I spend the first couple days getting the car ready, and unfortunately, had to leave the event early due to some bad news at home. I made a little video if you are interested in checking it out. It is a little slow to start, but gets better when the music starts.
I have to say, it is very rewarding building a mutant car for anyone who has thought of doing it. It does however change your burn quite a bit. Consider yourself like a non-paid taxi driver shuttling people around the playa. Want a drink? Sorry, you gotta be sober the entire time. So unless you want to NOT drive your car around, pretty much are not partying at all. You really do need all of your resources when you are driving because people are everywhere and can’t see 12 foot noisy, super lit up vehicles. You have been warned. You will meet a lot of very thankful people when you give them rides. It is amazing how nice they are and it is amazing to hear how few other people give rides, so if you decide to make one, make it so you can share rides. Mine had a bed on the back.
I am considering adding a trailer on the back so I can tow around a food cart at nights and serve up some killer Asian street food next year. Wondering if anyone has any experience doing that?
I am pretty new to all of this. Made some good choices and learned the hard way about some unforeseen issues. One mistake was that I didn’t insulate some wires and didn’t consider that the very rough ground of the playa, especially after the hard rains were going to cause the cart to really bounce. All of the bouncing, caused a wire connecting my Aux 12 volt batteries, to be cut by rubbing back and forth on some metal. BOOM, instant short and the shorted wires heated by instantly almost causing a huge fire. So... don't do that!
I am more than happy to share, so check out the video and let me know what you think or if you have any questions on the build.