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« on: July 09, 2014, 02:01:41 PM »

I picked up a 1947 3751.  This past weekend I drove it from North Carolina to Indianapolis.   It needs a Little TLC on the mechanical side.  It's in really good mechanical condition considering it's age.  It has a few electrical issues that need to be sorted out.  The conversion will need a lot of updating but it's going to be a fun project.  I hope to have it done in time for Blytheville next year.

My wife was very clear that 2 buses is the limit.   There will not be a #3.   
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 02:29:12 PM »

Scott you didn't include the new Box Lights!... LOL

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 06:05:00 PM »

Scott, is that the 3751 that was recently listed on busnut BBS ?  Is that why nobody answers my calls about it ?

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 06:29:53 PM »

Glad to see that classic machine in good hands, Happy trails.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 06:38:21 PM »

Yes Edward.   I went out right away to pick it up.   It was a steal as far as I was concerned. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 06:48:07 PM »

Scott - Love that bus.  I just had a chance to see Boomers Silversides up here in Vancouver, WA.  Talk about sexy.  Lots of potential in that there bus.  Have fun!

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 09:52:41 PM »

 Hey Scott if you need a place to hide number 3, I'm close Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 04:37:45 AM »

Yes Edward.   I went out right away to pick it up.   It was a steal as far as I was concerned. 

Yes, Scott, it was a steal. . . at the price asked, I was concerned that the owner was thinking about the scrap yard.  I'm really glad.  You scored for all of us IMHO.

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 05:32:37 AM »

Not only was it an absolute steel Edward, but it came with full fuel too.  You can follow the project on my site if your interested.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 06:00:10 AM »

What is it about owning a bus that makes you want to go out and buy more? Ours is barely two months old and I still catch myself looking at classifieds.... Shocked

Bus looks awesome! Congratulations!
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 11:45:16 AM »

Was this coach from Weaverville N C by any chance?? The reason I am asking ,a customer of mine tried to give me a 3751 four or five years ago.I wouldn't take it because I didn't have a place to store it while I worked on it.He wound up giving it to his brother but his brother got caught up in a vidio gambling scandal along with our former shereff and some others .I have since retired and have lost track of my customer ,but have often wondered what ever became of that old Silversides.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 12:29:27 PM »

Awesome! Now give us the link to your site where we can follow it!
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 12:33:21 PM »

Ours is barely two months old and I still catch myself looking at classifieds.... Shocked

Is this like the guy that that got married two months ago and keeps looking at other girls, thinking perhaps he may have done better? Good thing your current bus cannot slap you upside the head in a fit of jealousy with its mirror!
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 12:50:00 PM »

Bigred, It was 50 miles nw of Charlotte.   The owner passed away from cancer a couple years ago.  I'm guessing he was younger based on that he left behind a young wife and very small child.  Last name Jackson I believe.

Mex - www.busgreasemonkey.com is my site.
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 02:04:50 PM »

... My wife was very clear that 2 buses is the limit.   There will not be a #3.   

    Well, Scott, I think you did very well.  You got one more past your wife than I got past The Management!
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2014, 03:01:22 PM »

Actually the previous owners name was Ron smith I just found an insurance card
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2014, 05:32:16 PM »



Scott  I am upset. You came so close to me,stole a bus that I did not know about and did not come by.

By the way after number 2 the wife will not notice how many are setting around.  working on number 4 now.

Have you met Gene Russell yet. He is a amazing source of info on those old gms.

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2014, 05:38:27 PM »

I did send you a PM through bus nuts before I came to see if I could stop by and see you, but you never responded Ned  Smiley   

Yes Gene is helping me out.  I actually broke a part yesterday and he has a replacement. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2014, 08:39:40 AM »



Boy I hate that I missed you. sorry that i Lost the message.

If you ever head this way let me know.

Sent you a message with my email.

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2014, 09:53:13 AM »

 Maybe we could all meet up for a weekend in southern Mo. or  northwestern  Tn.  for a bus play date   Grin
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2014, 06:23:44 PM »



Maybe go by BK's  but don't let him know  LOL LOL

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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2014, 07:31:49 AM »

Ned I will be back in north Carolina for work in about a month.  I will be the last stop at the end of a month long tour so I so I don't know how much free time I will have.  I'll check my dates and see if we can meet up. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2014, 08:48:50 AM »

I bought 2 of the 3751's 47 and a 48 model a couple of weeks ago I will be parting out this winter,they were Pacific Greyhounds I brought the Greyhound badges home with me they are worth more than I paid for the buses I heard  Roll Eyes   
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2014, 10:56:02 AM »

Does BK own a gun  Grin   Very cool bus Scott. Any pictures of the inside?
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2014, 11:34:27 AM »

No but he has some bad @$# dogs I bet Roll Eyes don't plan on the Don being there he had his fly rods with him yesterday and he said something about headed north to Yellowstone in the near future to do a little trout fishing time for a little R&R for Don 
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2014, 06:17:44 PM »



A slip in rally with out Don will not be right.

We also need Gary to help feed the dogs.

And Don knows we have trout here in NC.

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Scott just give me a call if you are close
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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2014, 07:19:08 AM »

Thought of you Ned when I drove by the "huggy bear motel" yesterday.

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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2014, 07:55:42 AM »

Quote from: Scott Crosby
I did send you a PM through bus nuts before I came to see if I could stop by and see you, but you never responded Ned  Smiley   

Yes Gene is helping me out.  I actually broke a part yesterday and he has a replacement. 

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Does BK own a gun  Grin   Very cool bus Scott. Any pictures of the inside?

Yes,  don't worry just used for game hunting! (dogs keep undesirables away)

No but he has some bad @$# dogs I bet Roll Eyes don't plan on the Don being there he had his fly rods with him yesterday and he said something about headed north to Yellowstone in the near future to do a little trout fishing time for a little R&R for Don 

Clifford that's a bum wrap that those  2 (of 4) dogs took! Gary "baited" them by leaving 2 #'s of cooked bacon out on a low table in a bus w/door open!
Those 2 dogs have always checked out any bus w/door open as they were brought home on a bus when they joined our family.

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A slip in rally with out Don will not be right.
We also need Gary to help feed the dogs.
And Don knows we have trout here in NC.
uncle ned
Scott just give me a call if you are close

Don't worry if there is a rally in the werks @ our place an the Don is NOT in CA he will find a way to make it!

Come one come all! (OH Yeah, if yer lucky I'll even be hear!)
Grin  BK  Grin

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« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2014, 07:14:17 AM »

Luvrbus I need a window and frame for the 3751.  The previous owner had a piece of plywood over a window, I just assumed it was covering broken glass.  Well I took it off to go to the glass shop today and disassembled it.  Well he used a saw to cut out both sides of the frame.  I don't get why he did it, but none the less it's ruined.

Let me know a price if you have one from the one you are parting out.
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« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2014, 07:44:36 AM »

Not adding anything to the conversation, but it's B-E-A-UTIFUL! Wow, there is just something about the older buses! Could stare at the picture for a long time.
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« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2014, 02:15:04 PM »

For those of you that don't follow the project on my site, it's coming along nicely.  It's been quite a fun and exciting project.  Here is an updated Instagram pix from yesterday.

It's been very entertaining to say the least.   Some of the more memorable moments have been funny things like finding a joint and rolling papers, painting the roof with buskote only to have the rain wash it away the next morning, finding a 70's porn stash and lots of other fun little discoveries.  The interior is nearly completely stripped at this point.

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« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2014, 03:07:01 PM »

Scott contact Bennett at love old buses @gmail.com he bought the buses and hauled them to Phoenix, I knew him for years through BSW International and never knew he liked old buses I understand he has 5-3751 GM now lol plus 1 model 05 Eagle he could not live without but I could

Fwiw he is a wheel in Barrett/Jackson and is going to restore as many as he can between the 5 so contact him he may or may not you the sell parts

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« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2014, 03:15:24 PM »

I got a window and from from Gene Russell. 
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« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2014, 03:02:04 PM »

Nice find Scott! Always does my heart good to see old coaches going to loving owners!


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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2014, 06:24:05 PM »

Love the front porch light, I bet it does great at highway speeds.
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