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Old 01-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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What did you do with your seats?

Once I get my bus, I'm trying to come up with ideas on what to do with the seats. I've read other conversion threads where people document removing their seats and lot of them involve "grinders"? It seems to be a lot of work to remove the seats, especially that many. A couple of ideas I've come up with thus far:

- Remove them and take them to a scrap yard. This should generate a little cash.
- Sell them on Craigslist or Ebay?

If I put an ad on Craigslist, I am weighing selling them for cash, or just making them free, and having anyone interested in coming out and removing it themselves. This would save me labor. What did everyone else do?
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: What did you do with your seats?

sometimes the school dists want them if they are really good.
i sold some for a guy to put in his picnic area.
and my neighbor got several of the cushions to start the fire in his shop stove...
just saying..
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Re: What did you do with your seats?

The ones you sold, what did you get for them, and who took them out?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: What did you do with your seats?

Gave them to a friend who trashed the seat cushions & took the metal to the scrappers.
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Re: What did you do with your seats?

Stonestatue, here is my two cents worth. TANSTAAFL is alive and well (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch)! If you actually can find a buyer who will pay for the seats and take them out I want to go to Vegas with you. Just kidding. You may well be time and money ahead just taking the seats out yourself and selling them for scrap. I'd be concerned about having just anybody remove the seats for you unless you have a heafty insurance package to protect you. Jack
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Re: What did you do with your seats?

Remove the seats yourself (with a friend to help). It will give you a great sense of accomplishment.
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Re: What did you do with your seats?

I'm a pack rat, I still have about half of them, in the barn. The rest have been cut up, the steel has come in very handy for many of the things I seen to need brackets for.. I'm saving the foam, but not sure why.
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We used the foam in the bunks. Then put a 1" topper over them...presto!
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Re: What did you do with your seats?

Seats and wheelchair lifts are hard to give away, much less sell. Recycling the metal seems to be the way to go.
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