Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog BBQ Wrap-up!

That was an amazing BBQ! I can’t speak for everyone yet I really enjoyed myself, enjoyed the food, and enjoyed the company! The hot tub was hot and the pool was PERFECT!

Did you get a chance to look at Strangers Have the Best Candy? Thanks to Mist’r Cool and Dr. Mmm for bringing their copies out to share. Want you’re own copy? Check out this link: https://squareup.com/market/margaret-meps-schulte/strangers-have-the-best-candy-party-snail-benefit

So I guess you want to know how we did? We raised $583! That puts the total collected over $2,400.00!

2014 Funding 2400 ChartHow far do we want to go? Our goal of $3,000.00 dollars helps with transport, repairs, a new shell, paints, lights, fluids, gas, and so much more! We’re almost there and and it’s all thanks to people like you!

So whats next? It’s time to get to work!

June Work Day Schedule

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
De-Stash & Work Day
Pre-Compression
15
Father’s Day
16 17 18 19 20 21
22
PartySnail Work Day
23 24 25 26 27 28
PartySnail Work Day
29
PartySnail Work Day
30

We have a task list of items of all skill levels. Everyone that comes can help out. You might even learn something new!

Again, Thank You for all your support and help. This Mutant Vehicle would never have been as successful if it was not for all the work of the entire community at large.

Look forward to seeing you!

January Planning Meeting Notes

This last Saturday, we had a great planning meeting. I am excited to work and bring the PartySnail back to Burning Man for 2014! I hope you’re just as excited to help get it there and see it there!

This year we plan to bring the PartySnail back to the Bay Area for repairs and general Tender Loving Care. If you want to help out, keep your weekends open after April. Looking forward to also having some “Fun”draisers so we can get the supplies we need to make repairs and to cover transportation costs. Bacon wrapped Hot Dogs r’a’coming!

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A Snailing we will go…

“Happy snailing to all!” – Tripod

Our little PartySnail sits, waiting, for us to come and prep it for Burning Man. We need to check it’s tires, fluids, and lights. We hope she was not too cold out in Reno this winter.

I know a lot of you have asked about helping and when help can be participated in. I think many of you can understand that life has been rather full for so many of us this year. We all want to make the best of it. Between moving, finding jobs, preparing, and getting the job done we find ourselves a little over a month away from the burn.

So, to the point! How can you help?

1. Send Money!

Why? So we can buy gas, fluids, and lights. We also have paid through for storage. We will need to arrange for our driver to get the snail to the event and get the snail around. If you want to donate gas on playa, please let me know ahead of time so I can keep a tally.

2. Head out out to Reno!

When? Any time you might be able to. We need to head out to Reno and I can’t go. The other owners may have some time to go, yet I am have weekend work I have to stick around town for right now. The snail needs to be checked on, started up, cleaned where it can be, organized, and prepped for the ride into the burn. If you can carpool out to Reno and want to help out, let me know.

3. Help construct/take down the PartySnail on playa.

Lots of hands make light work and the Snail is no different. Most of it’s construction is pretty easy overall and there are just a few parts to put together. If you plan to be on playa pre-event or toward the end, you can help be a part of the build crew or take down crew.

So thanks to all of you have asked about how you can help and when we will be doing things. Your enthusiasm is contagious! I am so glad that this community help make the PartySnail possible and continues to do so!

Looking for Artists Assistance

We need visuals here people! In trying to describe the the way the snail will look on playa, a picture is worth a 1000 words. Problem is, we’re not very good at making a picture of what hasn’t been finished. So we thought maybe someone who wants to help can help with that!

I have created a PDF with illustrations of the Party Snail in it’s current form. You can download this and printout, color, draw, sketch, crayon or whatever you like with them! We want to visually show:

  • Our new foot design (That extends from nose to tail)
  • Some meshing or netting that obscures the upper cab of the truck & shows an almost connection from shell to foot
  • Shows some new Stalks
  • Looks snaily in the foot, spreading wider at the bottom than at the top
I attached a drawing that is very rough and does not give a lot of good perspective. Please follow the link below or download the attached PDF. Please, we want you to be creative and express how you think the snail should look. We’re all way to close to the snail to be able to have visions beyond our boxes.

PartySnail Line Drawin PDF

A rough hand drawing of what the PartySnail could look like.

Making a PartySnail Part 4

Have not been able to capture many photos so much from the few work days I have attended. So to me, it doesn’t feel like so much progress, yet when I compare them to the last photos I posted, I can really see the progress.

Party Snail 070909 Front ViewParty Snail 070909 Front View
Still working out the Hood Dance Platform supports. Left long for now. Cut always cut more away, hard to put it back after cutting.
Party Snail 070909 Generator ShelfParty Snail 070909 Generator Shelf
The front area will house the 5000 Kw gas generator and engine cooling fan. Above will be the Dance Pole and platform just above the hood.
Party Snail 070909 Left SideParty Snail 070909 Left Side
Imagine in your mind, a bench seat hanging off the left covering the rear wheel. We have hanging hardware and bench seats that will be added when we arrive on playa.
Party Snail 070909 Dance PlatformParty Snail 070909 Dance Platform
The Dance platform being painted. This will go in place over the hood, with some hinged ability to allow for engine access if needed.
Party Snail 070909 Hood ViewParty Snail 070909 Hood View
Standing up on the top platform, looking down on the section of the hood that the dance platform will sit.
Party Snail 070909 Inside CabParty Snail 070909 Inside Cab
It’s Pink! Oh so pink! Hard to see the “lounge” area that is now in the right-hand side of the cab. A control switch box will be placed against the ceiling. Stereo equipment up behind the driver’s seat.

Making a PartySnail Part 3

Half Platform from rearHalf Platform from rear
With one side of the platform built, you can almost see how the lower snuggle area will come together.
Half Platform Front ViewHalf Platform Front View
The front posts were the hardest to cut and place. Many odd angles. Thanks to Gidget for her awesome cuts!
Welding in placeWelding in place
Platform!!Platform!!
After all our welding, we test with one of the platforms. More cross braces will need to be put in and the platform needs to be bolted to the frame, yet it’s good!

Making a PartySnail Part 2

We got together for a short work day yesterday. Six of us came together and actually got some work done! Plan on working more Sunday.

Cut AwayCut Away
Wristy cuts away half the dash to make room for the mini-lounge.
Board UpBoard Up
Wristy has installed a backing for the mini-lounge.
Grind DownGrind Down
Root works on grinding clean the section of the truck we plan to weld a post to.
Plate InPlate In
Van works on making sure the plate of metal we plan to use will fit properly before cutting.
Hard at work.Hard at work.
(Wristy in the truck) sCary, Root, Van, and Mr. Cool all working. You can see the 4 platform peices off to the right. Each is 40″ x 96″ and will make up the 160″ total platform when constructed side by side.