You Got To See Inside this 1948 Chevy Bus! I want One

This is incredible, an old 1948 Chevy bus is converted into a stunning looking mobile home.

There is a reason why I love stories and posts like these.

Over the next year or two I plan to buy an old van or bus and convert it into a camper van of some kind for a change of lifestyle adventure from the UK to Spain.

Ryan Lovelace who is a self employed surf board maker bought a 1948 Chevy bus which he named Ophelia.

On his blog Ryan had this to say about the bus when he bought it “Late May 2012 – The day I bought Ophelia.  The 1948 Chevy bus I found on craigslist that was described as, ‘Runs, Drives, Stops, Registered.’ That was all I had to know.”

Since buying Ophelia Ryan has spent a lot of time converting it into a magnificent mobile home from home as you will see from the pictures below.

How the bus looked on the day he bought it before he started doing his modifications.

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Ryan added a new back bedroom to the bus.

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Ryan welding up the platform base to the bus ready to take the bedroom.

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Ryan’s inspiration for the bus conversion is a 1979 book called Rolling Homes.

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Inside the upstairs bedroom pod.

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Looking into the belly of Ophelia from the bedroom. It looks amazing.

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Ryan has fitted an antique wood burning heater and stove.

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Ryan’s dog Herbie looking real comfy inside Ophelia.

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“The Second Coming Of Ophelia”

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Isn’t it an incredible bus conversion? I am going to spend some time looking for a bus with the character of Ophelia and start my own conversion. If would like a bus like this and  you  enjoyed this story please share it using the buttons below.

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