inthecolumbiagorge wrote:I found a stripped down totally operative 87 Bronco II for really cheap on our local Craigslist and now I need help figuring out what on earth to do with it. I am on a budget so pretty much everything I do to it will be reused materials. I want it to be usable for alter abled folks to catch a ride. I don't need to register it as a handicap vehicle though in order to give rides if I am reading things correctly. Right now it has a front seat and back seat, dash and windshield, and the nose is all pretty normal with a hood, but nothing else from the floor boards up. Not really interested in crazy loud music on it and doubt I can manage flames of any kind. I would post a picture but I don't seem to know how to do that here:-((
So any virgins out there with good mutant vehicle ideas that can be built with re-purposed stuff? I would appreciate any veteran ideas as well:-) We do have a virgin run theme camp however with a playground theme so that could be a basis, or the fertilty 2.0 theme, or we are from the Columbia Gorge and that could somehow be a theme, or....? Ideas would be appreciated and if anyone wants to physically help we are totally open to that too!
motskyroonmatick wrote:I'll give you my defunct mutant vehicle or the wheel chair lift on the back if you want either.
I recommend gathering a team of people to do a build.
inthecolumbiagorge wrote:Since our camps theme is a park playground maybe I should go with that? Perhaps painted park benches mounted on each side and the back of the vehicle and from the body a tree that provides shade for the park benches? Not terribly creative but I know it could be done, hide the vehicle totally, and definitely by re-purposing items I can find around the orchard for the most part. The tree could be lightweight and only have to withstand wind or it could be more heavy duty and actually have a perch or place to sit in it for a view...this would not be possible if I make it an alter abled vehicle with only one level though. Could make a wheelchair rack on the front. Just one idea:-)
before you begin altering, be sure it does not leak any fluids (run the engine for 30 minutes over some cardboard, which will show any drips). If it leaks, think really hard about using this vehicle at all (unless you are prepared to fix them).
You will need power for lighting (an extra alternator at least, or generator). The vehicle's stock alternator at 5mph puts out a fraction of it's full power - if you run large invertors to power lights and sound, your battery will run dead and the vehicle will stop. Figure out your appx. power needs and plan accordingly.
Be sure you have a trailer and properly sized vehicle to transport this. You will probably need a second way to get your other stuff down there (unless your trailer and pull vehicle are both enormous).
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