Having got the idea from pilaf’s post, I set out to build myself a similarly custom Mad Manga. I actually started with the same Batman version they did, but stripped the paint and repainted it copper.
I trimmed back the skirts differently, and left the pipes, but it is the same idea. I opened up the wheel wells slightly, but the tires still rub.
All in all I’m really glad with how it came out, and grateful to them for giving me the idea.