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Old 04-18-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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seat removal

I keep seeing reference to seat removal being a nightmare... I assumed it would be simple. Is it that bad?
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:55 PM   #2
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seat removal

well it depends, some buses use nuts on the underneath the bus seat bolts so you got to have someone under there while you twist.(my international was like that) then if there rusty, major pain. and depending on how long your bus is-how many seats. my crown on the other hand didnt have nuts on the under side and were not rusty so it was just alot of twisting bolts. its just part of the game :P good luck john
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:13 PM   #3
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I used a cheap electric grinder for mine. I tried using wrenches but it was too much effort. I was fortunate that I only had five seats to remove and two dividers. Now if someone is doing a lot of grinding I'd recommend getting a good electric grinder cause my cheap one did get hot quickly. Or if a cheap one is used take breaks between every seat. I also like the thin discs too they cut through the bolts faster but you will use them up faster.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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We had to grind on our Minnesota bus. There were 4 Grade 8 bolts per seat on the aisle side and 2 on the rail on the wall. Aside from maybe 3-4 on the side rail, all were removed with wrenches. The bolts on the floor were NOT coming out though.

It takes a while, but with the radio playing and someone to talk to it isn't all that bad. I did manage to kill my old cheap grinder doing the project, but it had served me well so I wasn't disappointed. I purchased a new cheap grinder with a 1 year warranty to finish the job. Because of the shape of the feet on our seats we had to actually grind the whole head off, but it went quick with some think grinding (not cutting) wheels.
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