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« on: September 07, 2011, 08:49:39 PM »

We picked up our new bus a couple of days ago and the whole family really likes it. It is a 1964 PD4106-2626. It has the Allison V730 transmission and sheperd power steering. The gentleman I purchased it from got it back in 1987 and started converting it then. I almost purchased this bus from him back in 2006, but life happened and I backed out. It is a lot better than my old 4104 and 1000 times better than the Coachmen I just sold.

Attached is a picture of it in our driveway and this link has some detailed photos of it. http://rides.webshots.com/album/549533367xIrJBw?vhost=rides



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Mike & Rosemarie
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 09:00:35 PM »

Grin  Congratulations!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 10:58:54 PM »

Thanks BK!  Good grief, you have a lot of buses!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 03:01:59 PM »

Thanks BK!  Good grief, you have a lot of buses!

He operates a charter co.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 03:45:21 PM »

Looking good. I'm sure your going to have good times in it. We bought a 4106 1964 about 4 weeks ago. Has not seen our driveway yet motor is being rebuilt. Good luck and thanks for the pics.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 04:40:23 PM »

I am amazed at how many old GMs are still out there, obviously the 4106 is my favorite. Congratulations on a nice bus. I like your dash better than the original setup, what model bus did it come out of? You will never have to worry about misplacing your sink faucet, YEEOWEE!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 05:08:25 PM »

That dash is identical to the one in my 4104
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 05:45:18 PM »

Thanks guys!

thomasinnv:  Grin Well that makes sense lol.

Kevinmc5: Same year as mine! That's cool your starting with a fresh engine. Are you doing an inframe rebuild?

Barn Owl: The GM's are my favorite bus's. If they are taken care of they care they will last forever. I will ask the gentleman I bought it from and see if he changed the dash.

It has dash air like a car that runs off the engine. I really like that feature on it.
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Mike & Rosemarie
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 05:55:24 PM »

Congrats you two. I'm the proud owner of 1885. I hope you enjoy your 06 as much as we do. we've traveled a little over 6000 miles this year and basically it's been trouble free (so far).

The detailed information that I have been able to collect from this board is one big reason why we've been able to do what we have.

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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 08:03:12 PM »

Congrats you two. I'm the proud owner of 1885. I hope you enjoy your 06 as much as we do. we've traveled a little over 6000 miles this year and basically it's been trouble free (so far).

The detailed information that I have been able to collect from this board is one big reason why we've been able to do what we have.

I agree the folks on this board are a great resource of information. I really like hearing about folks like yall traveling many miles trouble free.
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2011, 12:01:31 AM »

Congratulations on the bus, she is a beauty!

It has dash air like a car that runs off the engine. I really like that feature on it.

That is a superb feature, and I'd love to hear more about this.  We are looking for ways to improve the cooling of our 4106 interior, particularly while underway.  How is this dash air set up?  Where are the components located?

Thanks!!!

   - Chris
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2011, 01:11:24 AM »

Mike -

Congrats on your purchase!  Looks like a nice coach, and now the fun REALLY begins!   Grin

Oh, and FYI, PD4106-2626 was delivered new in April of 1964 as fleet number V-755 to Vermont Transit Company, based out of Burlington, VT.

Mike (Red Rider) -

FYI, PD4106-1885 was delivered new in April of 1963 as fleet number 126 to "LTR", aka Las Vegas - Tonopah - Reno Stage Lines, based out of Las Vegas, NV.  Good possibility this was one of the coaches LTR purchased to haul employees out to the nuclear test site outside Vegas, which means the baggage bins were never even opened!  Clifford Moon down in Tucson also has an ex-LTR coach.  LTR was a good operator until the original family sold it, and the new owners literally ran it into the ground.

Kevin -

I can give you the original purchaser history on your "new" 4106 if you'll share the VIN.

Laryn -

Mike's coach has a 4104 dashboard (Scenic's are very similar), which is much more "bus" than the lousy OEM '06 dash - a cost-cutting measure by GM  shared w/ the same vintage Fishbowls.  Lots of protest howls by '06 buyers, fell mostly on deaf ears until the 4107s came out, and vastly improved on the 4108/4905s.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2011, 02:28:00 AM »

Mike -

Congrats on your purchase!  Looks like a nice coach, and now the fun REALLY begins!   Grin

Oh, and FYI, PD4106-2626 was delivered new in April of 1964 as fleet number V-755 to Vermont Transit Company, based out of Burlington, VT.



Thanks RJ! I was curious about that.

Below is a picture from the gentleman I bought it from and it dates back to 1987. Is this the origial colors of the coach at the Vermont Transit Company?

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2011, 06:08:48 AM »

i think Vermont transit was green? and white.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=vermont+transit+history&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&sa=N&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1276&bih=894&tbm=isch&tbnid=JBH28OWGe_hNnM:&imgrefurl=http://www.norcalbusfans.fotki.com/vermont/vermont-transit/vermontv916fjpg.html&docid=GtjgI5TxOtVV3M&w=800&h=521&ei=zBBqTu6NO6av0AGc-7SEDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=479&vpy=228&dur=1043&hovh=181&hovw=278&tx=194&ty=97&page=3&tbnh=109&tbnw=167&start=59&ndsp=30&ved=1t:429,r:20,s:59
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2011, 09:23:03 AM »

After a very close look at the instrument panel (dash) on this PD-4106.
Folks it's NOT a PD-4104 Instrument panel (dash) but better than that It's a PD-4501 Scenicruiser Instrument Panel(dash)Look close folks there is a difference between the two.
Hint "Drive Axel Loaded" Grin
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