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« on: February 08, 2012, 04:11:24 PM »

Has anybody seen this bus before:
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/02/08/more-chris-bohman-creations-through-his-advertisements/
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 04:20:04 PM »

Even though it is a nice looking job on the 4104 it seems a big waste of time when there are so many nice upper deck buses available?

It appears he grafted an auto hardtop convertible section on, these things have no structural strength at all.

My worry would be what he did to the top structure to keep the original strength of the monocoque design, one of the main advantages of a bus in the first place!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 05:50:08 PM »

Who cares about structure, it just looks cool. Thanks for posting it, nice to see someone followed their dream...
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 06:04:24 AM »

Even though it is a nice looking job on the 4104 it seems a big waste of time when there are so many nice upper deck buses available?

It appears he grafted an auto hardtop convertible section on, these things have no structural strength at all.

My worry would be what he did to the top structure to keep the original strength of the monocoque design, one of the main advantages of a bus in the first place!

But that was what the man wanted, and it seems he had more $ than sense.

Still way cool!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 06:11:44 AM »

Hard to believe Gus would even mention structural changes if you ever saw the changes to his 4107 Sundance did
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 10:20:08 AM »

Looks like a 1951 Ford Victoria roof. Some where from 51 to 54 I think.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 11:09:23 AM »

Looks like a 1951 Ford Victoria roof. Some where from 51 to 54 I think.
Somebody posted at the Hemmings blog that the car roof could have been a 54 Mercury Sun Valley. The glass part on top matches a Nerc, but the side windows look different to me.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 04:36:42 PM »

Fraser, maybe somebody could put a corvair on top of their bus.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 04:59:29 PM »

A classic piece, kinda late to tell them that it won't work now! Some people quack me up!
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 06:21:26 PM »

I haven't found any structural changes in my 4107. A couple of holes in the baggage compartment floor but nothing significant. I don't think end caps have much to do with structure.

There was some pretty weird stuff done with the woodwork though!!

Am I missing something?

Structure does matter, very much so!!

On the other hand these old round top GMs are so overbuilt it would take a lot of holes to make it as weak as newer square ones!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 07:52:30 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 02:16:22 AM »

You guys wanting to stick car roofs on buses have got no ambition - here's the solution:






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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 05:03:44 AM »

I don't think end caps have much to do with structure.
They do. A very easy experiment at home: get a good assembled cardboard box and push from the side, before and after cutting away the ends.
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 06:07:11 AM »

I agree in theory, however, IMO the 4104 in particular, was so grossly overbuilt that it can take a tremendous amount of abuse and still maintain it's integrity.
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2012, 08:27:27 AM »

The triple decker would be a little scary in the wind or on the freeway ramps, but it has room for the mother-in-law...
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