.



    From paper to reality..... Crazy! Screw autoCAD







    RARE PIECE OF HISTORY HERE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_T_engine#4T-GTE








    ^^^ The ridiculous powerplant for the batmobile... super fully built 2JZGTE + big turbo + insanely badass custom manifold


    ^^ Look at that manifold.... Dragoncelica made it









    The engine bay looked straight-up OEM, pristine




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    And its stuff like this that makes dragoncelica the shit:





    Mad props go to gearheads like this doing their own thing, completely outside of the box. I've met very few people like this and have a tremendous amount of respect for their work. People like Juan (dragoncelica) and John (Garage Zero), and Oz (annihilation) turn gearhead science into mcguyver art, doing what the books and others say is impossible- and doing it well. We need more guys like this out there to keep Old Skool alive and kicking ass. They aren't in it for the fame, just here to build some sick shit that you definitely haven't seen before.

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    Thank you very much for those words bro, i am doing what i can with what i got here, not more not less, but always trying to give a 200% on everything i build, as you can see this is not a business this is a hobby/passion, and for self satisfaction, none the less, most of these works are owned by friends that trusted me with their most wildest automotive dreams and i am trying to deliver the best way i can,

    Stay tuned cuz there are more to come from my back yard/Rag top shop/Playground/Home.
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    Reps to an OG!!

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    got love for ya man..

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    There's an SPSU decal on the back of the celica, any connection between you and spsu? I'd love to come see the builds if you're in the area (I live on campus).

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    Drummer, the car belongs to a girl before so i dont know about or got any connections with the sticker you are talking about! lol

    Vengance, Thanks buddy is reciprocal as soon as i finish with my Dart we can go and cruise around on the Varsity just for the heck of it, i told myself i wont visit Varsity till i got the Dart running. HEHEHE

    1Civic, thanks buddy!
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    WOW just WOW... I wish i lived next door to you! Mad props to you sir, that is SICK.

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    Thanks, soon more updates, as i am dispatching small works to tackle the big ones ASAP!
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    sick

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    Do you have a date when you would like to complete the batmobile?


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    No date yet but i am trying to do it as fast as i can do it, i have been busy with small jobs that pays the bills but back to the batmobile ASAP!
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    work on my car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheATLien View Post
    work on my car!
    in a small way, he did. he answered one of your questions without you even noticing it.


    "The greatest form of inequality is when you try to make unequal things equal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinfix_15 View Post
    in a small way, he did. he answered one of your questions without you even noticing it.

    really ??i resfreshed my page like 20 times

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    ^^^^^SMH

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    This page makes me wish I had extra time to learn from people who possess master talents. I am stuck with alot of ideas in my head and no toools or skills to do them. I am super handy with a wrench and air gun but fabrication and engine building is something that I wish to learn... Mad props Juan you got my vote for building sick rides on a budget...LOL

    Josh

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    I want to see updates on that batmobile! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullet67 View Post
    I want to see updates on that batmobile! lol
    join the club

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    Bat mobile request club as well.
    Try not. Do or Do not.

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    lol
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