Hello all. My name is Cy and I recently purchased a 1983 Chevy G30 Short-Bus (Blue Bird version.)
We have a very large family, and I am going to use it for light travelling here and there, to events, and such (and actually, probably something close to what it did originally - to and from school(s) with the pack!) I know most convert shuttle/school buses into RVs - but I am taking a gutted shuttle/school bus and turning it back into a passenger bus.
Here are the exterior pics:
The interior was basically gutted, but here it is as it stands now:
I purchased Freedman seats off of Craigslist (amazing!) that someone had taken out to make a party bus. The pic is from when they were installed in the prior bus:
OK, here's the plan: To install the seats in some configuration (making it 12+1 capacity.) Additionally, the Bus doesn't have A/C (and I question the heat, but can't tell in the summer.)
So my questions - do I need to/should I insulate floor, sides, ceiling? Should I retrofit the Chevy for factory air or get a RV rooftop A/C unit (and if so, what do I do for powering it?) I also want to install DVD, flatscreen, speakers etc. Should I do this before I do the interior?
I'm not very handy, so any advice/instruction would be greatly appreciated!