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!
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...read more
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...read more
The two of us found so much joy, living on the road in our old VW bus for over 2 years. With only 80 square feet of space, we learned to live in the now and embrace simplicity, but not having a toilet or shower proved to be most difficult. By the time we reached the...read more
When the bus arrived, we had it delivered to a local diesel mechanic shop. They inspected the GM bus from top to bottom and everyone seemed impressed. They recommended that we take it over to another nearby shop that could handle a few small fixes, more affordably. A...read more
After days in the desert, working on getting our 1961 GM “New Look” bus running, the secondary fuel filter kept running dry. We took a closer look at the fuel system and began clearing all the fuel lines with an air compressor. One of the last return lines...read more
While traveling for 2 years in our VW bus, we learned to live on very little. Our needs became basic: food, water, shelter, a place to park, a place to shower/use the bathroom and a place to do our design work. Not having a toilet or shower in our bus proved to be...read more
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