Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:37 PM   #1
Bus Nut
 
KC10Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 529
Year: 1993
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International
Engine: 7.3 International diesel
Rated Cap: 60
Bus seats! What can I do with them?

I worked for 5 hours tonight on stripping seats from my bus. I started in the back and got 8 of the 20 seats out! I might have been able to get more seats out, but it was a nice day and the neighbors were out stopping by asking questions. About 2 hours of that was probably spent BSing. These seats are a real PITA to get out! Bolt heads on top inside the bus, and nuts underneath. I loosen them up if I can and then just angle grinder them out. I remember when I was a twerp little kid back in the day and I used to tear up seats or shoot spit wads all over the bus. What goes around comes around and I guess I'm getting what I had coming to me. Anyways, I tore all of the foam off the seats and put it out for trash day in the morning. I'm going to take the metal down and sell it for scrap unless anybody can suggest a use for it. There's lots of metal tubes and sheet metal on the back. The sheet metal isn't in the best shape though. It has lots of cracks in it or it's dented or whatever. Anybody got any ideas? Thanks! Matt
__________________
Matt
1993 International Carpenter 10 Window bus
7.3L diesel w/AT545
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...DSC02426-1.jpg
KC10Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 09:20 PM   #2
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
I tried for a long time to think of a use for my seats, but in the end the plywood was put on the burn pile, the foam and vinyl went to the dump, and the steel went for scrap.
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 10:10 PM   #3
Bus Nut
 
Roasting8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 382
Year: 1981
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Crown
Engine: 671 DD
Send a message via MSN to Roasting8 Send a message via Yahoo to Roasting8
I remember someone using the old foam, for their comversion. Forthe life of me, I can't remember who.

Try Vonslatt, I think he might have found some use for them.
Roasting8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 10:22 PM   #4
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
I was going to use mine for the beds (I think Jake used his for the dinette), but they smelled too much like....well...bus.
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 10:55 PM   #5
Bus Nut
 
oldog12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 381
Try giving them to the local bus barn, if they can use them, or need them, you score some points with them that could come in handy down the road...
oldog12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2007, 11:19 PM   #6
Bus Nut
 
GoneCamping's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 704
I was gonna try using the stuffing for carpet padding, but decided it wasn't worth trying to piece them all together. Everything went in the trash dumpster except for the frames...they went to the metal recyle place for a couple bucks of pocket money!!
__________________
*Cliff*

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)
Chesapeake, Virginia
GoneCamping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 03:15 PM   #7
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
That is worth noting. On my bus, atleast, the seat bottoms were identical and then just either had a left or a right side of aisle legs bolted on with clamps. You could bolt a set of right and left side aisle legs to a seat and it would be free standing without the need for that rail that runs along the outside.
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My seats are gone! Hearse Driver Skoolie Conversion Projects 1 03-10-2009 11:40 PM
Seats.... drchefscott Skoolie Conversion Projects 3 02-04-2009 06:36 PM
looking for seats! TikiBus Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 3 01-31-2009 04:28 PM
New Bus seats somecards Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 3 09-16-2008 12:25 AM
Seats.....no, not the bus ones...... Vern1 Conversion General Discussions 3 02-24-2004 04:43 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.