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Old 09-12-2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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What do you do with all the seats?

So what do you do with all of the seats that you just removed from your newly acquired school bus? Who would buy a bunch (or even one) old school bus seat? I'm handy enough that I suppose that I could make yard furniture or maybe something else unusual but useful out of them. Hopefully be able to sell some that way. Or, just haul 'em all down to the scrap yard and be done with it. What do you all do?
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:36 PM   #2
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I have not removed/disposed all mine yet. Never know when some random bits of metal will be useful for fabricating something.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:41 PM   #3
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No question it was not worth fooling with. Sent them straight to scrap and paid me for them.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:51 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's pretty much what I figured. I just like to re-purpose or sell when I can before deciding to scrap or trash anything.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:17 PM   #5
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I put them on the street corner with a "free" sign, Most of them disappeared. Due to the amount of people doing conversions these days, there's Not much value in old bus seats where I live.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:24 PM   #6
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Took mine to the scrap yard. Got paid a whopping penny a pound for them, a total of $10.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:52 PM   #7
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I used a few around my fire pit.

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Old 09-12-2019, 04:32 PM   #8
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I left mine in a pile behind my bus until they were stolen along with my ceiling panels. Best theft of my life - they made off with about 3/4 of my trash pile by weight, which saved me a bunch of money and time.

I was kind of disappointed at the time since I had planned to salvage some of the metal from them for welding practice, but luckily I found a better source of scrap. To be honest, the metal from the seats is pretty much crap as far as useful material goes. The sheet metal backs are bent for strength so you can't cut any large flat pieces out of them, and the tube for the frame is similarly bent up and welded to other bits and you'd have to do a ton of prep to use it.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:33 PM   #9
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I used a few around my fire pit.

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Did you weld an extra pair of legs on these or were all your seats like this? My seats would have been an uneven experience on the ground without further work, except for the two exit-door seats.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:38 PM   #10
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Offered mine for free on CL. Lots of flakes, no takers.

I took them to the salvage yard and, after a little negotiation, they agreed to take them for free.
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