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The things you see strolling out there in the world. Never ceases to amaze me. ;)

Good friend of mine really liked this van... but wished it was a Batmobus.... so I gave it a make over. But life would be better if you did see such things out and about, yes?
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monitor-earthprime Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
The van is a Malta Bedford Van:

 In April 1958 a 1-ton Bedford truck as purchased from the Army (lot 245). It had chassis number MW4193, and was fitted with Bedford engine number 112214. In October 1959 an application was made to scrap the existing body and to build a new body with side windows to sell bread. In September 1960 permission was granted to convert the vehicle from a truck to a closed van. The exam document at the same time gives the engine number as now being MW43828, and the authorised payload as being ¾ ton. The bodywork was probably built by a bus bodybuilder as it had the same stylish look as many buses being built at the time. In July 1968 a Perkins engine (number 3R253844) was fitted. In April 1980 local chassis number CHMP2655D80 was punched, and by November 1980 new registration K-2056 had been allocated. In December 1983 an application was made to convert the vehicle into a minibus, but it is not known if this ever happened (probably not). In October 1991 it was declared garaged. In 2011 it is believed to still exist tucked away in a garage.
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tnperkins Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Cool history info, man! Thanks! I wondered what that keen beast was. :)
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SlyFXZ Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
got 2 luv da low key approach...
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:)
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FakirRod Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT this.  lol. 
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Me too!
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:icong-lenny:
G-Lenny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
It is awesome but what kind of bus was it to start with ??? 
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
It's a 63 whatsleftover.
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I confess that I am not sure. It was really neat regardless.
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:icondaveracer:
daveracer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to have that parked in my driveway.
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Me too!
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Best van ever :D Heart :happybounce: Love La la la la 
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:)
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Batass car :D
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BFG8800GTX Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Batman had to get a bus sooner or later to transport his growing group of batfriends and sidekicks. I guess he got it too soon. :D
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:D
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Dexere Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OMG YES!
JUST YES!
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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dakotadavis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree!  Love it!

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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Cool :)
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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Q5Grafx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
this is really cool. the real batbus was a VW microbus. and yes vehicles like this should be out and about. really good photo manipulation can barely tell where the real car ends and the art begins. nice
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Just a bit of silliness for a buddy. :)
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JackDrask Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
nice! :D
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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filthyrich Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Sweet!
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
What the heck was this originally? I cannot identify the make!
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I am not sure either, actually.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I'm sure it's not American.
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IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
This is awesome!!
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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thegothamite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Coolest vehicle ever!
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Agreed!
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shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
loooooolllllll great ^^
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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V4YGR3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm i would scream to the batbus if i would see this IRL...
howell its pretty boring where i live... >.<

nice pic btw!

it looks like a chevy bel air gettin a bus kit?
(correct me if i am wrong) never seen 1 one of these...

nice make over ;)
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WorldwideImage Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm, BatVan?

I actually like it! Better bat-product since the........bat credit card in Batman & Robin :o
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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vampire8462 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Writer
Wow!
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
;)
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vampire8462 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Writer
:)
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AmorouxSkiLodge Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
What model van is that?
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:icontnperkins:
tnperkins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I wish I knew!
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michael123425 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
This reminds me of a old Photo that my dad took of the sign of the Bat Cave in Anderson, NC, USA
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MisterMonkey95 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats awesome.
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dun nah duna nah duna nah Batvan!
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