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Old 01-19-2018, 07:54 PM   #1
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Hey, I have about 8-10 (I'm not home to count) bus seats for $free.99.

One has been outside for a year but all others are in great shape, a little dirty on the side that rubs the wall of the bus. All are bench style with no seatbelts.

I also have interior panels and 1 or 2 none-some damage L tracks. The rest I showed no mercy.

Its all junk to me and will be tossed by late February...I might try to take the tracks to the $crap yard.

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Old 01-19-2018, 08:08 PM   #2
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I've been wondering if used bus seats have any value at all to anyone other than the scrap value? I would almost think I'd have to pay someone to haul them off.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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I've been wondering if used bus seats have any value at all to anyone other than the scrap value? I would almost think I'd have to pay someone to haul them off.
Pretty much.
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:39 PM   #4
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I lucked out this time. The bus I bought had all but 2 benches removed before I got it. Nothing to toss, nothing to struggle removing!
On that note, I'd think there are far more people who want seats gone than those who want seats.

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The best I was able to do with the seats out of two buses was to convince the local scrap yard to let me drop them off for free.

I tried offering them for free on CL and got no takers. Just a bunch of CL flakes wasting my time.

Hopefully you have better luck with it than I did
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Nobody wants the seats. They are hard to give away. At the same time have you ever tried to buy bus seats or more accurately price them? I know you can get them for free, but if you had to buy them...
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I've been wondering if used bus seats have any value at all to anyone other than the scrap value? I would almost think I'd have to pay someone to haul them off.


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Old 01-20-2018, 04:53 PM   #8
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craigslist

post on craigslist for scrap metal, it is what I did
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post on craigslist for scrap metal, it is what I did
List it as "scrap metal, you remove", and make them cut them out.
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What are the dimensions of the metal frame for the seats? The reason I ask is could any of the frame be repurposed for the uprights if doing a roof raise?
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Nobody wants the seats. They are hard to give away. At the same time have you ever tried to buy bus seats or more accurately price them? I know you can get them for free, but if you had to buy them...
I've only heard of people buying seats as an upgrade to what's already in the bus. A company I know of bought some of the bench seats with the built-in booster seat and 5pt harness (flips down from the back cushion) and they were over $1500 per bench!

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That must have been new price. They sell used child booster bench seats on ebay for one or two hundred per seat.
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That must have been new price. They sell used child booster bench seats on ebay for one or two hundred per seat.
Yes, new. There's a liability concern with putting in used seats for this company. I suppose the concern is understandable. They are using the school busses as... School busses.

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I can appreciate that logic. Don't use germy school bus seats in a official school bus.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:53 PM   #15
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What are the dimensions of the metal frame for the seats? The reason I ask is could any of the frame be repurposed for the uprights if doing a roof raise?
I dunno, I measured the distance from the wall at about 33 inches but that's the seat cushion not the frame. I would think it would be a lot of extra to use the-why yes it would be perfect for your roof raise when can you pick them up? lol
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I dunno, I measured the distance from the wall at about 33 inches but that's the seat cushion not the frame. I would think it would be a lot of extra to use the-why yes it would be perfect for your roof raise when can you pick them up? lol
Floor to bottom of the cushion is 12"...
Most roof lifts are 12"...

Yeah, come take mine too

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Floor to bottom of the cushion is 12"...
Most roof lifts are 12"...

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There are two heights in bus seats. Low and really low.

I'd hesitate to say most lifts are 12".
Most of the ones I've seen are 16+.
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What are the dimensions of the metal frame for the seats? The reason I ask is could any of the frame be repurposed for the uprights if doing a roof raise?
You really want something that fits like a glove when raising a roof. Using small tubes of steel wouldn't be ideal. Bluebirds can use 1 1/4 sq tubing. IC/AmTran need custom bent channel.
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There are two heights in bus seats. Low and really low.

I'd hesitate to say most lifts are 12".
Most of the ones I've seen are 16+.
Hey! This goes against all things that make my pile of seats appealing!
There's only so many college kids that want one in their parents basement in my area. You're taking the wind out of my sail 🤣🤣


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I only did a 10" lift on that Ward I had.
I think a minimal lift, like the coach folks do is the best at least for looks.

If I ever raise another bus roof, I'd probably just go 8".

Seems like a lot of folks go huge with a couple feet of lift. Looks doofy to me, and doesn't help with the handling, mpg's or any of that.
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