The Blastolene Decoliner is a one of a kind, hand-made luxury RV/Art piece/streamliner. The craftsmanship is amazing. The styling is excellent. The engineering is impressive. Most of all, the scale of the project is astounding.
Hit the jump for several photos of the actual build process.
It’s all well and good to draw up a cool art deco motorhome, but transferring that idea into reality is an amazingly impressive feat. To accomplish the basics, Michael Leeds of Blastolene started with the chassis of a 1978 GMC motorhome.
See the person sitting up top? That is going to be a functional flying bridge, complete with an actual driving station.
Next, the cab of a ’55 White C.O.E. was salvaged.
Most of the Decoliner body is handmade, and the craftsmanship is fantastic. The art deco touches on the new grille are great. The aluminum body itself is impressive, and the structural ribs visible inside are a super-cool touch.
In the above photo you can see the stairs that you can use to walk up the back of the vehicle to the flying bridge. Each stair also has a window in the riser for a more airy feel inside. There is even room for 5 passengers on the roof. Also, notice the shape forms for the rear fenders.
This is the nearly-finished product. More photos and information can be found at Blastolene’s web site, along with information on their other projects. They don’t do anything small at Blastolene.
I must have one. Can we build something like that over a weekend? I’ll bring pizza.
These things are ridiculously simple to build. You pretty much just throw the metal in the garage and it builds itself.
The man is a genius but does his wife do windows? Right out of the ’40’s. Fantastic!!!!!!!!