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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about shipping a rolling chassis from MI to CA. Has anyone else ever had to do something like this? What would be a ballpark estimate? I'm guessing I'll have to fly my ass out there to get the car organized since I don't think I can count on anyone to go out to where it is and figure out what parts go and what stuff doesn't, and it would be hell to get it out.
I'm almost wondering if it would be cheaper for me to buy a truck and trailer, trailer it here and then sell the truck and trailer. Quite a lot more work for me though. This won't happen at least until the weather gets better in the spring or something.
I'd rather just move out there because it would probably be cheaper but everyone is telling me not to. Thanks.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #2
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Should mention CA = Cali
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Old February 11th, 2010, 01:04 AM   #3
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hmm what kind of chassis? how much extra crap?
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It's a car chassis, a GTO. No engine, trans, driveshaft, or interior. Extra crap would include the fenders, glass, maybe the hood, grill, etc. All stuff that can fit in the car (if the hood doesn't fit I'll probably sell it). Also I'd like to put a couple small boxes in the car as well if I could.
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put it on Uship.com

its a web site where shipping companys bid on jobs i just got my boat shipped to Washington for 550 bucks
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uship... I got a non running tracker shipped from PA to here for about $280 if I remember correctly. uship is a POS though.... I think the guy doing the transport only ended up with about $220 out of the $280 it cost me. I know they say not to do it but if you can contact them off that site somehow then that will be your best bet. Or find someone who will do you a favor and put your transport on the dispatch board.

I had my running tracker shipped to washington and that was about $900 but it ran.
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I have a friend down here that said he could ship it for a 75% discount, not sure what he will quote me but I might go that route as long as it doesn't get screwed with. Either way it's gonna suck for me to fly out there and organize everything.
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uship... I got a non running tracker shipped from PA to here for about $280 if I remember correctly. uship is a POS though.... I think the guy doing the transport only ended up with about $220 out of the $280 it cost me. I know they say not to do it but if you can contact them off that site somehow then that will be your best bet. Or find someone who will do you a favor and put your transport on the dispatch board.

I had my running tracker shipped to washington and that was about $900 but it ran.

how is Uship being a POS thats how they make there money brokering shipments
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how is Uship being a POS thats how they make there money brokering shipments
What people dont know is that the site is not completely up front about what they are "billing" for. At the end of the listing when you accept the bid, you pay 2 things at the end. One of which is their fees, the other is the transport companies down payment or whatever they call it. Well that money that is supposed to go to the company shipping your item does not go to them, uship keeps it. The only money from the transaction that the company shipping your item receives is the money you pay them directly. I wouldnt have a problem with it if they were up front about where the money goes. What they do is take the shipping companies "membership" fee out of each of their transactions. When you have something shipped, you are paying for uship's service AND the shipping companys fee's for using uship.
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Either way I tried UShip for quotes a while back, I think the cheapest was $1500, usually it was between $2-3000. Way too much for me.
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Keep GTO specific pieces, sell remains of car in Michigan, buy GTO/Lemans/Tempest project in California.
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