2015-09-03: I made this instructable in 2008, and it's had pretty heavy and steady traffic since then. I never did follow through with my plan to make an instructable for each part of the conversion, because largely because we made stuff up as we went along.
The cross country trip was a lot of fun, we documented as much as we could at juanway.org
Since then, my partner and I have decided to turn the bus into a tiny home, you can follow this at bus.life. If you're interested in working on a similar conversion, I have a list of online resources here.
Thanks for reading, and good luck with your conversion!
Some friends and I are converting a school bus into an RV/Roadtripmobile to take across the country next summer. This summer, we're going to be doing a lot of work getting the bus (and ourselves) ready for the trip. This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, and while there are some well documented bus conversion projects online, they never quite gave me what I wanted.
So my goal with this is to address everything I had wondered about before I got my bus, and detail it simply and clearly online (both here and at our website: juanway.org). There will be more at all major stages including installing bunks, benches, basic plumbing, and getting the bus to run on veggie oil. But we're not there yet. This one is about the first major obstacle - removing the seats.