So we finally saved enough money to buy a welder that we'd need for the thinner metal. Here it is: wirefeed flux cored. $350.
After buying the welder (online) early in the morning on one of the rare days we have off together we had bus fever, so we had to go out and do something while we waited. There are so many things that need to be done that it is daunting so i tend to find myself doing the quick easy fun things when I'm low on time. So since we did not have a seat that was bolted down to drive it around the farm while in maintenance mode we decided to make a quick fix.
All we did we use the previous floor pedestal that was stock on the bus and mounted to the new chair, two of the holes of the floor pedestal matched up with the stock bus one. All we had to do was drill two holes and we were set. The bus is a thrill to drive with this now installed, I did not want to stop driving it was now very comfortable, the seat reclines, moves up and down,forward and reverse.
We will be using the 2nd free seat as a test subject of replacing the padding in it and reupholstering.