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Old 05-27-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Old Seats?

Any interest in seats from a 1992 Ward school bus? We removed them a few weeks ago, trying to figure out what to do with them.

Is the metal worth anything for scrap? I hate to see all of it go to the landfill if someone can get some use out of them or if we can recycle some of them.
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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I took my seat frames to the recycling yard. I wish I could have kept them for making frameworks under the bus, etc.....but my building schedule got very compressed, and mybabymamma wanted them GONE NOW!

I got 2.2 cents a pound for them. We hauled 16 seat frames off and got just under 10 dollars. I wonder if I have to report that on my taxes? Or do I just depreciate the bus cost by that much?
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Old 05-27-2005, 11:40 PM   #3
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I got my bus with all the seats removed, and I'd like to have two to build a little dinette unit. But they're not worth shipping. Where are you located?

Branden, Seattle Washington.
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Old 05-31-2005, 07:57 AM   #4
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Located in Des Moines, IA... Probably not worth the shipping cost to get them there unless you're planning a road trip!
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:51 AM   #5
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Damn!! I should have taken mine to the scrap yard. I could have used a little extra cash... I ended up throwing one out a week till they where all gone. Learn as I go I guess.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:42 PM   #6
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Did you have to remove all the padding and seat covering? I ended up taking mine to the dump which i had to pay $20, but I didnt have to seperate any parts of the seat. I did save 3 of them, 2 to make a dinette and one other one facing farward. Turned out pritty good I think
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:00 PM   #7
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I had removed all of the padding and covering in order to salvage the seat material. I doubt that the scrap yard would have taken them otherwise. I had to take the padding to the dump (no cost, here). It took me two days to get the seats stripped.

In terms of time and effort, your $20 dump fee was probably a real bargain!
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:22 PM   #8
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$20... yeah I'd say that's all right. Think I paid $10 to toss mine in the Whistler landfill which is where I was living at the time when I took my seats out. Didn't bother with trying to get money for them, after all.... it was only like 10 seats or so (shortie) but I am relieved that I didn't have to remove the fabric and foam and go through the song and dance of going to a scrap yard and then a dump.

I belive if you spend some time on the phone more (cheaper or easier) options will come up.

GL on your conversion, keep up the good work
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do you still have your seats ???

im in des moines and would be interested in checking out the possibility of snatching a couple from ya. let me know and we can hook up.


hope you had fun on the ride this year ! my friends on the 'barflys' had a blast !!

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