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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #150 on: August 19, 2013, 03:17:01 PM »
What does "FMCA" stand for?
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #151 on: August 19, 2013, 03:36:21 PM »
What does "FMCA" stand for?

Family Motor Coach Association
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #152 on: August 19, 2013, 03:56:39 PM »
Im, guessing being a new busnut is going to bring a lot of "duh questions"  :) ::)
Scott 
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1958 GM 4104 Extended 2 feet, with a 6v92 and 5 speed automatic

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #153 on: August 20, 2013, 05:30:24 AM »
I have PD 4104 number 960 and live in Lancaster NH. I am looking to see if anybody might know the history of this coach?  I am looking the period from 1953 thru 1977 when the former owner purchased it from Conestoga Coach in Pa.  Thanks!

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #154 on: August 21, 2013, 09:00:28 AM »
I have PD 4104 number 960 and live in Lancaster NH. I am looking to see if anybody might know the history of this coach?  I am looking the period from 1953 thru 1977 when the former owner purchased it from Conestoga Coach in Pa.  Thanks!

PD4104-960 was delivered new in March of 1954 as fleet number E-5406 to New England Greyhound Lines, HQ'd in Boston, MA.

Back then, Greyhound kept their coaches 10 years, usually selling them off in the fall after the summer season.  In this unit's case, that would have been sometime after Labor Day on 1964 when it was sold to what the industry calls a "second-tier" operator.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #155 on: August 27, 2013, 07:35:28 AM »
Don't know if this one has been reported. 
PD4104-1375  Converted been sitting for a while, may be sold for scrap.

St Ignace, MI

Someone please post the first serial number and the last serial number.  And, tell me again how many were made.  Feebble minds can't remember ;D
John Vickrey   -   Dearing, GA
About 2 hours East of ATL on I-20 and 4 miles south of I-20.
Got Electricity and Water for 4-5 coaches.  Less that a mile to a
dumpstation.  Stop by and sit a spell.

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2013, 08:30:06 AM »
Thanks for the vin
  5,065 buses made, numbers 0001-5065,

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #157 on: August 27, 2013, 09:47:04 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

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Okay this is what I was emailed:

VIN# T420492
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #158 on: August 27, 2013, 04:17:59 PM »
Doug,

Not sure what that number would be, but I can easily say that is not the vin. The vin is usually listed as an example my bus: 41042240.

Good try though, they did not respond to another busnut on another inquiry of the bus.

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #159 on: August 27, 2013, 04:34:06 PM »
Sounds like Tamiami fleet number
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #160 on: September 04, 2013, 07:07:09 PM »
Some one please post the history of this serial number PD4104-1375.  I might make an offer on the bus.
 
John Vickrey   -   Dearing, GA
About 2 hours East of ATL on I-20 and 4 miles south of I-20.
Got Electricity and Water for 4-5 coaches.  Less that a mile to a
dumpstation.  Stop by and sit a spell.

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #161 on: September 04, 2013, 07:44:45 PM »
I'll take a shot till the big guys come long 1955 4104-1375 went to Mertx White Way Tours of PA fleet number 90 it wasn't a hound if my info is correct
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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #162 on: September 04, 2013, 08:53:38 PM »
I've got nothing to add, it's not on any list I have other than the delivery list. But I am happy to add another surviving bus to the list.

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #163 on: September 05, 2013, 08:14:13 PM »
John -

Clifford was darned close:  PD4104-1375 was delivered new as fleet number 90 in April of 1955 to Merz White Way Tours, HQ'd in Philadelphia, PA.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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Re: Tracking Down PD 4104's Still Around or on the road
« Reply #164 on: September 06, 2013, 07:19:01 PM »
Thanks guys,
The Keeper of the Checkbook says I can't make an offer on it.  If someone is looking for a 4104  this would be a good one.  It even has all the marker lights and none are cracked.  Needs to be brought back from the brink....
John Vickrey   -   Dearing, GA
About 2 hours East of ATL on I-20 and 4 miles south of I-20.
Got Electricity and Water for 4-5 coaches.  Less that a mile to a
dumpstation.  Stop by and sit a spell.