What This Guy Did With A Bus From 1948 Is Unbelievable. Look Inside – I WANT ONE!
In May 2012, freelance Surf-craft builder Ryan Lovelace met a new love in the form an old Chevy bus from 1948. He named her Ophelia.
His blog post about the day he bought her says it all:
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 then, Ryan has worked tirelessly to refurbish Ophelia and has successfully turned her into his new rolling home.
A picture from the day he bought Ophelia.
As part of the refurbishment, Ryan added a bedroom pad to the top of the bus.
The bedroom pad in its early stages of construction.
Ryan’s inspiration for redesigning Ophelia was a DIY bus from a 1979 book called Rolling Homes.
The view out from the finished bedroom pad.
Wow. The finished interior of Ophelia looks amazing.
He also added a small antique stove.
Ryan’s dog Herbie settling in.
The second coming of Ophelia.
That’s it… I’m going to start looking on Craigslist for a 1948 bus of my own. Before you do the same, give me a head start by sharing this story below.