Well, what we really want is maximum seating. Our shortie can seat 9 with seatbelts and has room in the back for band gear and a handicap ramp for loading. I guess I could rent a grinder, but then I'd have to find or build more seating to install. I really just want to get away with the easiest conversion possible. ;)
Also, we checked the laws for short buses and we're good.
The tiled carpet sounds like a great idea! The only problem would be the expense. We just found some craigslist remnants that'll fit perfectly.
Thanks for the advice!
I was also wondering about the process of carpeting... Should I use foam padding and tack strips or just adhesive on the back of the carpet? I feel like just using adhesive would work, but the bus would feel more like a bus and less like a home... lol