Space for a build

Ideas, advice, tips, and tricks regarding the building and creation of mutant vehicles in Black Rock City
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anjelone
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Space for a build

Post by anjelone » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:48 am

We're a camp developing out our first mutant vehicle this year! We're a mix of folks all with deep roots on playa via a solid variety of camps, regionals across the US, BRAF support, playa art creation and more.

Work on the MV to date has been in Santa Rosa but we're realizing having it closer to the Bay would be more efficient.
So as we move on to the next phase of the build we're looking for a shop to build in, in the East Bay.
We have a budget for rent and can supply our own gear, just looking for the space to both work on the vehicle regularly and keep it safely stored until the burn this year. We'd move it out after the burn.

If anyone has leads, ideas, or space let me know!

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Token
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Re: Space for a build

Post by Token » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:27 pm

Consider providing some more information.

Base vehicle
Indoor/outdoor space
Size of mutant when finished
Square feet of space you need
Power requirements 110/220
Security level needed
Flame effects yes-no

Etc.

This will help.

anjelone
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Re: Space for a build

Post by anjelone » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:45 pm

Thanks.

Looking for indoor space or generally covered and secure space.
No Flame effects.
Chassis is a Ford E350 box truck.
When complete we'll be under 20' (likely <14') tall and < 10' wide.
Sq Ft needed is open. At least > 400 sq ft' but we can get creative.
This will not be a street legal car so we'll be towing in transit.
We'd likely need to leave tools and work equip there, so security as much as someone couldn't come in and take things left in the open. But again, we can be flexible.
24hr entry and 24hr work hours is preferred
And we can start as early as Feb 1 or as late as Apr 1 and will be out by Sept 1.

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Token
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Re: Space for a build

Post by Token » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:31 pm

anjelone wrote: When complete we'll be under 20' (likely <14') tall and < 10' wide.
That’s gonna be a big door to drive/tow through.

Please be aware that both CA and NV DOT have limits on vehicle height of 14 feet (that’s the vehicle as it sits on the trailer) and width of 8 feet 6 inches.

Anything bigger and you need Oversized Load permits, possible lead and chase vehicles, and a scheduled route.

Good Luck

anjelone
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Re: Space for a build

Post by anjelone » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:12 pm

Much appreciate the note on height restrictions. These things can definitely get lost in the shuffle.
The plan is to build the head as a removable separate structure so that tow height is under kept 14'. On playa though and fully constructed, it'll be taller.
But we'll want to have the space to construct it and test it in full form in the build space. So the door won't have to necessarily accommodate but the ceiling should.

Also, the vehicle is and will be drivable so we can drive in\out of the space, it'll just not be street legal. That should take it down another foot or so while in construction.

And the width on playa will be ~10' with sides that swing down when its in full action. But those sides are being built to swing and store up to remain under legal towing width. So same there that we need the space during construction, but on the road we should be able to squeak by.

Thanks for the reminder though, to triple check our dimensions as we move through the stages of this thing!

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Dr Helix
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Re: Space for a build

Post by Dr Helix » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 am

If you can, I'd suggest remaining in Santa Rosa. Space in the East bay is very scarce and rents are zooming. Traditional places (American Steel) are feeling the heat as well.
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Re: Space for a build

Post by anjelone » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:51 am

Appreciate that advice, Dr Helix. Thats what I'm seeing right now as well, unfortunately.
Would be great to not have to put all that gas in to get it done, but we'll do what it takes to bring her to share!

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Re: Space for a build

Post by Indigoqueen » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:37 pm

For what it's worth: we got on craigslist and found people with land available for rent - that's where we keep a shipping container and also our art car - they have reasonable fees for use on their land (sometimes it's farm land). For us, we're parked to another camp's art car and several RVs and of course a container - the owner of the home allows us to come by - and happens to be a burner as well. It's a thought - look for rental land that would enable enough work space.

Of note: the woman's "home-owner's association" voted against our art car to be in her yard, but did approve our shipping container - lol...so we found another guy

We're stored in the RENO area and take trips up regularly. There's a lot of folks with "burner" friendly land rental offerings.

Best!

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