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Postby brody » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:54 pm

Hi, folks.

I just picked up an older gas Yamaha golf cart that looks weird as hell (it looks like it's FROM SPACE) and am puzzled as to what to turn it into. Note: I know the MV registration has passed, I don't need to go through the DMV and will not need to "radically mutate it", but I also don't want to be just driving around an undecorated golf cart. I want a project!

Here's the cart:

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Any ideas? Does it cry out to you to be any sort of a Thing? It's been suggested that since it's almost triangular-looking, I could extend the top and turn it into a wedge of cheese. Amusing...

If I end up taking your suggestion, I'll come pick you up in the cart and give you an art tour. :D
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:27 pm

DO NOT TOUCH IT!!


do not do a THING!


it is fucking perfect as it is.


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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:32 pm

Ha ha. Well, I think it's pretty cool myself, but I don't want to be That Girl driving around a naked golf cart.

Then again, if I don't come up with (or have someone come up with) a FABULOUS idea, I might just leave it naked. It's in absolutely pristine condition, it's like a time capsule. Been living in an uber-rich-guy's country club garage since 1989, pretty much only taken out for on-site yearly servicing. AND IT HAS A MOBILE PHONE MOUNTED IN IT. FROM 1989. HOLY SHIT.

And a tape deck. Stylin'.
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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:35 pm

With that profile and the stripes of that color, my first thought was:

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A Star Trek shuttlecraft. Maybe a bit too commercial, though.
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Postby Jackass » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:41 pm

It definitely was made for some form of space travel.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:43 pm

Wow, that Star Trek thing looks remarkably similar to the cart! Funny. That would definitely work, tho I'm not much of a Star Trek fan.

Similar to the Star Tours ride at Disneyland (RIP Star Tours, sigh):

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:45 pm

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:46 pm

you KNOW you wanna....
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:59 pm

I know the Shuttle Gailileo intends to be there this year. I think there's already a second space shuttle, too.
So, if the "too commercial" thing stands, I'll be a little heartsore. (They camp with the Raiders...)
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Postby AntiM » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:05 pm

I have assorted Star Trek t-shirts and uniforms.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:17 pm

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Postby wh..sh » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:17 pm

I actually like the cheese with the hole in the center idea. You could be the one "who moved everyone's cheese" :)
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby fritz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:19 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:DO NOT TOUCH IT!!



Agreed! That cart, with mounted cell phone, is ridiculously awesome as is! You should focus on a costume appropriate for the vehicle. What does a "rich 80's country club guy" look like? Make it look like you just time travelled from the golf course from 1989 and were dropped on the playa.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:23 pm

fritz wrote:

What does a "rich 80's country club guy" look like? Make it look like you just time travelled from the golf course from 1989 and were dropped on the playa.


I'd have to cross-dress and wear a polo shirt! And some awesome plaid golf pants. Hee! Actually, that would be funny as shit to actually be driving a golf cart, looking like I was dressed for golfing. SNORT.

Jeebus, all the unmodified golf carts that are out there (for Staff/Org) and I've not ever seen ANYONE dressed for golf. That's kind of ridiculous. Even if I modify mine, I'll have to borrow a plain one and go play a few rounds with Muffy....get some plaid pants and light-up golf balls....
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:39 pm

You could riff on the bee here now concept and give it a black/yellow paint job?

I like the idea of a giant wedge of cheese… a nice big red/yellow gouda would be fun. My camp's doing an idea deli this year, I'm trying to convince campmates that building giant gouda couches might be a good idea.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby lemur » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:45 pm

why do you not need mutation ?

will this be a DMV disabled vehicle ?
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:48 pm

YOU GUYS.

Someone on Reddit says I should turn it into a Dustbuster!!!!!

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I won't even have to paint it, it's already tan. Just put a handle on it, and a giant cord trailing out the back of it! HA HA!
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:35 pm

That is one hell of an awesome golf cart. I'd go with the golfing theme cause it'd break my heart to permanently modify that if it were mine.
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:21 pm

Ha - a dustbuster would be awesome!
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby knowmad » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:55 pm

OOOhhhh! somany good Ideas.
But I too stand in the camp of "Don't change it!"
It's as you said pretty pristine, As it Was, so it is. ect... It is in good enough condition to pull off, Glam Texas Retro 80's?
But then on the Mutant side, go Monster. What would this cart look like if a Redneck/DIY/ the hell out of it, 4x4ed, lights lazers megaphones, if it doesn't have it, than the Playa doesn't need it!; "Water?... Packin 30 gallons!, Beer?.... Kegs right there!. Need A Wi-Fi hotspot. Blam! Shower,Blam! Bar? Emergency supplys, chaos supplys, oh, and Flames!

But seeing as you "Don't have to Do the DMV thing" go the full monty and get yerself a ligit NV Registered Licence plate that says The-Man and just drive to the head of every line and tell the whiners;" Fuck off I won the lotto! "
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby gyre » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:52 pm

Nice cart.

Most of the carts can have the body removed without damage, so you can build from the base up.
There have been carts that go back and forth each year this way.

That gives you a lot more flexibility.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Foxfur » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:02 am

brody wrote:YOU GUYS.

Someone on Reddit says I should turn it into a Dustbuster!!!!!

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I won't even have to paint it, it's already tan. Just put a handle on it, and a giant cord trailing out the back of it! HA HA!

I'm for the dustbuster.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:14 am

lemur wrote:why do you not need mutation ?

will this be a DMV disabled vehicle ?



Yeah, now that I stop to think about it, even handicapped vehicles must be preregistered with the DMV, although not mutated.

http://burningman.dmv-disabled-intro-20 ... mo.com/s3/

Unless it is a staff cart or some such, in which case I don't know the protocols.

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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby lemur » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:27 am

if its not a dmv disabled vehicle the only other thing i know of is an art support vehicle which i think goes through the artery

as far as im aware art support vehicles arent meant to be used for general cruising... just for to and from the art project..(theres already tons of vehicles out there already.. some folks who would know say maybe its too many) ...of course im sure that some people probably do the general cruising thing all the time with an art support vehicle... but its probably frowned upon by someone responsible for such things

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lemur wrote:why do you not need mutation ?

will this be a DMV disabled vehicle ?



Yeah, now that I stop to think about it, even handicapped vehicles must be preregistered with the DMV, although not mutated.

http://burningman.dmv-disabled-intro-20 ... mo.com/s3/

Unless it is a staff cart or some such, in which case I don't know the protocols.

We're just curious creatures....



still have until late July to register it if it will be for a disabled license.. deadline on that is July 31 at noon pacific time.. http://forms.burningman.com/
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:31 am

I have to get on top of that.

At one point ESD used golf carts... They stopped because the make and model always seemed to be POS, and they really needed something with some chance of getting to an injured person before they died. I remember leaving one year (2006?) and they were hauling a whole fleet of golf carts off the playa. That was well after ESD stopped using them and renting gators instead. At one point, didn't first camp run around in golf carts? I think it's more than just artery, or maybe it's just that artery is the last golfcart hold out...
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:33 am

theCryptofishist wrote: I think it's more than just artery, or maybe it's just that artery is the last golfcart hold out...


ARTery uses golf carts, but many other departments on-playa do, too. The Org rents a whole big fleet of them every year.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:34 am

Thank you.

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Postby Foxfur » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:05 pm

Yep, art support vehicles register thru ARTery. I know a couple folks who have done this.
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Postby VultureChow » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:17 pm

I'm all for leaving it and doing the golf theme. You can turn it into a mini bar too. Get a used golf bag on freecycle, and get one of these:
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I'm sure you can rig a larger reservoir.

Or go Caddyshack and blast Kenny Loggins from that tape deck.

Or fill your golf bag with a different sport. Wiffle ball or something.

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Postby gyre » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:29 pm

Maybe a fake undercover artcar?

Poorly concealed police hardware, hokey 80s drug motif decoration, police radio hidden, but crackling ...

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