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« on: June 22, 2006, 12:25:19 PM »

hay guys, I'm thinking about putting the right front (4) stock type seats back in my 4106. Wondering if these have to be special for a 4106
(these would be over the front wheel well) or can I find some nice late model pull-outs from someone doing a conversion.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 12:42:39 PM »

I have 1 pair of original seats for passenger seats. They are original seats and people get a kick out of them. I am sure many others would fit, but a small slice of original 4106 as a tribute to the heritage would be very cool in my opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 02:02:43 PM »

I tried to do this for my 4104 about a year ago and got nowhere. I also wanted to mount the "Modesty Panel" in front of the right front seat but never found a seat. Hope you have better luck.

The seats over the wheels have slightly different mountings (The part that plugs into the wall). The two wall mounts on each of these seats are closer together vertically than the others and the under side of the seats may be slightly different. I think I could make one of the others work but couldn't find any of them either.

 I think the 4104 and 4106 use the same seat but sometime around that era the wall/floor mounts were changed to floor only.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 04:41:50 PM »

ALLRIGHT! Phil That would work out nice sence I'll be out there in a few weeks, What do you supose you would need for'um.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 06:06:50 PM »

Looky Look!† The original seats from our 4106 clad in leather.† The six seats have seat belts, which allows us to install car seats for the kiddies.† Four seats face each other with the dining table in between.† The seats are one of my favorite parts of the coach.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006, 06:59:00 PM »

Sorry Tuscon, When I said I had 2 seats, I meant they were mine. Not for sale, I'm sure some one will step up with some. My point was if your going to get seats anyway, don't just scab on some high backs out of brand X. 

 Maybe I am twisted because I didn't convert mine from a seated coach, but alot of what I plan to do to improve the interior appearance is going back to original GM  These are magnificant machines of mid century engineering and design. If you need side by side seating for traveling, it would be a shame not to incorporate a little OEM GM. I am sure they can be brought up to your standards of comfort, fit, and finish.

GM Buses are so cool, we should use some of it.  All my favorite parts of my coach are the original GM stuff just like one lapper. Pulling up the carpet and finding the original linoleum, or a piece of aluminum or stainless trim is like finding treasure,
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2006, 07:21:05 PM »

oh well, got a little excited there i'll be looking for some.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2006, 07:45:16 PM »

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/gmc-busnuts/messages On this board is a guy with 4107 seats for sale, I don't know if they are the same. Jack Roberts is his name posted at 6:36pm
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2006, 10:02:58 PM »

Greg.........Jack Roberts from the GMC Busnut Board has 4 seats out of a 4107/4108 for sale,he's selling them cheap................Frank
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006, 11:55:19 PM »

Frank, if you would be so kind to ask him to drop me a line on my e-mail I would be in your debt. I can't even get on that board. tried for about two weeks once, fainly got on and the first thing I got was a snotty letter from the mod. telling me what they were going to do if I spamed them. Then two wks later and my posts were still not approved, All this after giving them everything but a chest x-ray to sign up. I'm done with them bro. any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2006, 06:58:40 AM »

I too had a very nasty experience on the BNO.  One day, I inadvertantly mentioned that I used my bus to haul around a "Gospel" group.  Nothing else, just the word "Gospel". Shocked  You'd thought I shot JFK they way folks started blasting away at me.  Then, the moderator confused me with some other poster who made some "offensive" remarks and sent me a threatening email.  Don't get me wrong, there were some good folks on there, but also so real good 'uns. 

Needless to say, I don't need that kind of harrassment, so I told them all to have a Coke and a smile. That's when I found ya'll!!! Wink

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2006, 07:50:38 AM »

Ok my friend,I have E-mailed Jack,and told him that you needed some seats,and gave him your Email address,best of luck.........Frank
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2006, 08:18:07 AM »

Was that really on the BNO board or one of the Yahoo boards that gave you the hard time? Please let us know if you start getting harassment here. We do not want that to happen, and welcome aboard.
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I too had a very nasty experience on the BNO.† One day, I inadvertantly mentioned that I used my bus to haul around a "Gospel" group.† Nothing else, just the word "Gospel". Shocked† You'd thought I shot JFK they way folks started blasting away at me.† Then, the moderator confused me with some other poster who made some "offensive" remarks and sent me a threatening email.† Don't get me wrong, there were some good folks on there, but also so real good 'uns.†

Needless to say, I don't need that kind of harrassment, so I told them all to have a Coke and a smile. That's when I found ya'll!!! Wink

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2006, 09:05:56 AM »

opps!† †That was Yahoo!† †didn't realize Frank was talking about BNO. When he said GMC I assumed Yahoo group. Sorry for the missed placed Bad mouthing.

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    REread Franks mail, the link he gave me was to Yahoo
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2006, 09:09:55 AM »

Thanks, BTW, Frank
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2006, 07:31:22 PM »

BNO is NOT the GMC Busnut Board, it is YAHOO.

I  had enough of Yahoo a few years ago when they were short of cash and sold all forum personal data after promising not to do it!!

Yahoo wants a chest X-Ray also.
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2006, 07:35:55 PM »

Looky Look!† The original seats from our 4106 clad in leather.† The six seats have seat belts, which allows us to install car seats for the kiddies.† Four seats face each other with the dining table in between.† The seats are one of my favorite parts of the coach.

Mark


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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2006, 10:39:28 PM »

yea! yahoo is the board that fell out of my favor fasstttttttttttt.† Will not be back!
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 BNO on the otherhand I goto now and then, But I catch enough flack for the time I spendon this one(from the wife u-know)
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2006, 10:52:24 PM »

Mark, Thanks for the pictures,nice seats. Picked up my brake parts this morning from fleet pride. Will be out there about 4:30 Sunday morning pulling it apart, will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the part #s.
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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2006, 05:51:41 AM »

Thanks for clearing that up. I really did not think you meant BNO as that board has a great reputation in the BusNuts arena and I did not want I@N taking a hit for something that was not his.†
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opps!† †That was Yahoo!† †didn't realize Frank was talking about BNO. When he said GMC I assumed Yahoo group. Sorry for the missed placed Bad mouthing.

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2006, 12:19:52 PM »

Mark, Thanks for the pictures,nice seats. Picked up my brake parts this morning from fleet pride. Will be out there about 4:30 Sunday morning pulling it apart, will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the part #s.
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You're welcome.  There was no sense in duplicating efforts in finding the correct part numbers.  I spent weeks going back and forth with their parts department just trying to get the correct parts.  I obviously wasn't in any rush, either.  Good luck!  I will not be thinking of you at 4:30 am Sunday morning!  Yikes!

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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2006, 06:59:13 PM »

Yea, When I told them (fleetpride) here I had a 62 GM bus they first told me GMC didn't make a bus! Grin Checked my invoice after they arrived, all numbers are the same except the linings. You gave me MX 4541cd ( as I repeated to their counter man). Invoice showes part# FG1234541c, Hope this is right, they both have the 4145c in the number. Guess I will deal with it Monday if they are not right, and they didn't send me the bolts Huh wonder how long you have to be a parts counter man selling all new everything brake rebuild orders before you remember that they probably want the bolts too Angry. Oh well, would scare me if any thing to do with parts ever went smoothly!

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2006, 09:01:56 PM »

tt,

If you run across a couple of good seats for the front of a 4104 please let me know.

We have a good friend in Green Valley and go out to visit them every Spring, we were there in April so could pick them up next Spring.

BNO is a great board too.

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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2006, 08:47:14 PM »

Somewhere in Middle Tennessee there are a lot of mule wagons with MCI seats on them.  I gave all mine to a guy who is into long distance mule rides.  He said these seats are much more comfortable than school bus seats. 

That should be a sight, huh   Cheesy

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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2006, 08:59:06 PM »

My father has two 4106ís, one is a í63 and the other is a í64. The í63 has the outside section of the seats attached to a channel on the heating/cooling duct. The í64 has them attached to the wall. He removed the seats from the í64 model and at one time had them in my grandfatherís barn. I donít recall seeing them lately, but I can ask him about them if you would like. What type of mounts do you have?
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2006, 09:07:54 PM »

Barn Owl,

I don't know for sure since my walls are covered but I think 4104 seats are attached to the wall.

Eventually I think most buses went to pedestal seat mounts but don't know when that was.

I appreciate your offer and think that 4104/4106 seats are the same but not sure.

Where are you? Shipping these things is a humongous expense.
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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2006, 09:17:02 PM »

same here Barnowl,I would not be mounting the seats in a conventional manner anyway so it shouldn't matter much witch type they are.
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2006, 01:27:29 AM »

I called my father today and asked about the seats. Thinking they were worthless, my uncle dumped them into a ravine and covered them with fill dirt. The í63 bus is still a seated coach; a decision has not been made yet as to what will happen to it. If it or the seats become available, I will let everyone know. Having lots of space to store things on his farm, my Grandfather saved everything. Iím not sure how this happened considering there was junk more worthy to be buried. I would have thought at the least they would try to sell the aluminum to a junk yard. Iím very sorry.

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