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Author Topic: Who owns this beautiful 4106?  (Read 2439 times)
Barn Owl
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« on: April 16, 2011, 08:57:50 PM »

Who owns this beautiful 4106? I was traveling through a downpour on 581 in Roanoke, Va when I spotted this bus. It had Maryland vanity plates "STRAHND" and a FMC# 114040. I would have loved to have seen it parked and up close. I am sure the driver was wondering what on earth I was doing as I stalked him. It was uncluttered and gorgeous. The way I would like the outside of mine to look. Definitely one of the nicer 4106s on the road. Anyone know who this is? I am in Maryland once in a while and would love to meet the owner.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 09:08:27 PM »

Now that's how a real bus should be.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »

The 4106 has really nice lines.  It's nice to see a bus where the original rear is maintained with the rear window.  Get tired of seeing everyone change to the fiberglass ends.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 10:18:19 PM »

Laryn -

According to the FMCA Member Directory, that coach belongs to John & Ginny Matthews of Laytonsville, MD.

You can continue sleuthing based on this starter info!

I like the way he's done the taillights!

And the fact all the windows are still there!  No S&S here!!

Check your PMs!

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 12:03:08 AM »

  I always liked the looks of those, they look hot roddy for lack of a better description, and still modern. That one is definetly a looker.

  I also enjoy the look of the original windows and original front and rear styling, signage. In this MC5 I drug home, I want to preserve that look. I found it exciting that my wife felt the same way. Camper on the inside, Bus on the outside.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 09:51:59 AM »

No contact yet but found this:

John Matthews -
Retired Transportation Director currently working Internationally as a Transportation Consultant
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 10:47:12 PM »

I got around to uploading the video onto Youtube. To bad it was in a down pour, and I forgot to turn the radio off so no sweet Detroit diesel sounds. :'(

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 11:00:16 PM »

I found a phone number, will give him a call this week. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 11:37:05 PM »

haha!! You really are an obsessed stalker arent you  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 02:41:46 PM »

I know this is an old thread but I was wondering if anyone knows if this tailgate is stock or not. Ive never seen one like it before. Very nice looking for sure.

-Tom P.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 05:22:09 PM »

No that is not stock, it was added to for the jake brake valve cover.

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 07:16:13 PM »

I would call it modified stock. Very thoughtfully done for sure.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 06:05:49 AM »

If I  get a set of jakes Im going to shamefully  copy that design. Really adds to the bus lines I think.

-Tom P.
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