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Author Topic: What is this?  (Read 1138 times)
Dreamscape
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« on: May 13, 2008, 03:35:50 PM »

Saw this coach in Saint George UT today. What is it? I could not find any name badge or anything else to identify it.

I know one thing for sure, it aint no Eagle. Grin

Just curious.

Thanks,

Paul
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luvrbus
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 03:50:44 PM »

Paul, looks like some type GM bus looks good what ever it is, was it over in the industrial park where Sundance was located.Teke,RJ or Dallas will know what it is
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Dallas
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 04:11:12 PM »

PD3751 GMC or something close.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 04:40:04 PM »

What they called the GMC silversides.  It has a 6-71N Detroit with 4 spd Vdrive manual transmission.  What makes it unique is that it has a column shifter-which could be a bear when it got worn or not properly greased. Excellent 33ft bus.  Good Luck, TomC
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Tom & Donna Christman. '77 AMGeneral 10240B; 8V-71TATAIC V730.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 05:20:43 PM »

Well I had most of it correct. I thought silversides but wasn't sure. I did see the column shifter but was not aware that was what it actually was. The old girl looks pretty straight.

Clifford, not sure where Sundance is or was. It is parked next to a storage lot off Brigham St. on the east side of I-15, directly across from Sunroc's concrete block producing plants where I am doing an evaluation.

Any guess on the year? Maybe early 40's, what do you think?

Paul
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Dallas
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 05:55:59 PM »

Production for PD3751 was 1947 and 1948 (1643 units) this could also be a PD4151 (357 units) which was produced in 1948.

It could also be one of the elusive 3701's but I've never seen one and don't know anything about them.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 07:48:22 PM »

Well,
When I was just a little boy the PD3751's Silversides were new in the Greyhound Fleet (1947) and I use to go on trips with my dad who was a Greyhound bus driver from Miami to Key West,FL and back.
I have always thought the Silverside was one of the best GMC Coaches that GMC has ever built.
Later the PD4104's and the PD-4501's Scenicruisers were in the fleet and the old Silversides were 2nd section coaches.
I hated to see the old Silversides leave the Greyhound fleet.
Now I look back and see how much the bus industry has changed since the Silversides were new it's sort of scary.
But that's progress you see.
Thanks for the memories.
lv Grin
 

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