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The "Other" New Look
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting page on the Flyer "New Look".......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyer_New_Look_bus
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a page on the Flex "New Look" (note photo of the NYCTM's preserved Flex on Staten Island).....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flxible_New_Look_bus
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us now cast our eye upon the 1964 and 1965 Flx's ordered for the "Tee-Yay," now shall we? (All images courtesy bus.nycsubway.org)

#5001 at Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues, 1973 . . .
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1568

#5003, fresh from the Flxible factory (note the initial 3-piece rear window) . . .
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1569

#5015, with recycled c.1960 front roll sign . . .
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1579

#5047, painted in two-tone blue, frayed around the bottom, with "split sides" front sign, 1980 . . .
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1587

#5058 with recycled front sign from first TA 'New Looks' from 1959 . . .
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1607
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First bus of 1965 order, #5601 (and first of that order with rear windows built as 4-piece), at Washington Plaza on Route B60 in 1970:
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1612

#5606 on Route R112 at St. George Terminal, 1973:
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1613

Rare appearance of early Flx bus (#5632) in Manhattan, 1970:
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1617

#5659 chugging along on Rt. Q16 at Union and 39th, 1972:
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1775

Final bus in this order, #5790, on Route Q13 at Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street, 1973:
https://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1619
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MABSTOA 15:

SUPER photos, as always! (bus.nycsubway.org) is virtually limitless, with its bus photo archives, especially New York's fleets....an INVALUABLE research tool!)

Without a doubt, the 1960's "TEE-YAY" green was the BEST paint scheme worn by both the GMC's and Flexies; I also liked the two-tone blue of the 70's.

I could live with the first blue-white scheme that appeared later on, but I HATED.....repeat, HATED the very last paint they wore, the one I, long long ago dubbed the "VANILLA DIP".

To me, it looked like someone took a scale model bus and simply dipped into a can of white paint, and then applied a few decals.....YECCCHHH!!!!!! Razz Razz

(Of course, I did not mind the RTS sporting this scheme!)

Especially in the original green, the Flexies somehow looked "tougher" than the GMC's (NOT that the GM's were welterweights, by any means!!) Wink

I still enjoy picturing a GRUMMAN in "Tee-Yay" green, just for the fun of it...... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flex #9130 holding down a S-103 run, back in 1978.

This was, in all honesty, the final paint scheme on both the GMC and Flexie New Looks that I liked.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1958

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amsterdam & 101st, 1983.

An extra scoop of "Vanilla Dip", anyone....... Razz

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3246

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though the classic "TEE-YAY" green was, and STILL is, my favorite GMC/Flex paint, I've always found it easy to like the two-tone blue of the 70's......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1947

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"CONTRASTS" (Columbus Ave. & 72nd, 1981)...........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3257

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"HEAVY ARTILLERY ON THE MOVE" (Lenox & 116th, 1981)

(also, note #2 subway service shuttle advisory on bus shelter)

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1234

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROCKLAND COACHES Flex #7722 approaching the Lincoln Tunnel, on a sunny day, back in 1981.

Though the size of the windshield is inspired by GM's New Looks, it is clear that the windshield is merely a greatly enlarged version of that used on TWIN's postwar coaches, as we have noted earlier.

(added bonus: take a look at what is outbound on the overpass, passing overhead! Also, if you look VERY closely, you can just make out a bit of a 4104, just beyond the overpass!)

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2950

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(This one is one of my faves!)

Though there are no Flexies in this 1973 MSBA photo, this pic is too good not to post here....... Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3509

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175th St. & Southern Boulevard, 1970.

An interesting contrast between the designs of a (MABSTOA) Flex New Look and a battle-scarred Old Look.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?798

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Park Row & Beekman, 1982

New Looks of two builders represented here......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?909

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing these pictures . . .



. . . and noticing the '5' sign on front, this would appear to be 135th Street just west of Broadway, as it's about to turn south on Riverside Drive.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy

Wasn't this a demo, that also ran for the CTA? (or did the CTA roster a number of these New Looks with this style window?)

I've seen a photo of what looks to be the same bus in the photos you posted (with the same unusual windows), but numbered #8600.....

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