Cheapest Shipping For Heavy Stuff?????

Mopar General Discussions

  1. 65barracudadude

    65barracudadude Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,822
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Olympia,Washington
    Local Time:
    2:18 AM
    Hello, I know one of you wonderful mopar guy's or gal's know of the cheapest shipping outfit that I can use to get a motor/trans from Cali. to Washington. Help???? Please help!!!!! Thanks.
     
  2. '64 Cuda

    '64 Cuda Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,670
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Location:
    South East South Dakota
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
    Buy a utility trailer kit from Harbor Freight for about $250 (less if it's on sale), put on a 4'x8' sheet of 3/4" pressure treated plywood for a floor, & go get it yourself. Probably cost more than shipping but, if you're like me, you'll definitely get your use out of the trailer. And the trailer can fold up to store up against a wall. Just my 2 cents.

    I've got one I've used & abused for over eight years. I've definitely gotten my use out of it. I'm planning to go over 550 miles round trip next weekend to get a motor.
     
  3. 65barracudadude

    65barracudadude Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,822
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Olympia,Washington
    Local Time:
    2:18 AM
    Cool idea!!! I have a Harbor Freight 2 miles away from me. I'll have to check that out. Thanks for your 2 cents.
     
  4. 340six

    340six Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
    build a wooden crate and bring it to forward air terminal and the ship to the nearsest termal for the buyer to pick up
     
  5. 65barracudadude

    65barracudadude Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,822
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Olympia,Washington
    Local Time:
    2:18 AM
    So I need to get the other guy to build a wooden crate and have him take to a forward air terminal and ship to me???
     
  6. '64 Cuda

    '64 Cuda Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,670
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Location:
    South East South Dakota
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
    I just checked & Harbor Freight has changed things a bit. The trailer I bought was the 990lb capacity one (that was the best they offered then) but it came with 12" wheels instead of the 8" wheels they have now. If I was doing it now I'd get the 1175lb capacity one with the 12" wheels, but it's just under $330 now. Prices went up, big surprise LOL. If you get one, be careful using the "tilt bed" feature. You'll break your tag mount, or at the least you;ll bend your tag. I finally made a tag mount out of hinges & pretty much did away with that problem.
     
  7. 340-Swinger

    340-Swinger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    Rising Sun, Maryland
    Local Time:
    5:18 AM
    This is something I've done in the past and worked out well. I was trying to
    get a slot car track from Washington St. to Maryland. The Owner was a typical seller that didn't have the inclination or tools to build a crate and track down a way to ship. I looked on the internet to find the local area yellow pages for a Handy Man Service. It took quite a few contacts before I found someone that was willing to work with me. I explained the situation and the price I was willing to pay for his help. We started out slow by him contacting the owner just looking at the track. Once he felt it was comfortable for him to proceed we agreed opon the price for him to get shipping rates and limitations. Turns out the track assembly was too long for the Maximun length so he needed to shorten and modify the base. He moved it, built a crate and had the shipping company pick it up. Turns out I got lucky with my 'Handy Man' and he really got involved, we kept each other well informed and it was just like I was there.
    Anyway this worked well for me because the owner was practically giving away the track so I had a wide dollar range to work with.

    GregH
     
  8. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 Leanna ~ The Mistress of Metal FABO Vendor

    Messages:
    11,013
    Likes Received:
    5275
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Location:
    Greenfield, Tennessee
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
    Tyler Sheff, Owner
    FairPricedShipping.com
    888/762-7158
    Extension 701

    He's the same guy who responds when you click on "Contact Us" on his website, but you'll get a quicker quote if you just call him. He's at Extension 701.

    Tell him Leanna referred ya. :-D
     
  9. 65barracudadude

    65barracudadude Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,822
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Olympia,Washington
    Local Time:
    2:18 AM
    Thanks, cudachick1968. That sounds like someone I'll be calling here in a couple minutes. Thanks to everyone else who responded to this so far. Keep um coming though!!!!!!
     
  10. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 Leanna ~ The Mistress of Metal FABO Vendor

    Messages:
    11,013
    Likes Received:
    5275
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Location:
    Greenfield, Tennessee
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
    You're very welcome cudadude!!! I hope he gives you a fantastic deal.
     
  11. 6dart9

    6dart9 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Local Time:
    2:18 AM
    Try Casestack.com. We use them at my work to ship display fixtures all over the country, even hawaii. It all depends on weight to size so our stuff only weighed about 200lbs where the engine and trans will be much more. If you can get them on a pallet each you might have some luck there hopefully the seller will help out. Also maybe you could split them up and send the trans UPS I shipped a trans from Georgia to California for under 70 bucks. It was a 4speed and the guy crated it up for me and all.

    Good luck and if you need a contact at Casestack pm me and i will get it for you.


    Justin
     
  12. 65barracudadude

    65barracudadude Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,822
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Olympia,Washington
    Local Time:
    2:18 AM
    Thanks everyone who has responded!!!I will give everything suggested a try.
     
  13. 70dart

    70dart Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,777
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    Fredericton,New Brunswick
    Local Time:
    6:18 AM
    Watkins has always done right by me!
     
  14. yea_man

    yea_man New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
  15. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

    Messages:
    17,765
    Likes Received:
    363
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Location:
    Bethel, CT
    Local Time:
    5:18 AM
    odd that your email address is fairpricedshipping@yahoo.com and your putting down other shipping companies with your first post.
     
  16. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 Leanna ~ The Mistress of Metal FABO Vendor

    Messages:
    11,013
    Likes Received:
    5275
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Location:
    Greenfield, Tennessee
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
    These people don't know you yea_man, but they do know ME. You're treading on very dangerous territory with your first posts here.

    I will say this once and let it go at that: Don't you EVER try to damage my personal reputation by saying I referred someone to a "scammer." (By the way, the link you attached to MY NAME brings this up: "The requested URL /mopar/www.ripoffreport.com/view.asp was not found on this server." Ripoffreport.com?!?! That's hilarious!)

    I have NEVER referred ANYONE to Freightquote.com or uship because I know nothing about those companies and have never used either. If I recommend a shipping company, it's always

    FAIRPRICEDSHIPPING.COM
    888-762-7158, Extension 701

    I trust I will not have to revisit this issue with you again.
     
  17. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 Leanna ~ The Mistress of Metal FABO Vendor

    Messages:
    11,013
    Likes Received:
    5275
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Location:
    Greenfield, Tennessee
    Local Time:
    4:18 AM
    I'll be the first to admit when I'm wrong. And I was.

    I have recommended uship ... didn't know Tyler was part of that company until just now. Obviously I'm not the only one who holds him in high esteem.

    Tyler Sheff of FairPricedShipping Holds the Top Spot on the Uship.com Feedback System
    http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200901/1231995447.html

    Okay, recess is over. Time to go back to what that evil redhead pays me to do around here. :toothy10:
     
  18. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

    Messages:
    17,765
    Likes Received:
    363
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Location:
    Bethel, CT
    Local Time:
    5:18 AM
    I love a firery red head, LOL
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.