So there is a school bus sitting in a junkyard – would you look at it and see a fantastic RV conversion opportunity? Would you see a bus that was originally built for 75 passengers with a GVWR 30,000 lbs? Would you notice the 100K miles on it or that originally came from Montrose, NY?
Would you grab the tape measure to find out that the dimensions are 35′ x 7.5′ x 6.5′? What about the fact that it’s worth about $2,000, mostly in scrap I presume. If you’re like me, even with those facts at hand I still would just see an old bus…
A gentleman by the name of Jake von Slatt saw something completely different and set out on a low-budget, earth-friendly journey to turn this old bus into a fully functional RV. What an RV conversion it is! Aside from the photos here he documented in great detail most of his work throughout the project which you can find at his blog http://www.vonslatt.com/bus-main.shtml.
If you’re interested in trying a school bus RV conversion of your own, Jake has put up a great guide on his site listing the tools you will need, how to prepare, and even a copy of his floor plan.
He also posted additional photos for your viewing pleasure and further documentation at http://steampunkworkshop.com/bus2.shtml
Picture Gallery of the serious Big Yellow Bus RV Conversion.
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