Originally Posted by gusbus
Question about scrapping the tubing from the seats. Did you cut it up into smaller pieces or did you scrap the seats with cushions intact? Just wondering how much work you went through to get the $250 out of the seats. I will probably be staring at number of seats myself real soon.
That was a good lick just having the seats screwed to the floor. I think most will agree; a full fledged school bus sports a bolt down configuration. Unfortunately!!!
BTW what chassis is that? It isn't a Thomas or BB!
I took the bottom cushions off and kept them thinking I might use the foam since foam is pretty expensive. Plus I was thinking the scrap yard might not take them with so much non steel on them. The bottoms were just a few screws and 'my' scrap yard didn't care about the top being on, not sure what your scrap yard's policy is. They usually aren't to picky with steel.
Yes, this is a Ward or American Transportation Corp bus. I think this type of bus was only sold to the US Government for military use. I've looked all over the internet and the only other ones I saw were being sold here and there by govliquidation.com where I bought mine in an online auction. It was only a few miles away so I had it towed to a warehouse nearby. This bus has a raised roof which I like. I am not tall (5'8") but it just feels bigger inside.