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Offline mrlightrail

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What is this bus?
« on: June 10, 2006, 09:52:21 AM »
A guy is sellig this bus for 2k, and he states that it runs and drives, I'm thinking that it is a 4106, but I'm not totally sure.

Here is a link to the picture of the coach.
(Front Shot)
http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/448ad8ebze8098bbe/434fre2/__sr_/687dre2.jpg?phA9viEBYEwV5k12
(Side Shot)
http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/448ad8ebze8098bbe/434fre2/__sr_/c8d1re2.jpg?phA9viEBa.ZBt06y
Thanks!
« Last Edit: June 10, 2006, 11:54:38 AM by DrivingMissLazy »

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2006, 10:05:25 AM »
 mrlightrail,

It looks like a GMC 5803, late 40's early 50's.

58 passanger   40 ft.

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2006, 10:34:31 AM »
Current owner states that the coach is a 1961 model. From what I can tell, it does not appear to be a Greyhound conversion, as I do not see any baggage bins.

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006, 11:14:47 AM »
mrlightrail,

It looks like a GMC 5803, late 40's early 50's.

58 passanger   40 ft.

Nick-

Nick,
5803?
I didn't realize that GMC ever made a coach to carry more than 49 passengers.
I haven't been able to bring his links up, but as soon as I can, I'll see what I can find.

Dallas

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2006, 11:57:01 AM »
Dallas, can you look at his link and correct it so it will open for the rest of us?
Richard


mrlightrail,

It looks like a GMC 5803, late 40's early 50's.

58 passanger   40 ft.

Nick-

Nick,
5803?
I didn't realize that GMC ever made a coach to carry more than 49 passengers.
I haven't been able to bring his links up, but as soon as I can, I'll see what I can find.

Dallas
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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2006, 12:46:04 PM »
Dallas,

I have 3 oldtimers here in the shop working on a generator, I showed them the pics. and 2 of them

quickly identifyed it as 5803 40' gmc. They could be wrong, but I doubt it!

We will see, some others may reply!

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2006, 02:01:28 PM »
Nick, how come you can open up those links and I can't? Any clues?
Richard


Dallas,

I have 3 oldtimers here in the shop working on a generator, I showed them the pics. and 2 of them

quickly identifyed it as 5803 40' gmc. They could be wrong, but I doubt it!

We will see, some others may reply!

Nick-
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, a good Reisling in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming:  WOO HOO, what a ride

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2006, 02:05:23 PM »
Nick, how come you can open up those links and I can't? Any clues?
Richard


Dallas,

I have 3 oldtimers here in the shop working on a generator, I showed them the pics. and 2 of them

quickly identifyed it as 5803 40' gmc. They could be wrong, but I doubt it!

We will see, some others may reply!

Nick-

Don't feel bad Richard I couldn't either! Knuckle

PS must be the 4 old timers thing! LOL!
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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2006, 02:50:10 PM »
Dallas, can you look at his link and correct it so it will open for the rest of us?
Richard


mrlightrail,

It looks like a GMC 5803, late 40's early 50's.

58 passanger   40 ft.

Nick-

Nick,
5803?
I didn't realize that GMC ever made a coach to carry more than 49 passengers.
I haven't been able to bring his links up, but as soon as I can, I'll see what I can find.

Dallas

Richard,
I've been working on it for an hour and I can't make it work.

Nick,
I did forget about the 5301 that MTA and NYtransit had.
Just because I never heard of a 58 passenger model, doesn't mean it doesn't exist!

After all, when the Platypus was first discovered, scientists said, "There can't be no such crittur!"

Nick,
Why don't you copy and paste the photo's here?

Dallas

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2006, 05:03:21 PM »
Here it is!
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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2006, 05:16:31 PM »
Well I don't know what model it is but I can tell you it's a Generic Motor Company product and it seems to be "HAPPY" just look at that smile! LOL
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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2006, 07:01:32 PM »
Well I don't know what model it is but I can tell you it's a Generic Motor Company product and it seems to be "HAPPY" just look at that smile! LOL
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I think... it IS happy that it's a GMC.  :D

Seriously, it looks like it's spring-sprung to me, and not a transit or parlor.

Here's more GMC info than you can shake a stick at: http://www.coachinfo.com/AllAboutBuses/GMC_Info.html

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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2006, 07:01:43 PM »
That thing is probably a skoolie of some sort, GMC never made a highway coach with that much rear overhang.

There was one GMC model made for the military in the '50s or '60s that was more Transit than Coach and it had an overhang like that. It had vertical doors in the rear which opened to load litter patients and also carried seat passengers.

I think it is a Crown, based on the bumper design, which was unique to one brand. If I were home I could find it in one of my many bus booke.
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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2006, 07:43:32 PM »
GMC based Superior Body.

They made all sorts of special order stuff for Military, bookmobiles etc.


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Re: What is this bus?
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2006, 12:31:01 PM »
Tekebird wins! It is a Superior coach, mfg 7/60. Diesel engine, Gas Onan 6500 watt genpak. Just got a really good look at it today....