Kinetic V wrote:Super cool. I'm curious about how you built it...and how you hauled it out there? And of course anything you would care to share about the lighting...which looks really good btw!
Our family is already planning for an art car in 2012...not sure if we'll base it off a golf cart or go bigger but we're looking at every thread about art cars to get ideas.
the base is a G2 yamaha gas golf cart, i built the platform up off the main strong points of the fram and raised up the controls so i can drive from up top and then used 1/2 inch conduit in most places to build a subframe for the chicken body and coragated roofing matrial for feathers all cut by hand one by one with heavy duty scyssers heh
i havent uploaded the most resent pics yet as i was really busy right before we left but ill upload them soon but this is the photo stream that ive been using to track my progress http://www.flickr.com/photos/59608534@N04/
i modified a car hauler to haul it up there behind my SUV and it worked great
the lighting is 10 strings of red green blue yellow 100 LED's a peice and 2 70 strings of purple that line the wings so 1140 LED's just in the body and about 60 feet of rope light for the tail and cone plus two sets of fog lights one for the eyes and one for driving that are all on there own power sorce from a 2k watt geny
i have a friend who runs a larger MV that holds 30ish people and is 14 or so feet wide and after driving my small MV around i dont know how he dose it, trying to get down the city streets even with my little chicken was a pain at times with all the people trying to get around. At night it was worse because of all the damn darkwades. I had some camp mates who were coming up later in the week bring me the extra set of head lamps to add on because i just dident have enough front light to travel, not that i couldent do it i just really wanted to be sure i could see people who were walking in front of me with zero light on and i dident take into account just how many there was but put them on a switch so you can turn them off as to not mess up the art installations ''look'' when you roll up to them
using a golf cart base has some issues that ive found out this year (ill get into what those are soon but im currently tracking down what exactly the problem was for my project lol) but as do all mv's from what ive come to find out but the reward of having people smile when you roll down the street is so frekin awesome its worth it, just for the love of god no matter what you use as a base do it up right so you can not tell what the base is. Hide the base as best you can and people will thank you for building something that dosent look like another damn golf cart with furr on it lol
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