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by plumblove
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: 2013 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Playa Surfers' Tiki Island!
Replies: 49
Views: 8215

Re: Playa Surfers' Tiki Island!

Man you guys look like you're having fun! And I can tell stuff is getting done. But only by looking in the background. Show us more! Wider shots! Let's see how this sucker is coming along.
by plumblove
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art Car Storage in the Bay Area
Replies: 7
Views: 2371

Re: Art Car Storage in the Bay Area

Have you talked to Snook about storing it up and out of the way inside? I've seen a few cars stored that way over the years. Might be a price break for that.
by plumblove
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 1 or 2 12 V deep cycle and LED lights?
Replies: 15
Views: 3938

Re: 12 V deep cycle battery and LED lights

Wow! Great math.
by plumblove
Thu May 03, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Free stuff Futons/rugs/ pillows
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Free stuff Futons/rugs/ pillows

I don't have a ticket for this year. And our camp has fallen apart. So I have some gear that I'm wanting to gift. I have two futons with mattresses. One is metal and the other is wood. Both work great. Metal one comes apart quickly with bolts. (might be missing one or two bolts). Both cushions are p...
by plumblove
Thu May 03, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Anubis
Replies: 133
Views: 23961

Re: Anubis

Let's get some more love for this project on Kickstarter. Give til it hurts. You'll appreciate it even more if you helped get it there.
by plumblove
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: 2012 Millennium Falcon
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Re: 2012 Millennium Falcon

I applaud you for your vision. Looks awesome! But your engineering leaves something to be desired. A golf cart has a centrifugal clutch and will not pull that load. It probably couldn't pull the Milleniun trailer(built to support 40-50 people) empty. You'll need at least a small pick up truck/suv or...
by plumblove
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Some dysfunctions this year
Replies: 50
Views: 4850

Re: Some dysfunctions this year

I'm conflicted on how to respond to the original post comment. Part of me thinks your comment was kind of bitchy. I'm guessing you probably have never brought any art to the Playa. Burning Man is a cruel mistress. It seems so far away in December when you're planning your art project. Even in June w...
by plumblove
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: What turns you off/on about DJs at Burning Man?
Replies: 86
Views: 8598

Re: What turns you off/on about DJs at Burning Man?

I don't spend a lot of time at the dance camps. (I prefer to drive around and see a little of everything.) But I can tell you that the thing that always pumps me is some recognizable clip or beat or lyric. We happened to be near Roots when Bohemian Rhapsody came on and we couldn't help but be drawn ...
by plumblove
Thu May 05, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: How to sell a mutant vehicle
Replies: 1
Views: 848

How to sell a mutant vehicle

I know that Eplaya is a no commerce zone. And I read bunch of threads discussing why it should or shouldn't be allowed here. And I don't wish to ruffle any feathers. So my question is. If you had a larger mutant vehicle. Where would you advertise it for sale? Where, besides Craigslist, has such a hi...
by plumblove
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Mutant Vehicle Registration / Approvals
Replies: 4
Views: 973

We got our acceptance! Woohoo!
by plumblove
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What's a reliable car for Mutant Vehicles?
Replies: 45
Views: 11240

I'd recommend a pick up truck vehicle with a full frame. Once you start cutting the roof off a car without a frame you might see some bowing. I've seen the back broken on a small car MV to the point that it was touching the ground in the middle. We used a 92 Ford Explorer. Cheap, plentiful, strong, ...
by plumblove
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: a mutant question
Replies: 44
Views: 6447

Here's my experience. For two years our group brought a Yamaha G2 (I think) gas powered golf based mutant vehicle. We left the structure of the golf cart original because it was borrowed. The mutated part was a steel frame that went over the cart that increased the seating from 2 to 6. To support th...
by plumblove
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Sonoma County is building the Southern Oracle
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Looks like an ambitious project. It would be awesome to see it on the Playa. A quick scan of the Wiki pages says that it was filmed in Germany. Are you planning on going there to see the originals?
by plumblove
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: My wife is a Mutant Vehicle widow
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

My wife is a Mutant Vehicle widow

Our small group of four (my wife and I and another couple) have" been working on our mutant vehicle since Nov. Lots of work and still lots to do. I can't seem to stop thinking about it. Always trying to solve problems and get projects done. Not...enough...time. I'm a lot more in to it than my wife. ...
by plumblove
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Art car advice
Replies: 6
Views: 951

You won't need a skidplate. And the belt drive from my experience is not a problem either. Remember to bring a spare tire.
by plumblove
Sun May 02, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How RV friendly is the Redding->Alturas->Playa drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

Thanks for all the advice. I was hoping for a secret workaround. But it seems clear that 80 is the way to go for me. I've got all the coolers and fans required. Just going to do a little routine maintenance. And I'm going to have to resist the urge to stand on the skinny pedal. I think I'll try to t...
by plumblove
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How RV friendly is the Redding->Alturas->Playa drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

How RV friendly is the Redding->Alturas->Playa drive?

Our group is coming from the Bay Area. We've got an older 34 foot rv and we'll be towing a double axle trailer with a mutant vehicle that's probably as heavy as a full-sized SUV. We're four people with all of the necessary gear for a week. I've driven the south entrance through Reno a number of time...
by plumblove
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Mutant vehicle/art car event insurance?
Replies: 20
Views: 3697

The back of the ticket only protects Burning Man Corp. Not individual participants like ourselves. It was my understanding that most normal auto insurance doesn't "work" in an offroad situation like BM.
by plumblove
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Mutant vehicle/art car event insurance?
Replies: 20
Views: 3697

Mutant vehicle/art car event insurance?

I've brought a heavily modified golf cart mutant vehicle for the last three years. It was so small I wasn't too worried about doing much damage with it. But this year I'm hoping to bring a mutant based on a large SUV. It will have lots more potential for harm. Do any of the Captains of mutant vehicl...
by plumblove
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: RV or Bus Shade structures - anyone use these at BM?
Replies: 9
Views: 6807

Elliot, I must know more about your unique "bus". Looks like you've made it into a toy hauler among many other interesting changes.
by plumblove
Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: MV brainstorm -- run golf cart motor on 110 AC?
Replies: 68
Views: 10736

I love your enthusiasm with this. The Playa is cruel. Keep it simple. And be careful with centrifugal clutches. They can be a problem is there's too much weight. BTW a diesel/electric hybrid works well for subs and locomotive because electric motors do not need gearboxes. Could you imagine shifting ...
by plumblove
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Share your favorite "playa" Makeup!
Replies: 52
Views: 16538

If you'tr going to henna do it at home. We found that it just dries too fast. It doesn't have a chance to stain the skin properly. All your hard work just flakes off.
by plumblove
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 396500

Started Mutant Vehicle in Oct (!) Work on it just about every day. Anlway. Always looking for fun lights.
by plumblove
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Essentials on low budget
Replies: 20
Views: 5999

Bikes. Bikes. Bikes! And don't be afraid to ask for help from your neighbors. Some of the best things that have happened to me and my camp at BM have happened when we had to ask for help (flat tire on mutant vehicle) or helped others (food, car repair). And don't forget to bring a bike. The Playa is...
by plumblove
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Anybody like the idea of synchronized music?
Replies: 47
Views: 8876

How about "Copacabana" at midnight?

So how do we get in contact with Black Rock radio? And how do we convince/contact all the uber cool people that run the large dance camps and party buses to get on board?
by plumblove
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Anybody like the idea of synchronized music?
Replies: 47
Views: 8876

I honestly have a problem even remembering there is a radio station. My fault. Not theirs. But I was thinking of more of a wifi thing. I would guess that most of the dance camps and probably 50% of the large mutant vehicles are running their music from laptops. Laptops already have wifi. So there wo...
by plumblove
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Anybody like the idea of synchronized music?
Replies: 47
Views: 8876

Anybody like the idea of synchronized music?

I'm a big fan of the Mutant Vehicles on the Playa. I even brought one my virgin year. The Perambulator. This year I'm making a bigger and better one for my 4th trip out. I had an idea that may be counter to the concept of the individual at BM. But I thought I'd suggest it anyway. With all the tech a...

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