There are hot rods and then there are hot rodders. Among the many names in the business, there is one that stands out: Randy Grubb. He and his company called Blastolene have been responsible for turning ordinary cars into souped up version of themselves. One of the most well-known creations by Grubb and his team has to be Jay Leno’s Tank Car which was equipped with a military tank engine. Now, the hot rodders have designed the DecoLiner, a flying bridge motorhome with all the comforts of a real home. Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire fame takes a look at this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Most of Blastolene’s works have been single-handedly taken care of by Grubb himself and the DecoLiner is no different. A 1978 GMC motorhome’s chassis was used by partner, Michael Leeds, over which sat the cab of a 1955 white cab-over engine. Structural ribs, an aluminum body and a new grille complete the look. The most distinct feature, however, has to be the flying bridge which can accommodate five adults, and the window on each riser. Incidentally, the DecoLiner can also be steered from the roof. For this, Grubb and his team designed the steering wheel in the cab in such a way that it can be removed and connected to control arms up on the roof.
The interior is as impressive as the exterior with cabinets, sofa beds, appliances and tables required for a comfy stay. The décor is also well worth a second look as it is luxurious while maintaining simplicity. Yellow, green, blue and brown are the primary colors used for both the interior and the exterior, giving the DecoLiner a retro appearance.
It took Grubb and his team about 5,000 hours to complete this masterpiece. That isn’t surprising as the team’s attention to detail is truly amazing. This one-of-a-kind motorhome is sure to inspire other modders to come up with novel creations that not just look good but serve as a fully functional home as well.