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

Postby SnowBlind » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:07 am

lemur wrote: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 others have mentioned, it's not just artery passes. EMT, Rangers, Gate and a bunch of other departments have staff stickers. DPW even has their own stickers.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby lemur » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:29 am

i was thinking of 'joe shmoe' type vehicles.. not staff ones
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:22 am

gyre wrote:Maybe a fake undercover artcar?

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

Ask riders for 'psychedelics'.
Don't accept any.


Now that's demonically good. :twisted:
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby gyre » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:12 am

Thanks, Dougly.

I was inspired by the real thing.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Elliot » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:16 am

I'm with the majority here; do not cut it up. Just add rocket pods, radar antennae... that sort of thing. :D
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:20 am

gyre wrote:Maybe a fake undercover artcar?

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

Ask riders for 'psychedelics'.
Don't accept any.


It's an amusing idea in theory, but it pretty much gives you the short end of the stick with everybody in terms of positive interactions. Who would really want to put themselves into a situation where participants are suspicious of them? And to increase the perceived law enforcement burden, even in a playful way? I think with 5 law enforcement agencies out there already, one more fake-undercover one won't be doing any one any good.

(It IS funny, though-- I've had quite a few instances of a clean-cut dust-free couple, girl in a wig and guy in a military haircut and a stupid hat, wander up to my camp and ask "hey man, where's the party? Looks like this is a great party! Can we come in?" as our camp is sitting quietly around the shade structure living room, chilling. No, officers, this is not a party, please try harder next time...)
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:29 am

brody wrote:(It IS funny, though-- I've had quite a few instances of a clean-cut dust-free couple, girl in a wig and guy in a military haircut and a stupid hat, wander up to my camp and ask "hey man, where's the party? Looks like this is a great party! Can we come in?" as our camp is sitting quietly around the shade structure living room, chilling. No, officers, this is not a party, please try harder next time...)


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

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:51 am

Just throwing ideas at you, Brody. It's your baby. :)
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby gyre » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:34 am

I think you're underestimating some burners.
And people have fallen for the most obvious scams from undercover before.
Do a good deed and you'll have some very grateful victims, when they discover you're not undercover.
It's all in the execution.
If it is obvious enough, most people will get the joke.
Funny if they don't.

The first "art car" that asked me for drugs was driven by someone with a beard and sunglasses.
There were obvious behavioral giveaways I won't print here.

And don't forget the fatigue factor.
People are fooled by the road construction gag, at least for a moment.

Good education for virgins.
I routinely convince them I am turning them away at the greeter's gate.

There are a million variations you could put on this.
Barely visible removed markings on the side, etc.
Subtle or obvious, it could be fun.
And reversible.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:49 am

VultureChow wrote:Get a used golf bag on freecycle, and get one of these:
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Holy crap, that's hilarious! I had no idea those existed. That would be awesome with some lemonade or something in there. Yum! And yes, I didn't think about Freecycle for a golf bag, was just going to pick one up at a thrift store. Thanks!
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby VultureChow » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:59 am

brody wrote:
VultureChow wrote:Get a used golf bag on freecycle, and get one of these:
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Holy crap, that's hilarious! I had no idea those existed. That would be awesome with some lemonade or something in there. Yum! And yes, I didn't think about Freecycle for a golf bag, was just going to pick one up at a thrift store. Thanks!


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

Postby oscillator » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:27 pm

It would take a bit of work, but a grey-scale mini version of the Abraxas Dragamuffin would be awesome.

Like 1/16th scale or something. If anyone can do it right, you can.

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

Postby Foxfur » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:48 am

An undercover looking MV with a beer keg and the occupants passing out shots named after famous law enforcement officers. Maybe play some EBN at 11. And a shirtcocking Barney Fife would really top it all off...
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:46 am

Foxfur wrote:An undercover looking MV with a beer keg and the occupants passing out shots named after famous law enforcement officers. Maybe play some EBN at 11. And a shirtcocking Barney Fife would really top it all off...

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

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:23 am

Elliot wrote:I'm with the majority here; do not cut it up. Just add rocket pods, radar antennae... that sort of thing. :D

Yay for rocket pods! I vote yes on the idea.
Down-firing strobe lights underneath or front-firing for headlights would be a great add.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:44 am

1960s/1970s shaggin' wagon? It's about the right shape in miniature...

Shag carpet/fun fur/velvet on the seats and interior sufaces, a disco ball (and maybe mirrors) on the ceiling, slatted or tinted window (teardrop-shape?) on the back. Fuzzy dice in the front window. Maybe some lace curtains on the side "windows." Coloured interior lights (sex lights? lava lamp?) Cheesy airbrush art on the exterior. An "if this van is rockin' " sign.

(Granted, the whole interior/exterior dichotomy is obviously a little vague with a golf cart, because it's so open. But I think you can play with that. The back cargo area could be an padded bar or a love seat. for example).

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

Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:06 am

Possibly a wedge of Cheese?
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And you could dress like a mouse as you drive it around.

EDIT: Just realized the first sentence after the picture says "possibly a wedge of cheese". Sorry for posting with out completely reading the thread.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:09 am

BM 2012: Cheese is the new bacon. You'd be right in theme!
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby moltensteelman » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:17 pm

I really like the shape of that golf cart, so many possibilities. I'm a fan of the rocket pods on the sides with bright blue leds to give the effect of an ion engine. It would be an easy modification that could bolt on leaving the vehicle intact and would work well for covering the wheels. I think it lends itself well to some sort of space transporter.The seats have a definate golf cart look maybe some material could be used around the back of them to change the look a little.I also like the dust buster idea.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Elorrum » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:40 pm

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

Postby gyre » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:16 pm

Elorrum wrote:Image

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

Postby Elliot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:41 pm

Elorrum wrote:Image

Paging Shambala. Paging Shambala. Shambala to the red courtesy telephone -- with your red courtesy telephone.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby brody » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:47 pm

The phone idea is hilarious! Maybe next year...

I've been thinking. As many great ideas as there have been here (thank you all for playing suggest-the-theme, you are all rad and made me laugh), none of them are truly calling to me. The cart is such a perfect 1989 time capsule, I'm going to leave it as-is and simply get a bunch of 1980s-esque golf costumes. Strap an old golf bag and clubs to the back, and simply play the country club maven lost on her way back to the clubhouse. Or something like that. Drive up to places shouting into the mobile phone and waving around a faux-martini.

Also, glow in the dark golf balls for night time. And one of those 1980s executive putt-practice things that the dudes had in their offices. I already have sourced a cool old canvas-and-leather golf bag + clubs from Freecycle-- the bag has a mark where it was apparently hit by lightning, killing the owner of the bag (says the dude who gave it to me!). MAYBE IT'S HAUNTED.

Of all the unaltered golf carts I see out there, no one is EVER dressed for golf. Vintage plaid pants, pastel polo shirts, and a white terry cloth visor will be mine! Also, a re-watch of Caddyshack is in order, most definitely.
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Elliot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:48 pm

:D
For those who are not familiar with Shambala's MV.

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Which does NOT mean that you should not do this with the golf cart! It takes one at each end of the line! :lol:
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:30 pm

Would be so cool if each had a way to remotely make the other "ring."
No, wait, that would be annoying.
And cool.
And annoying.
Sigh...
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:51 pm

Too bad there aren't led golf balls...
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:56 pm

Tsk, Fishy...
*shakes finger*

I know you know there are. And I know you knew people would Google it and check. What are you up to?
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:00 pm

Maybe she should be yelling into the phone about her latest tryst with the golf-pro...
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Re: Just bought a crazy golf cart: what should I turn it int

Postby Rice » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:11 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Too bad there aren't led golf balls...

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

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:10 am

Meh, if I had a golf cart, the last thing I would make it into would be a golf cart.
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