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Author Topic: Looking For Information on Southern Coach Mfg.  (Read 1592 times)
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« on: July 12, 2006, 12:02:32 PM »

Hey All!
In my meanderings around eBay I happened on a maintenance manual and a parts manual for a bus manufactured by Southern Coach Manufacturing Company of Evergreen, Albama.

The manuals didn't go for a very high price so I bid on them and won.

Now that I have them, I wonder if anyone knows anything about this company.

The model covered is as follows:

Model: S-36-M
Engine: Waukesha 140GKB
Transmission: Spicer 6252
Wheel Base: 196"
Overall Length: 356 1/2"
Width: 95 3/4"
Overall Height: 116"
Turning Radius: 34' 3"

This is probably just some more stuff I collect to clutter my bus up with!

Thanks,
Dallas
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 12:10:41 PM »

Dallas,

I found Nothing on S.C. Mfg. but, S.C. Co. exists

 Southern Coach Company/ Southern Tours, Inc.
        Amreican Coach Lines USA-Jacksonville, NC
        408 Center Street
        Jacksonville, NC 28546
        910-577-4422
        FAX 910-577-5069
        Virginia Owens, Operations Manager
        Email: vowens@americancoachlines.com
        Sharon Benjamin, Charters
        Jill Howell, Tour & Travel
        Dave Flint, Shop Foreman
        Dave Gaudette, Shop Foreman
        Code- BCEG         29 Coaches Operated

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 12:21:45 PM »

Thanks, Nick,

I checked them out before I posted and found that they are a charter/tour company.

The Southern Coach I've been looking for was actually the manufacturer of this bus.

I wonder if JL Vickers or RJ Long would know anything about them.

Dallas
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 03:32:15 PM »

very small company, went the way of the DODO in the early 50's I beleive.

Very regional as far as sales went.

Doubt there are too many still on rubber let alone running.

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 03:33:59 PM »

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/s/southern_coach/southern_coach.htm
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006, 04:17:59 PM »



That is a very cool link except that now I really need a thousand dollars worth of books.

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006, 04:30:28 PM »

Thanks Doug!
That was what I was looking for.

I would like to find out just what year these manuals are for, since there is no copyright date or dates of any kind in them.

One interesting lead is that the engine, being a Waukesha, points to it being one of the first.

Thanks again,
Dallas
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