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Old 06-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #11
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Re: Removing those seats

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Think I finally used alcohol, will try oven cleaner next time.
I also used Alcohol. One for the bear-one for the bus. One, two for the bear-two for the bus. One, two, three for the bear-three for the bus. One, two, three, Hic-up..$hit where was I?
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:45 PM   #12
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There is a cleaner called 'Goo Gone', its a little expensive from what I have seen, but its great at removing the stickum left behind. There are also various 'Orange' cleaners that will cut through the stickum just as easy. But you spray it on, count to 30 and lightly rub with a scotchpad or a scrubber sponge.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:02 AM   #13
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Re: Removing those seats

WOW.
I just got finished taking the seats out of my bus I don't know how many bad names I called my helper (wife) hahahah.
at the end of the day she was cussing/swearing more cuss word at me than I ever heard at work. heheh two days but we got all the bolts/nuts out.. and kept everyone of them. I got one more day off and hope to takle the floor next, then the floor heaters.
Taking the seats out was really hard I couldn't believe it!
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:19 PM   #14
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Re: Removing those seats

I just removed the seats in my bus a few weeks ago. Got tired of the ratchet method, and borrowed a friends angle grinder. It worked wonders! Just cut the heads off each bolt and had it done in about 3-4 hrs with a friends help. In my opinion that's the easiest way to go.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:07 AM   #15
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Re: Removing those seats

I am adding my experience to this reference page.

Use an angle grinder. They run $130 in stores. If you don't have one try to rent one, or buy it and then return it. I bought 4.5' discs at $1.89 per disc. I used 1 every 4 seats. The bolts on the floor were cutoff and then bolts on the side were taken off with a wratchet. I wouldn't want to use the method of holding the bolt underneath the bus while the person inside the bus yanks it out. That stinks.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:30 AM   #16
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I am adding my experience to this reference page.

Use an angle grinder. They run $130 in stores. If you don't have one try to rent one, or buy it and then return it. I bought 4.5' discs at $1.89 per disc. I used 1 every 4 seats. The bolts on the floor were cutoff and then bolts on the side were taken off with a wratchet. I wouldn't want to use the method of holding the bolt underneath the bus while the person inside the bus yanks it out. That stinks.
I have three angle grinders. One is more heavy duty that I use with a grinder disk. IIRC, it was about 30 or 35 bucks, bought online. The other two are cheap, lighter duty ones bought on sale at Harbor Freight for about 12 bucks each. I use one with a cutting disk and the other with a flap wheel. Thus I have grinding, cutting and sanding capability without needing to change disks when I change from one task to the other. Pretty handy when I have to switch tasks frequently. No problems so far, even though they were cheap. I may get another one for use with a wire wheel, but so far my old Black and Decker drill has suited this purpose nicely.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:49 PM   #17
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Re: Removing those seats

might as well throw my experience in here,
I had a friend inside with a good air impact gun and me under the bus with a wrench. I think all but say 5 bolts were able to come out this way. they either came loose or the impact twisted the bolt in half, either way they came loose. the few that remained the bolt head was too trashed to get a grip on and the socket spun. I used a cutoff wheel on my 4 1/2" angle grinder to slice the head off. in my opinion the impact was way easier than the grinder. this wont work if you have a junk impact or compressor, you have to have the power to twist the bolt in half otherwise it wont work and forget air ratchets.
the grinder will work if you need to go that route.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:02 AM   #18
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Re: Removing those seats

hate to disappoint you hard workers it only took me about an hour by myself to

remove the seats as my bus didn't have any nuts on the underside of the floor they

just used self tapping bolts to hold the seats down and I used my 1/4" Matco lithium Ion

Impact on all the bolts it goes to 55 ft lbs. it was the cages that took the most time to

remove. It was a prison transport bus 1996 Blue Bird AARE.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #19
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Re: Removing those seats

Dragon...

consider it a present then. Most people struggle with is. Its one of the more difficult issues of demo if your not really equipped to do this kind of stuff.
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Re: Removing those seats

My fist bus I was so excited I forgot my tools, so I used man power and pulled the bolts right through the floor. Most snapped and shot off in any direction. Some pulled right through the floor, a few I had to later cut the heads with a angle Grinder.

My second bus I used my 3\4 corless Milwaukee impact from underneath. Removed all but about 5 that weren't accessible from underneath . Angle grinder fixed the rest.

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