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Title: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 19, 2014, 08:37:35 AM
So I need quick advice from someone who knows gm pd-4106's. Is this front drivers window original? I have looked at so many videos online of pd-4106's and have seen the window with the small toll window but only a few like this. (split window) Both windows pivot out and the seals are so bad I didn't dare do it with the front window. If its not an original then I am considering just swapping out with the window from Motion windows. Any advice on the replacement seals Thanks for the help


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: uncle ned on February 19, 2014, 08:49:58 AM


it is original.  i think fast fred hunted for one for years before he found one.  He might have the rubber to fix it.  He says it is the best air conditioner there is.

uncle ned


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 19, 2014, 09:00:36 AM
Thanks Uncle Ned I will send him a message. Ill say it again, I love this site. Cheers


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: disabledhunter on February 19, 2014, 11:06:10 AM
Hello from Slidell Hatch,are you in New Orleans now?


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 19, 2014, 11:15:13 AM
Hello from Slidell Hatch,are you in New Orleans now?

Yes sir, we'll I'm about 15 miles south right on the bayou,  happy as a lark working on my bus. 


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: Utahclaimjumper on February 19, 2014, 11:24:18 AM
 Those are original windows and they look it!!>>>Dan ( Time to call Luke)


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: disabledhunter on February 19, 2014, 11:26:01 AM
Good to know there is a busnut close by, i was thinking about moving around in that area in a month or so, for the madi gras parades.


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 19, 2014, 11:28:02 AM
I work at a firehouse in the french quarter. Give me a heads up and happy to meet ya downtown if I'm able and talk bus with ya.


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 19, 2014, 11:29:41 AM
Those are original windows and they look it!!>>>Dan ( Time to call Luke)

Thanks Utah and I just got off the phone with Luke, no luck there. Will keep looking. I tried looking up Fast Fred but I can't find that user.


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: disabledhunter on February 19, 2014, 11:33:15 AM
Yes indeed i will hatch, last time i was down there, i parked at the ''Madi Gras'' truck stop. So are you by Bayou St JOHN ?


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: baker4106 on February 19, 2014, 03:51:18 PM

that is the original windows and I just removed mine and put in one from Motion Industries that a friend had for me.   Mine leaked for the 10 years I had it and even shorted the electrial one night and started the bus and continued cranking the engine until the starter burned up.   Generator wouldn't cut the starter out until the engine was reved up a little.   Anyone want the old window can have it, near Lansing, Michigan.


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: RJ on February 19, 2014, 04:36:59 PM
Cameron -

Stand by, I'll see if Fast Fred's still got some of that weatherstripping for you.

RJ.


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 19, 2014, 05:05:51 PM
that is the original windows and I just removed mine and put in one from Motion Industries that a friend had for me.   Mine leaked for the 10 years I had it and even shorted the electrial one night and started the bus and continued cranking the engine until the starter burned up.   Generator wouldn't cut the starter out until the engine was reved up a little.   Anyone want the old window can have it, near Lansing, Michigan.

Baker,  is it possible for me to pay you to ship the Window 2 me. All the glass in mine except the curved is cracked and very cloudy.


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 20, 2014, 11:10:20 AM
Cameron -

Stand by, I'll see if Fast Fred's still got some of that weatherstripping for you.

RJ.

Any luck RJ?


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: baker4106 on February 20, 2014, 03:28:02 PM
Cameron:   I can ship them to you but I won"t be in Michigan until April.   Email me at larrydbaker@aim.com.


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: wildbob24 on February 20, 2014, 05:18:42 PM
Cameron,

Fast Fred doesn't hang out much here, I don't think. He recently posted his remaining weatherstrip on BNO:

http://busnut.com/forum/index.php/topic,1849.0.html (http://busnut.com/forum/index.php/topic,1849.0.html)

I believe those windows were original on the 4104s and many 4106 owners used them as an inexpensive alternative to Peninsula Glass windows.

Bob


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 20, 2014, 05:52:47 PM
Thanks Bob,  still waiting for my profile to be approved. Will answer on there as soon as that happens. 


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: luvrbus on February 21, 2014, 12:26:45 PM
Hatch,if there is anything you need from Houston we will be heading to NO next week and staying at Bayou Segnette Park for a few days we try and make NO once a year when I start having the muffaletta withdraw I love those sandwiches the other food there is not bad either lol 

good luck


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 21, 2014, 04:03:27 PM
Hatch,if there is anything you need from Houston we will be heading to NO next week and staying at Bayou Segnette Park for a few days we try and make NO once a year when I start having the muffaletta withdraw I love those sandwiches the other food there is not bad either lol 

good luck

Nothing I can think of but let me know when you roll into New Orleans. I live less then 5 miles from Bayou Segnette Park. Will bring my favorite muffaletta, you have the beer. :)


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: pd4501-771 on February 22, 2014, 07:26:54 AM
A note on the GM opening split style windows: If anyone is/has removed this style set-up it would be great if you could hold on to them. Please do not throw away this stuff without offering it for sale first. You might be surprised at how many guys are wanting these for restoration projects. We don't care if they leak, or the glass is broken. We'll have new rubber made, and glass if we have to. A friend in CA. had to shorten a pair from a 4104 for his Scenicruiser (glass & frames both cut down). The 06 & 04 stuff is still (for now) somewhat out there, but the Scenic ones are not to be found anywhere. I looked for 12 years and only saw two 4501 sets. First set was in a very rough non-running old conversion that was for sale for $6500, and seller would not part with just the windows. I offered enough that he could have paid for new motions version installed! No dice. The second pair I ended up with, thanks to Kyle. He and I bought a pair of Scenics together a few years back, and I got my windows as part of the deal. The same goes for any/all brands, please save what you can.  :)


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: hatchhome on February 23, 2014, 11:10:41 AM
Thanks for everyone's help, fast Fred got ahold of me and has 2 sets left for $100 each.  I am just looking for all the other seals first before I decide on rebuilding. Cheers


Title: Re: Calling on the GM bus nuts
Post by: shelled on February 24, 2014, 10:13:24 AM
Have you checked out the large variety of weather seals available from JCWhitney or the multitudinous vendors who advertise in Hemmings ?