Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 14th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #1
gmotox
Senior Member
 
gmotox's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-08-08
Location: Waterford/Michigan 48327
Posts: 2,522
iTrader: (98)
need info on shipping an engine cross country

Has anyone ever had an engine shipped? I am instead in an Ecotec 4 cyl that's is located in Florida and needs to end up in Waterford, Mi. The buyer is willing to crate but not sure how to ship something like this or if the cost will out the way deal.
Any info would be appreciated.
gmotox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #2
SS
Sexing your Nancy, Dale!
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Arlen, TX
Posts: 10,330
iTrader: (13)
It should fit in the back of my Jeep. I need moneyz lol
__________________
-Jeremy



Sticks and stones may break my bones but hollow points expand on impact.
SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #3
capone
Senior Member
 
capone's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-06
Location: Clinton Township
Posts: 3,215
iTrader: (50)
Too save money ship it hub to hub. The seller would have to drop it off at a shipping hub. You would have to pick it up from a hub.

Try this site: http://www.freightquote.com/
capone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #4
firehawk
Live Action!
 
firehawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-02-07
Location: Clawson, Michigan
Posts: 12,015
iTrader: (41)
Quote:
Originally Posted by capone View Post
Too save money ship it hub to hub. The seller would have to drop it off at a shipping hub. You would have to pick it up from a hub.

Try this site: http://www.freightquote.com/
Or ship it to a company with a loading dock or Hi Lo
firehawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #5
twodollars
Senior Member
 
twodollars's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-27-07
Location: York Township, MI
Posts: 549
iTrader: (14)
I have an account with freightquote.com, its very easy to set one up, get some prices, and schedule a shipment.
twodollars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #6
Motorcitydak
Merkin salesman
 
Motorcitydak's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-20-06
Location: Casco, Mi
Posts: 1,246
iTrader: (6)
Send a message via AIM to Motorcitydak
You can try getting a quote on uship.com. You enter what and where then can get offers from different companies
Motorcitydak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #7
snohog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 12-09-07
Location: Howell, Mi
Posts: 820
iTrader: (10)
I just shipped an LS3, 6L80, Atlas T case and a bunch of other stuff through UPS Ground, all on one pallet for $580. The pallet weight was 1200 pounds. From UT to MI
snohog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #8
gmotox
Senior Member
 
gmotox's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-08-08
Location: Waterford/Michigan 48327
Posts: 2,522
iTrader: (98)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snohog View Post
I just shipped an LS3, 6L80, Atlas T case and a bunch of other stuff through UPS Ground, all on one pallet for $580. The pallet weight was 1200 pounds. From UT to MI
How did you do that? UPS just quoted me $1050.00 for 350 lbs.
gmotox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #9
Andy72
future ffa-er
 
Andy72's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-10-10
Location: out on the farm
Posts: 632
iTrader: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by firehawk View Post
Or ship it to a company with a loading dock or Hi Lo
Ding ding. We use a shipping broker that gets us the best deal.
Andy72 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #10
Kane
Got Jeep?
 
Kane's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: 48030
Posts: 587
iTrader: (4)
Try www.forwardair.com They have locations near almost all major airports. He/she drops off at one of their terminals in FL, you pick up at Flint or Detroit Metro, whatever is close to you. Had an axle shipped by them some years ago.
Kane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 08:04 AM   #11
High Center Hancho
rack tap re-rack click
 
High Center Hancho's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-10-07
Location: Genesee County
Posts: 12,396
iTrader: (40)
I shipped a Porsche engine from Cali to mi about 15yrs ago and it cost me$250. I that trucking company the the green strip and yellow letters. I can see the truck I just can't place the name
High Center Hancho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #12
Dylan
Senior Member
 
Dylan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-24-06
Location: K-zoo
Posts: 1,111
iTrader: (7)
I used uship.com and shipped a 72 beetle (in pieces/not running so it was the shell and boxes) for $650 from MN to MI. If you are not in a hurry to ship, you can get some really good deals there, especially if its on a busy route.
Dylan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #13
hondadirtracer
Commercial Pilot
 
hondadirtracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-25-08
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 2,049
iTrader: (10)
Quote:
Originally Posted by High Center Hancho View Post
I shipped a Porsche engine from Cali to mi about 15yrs ago and it cost me$250. I that trucking company the the green strip and yellow letters. I can see the truck I just can't place the name
R&L Carriers?
hondadirtracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #14
OttoMan
Senior Member
 
OttoMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-22-10
Location: windsor ontario
Posts: 237
iTrader: (0)
Greyhound also does packages. they wouldnt do a whole motor in one piece but if you did the heads, then block, then everything like wiring and whatnot it might work.
OttoMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #15
bird
Member
 
bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-17-11
Location: Gregory,MI
Posts: 87
iTrader: (1)
How soon do you need motor shipped? Also where is it located in Florida. We will be heading down there at the end of Jan.
bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #16
BadMoonRacing500
Freedom isn't Free
 
BadMoonRacing500's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-11-10
Location: Harbor Springs MI
Posts: 658
iTrader: (0)
http://www.uship.com/
__________________
WTF, Snot Rag.... These ain't Talls..
BadMoonRacing500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #17
BlooMule
LENORE!!!
 
BlooMule's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: A little North of Deetroit and a little South of Roseville
Posts: 23,248
iTrader: (12)
Or just get one local

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/ptd/4206180365.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/4189268072.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/pts/4196241242.html
__________________
-rw-rw-rw
BlooMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #18
gmotox
Senior Member
 
gmotox's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-08-08
Location: Waterford/Michigan 48327
Posts: 2,522
iTrader: (98)
Thanks for all the info..It is appreciated.
The shipping is $350.00 at best and I think I will just buy local and get a stand alone harness.
gmotox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #19
Lousypirate
Bud Light Man of Genius
 
Lousypirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-11-08
Location: Norton Shores 49441
Posts: 8,547
iTrader: (27)
Catapult is cheaper in the long run
__________________
77 Chevy K30 partout thread
94 12v dually partout



Have you given your life up to traction lately?
Lousypirate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2013, 08:02 PM   #20
tsaguy
drink the hotdog water.
 
tsaguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-17-08
Location: Big Mountain, Michigan 48458
Posts: 4,263
iTrader: (3)
Check out www.shippingenginescrosscountry.com
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepbrattt View Post
I do drive a jeep and I have puffed a peter maybe once or twice

Quote:
Originally Posted by steveo View Post
I am willing to bet its a bunch of geriatric old farts bitching about anyone under 50 and touching each others weiners.
tsaguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.15069 seconds with 52 queries