This group of college seniors decided to do one last hurrah before the start of the real world. What they do is amazing and is something that I hoped to do. Take a look at what they did. It will make you jealous.
They decided to build a party bus and take a road trip for their senior trip in college. They found an old used bus online and bought it… this beauty is a 1992 Blue Bird.
…with enough room for you and 65 of your friends
They draw up some plans… this is their general layout they picked from about 10 different ideas.
This is an example of the over-engineering they did.
They had the seats removed and attached a sub floor.
This is when they assembled couch frames and bar frame.
There is barely enough room for one beer.
Every party bus needs music (smaller amp powers 4 6×9 speakers).
This is them assembling the front couches after the wood has been stained and painted. The ladder goes through the emergency escape to get up to the deck.
These are custom built couches made from 5 inch high density foam.
The rear couches surround the back. The table folds flat and the seatbacks fit on top to create a queen sized bed. Seat bottoms come off to reveal storage space underneath.
Step over the wheel well into the “living room” and you’ll find the entertainment center (not sure why the TV is laying flat). You can see the liquor cabinet on the far right.
There is even a deck on top of the bus.
This is the deck complete. Railings are removable and fold down so you can drive.
This is the first coat of paint being applied. Deck railings are also painted on the ground.
That’s one of the guys painting with the paint gun.
The interior was also painted. Most panels were removed and painted outside; the rest got taped and sprayed inside.
They added a generator so we have extra power! (the stereo and small inverter maxed out the alternator). This mostly powered the AC unit if needed.
This is the school bus with a finished paint job. You can see the RV AC unit we fitted into the roof.
That’s Dave… he’s showing off the painted interior and drivers seat removed from a crashed 2004 Chevy Silverado. Nice and comfy for those long rides.
This is a more complete view of the front area. You can see the stereo, couches, carpet and propane cook-stove. (we needed this to register it as an RV). Propane tank gets mounted below.
This is after a few of them passed out on the road trip.
This is some of them in East Lansing for a Michigan State vs Michigan tailgate. This gives you a good idea of what the deck looks like in use.
Lastly, here she is parked along the Atlantic Ocean in its glory.
This is trip is so epic! I’m so jealous; I want to experience something like.
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