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Offline Kellie Varga

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Front Bumper for 1956 Greyhound 4501
« on: October 11, 2012, 11:10:22 AM »
I had a call from somebody looking for a front bumper for a 1956 Greyhound 4501.  Does anyone have any ideas where to get one.  Thank you in advance.

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Offline roadrunnertex

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Re: Front Bumper for 1956 Greyhound 4501
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 05:58:10 PM »
The front bumper for a PD-4501 Scenicruiser is the same as a PD4104,PD4106 GMC coach.
Call Luke at US Coach. 1-888-262-2434. Bet he will have one.

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Re: Front Bumper for 1956 Greyhound 4501
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 05:37:00 PM »
I have not called Luke, however if he has them I will be jumping for joy. I thought they were made of 'unobtainium'!
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Re: Front Bumper for 1956 Greyhound 4501
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 05:52:26 PM »
I thought the 4501 had round lights in the bumper and the 4104 and 4106 had rectangular lights we used a 4905 bumper without lights and cut the holes round lol guess we screwed that one up   
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Re: Front Bumper for 1956 Greyhound 4501
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 06:37:33 PM »
My 4501 has no lights in the bumper.
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Re: Front Bumper for 1956 Greyhound 4501
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 10:11:25 PM »
Since the front bumpers of the 4104, 4106 and 4501 are the same, it's entirely possible that 'Hound could have installed an '04 bumper on a Scenic if either one had been in a fender bender and that's all the local HD shop had in inventory at the time.  The reverse is also true.

I think, but am not positive, that the optional fog lights (which necessitated the "holy" front bumper) were not ordered by most of the Greyhound divisions on their Scenics.  It was a semi-popular option on '04s and '06s with other carriers, tho. . .

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2012, 10:14:15 PM by RJ »
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Re: Front Bumper for 1956 Greyhound 4501
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 12:52:53 PM »
All the 4501s had fog light behind the bumper when new. Most of the fog lights were removed during the 1961/1962 Marmon-Herrington fleet rebuild.
 The correct 4501 bumper is aluminum (not stainless) with holes for the fog lights.


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