Brad Boyajian Futurliner
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
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These photos were taken by Don Mayton on a trip to California in March of 2000.


Pictured are Brad Boyajian on the left (owner) and Bill Putman who used work for Brad.

GM Aluminum Letters
Brad allowed Charlie Glick to make patterns of the aluminum letters for castings for our Futurliner.


Each Futurliner carried lower running lights. These running lights were small " spherical glass in red for the back and yellow for the front. There were a total of 40 of these lights. They were spaced in sets of five. Five were in front of the front wheels and five behind the front wheels. Then five were placed in front of the rear wheels and at the rear of the rear wheels. The best description of these are that they look like a " marble with a 1/32nd chrome ring mounted so that of the sphere is exposed. Both Brad’s and Mike’s have some of these lights but all need to be replaced. All of these lights are missing on the NATMUS Futurliner.


This is the Futurliner was rear ended by another one in 1956 that had lost its brakes on a mountain road (as told to us by one of our Paraders).


As with many of the Futurliners, exposure to the elements have taken their toll on nearly everything, including the driver's compartment.

View of Driver's Cockpit
This is a good picture of the engine exhaust pipe that vents upward.


This is a picture of the interior of the Futurliner. The display door on the right is cracked open about 6 inches. You can see the blue tarp through the crack.

June 2007 -- This Futurliner was purchased by a gentleman in Sweden and is headed there by container later in the year. His intentions are to begin restoration in 2009.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any additional information about the history or whereabouts of additional Futurliners, we would like to hear from you. Our objective is to capture as much of the history of these vehicles as possible.
Contacts:

Don M. Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
616 875-3058

Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
919 562-4660

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