Shipping a ranchero, any good KNOWN shippers?

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  1. Johnnycoast

    Johnnycoast In Second Gear

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    This spring Im going to ship my 70 ranchero to Denver from NYC to do ALL of the body work in my dads shop. A father son project. Hes a good body man and a true hot rodder.

    Its a long distance and the plan is to ship it out there then drive it home...
    Ive poked around on the internet of course and there are lots of car shippers, but handing my keys over to a stranger has me thinkimg I should ask here...
    Anybody ship a car? Know a good service to call? Whos the cheapest middle and most expensive? What should I look out for?
    P.S. Im thinking that orange red with lazer stripes!
     
  2. Tygr1

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    I've had 2 cars shipped. The first thing you'll find is that unless you are financially independent, you'll be going through a broker. That's not a bad thing as the drivers work for themselves and it's in their own interest to take care of and deliver your car undamaged.

    Just an FYI... I had my 72 delivered from northern CA. to South Texas and the cost was about $600. To get the BEST possible rate, work around their schedule as much as you can. I repeat, work around their schedule.
     
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  3. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    You could also ck the price of a truck and trailer from U- Haul or one of the other one way rental places and haul it yourself.
     
  4. TestDummy

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    I've had two moved, through a broker like Tygr said. I used A1 Auto Transport both times. San Diego to Detroit for a non-running 71 was $600, in 2005. In 2006 a running 71, from Atlanta to Detroit was $500. Non-runners are a pain, because they have to be first on and last off. A logistics nightmare.
     
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  5. TestDummy

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    My guess is that would cost 3X as much as hiring a company.
     
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  6. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Just a suggestion, a trip down Route 66 is always nice.
     
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    While it was long ago now (like 2009 maybe?), I used U-Ship to schedule transport from Washington state to Missouri. U-Ship lets you submit your request then have transport companies bid the job.

    Yes, helps a lot to have good flexibility.
     
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  8. ForistellFord

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    Wouldn't be much Route 66 in play. He'd hit I-70 early on and ride that all the way to Denver.
     
  9. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Same transport I used from Ca to Tx, longer you wait the better the price.
     
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  10. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Very true, he would have to cut north at Amarillo to Raton Pass then 25 to Denver.
     
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  11. TestDummy

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    Here is the map 66G uses.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Have you been hacking my computer again. ?
     
  13. TestDummy

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    Again? I live there.
     
  14. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive Unubtanium Member

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    Well that explains alot, I thought it was my wife on those male stripper sites.
     
  15. TestDummy

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    See, that wasn't a strike. That was a solid stand up single.
     
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  16. ForistellFord

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    Nice try... that was a double off the wall. Tagged you right good brother. Difference is, you'll acknowledge it and let him know he got ya. Others will simply flail back without even a nod.
     
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  17. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    I personally thought it was a home run, but I'll take the double.
     
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  18. ForistellFord

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    Definitely a reviewable play. And whatever the call, clean and solid contact was made.
     
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  19. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    I put a piece of tape over the web cam, didn't want him to get over excited..
     
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