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shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
#1113897 Wed Jul 15 2015 10:00 PM
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Les_S Offline OP
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Hi all,

I picked up some seats for my 47 panel truck and need to get them home (TN to WY). I was thinking about using Fastenal but haven't found a good way to pack them for shipping. I was thinking plastic totes might work but haven't found any big enough.

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance,

Les

Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1113912 Thu Jul 16 2015 12:03 AM
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Pilot Freight Services.
You have to drop off at nearest location and pick up the same way.
But very good prices.

Get some large boxes from U-haul or scrounged from a local furniture store and a roll of commercial stretch wrap or HF banding roll. Box them, tape the box, and stretch or band the boxes together then put on a pallet.



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Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1113926 Thu Jul 16 2015 01:25 AM
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Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1113970 Thu Jul 16 2015 04:02 AM
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.....and boxes from a bicycle shop are handy and the right size if a shop is close to you.


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Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1113995 Thu Jul 16 2015 07:41 AM
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I have shipped several with regular old FedEx. You can try taking backs off and cushions off and mix and nest in suitable boxes. Two boxes or more. Stores that import from China and elsewhere have heavy duty boxes in their dumpsters. As always, the trick to shipping is tight and no sharp corners unprotected.
I am talking stock, bucket bomber, folding panel seats here.


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Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1114009 Thu Jul 16 2015 12:36 PM
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Ya think about taking a drive Les??? Just a long weekend trip.

A few years back, I found a turret for the round ram Bridgeport
mill that I was restoring but it was in Boston. So I decided
to take the weekend Chicago to Boston to Chicago, and pick it
up. Left after work Friday evening, got to Boston at noon
Saturday, had a Micky D' hamburger and a couple cups of coffee
and was back home having lunch on Sunday. Was cheaper than
the shipping, that is, if you don't count you time and wear
and tear on your truck. Oh and I had heavy rain storms all
the way cross New York state Friday night/Saturday morning,
of course I was much younger that I am now, I was 70 at the time.
Turned out nice:
http://www.pbase.com/dennygraham/image/158651838

dg

Last edited by Denny Graham; Thu Jul 16 2015 12:38 PM.
Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1114047 Thu Jul 16 2015 04:08 PM
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Thanks for all of the responses guys!

Yuma, SSRJim,AChipmunk,bartamos and Denny,I really appreciate the feedback. Unless anybody doesn't think it is a good idea I will probably use Fastenal because there is one here and one real close to my friend in TN who is helping me get them packed up for shipping.

I think he also found a good solution for packing totes from home depot.

AChipmunk, a very special thanks to you! These are the very seats that you posted a craigslist link to in the "parts for sale" section a while back. I got them for $350 which I thought was pretty decent seeing how the passenger seat is very hard to find!

Denny, thanks for the picture of your Bridgeport! I have a 12x36 lathe and a mill (not as nice as yours). I'm not a machinist by any stretch of the imagination but it is sure nice to be able to fix or build parts that are no longer available.

Thanks again,

Les

Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1114049 Thu Jul 16 2015 04:14 PM
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Les,

Please let us know the weight, the from/to ZIP codes, and what it cost to ship by Fastenal.

Thanks,


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Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1114054 Thu Jul 16 2015 04:31 PM
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I will do that Tim.
Les

Re: shipping panel truck seats.... ideas???
Les_S #1114112 Thu Jul 16 2015 10:39 PM
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Sir Searchalot
IF, and I repeat IF, Fastenal falls in the category of FREIGHT, which I think it does, you will pay way more than what I recommended. This is NOT a freight item. You say both parties are near a Fastenal terminal/store. FedEx, UPS and U.S. Post office small trucks run up and down the streets of America every day. They all have neighborhood stores. They have a route they drive. Every Zip code has a truck. Some offer free pickup at your door. Some will pack it for a fee. I do not understand, yet, the use of this company? At least when you get done packing, weigh the boxes, measure the boxes and go online to these shippers I've mentioned and get a quote. You do not have to wait for the quote, it is immediate. Fastenal web site says they are competitive, if they are, I'm wrong.
You may find FedEx is cheapest of the three I listed. BTW: Shipping rates have skyrocketed in the past few months.
I do understand you are trying to make it easy for your friend. One piece in each tote is expensive.
The only problem may be that the three I mentioned may not accept totes because of the "stick out" lip. Be aware of that.
I dumpster dived and got one box for two backs and one box for two seats.
The one time I freighted something, the rule was everything had to be fastened to a pallet.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.
You can't teach a new dog old tricks.


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