Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bus conversion

Andy Pag and Christina Ammon at Johore Baru, Malaysia ( TheStar photo )
Bus conversion to camper is interesting because of the inherent interior space and standing headroom typical of buses. Around the world, there are plenty of examples of such conversion, some of which are truly amazing. Incidentally an expedition overlander( biotruck expedition ) arrived in Malaysia in a bus converted to run on bio fuel. Welcome to Malaysia Andy and Christina!
For TheStar's report read here.

On the same topic I once came across someone in the Malaysia who has converted a bus into something called mobile studio. The bus originally started life as a mobile library, it spent most of tis life sitting stationary in a city council carpark. It was subsequently decomissioned and put into auction sale. A guy bought the bus spent a considerable sum of money to convert it into a mobile studio to be hired out for on location movie shoot. Unfortunately, his business plan fell apart and he was forced to sell the bus to recover some of his investment. The conversion done professionally and with all the required papers in order. It was a perfect candidate for a camper, just add the interior fittings and it should be good to go. Unfortunately there was no one was interested in buying the bus for it's intended purpose. The last I heard, it was sold to a bus operator who "restored" it back to a normal bus. What a waste!

Freshly painted exterior

Interior ceiling and lining was nicely done, with a 1 HP air con!

Plenty of power plugs for the actor's hairdryers and irons.

Proper fuse box.

Split unit air con compressor under the chassis.

Bus aircon driven by dedicated small engine.

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