Bernhard Bus Services LLC

Bernhard Bus Services LLC Buses are our Business Diagnostics are our Specialty. We Love a Challenge! http://bernhardbus.com/
For over 30 years a Full Maintenance Motorcoach Garage Service Specializing in collision work,engines,transmissions, handicap accessibility and conversions. Diagnostics are our strong point... we like a challenge.
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1948 GMC Silverside in progress:This converted coach will be receiving modern updates to make it more comfortable on the...
11/20/2019

1948 GMC Silverside in progress:

This converted coach will be receiving modern updates to make it more comfortable on the highway.
The turbocharged engine will provide more horsepower.
Modern brakes will provide more stopping power.
Air suspension in the rear will provide a more comfortable ride.
Power steering coming soon. Stay tuned...

If rust is giving your coaches a problem, we have the solution. Bernhard Bus Services has the tools and experience to ha...
11/20/2019

If rust is giving your coaches a problem, we have the solution.
Bernhard Bus Services has the tools and experience to handle any rust repair your coach may need. For more information, give us a call!
215-679-8943

At Bernhard Bus Services, LLC, we offer full service motorcoach repair; from rust repair to engine conversions. Give us ...
01/27/2019

At Bernhard Bus Services, LLC, we offer full service motorcoach repair; from rust repair to engine conversions. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. 215-679-8943
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We're at the Museum of Bus Transportation today for the annual members meeting,  and the display of their Freedom Riders...
11/03/2018

We're at the Museum of Bus Transportation today for the annual members meeting, and the display of their Freedom Riders Exhibit.

For more information, or to become a museum member, visit busmuseum.org

10/01/2018
Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

Bruno's Outrider: The Wheelchair Lift Exclusively for Pickup Trucks

Sit in the front seat of your truck, connect the Out-Rider to your mobility device, press the button to lift and rotate your manual wheelchair, scooter or powerchair into the truck bed, and you’re ready to hit the road. Consider adding a Bruno turning seat or
Stow-Away to make getting in and out of your truck even easier.

• Reliable, rugged design to withstand harsh outdoor elements

• Variety of Out-Rider versions for different cab models

• Standard and heavy-duty lifting capacities

• Hand-held control

• Fully powered, fast operation

• Driver or passenger side placements available

• Hook n’ Go carabineer docking device (for manual chairs)

• Docking device included

• Easy to remove or reinstall on another applicable vehicle

• Eligible for auto manufacturer potential rebates

• 3-year limited warranty

To get a quote to install the Outrider onto your vehicle, contact:
Bernard Vehicle Mobility
5421 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA
610-421-4485
bernhardvehiclemobility.com
[email protected]

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility
09/01/2018

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

Come see us at Lead East this weekend!

We'll be showing off our Chariot: a scooter lift on wheels, selling scooters, and having a great time at the world's biggest 50's party.

For more info give us a call!

610-551-6010
610-421-4485

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MCI Luggage Bay Doors!New and used. Many other D/J parts. Just give us a call. 215-679-8943
08/22/2018

MCI Luggage Bay Doors!

New and used. Many other D/J parts. Just give us a call.
215-679-8943

Yes We Can!We can fix the hard-to-fix A/C systems. When it comes to a difficult installation, come to the experts. This ...
08/17/2018

Yes We Can!

We can fix the hard-to-fix A/C systems. When it comes to a difficult installation, come to the experts.

This 1994 MCI came in with a system that just couldn't provide enough cooling. We installed a Welch Auxiliary system: the only problem was the Caterpillar engine didn't have the provisions to mount another compressor. We made a custom pulley and machined it to mount on the alternator pulley: by using a smaller pulley, we were able to get the compressor to spin 3100 RPM full throttle, and 1600 RPM at an idle. We fabricated a custom bracket to mount the compressor, tying the block to the alternator for added strength.
With the main system now working, and the auxiliary system pumping cold air, this coach is ready to take on the tropics!

07/16/2018
Caterpillar Engine Parts for sale!Good used parts. Injectors, valve cover, ECM, and more. Give us a call!   215-679-8943...
06/27/2018

Caterpillar Engine Parts for sale!

Good used parts. Injectors, valve cover, ECM, and more.

Give us a call!
215-679-8943
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We have a variety of Eagle parts for sale. Torsilastic suspension, brakes, body panels, and more. Give us a call or comm...
06/25/2018

We have a variety of Eagle parts for sale. Torsilastic suspension, brakes, body panels, and more. Give us a call or comment on the photo of the item you want.
(215) 679-8943

We have a variety of Eagle parts for sale. Torsilastic suspension, brakes, body panels, and more. Give us a call or comment on the photo of the item you want.
(215) 679-8943

Chubby Checker's Tailgate!We have a GM tailgate for sale that once graced Chubby Checker's private coach. If you're inte...
06/25/2018

Chubby Checker's Tailgate!

We have a GM tailgate for sale that once graced Chubby Checker's private coach. If you're interested in this piece, give us a call!
(215) 679-8943

Project Eagle For Sale: Big Cam CumminsRestoration was started on this Vintage Eagle. The roof is raised, and there are ...
06/25/2018

Project Eagle For Sale: Big Cam Cummins

Restoration was started on this Vintage Eagle. The roof is raised, and there are Van Hool luggage bay doors that lift. The coach is powered by a big cam Cummins engine with an Allison transmission. We would be willing to part out the engine and trans package or the torsilastic suspension, which is in very good condition. Price is negotiable. Give us a call!
(215) 679-8943

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility
06/12/2018

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

BERNHARD VEHICLE MOBILITY HAS MOVED!!!

Be sure to attend our open house this Saturday, from 10-3, to see our new showroom, test out mobility products, and get exclusive pricing on our Bruno Valet Plus transfer seat.

The new shop is conveniently located right on route 100 before entering Emmaus.
5421 Chestnut St. Emmaus, PA 18049
For more information, give us a call. 215-679-8943
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For your air conditioning problems big and small, give the experts at Bernhard Bus a call.  215-679-8943bernhardbus.com
06/04/2018

For your air conditioning problems big and small, give the experts at Bernhard Bus a call.

215-679-8943
bernhardbus.com

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06/02/2018

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Come see us at The Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling today, in Hershey, PA! We are holding a silent auction, and...
06/02/2018

Come see us at The Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling today, in Hershey, PA! We are holding a silent auction, and there will be a parade of buses at 3:30. Be sure to see our mobility van outside, showcasing our line of Bruno products.

We are currently in search of a PD-4501 Scenicruiser to restore. The coach will be receiving a modern drivetrain, so it ...
03/29/2018

We are currently in search of a PD-4501 Scenicruiser to restore. The coach will be receiving a modern drivetrain, so it doesn't necessarily have to run, but we need a coach in restorable condition. If you have a coach for sale, or any leads, please give us a call.

Bernhard Bus Services
1442 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Quakertown, PA 18951
(215) 679-8943

Museum of Bus Transportation
03/23/2018

Museum of Bus Transportation

Another new addition for Spring Fling! The Museum is offering a VIP Package. The package will be $10 for members and $17 for non members. The non member price includes admission to Spring Fling. The package will include a presentation by Assistant Curator, Angel Tollens and Museum Secretary, David Millhouser. The presentation will feature our 2018 theme of Trailways and will focus on the Museum's four Trailways buses and our newly acquired Eaglet. Also included in the package will be a souvenir 2018 Spring Fling sticker and a ride in the bus parade on either the Forrest Gump or Speed bus. You can purchase your package on the Museum's website, www.busmuseum.org , go to Events and then Spring Fling, the registration form will be on the left hand side. Please contact Event Planning Chair, Becky Tollens with questions at [email protected] or (585)737-4046.

Got Rust?Give the rust repair experts at Bernhard Bus Services a call!No job is too large or too difficult.(215) 679-894...
03/13/2018

Got Rust?

Give the rust repair experts at Bernhard Bus Services a call!
No job is too large or too difficult.
(215) 679-8943
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Bernhard Bus Services LLC
03/08/2018

Bernhard Bus Services LLC

02/14/2018
Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

Get an extra $500 off Bruno's Joey! We have a current overstock and are looking to sell these units now.

"The easiest way to transport your mobility scooter"

Transporting a scooter or powerchair doesn’t get any easier than with Bruno’s Joey. Ride a mobility device onto the platform from either direction, press a button and the Joey lifts and stows your device into the back of your vehicle. Count on the Joey for a safe, simple solution to travel with a scooter or powerchair any time of day or in any weather.

This lift is compatible with most crossovers, SUVs and minivans.
The optional restraint kit is installed at no charge.

For more information on the Joey, and our full line of Bruno products, contact us by phone: (215) 679-8943, or by email, at [email protected].

We offer competitive pricing on rebuilt 05G compressors! Call for pricing.  (215) 679-8943
02/09/2018

We offer competitive pricing on rebuilt 05G compressors!
Call for pricing.
(215) 679-8943

Take a closer look into the custom fabrication shop at Bernhard Bus. This '98 Prevost came in with extensive engine bay ...
02/01/2018

Take a closer look into the custom fabrication shop at Bernhard Bus.
This '98 Prevost came in with extensive engine bay rust. We fabricated new gussets to tie the horizontal frame to the bulkhead; bracing both areas for added safety. The radiator support flooring was cut out and replaced with heavy duty steel. With a fresh coat paint in the engine bay, this coach is now raadworthy.
If you have an issue with coach rust, we are your one-stop shop!
Give us a call: (215) 679-8943

Take a closer look into the custom fabrication shop at Bernhard Bus.
This '98 Prevost came in with extensive engine bay rust. We fabricated new gussets to tie the horizontal frame to the bulkhead; bracing both areas for added safety. The radiator support flooring was cut out and replaced with heavy duty steel. With a fresh coat paint in the engine bay, this coach is now raadworthy.
If you have an issue with coach rust, we are your one-stop shop!
Give us a call: (215) 679-8943

02/01/2018
Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

We are a dealer and installer for Bruno. The Valet Plus is a great option for individuals with difficulty climbing into the vehicle. For more information on our line of Bruno products, give us a call at (215) 679-8943

Yes, we are building our biggest street rod yet! We are working hard to get this 1949 Flxible back on the road. To power...
01/15/2018

Yes, we are building our biggest street rod yet! We are working hard to get this 1949 Flxible back on the road. To power it, we are using a 502 Ram Jet Big Block Chevrolet engine mated to a 4L85E overdrive transmission. This will give it plenty of towing power, and a great highway cruising speed. The engine cavity has been restored and reinforced, and is ready to receive the motor. The body restoration is in progress. New body panels were fabricated where they were needed, retaining the factory rivet spacing. We want this coach to reflect the original look of the 10 raised roof models that were available that year.

To see more pictures of our work on this Flx, click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/l35HccjuFo0Q8AJF2

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call 215-679-8943.

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Yes, we are building our biggest street rod yet! We are working hard to get this 1949 Flxible back on the road. To power it, we are using a 502 Ram Jet Big Block Chevrolet engine mated to a 4L85E overdrive transmission. This will give it plenty of towing power, and a great highway cruising speed. The engine cavity has been restored and reinforced, and is ready to receive the motor. The body restoration is in progress. New body panels were fabricated where they were needed, retaining the factory rivet spacing. We want this coach to reflect the original look of the 10 raised roof models that were available that year.

To see more pictures of our work on this Flx, click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/l35HccjuFo0Q8AJF2

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call 215-679-8943.

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01/09/2018

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The Crown Coach is now making its way back across the country, where it will be used as a motor home. To give the coach ...
12/19/2017

The Crown Coach is now making its way back across the country, where it will be used as a motor home. To give the coach more power, we built a 671 Detroit engine to firetruck specifications, using larger injectors, high compression pistons, and a larger turbo. The engine was mated to a fresh Allison 647 transmission with a retarder.
With the additional horsepower comes overheating problems. We removed the factory radiator and replaced it with a core designed to provide 30% more coolant flow. We fabricated a new top tank which allowed us to add almost 350 square inches to the face of the core.
A factory Crown Coach uses a leaf spring suspension in the rear. For operator comfort, we removed the rear suspension and customized a Freightliner Airliner suspension to take its place. The rear was removed and a Rockwell 3.73 rear was installed.

More pictures of our work on the Crown: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nproncz7KpBH4R5o1

For more information, call us at (215) 679-8943

12/16/2017
12/11/2017
GM PD-4501 Scenicruiser

This GMC PD-4501 Scenicruiser was a joy to work on. The standard transmission was replaced with an Allison 740 series. A Stone Bennet shifter was installed to electronically control the gear change.

While the engine package was out, extensive repair was done to the engine bay, cradle, and bulkhead area to enure a safe and reliable drive.

The rear gearing was changed to 3:43.
A new radiator was made with larger tubes to allow for extra coolant flow. A custom fan shroud was fabricated to fit 5 variable speed 24V electric fans. An additional alternator was added to power the fans and charge an extra set of batteries, which we installed to power the fan relays.

Various extra repairs were performed while the coach was in the shop. There was a damaged luggage bay door which needed a new skin. The door skin was installed using the factory buck rivets.
Sections of rubber that hang the luggage bay doors were replaced with with stainless steel hinges, which will last the life of the coach.
A custom battery tray was fabricated to house the new coach batteries.

More pictures of our work on the 4501 can be seen here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZFCuTPuB8zrhGeDb2

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 215-679-8943.

Visit us online at bernhardbus.com.
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This GMC PD-4501 Scenicruiser was a joy to work on. The standard transmission was replaced with an Allison 740 series. A...
12/11/2017

This GMC PD-4501 Scenicruiser was a joy to work on. The standard transmission was replaced with an Allison 740 series. A Stone Bennet shifter was installed to electronically control the gear change.

While the engine package was out, extensive repair was done to the engine bay, cradle, and bulkhead area to enure a safe and reliable drive.

The rear gearing was changed to 3:43.
A new radiator was made with larger tubes to allow for extra coolant flow. A custom fan shroud was fabricated to fit 5 variable speed 24V electric fans. An additional alternator was added to power the fans and charge an extra set of batteries, which we installed to power the fan relays.

Various extra repairs were performed while the coach was in the shop. There was a damaged luggage bay door which needed a new skin. The door skin was installed using the factory buck rivets.
Sections of rubber that hang the luggage bay doors were replaced with with stainless steel hinges, which will last the life of the coach.
A custom battery tray was fabricated to house the new coach batteries.

More pictures of our work on the 4501 can be seen here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZFCuTPuB8zrhGeDb2

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 215-679-8943.

Visit us online at bernhardbus.com.
Feel free to share this post with your friends!

This GMC PD-4501 Scenicruiser was a joy to work on. The standard transmission was replaced with an Allison 740 series. A Stone Bennet shifter was installed to electronically control the gear change.

While the engine package was out, extensive repair was done to the engine bay, cradle, and bulkhead area to enure a safe and reliable drive.

The rear gearing was changed to 3:43.
A new radiator was made with larger tubes to allow for extra coolant flow. A custom fan shroud was fabricated to fit 5 variable speed 24V electric fans. An additional alternator was added to power the fans and charge an extra set of batteries, which we installed to power the fan relays.

Various extra repairs were performed while the coach was in the shop. There was a damaged luggage bay door which needed a new skin. The door skin was installed using the factory buck rivets.
Sections of rubber that hang the luggage bay doors were replaced with with stainless steel hinges, which will last the life of the coach.
A custom battery tray was fabricated to house the new coach batteries.

More pictures of our work on the 4501 can be seen here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZFCuTPuB8zrhGeDb2

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 215-679-8943.

Visit us online at bernhardbus.com.
Feel free to share this post with your friends!

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility
12/11/2017

Bernhard Vehicle Mobility

We are a Bruno dealer! Our certified technicians can install any Bruno product into your vehicle. This Valet Plus seat went into a Super Duty Ford, and makes ease of transferring from a wheelchair to a lifted truck.

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12/01/2017
Bruno Curbsider

We're more than just a coach repair company!
We offer installation and service on a full line of Bruno mobility lifts and seats.

This Bruno VSL-6000 Curbsider was installed into a 2010 Subaru Forester. The Curbsider allows the individual to easily raise and turn the wheelchair into the vehicle. This lift can be installed into most hatchbacks, crossovers, and minivans.
The factory trim panels are customized to retain the factory look and function of the vehicle.

For more information on Bruno products, visit our page and website dedicated to keeping you on the road: Bernhard Vehicle Mobility, or call us today at 215-679-8943.
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Address

1442 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Quakertown, PA
18951

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(215) 679-8943

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Our History

The story of Bernhard Bus starts with the man who started and still owns and operates the company, Bernhard “Bernie” Weihs. Bernie was born and raised in Germany but in 1962 the opportunity to immigrate to the United States presented itself.

Once in the United States, Bernie started his career as a truck mechanic and while working full time, he furthered his education by taking correspondence courses and attending a community college. Coupled with his daytime “hands on training” he quickly became a diesel expert.

Bernie was both ambitious and talented. He proceeded to engage in several jobs that provided both increasing experience and skill. He spent time as a regional sales representative for Jacobs Engine brakes and worked with Auto Car Truck Builder in the experimental engineering department.

After nine years of steady learning and experience, Bernie recognized a vacuum in the area of remanufactured components and used coach parts in the bus industry. In 1979, Bernie started his own small business out of his home in Telford, Pennsylvania to fulfill this need.

His vision was soon rewarded as the business expanded quickly and outgrew the confines of his home. In 1983, Bernie and his wife Kathy moved the business to its present location in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. With this move the company expanded its capabilities to include repair work on coaches including installing rebuilt engines, transmissions, air conditioner compressors and similar components. This was major work that smaller coach operators and private coach owners could not do themselves. Again, Bernie filled a gap in the coach industry. During this time his company grew from one to five employees.

But Bernie wasn't done there. He expanded his company again in 1988 when he began to work on converted coaches. Bernie saw a new and increasing demand to improve old coaches with more modern engines with increased horsepower as well as other improved procedures for installing automatic transmissions, power steering and other improved or updated components. His keen vision was on the money again as the business continued to grow.

In 1992, Bernie steered his company to another expansion by offering exterior body work and body modification. In addition, the company began to offer conversion bus shells that he refurbished and repaired where necessary. The company was now becoming expert at virtually all aspects of bus renovation and repair.

All projects take place in the Quakertown facility. The two large indoor working bays can accommodate the largest coaches eliminating any weather delays that outdoor bays might cause. A chassis dynamometer thoroughly tests for oil leaks and possible-overheating problems before any coach ever leaves the workshop. The focus on providing the absolutely best repairs is ongoing and a big reason why Bernhard Bus has such a great reputation. As their slogan says, “We keep you on the road.”

In recent years, Bernie has developed a love for providing disabled people, wounded war veterans and others who are physically impaired vehicles that allow them to travel safely and comfortably. Specialty Transportation and Services provides people the ability to minimize their disability and travel like everyone. Bernie can turn normal vehicles into almost anything a disabled person needs to live an active life of travel.

One of Bernie's great loves is the restoration of old, decrepit coaches into showpieces of yesteryear. As a motor coach owner himself, Bernie appreciates the significance regarding what motor coaches have provided to the transportation history of our country. Visit the Motor Home Restoration page of this website to see just a few examples of this work.

Today, Bernie, a hands-on type of guy, works alongside his mechanics at Bernhard Bus Services, LLC. The facility has grown to 7500 square feet where you can find every tool, piece of equipment, machines and so on to allow just about every repair, restoration necessary for Bernie's unique bus services company. He and his staff take great pride in the fact that if a motor coach or component can be rebuilt, they can do it.

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Picked this up last year and am glad to have found you! Great bus but it has a little cancer and needs attention. Not everyone can work on these! Hope to be in touch this year- Slickbald.
We are selling some of our collection of vintage bus parts. Parts from 4104, 4106, 4905, 4103, Scenic Cruiser, and Flexible coaches. Profits from all parts sales will be donated to the Museum of Bus Transportation in Hershey, PA to ensure the preservation of motorcoach history. For more information, give us a call! 215-679-8943 Bernhard Bus Services 1442 Sleepy Hollow Rd Quakertown, PA 18951