Monday, December 17, 2007

new follow cart for day calls

My dilemma: The follow and accessory cart that I have been using for the last couple of years is a rather huge, six drawered behemoth that has the nickname of "the bus". When doing day calls and commercials I have to use my GMC Safari van, which completely rules out it's use. I can't even get this cart through the back doors of the GMC, and even if I could kill me at any moment. In years past I have used a Rubbermaid cart fashioned with three drawers, hooks for the Rycotes, pole mounts, etc.

My mission is to make a vertical cart into a usable accessory and follow cart. Haven't seen anything that I like in this realm, so it's a good project. I've got lots of time thanks to the WGA strike, and several carts to steal parts from in the garage. It will be a recycle project as well... More to come.



BoskoLives said...

I share the pain, for some reason I always seem to be having a sync (no pun intended) problem with either my van of the moment or my cart not being in agreement. However, I found a great set of aluminum ramps a few months ago that now make the side door of my Windstar useable when I'm loading up by myself, sure made life easier. I hate to think about going back to a full sized van, but when I had a Dodge Tradesman it was a easy way to be, except for parking or backing out of a driveway or parking spot.
Anyway, happy holidays and my hopes that the writers will spell out some solution to get us back to work.

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Phillip W. Palmer said...

Thanks for the shout out Jerry...

Yes, I would love to keep my mini-van as long as possible. Much easier to manuver around town, park, etc. My sound package has grown so much, that I just can't do it very well. I trim down to a daily call version of the sound gear when I'm not on a long running show, and that seems to work...but the follow cart just can't fit.

I've done a bit of work on it before Christmas, and now that we are done with all that...I can finish it up. I'll post some post some pictures when I finish up.