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The Lills Vintage GM Bus Conversion - 1961 New Look Fishbowl Bus

VINTAGE GM BUS CONVERSION

After traveling in our 1978 VW Bus for 2+ years, life led us to a vintage 1961 GM New Look / Fishbowl Bus in the New Mexico desert. We’re now converting it into a bigger home on wheels!

We have shipped our vintage bus from New Mexico to Georgia and since then, we have dropped the floor to make more headroom, removed all of the paint, treated rust and begun designing our floor plan. 🚌 Enjoy our GM bus conversion & rescue posts, vintage bus repairs, photos, videos and more!

VINTAGE BUS CONVERSION UPDATE

A lot has happened & changed since our last video, so we put together a little update showing what’s been happening with our 1961 GM Fishbowl / New Look bus conversion! See everything we’ve accomplished and what’s to come in our video below! Lots...

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VINTAGE BUS CONVERSION VIDEO – PART 3

Our 1961 GM Fishbowl / New Look bus conversion continues! There are decorative aluminum panels above the windows that run the length of the bus. They also function as a drip rail for rain, so we wanted to take a look underneath and see if there was any rust or damage....

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VINTAGE BUS CONVERSION VIDEO – PART 2

After months working on our bus build outside, we were now ready to bring it into the shop! The first thing we needed to do to get it moving was fix an air line. We noticed that we had a hiss and we were losing air pressure, which is needed to run our old bus, so we...

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BUS LIFE COMMUNITY – ONE OF A KIND

WHAT IS BUS LIFE? Bus Life is a community of worldwide nomads, who usually live, work and/or travel on the road part-time or full-time in their converted bus. Some bus and skoolie owners keep their buses stationary, use them as shops or rent them out as guest spaces....

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VINTAGE BUS CONVERSION VIDEO – PART 1

In 2019 we came across a 1961 GM Fishbowl / New Look bus in the New Mexico desert and now we’re converting it into a bigger home on wheels! It’s the Suburban model, so there are two platforms on either side and a thin, little aisle way going down the...

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