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Old 01-22-2016, 06:18 PM   #11
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I posted and ad on Craigslist for free bus seats and received several calls. One guy picked up most and another took the rest.
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:52 PM   #12
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Just got back from the metal scrapper and got 10.52 for about 14 seat frames.

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Old 01-22-2016, 11:45 PM   #13
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Just got back from the metal scrapper and got 10.52 for about 14 seat frames.


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Old 01-23-2016, 01:50 AM   #14
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I haven't taken my frames in yet, but I tried setting the stripped foam cushions out for the garbage truck. Garbage man wouldn't take them. Said I have to take them to the dump. The dump charges per pound.
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:35 AM   #15
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I haven't taken my frames in yet, but I tried setting the stripped foam cushions out for the garbage truck. Garbage man wouldn't take them. Said I have to take them to the dump. The dump charges per pound.
The dump is a few miles from me and they charge 10 bucks to drive thru and then by the pound. The last 8 seat foam chunks cost 20 bucks to dump.

The metal scrapper is less than a mile from my house. OK I don't live in the best part of town.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:57 PM   #16
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I put all the cover's & foam in the trash bins over a few weeks time then took all the metal. Too The scrapyard after I had gotten the inside gutted, saved every single piece of metal I could find, i.e. Rivet heads used drill its, anything that would add to wieght.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:30 PM   #17
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I called the bus service that I got the bus from and asked him if he wanted the seats for free. He came by the next day with a UHaul and a couple of guys and loaded them up. I kept one seat from each side plus the fold down emergency exit seat, but I'm probably not going to use them in the end.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:57 PM   #18
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I held on to the two small seats that were by the exits, but I doubt I'll use them.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:59 PM   #19
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Posted mine for free on craigslist. "You haul 'em, you keep 'em."

Some guy making treestands came and grabbed them all.
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:31 PM   #20
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Good news everyone! I called the same salvage yard that I took the metal from my old bus seats (which I ended up getting around $40 or so for, not bad) and because of the plastic attached and being non metallic he said that they couldn't give me anything for it, but the fact they would let me dispose of it for free was better than nothing! One hurdle out of the way!

Stay tuned next week - I'll be starting up a thread for my new project: 35' Gillig Phantom transit bus turned into a party bus
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