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Author Topic: Bus Junkyard, uh, Wrecking Yards uh, Recycler Locations  (Read 3648 times)
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« on: August 19, 2006, 06:10:24 PM »

We're about to pick up the 4107 a week from Monday.  Trip will be from New Hampshire/Massachusetts to New Brunswick with the Mother-in-Law, then returning to Texas (with the bus, not the Mother-in-Law.  I haven't decided on the routing from Mass. to Texas yet, but since my wife is a baseball fan, we'll probably head over the Mohawk Trail to Cooperstown, NY.  From there, we're open (time and fuel permitting).

I know that the coach needs some baggage bay skins (don't want folks to think I put the dents there).  I may want some interior appointments (vanity panel, driver's overhead mirror, maybe a couple of coach seats.  Don't know what else yet.  I do want to restore the area forward of the (former) white line, as close to as built (and as I remember my former home).  It's now all carpeted, dash, ceiling, etc.  I'd like to put up an emergency "Please do not talk to the driver while the coach is in motion,"  but I'd probably get into trouble.

So, here's the question.  As with Grant Goold's August 9 thread on preferred vendors, what do folks think about a list of known Bus Wrecking Yards, where we can find donor buses?

If anyone knows where there may be 4107/8; 4903/5 candidates, that'd sure be a worthwhile detour on the way back.

Arthur Gaudet  Carrollton, TX
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006, 10:20:02 PM »

I think it is a great idea!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Add Bus Maintainance in Williams California (TED) for all those with older GMCs or in need of detroit diesel parts.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006, 06:31:44 AM »

One that is closer than Ted's to you.
Try Jefferson Bus repair in Oklahoma City,OK. Jeff has some buffalos that he is scrapping he is at 1317 West Reno just past Excahnge.
1-800-813-9367 ask for Ed.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 06:17:26 PM »

Naturally, you've GOT to stop at Luke's!!

1-888-262-2434, 9 - 6 M-F Eastern.

He's in Berlin, NJ - just a short hop from Philly

One of the BEST shops in the country!

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 06:57:56 PM »

Russ, I'd seen posts from/about Luke, but couldn't quite determine whether he supplies new parts, or may have a collection of donor coaches.  We can certainly include New Jersey on the trip home, do you have any idea what he may have? 

Spike Michaud did just get a radiator fan (mine had a bent blade) from Dean's Coach in Durham, but that's no where near our path home.  It does indicate to me, though, that Dean's Coach is still in business.

My wife and I recently rode a private car trip on the California Zephyr, Oakland-Denver-Oakland.  Saw a number of junkyards, with many buses.  Just west of Salt Lake City, we saw a number of deck-and-a-halfs (that's the terminology I grew up with, I can't bring myself to call them Buffalo Buses).  We couldn't determine if they were an operating fleet or not.  Since Amtrak wouldn't stop long enough to let us check them out, it's still a mystery.  Somewhere between Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada, we saw a 4107/08 and a Fageol Twin on what looked like a car lot. 

The bus man's Pick-a-Part - now there's a day in toyland.

Arthur Gaudet  Carrollton, TX
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 07:01:56 PM »

dont forget the 44 bus sales east of Joplin MO right on Interstate 44

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 02:22:14 PM »

This is what I have to offer so far:

I just came back this weekend from “Crawford’s Custom Coaches”
This is a bus-recycling yard, and have they got some buses! Shocked

I can’t really tell what is there in the way of brand types, but for anyone with a coach conversion (particularly old), this may be the place to call. Wink

Granted, a lot of them are stripped or weathered, but they might just have that one part that eludes you. It’s definitely worth a call!
They sure helped me out, and at very fair prices, too-

Since I can’t describe them, here’s a link to my pics of the excursion:

(Sorry--I needed to modify my link. I'll have it back up shortly)

If any one recognizes some of them, drop a reply-


Of course, there’s a Brill (or 3!), but one was an early 40’s IC-37, which is completely different than my model— I went for the IC-41… Smiley

Please- All keep an eye out for any Brills for me—even a hulk, because I’m down to needing just three pieces for the outside and she’ll be ready for paint.

Hope you find the pics enjoyable!

Cheers..



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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 05:04:22 PM »

Hey Brill-o nice find & pics ! Glad to hear your still hav'n fun and actually getting closer to being ready to paint ! Also I was glad to hear ya had it run'n did ya get that clutch broke loose yet? Good Luck & Best Wishes ! Keep us posted yer do'n a fine job, with a coach most of even the bravest would be afraid to tackle! BK  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006, 07:08:10 PM »

Nice pictures, Brill-o,
Where is Crawford's?
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2006, 06:33:11 AM »


Hello Friends-

Thank you for the comps' Smiley

Here's the addy' Den-

                                        Crawford's Custom Coach
                                                 Mifflin Pa
                                            712-527-4555




(The Brill in the woods- I've asked for a "hold"-
in case I find a need for what little is left on it.) Wink


Cheers..


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