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Old 04-14-2018, 10:23 PM   #1
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I need to move my bus from where it is but with trying to convert it and all I got rid of the seat. Can't drive standing up... or could I? Wish I wouldn't have trashed it but was planning to replace it and didn't think twice

What could I do??
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:35 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:58 PM   #3
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:06 AM   #4
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I need to move my bus from where it is but with trying to convert it and all I got rid of the seat. Can't drive standing up... or could I? Wish I wouldn't have trashed it but was planning to replace it and didn't think twice

What could I do??
Kinda depends on how far you need to move it, and what type roads you would be on. No way would I try to drive anywhere just standing up. Even the 5 gallon bucket would be better for across the yard/field. If I were in the country driving on seldom traveled roads (dirt roads) and were going less than a mile, I probably would go for a sturdy folding type chair that I could secure such that it wouldn't slide around with me. Any situation other than that, I'd look for a van - type captain's chair and bolt it in properly. Think insurance claim.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:24 AM   #5
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Kinda depends on how far you need to move it, and what type roads you would be on. No way would I try to drive anywhere just standing up. Even the 5 gallon bucket would be better for across the yard/field. If I were in the country driving on seldom traveled roads (dirt roads) and were going less than a mile, I probably would go for a sturdy folding type chair that I could secure such that it wouldn't slide around with me. Any situation other than that, I'd look for a van - type captain's chair and bolt it in properly. Think insurance claim.
I was actually kidding about the standing and driving. Besides, it's a 30 minute drive
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:32 AM   #6
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What is your long-term plan for driver's seat for your build? Might consider increasing the priority for that item - otherwise, Craigslist for a van seat.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:58 AM   #7
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I need to move my bus from where it is but with trying to convert it and all I got rid of the seat. Can't drive standing up... or could I? Wish I wouldn't have trashed it but was planning to replace it and didn't think twice



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Go to a salvage yard and pick up a cheap seat!
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:25 PM   #8
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Anyone know of a salvage yard that might sell school bus parts in the Houston area. Out of all the places I've called so far only one had seats but were new and costs $500!

Are the seats in those 18 wheelers the same as school bus seats?

I have to have it moved by Wednesday and also have to go to a funeral on that same day
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:28 PM   #9
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:16 PM   #10
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bolt down a lawn chair?
Have you seen this done before? Really hoping to find a solution
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:33 PM   #11
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If it were me and I just need to make a quick 30 minute drive to a final resting place? I'd look into getting a van seat or a seat from a Suburban/Denali/Tahoe (preferably with integrated seat belt). There are plenty of them on Craigslist or at an auto salvage yard.

Then I'd build a temporary platform out of 2x4s to raise it to a comfortable height. Later on, you can get a proper platform that bolts on, swivels, etc.

Should be enough to get you on the road though. Just don't hit anything
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:35 PM   #12
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Have you seen this done before? Really hoping to find a solution

In videos, but I would want to be seatbelted in.... how far do you need to go?
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:23 PM   #13
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About 30 minutes
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:25 AM   #15
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This picture made me sad.
They say a guy stole the seats for a school bus.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:13 PM   #16
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What is your long-term plan for driver's seat for your build? Might consider increasing the priority for that item - otherwise, Craigslist for a van seat.
These seats mentioned, van/truck seats and such, are universal im assuming? Still trying to find a seat
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:47 PM   #17
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These seats mentioned, van/truck seats and such, are universal im assuming? Still trying to find a seat
I once had a conversion van, and it had captain's chairs on swivel pedestals that just bolted to the floor through a square base plate (maybe 8" square or so). Didn't use factory seat bolts at all, these conversion seats were definitely "universal". I'd try to find a you-pull-it junk yard and check all the conversion vans out. Four bolts and you're done.
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What's wrong with a lawn chair? Don't make this more complicated than it needs to be.
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I've got nothing more than a folding chair for a driver's seat in mine right now.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:18 AM   #20
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I've got nothing more than a folding chair for a driver's seat in mine right now.
Is it bolted down some how. Do you actually drive it around like that?
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