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Old 02-17-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Re-purposing seats?

I've been day dreaming ideas up for a skoolie project after I graduate. Looking around I became curious on what everyone does with their seats. I thought of using the cushions for insulation/sound and using the frames for framing other things.
So what does everyone do with their old seats?
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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I gave mine to some scrappers so they could score some natty light.
The cushions wouldn't make very good insulation, and mine were disgusting.
Uncomfortable and full of kid farts...
The frames are worth about 40-60 in scrap steel if you go through the effort.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:46 AM   #3
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gave mine to scrappers too. but saved 4 of em thinking i may use the frames to hang stuff under the bus and the flat panels for other things.
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right on, yeah I kept the two smallest ones from the rear and by the side door.
I wouldn't wanna sit on em long, they're ridiculously uncomfortable. I may make a small dinette them using just the frames of course.
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I used two,welded end to end as a couch. I the cut the ends off two and added them out the front of the couch at each end to create a kind of lounge sectional look. I don't have pictures yet but will someday.
I also cut the legs off some. These may be used for something later. Some I scrapped and the rest I am having a cage built for my generator.
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I sent them all to the scrapper. Not worth my time to do anything else with them.

Much nicer seats are available out of mini vans, ect at the pick and pull.

Steel is cheap enough that I don't waist my time cutting up old stuff to build with. That and I don't use tubing for anything. It just gives rust somewhere to start that I can't get access to repaint. I hate tubing as much as I hate wood.

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I use one of my old seats out by the fire pit. So, when I get too drunk to stand I will sit down for a few but the darn thing is so uncomfortable I can't fall asleep in it. That way I can resume drinking. LOL (sort of true).
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Nice strategy.

Lol

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