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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #135 on: July 13, 2013, 10:18:53 AM »
So far I have come across about 20 buses misregisteres if that is a word. Example: people share their VIN/Serial number and believe it is say a 1960 but the VIN says 1956.

When I share the actual manufactured year with the owner of bus and break down which vins are which model years. I get crickets or sworn at. Not very pretty.

In one case the year of manufacture was changed when the bus changed owners another after bus was rebuilt after a major accident.

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1964 White/Carpenter 35' RE 3208 Husky Camp
1957 PD 4104-2240 Converted Siberyd

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #136 on: July 13, 2013, 01:57:34 PM »
Answer to inquiring minds:

PD 4104-0001 was a demonstrator bus sold to Mexico.
PD 4104-0002 was a demonstrator bus sold to Cuba.
PD 4104-0003 to 0012 wete sold to Greyhound.

4104-0008 is the oldest on.my list. A conversion
4104-5049 is the newest bus that still exists.

4104-5051 has been scrapped.

The last 5 buses off the assembly line
4104-5061 to 5065 went to Mexico.

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1964 White/Carpenter 35' RE 3208 Husky Camp
1957 PD 4104-2240 Converted Siberyd

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #137 on: July 13, 2013, 04:28:12 PM »
just purchased  4104 - 746  any info would be fantastic!! thank you!! btw   it is a conversion that hasnt seen the road in 11yrs

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #138 on: July 13, 2013, 04:40:51 PM »
Dave,

RJ or JL will be giving you the vitals as soon as they see your post. I am away from home and my list. What city and state are you located?

Did you get manuals with your coach? Need a link to free manuals?

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1964 White/Carpenter 35' RE 3208 Husky Camp
1957 PD 4104-2240 Converted Siberyd

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #139 on: July 13, 2013, 07:12:14 PM »
PD-4104-746  Overland Greyhound Lines. Omaha,NB
Fleet number O-1539.
1953 year built.
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #140 on: July 15, 2013, 11:54:28 PM »
24 new buses this month

Conversions 278
Noted on web 37
Scrapped   32
Still a bus 16

Total buses 363

Leaving 4702 to find
1964 White/Carpenter 35' RE 3208 Husky Camp
1957 PD 4104-2240 Converted Siberyd

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #141 on: August 03, 2013, 12:51:20 PM »
I purchased GM PD4104-765 in 1995.
It had two previous conversions that I know about; one by Don Redon and the other by Richard L. Burton. Don purchased the bus in Lincoln, Nebraska. I purchased the bus from Don in Fresno, CA.
I have completely gutted it and have reconverted it. I have also repowered it with a mechanical 8V71TA / V730 combo, larger brake drums, Sheppard steering and much more.
RJ Long supplied the following info; Originally sold to Central Greyhound Lines of New York; hdq. in Cleveland, Ohio in Dec. 1953. Their fleet number C-1067.
It is CA DMV registered as a 1954 year model.
It's current home is in Central California.
Craig Craddock
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #142 on: August 03, 2013, 02:22:41 PM »
Craig,

Thank you for the info on your bus. Its always nice to add another bus to the list and in California too. So far California is in the top 5 for 4104 buses still alive and kicking.

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #143 on: August 08, 2013, 08:14:36 AM »
 I just  bought PD 4104-3390 and it is a converted coach
Scott 
St.Louis Missouri

1958 GM 4104 Extended 2 feet, with a 6v92 and 5 speed automatic

http://s783.photobucket.com/user/harleyman_1000/library/Gm4104%20bus?sort=3&page=1

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #144 on: August 08, 2013, 08:21:13 AM »


 congradulations    Welcome to the 04 owners club. 

Some of the most useless people in the world according to the Eagles owners.

All we are good for is the to supply spring water for them and kill mosquitos.

Also most of us are full of _hit.

great bunch of busnuts and most of those people are in Kansas this week without me to keep them out of trouble.

uncle ned

Ps boy am i missing the rally but plan on being in Tenn in Oct.
4104's forever
6v92 v730
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #145 on: August 08, 2013, 09:16:58 AM »
Scott,

Congratulations on your new bus. Thanks for the vin,  Adding a stretched 4104 to the database.

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1957 PD 4104-2240 Converted Siberyd

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #146 on: August 08, 2013, 09:34:14 AM »
here is one on ebay, I sent seller a question about serial number

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motorhome-1955-Gmc-PD4104-Bus-/130963698014?pt=RVs_Campers&hash=item1e7e0b715e&vxp=mtr

prepare your eyes for the pictures...you have been warned
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #147 on: August 08, 2013, 09:52:32 AM »
WOW a pink 4104, thanks for the warning. Thanks for the heads up and serial number inquiry.

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #148 on: August 15, 2013, 09:55:44 AM »
found this here

http://community.fmca.com/topic/5634-new-to-the-pd4104-motorcoach-world/

Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:09 AM

Hi All
I just bought a 1960 PD 4104 Motorcoach conversion from a gentleman in Washington State.

The coach was converted in the late 70 early 80's.

The Vin #  PD41044817 and it has a FMCA # 23181.

Any history on this bus would be great. It has been setting for 8 years so I'm redoing things that need replacing.

I hope to have it back on the road next summer.


Thanks Allen

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #149 on: August 15, 2013, 11:45:33 PM »
Doug,

Thanks, attempted contact through the FMCA forum. I have a posting there for 4104's too, guess he missed it.

Siberyd
1964 White/Carpenter 35' RE 3208 Husky Camp
1957 PD 4104-2240 Converted Siberyd