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Old 05-24-2019, 11:33 PM   #1
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Is there anything worth saving from the seats?

I'm solo, disabled, and don't have much access to electric, so getting the seats out is quite a slow process. So far I've been able to get 5 seats totally out and used the bottom cushions from about 8 of them to make a temporary sleeping space that is softer than the floor (I can't put in an actual mattress until I get more seats out.)

I took one seat apart just to see what's inside, and the fabric is fire-resistant. Is there any use for this fabric, or any other part that would be worth saving from the seats?
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:40 PM   #2
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The change that you find behind the cushions.

I scored almost $3
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:45 PM   #3
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The metal frames worth in the neighborhood of $5-$6/100lbs. Between seat frames, ceiling panels, and wall panels paid $60 at the scrap yard.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:54 PM   #4
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The metal frames worth in the neighborhood of $5-$6/100lbs. Between seat frames, ceiling panels, and wall panels paid $60 at the scrap yard.
I am envious of you guys that get paid for scrap. We usually have to pay to dump it. A couple of ceiling panels, heaters and that chunk that I cut out of my rear cap will probably cost me about $18 to get rid of.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:09 AM   #5
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And to think that THEY are turnning around and selling it to recyclers after you pay them to take it!


The seat metal has been ut to use in a number of ways. There is even a thread on the subject of "How have you repurposed your seats".
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:55 AM   #6
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We made our sub mattresses with them. Topped with memory foam toppers and they make for a comfy bed.

It was some work but I broke them down completely and recycled the metal, kept the foam, trashed the covers and plywood.
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I am envious of you guys that get paid for scrap. We usually have to pay to dump it. A couple of ceiling panels, heaters and that chunk that I cut out of my rear cap will probably cost me about $18 to get rid of.
Where are you located, there are a number of recyclers in Wenatchee
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:14 PM   #8
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Where are you located, there are a number of recyclers in Wenatchee
I am in Dayton. Wenatchee is about 3-1/2 hours from here.

There is a recycler in Pasco. A bit over 70 miles away. Round trip I use 11-12 gallons of fuel @ $3.59 a gallon. So roughly $42 in fuel and about 2-1/2 hours drive time.

I could haul it up there but I would be upside down once you account for time, fuel and wear & tear on my truck.
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I am in Dayton. Wenatchee is about 3-1/2 hours from here.

There is a recycler in Pasco. A bit over 70 miles away. Round trip I use 11-12 gallons of fuel @ $3.59 a gallon. So roughly $42 in fuel and about 2-1/2 hours drive time.

I could haul it up there but I would be upside down once you account for time, fuel and wear & tear on my truck.
How about this place in Dayton? Oops, Dayton, Oh.
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How about this place in Dayton? Oops, Dayton, Oh.


That may be a bit of a drive......
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