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Blake Sherwin 06-08-2018 03:23 PM

Shipping a hood lip
 
So I have the opportunity to buy a hood lip moulding from a parts car in Florida. How do you recommend shipping this? Seller is asking but I honestly have never had anything like this shipped.

Any suggestions are appreciated

Kurt Arends 06-08-2018 05:18 PM

If it's not cracked now, it will be when you get it. Wait for one where you can grab & go. They do exist in your part of the world in good condition also.

Blake Sherwin 06-08-2018 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Kurt Arends (Post 841926277)
If it's not cracked now, it will be when you get it. Wait for one where you can grab & go. They do exist in your part of the world in good condition also.

Yeah I was trying to wrap my head around how to protect and support it, because of the curves the 68 has its hard to imagine it being properly supported in any position. I've called alot of yards around here and none of them have had anything. I know with patience I will find one someday, I just hate looking at this broken molding.

Dave Lisiecki 06-08-2018 07:34 PM

Not sure how large or long it is, but Fedex claims they can pack just about anything.
FedEx Pack and Ship

John ED Renstrom 06-08-2018 08:48 PM

pretty simple to wrap it in bubble wrap stuff it in to a 3 or 4 in PVC pipe and send it to you. the pipe and end caps will run you another 30 bucks or so but you get it safe. there are a number of heavy walled cardboard packing tubes also. I have received then both ways. the man that sent me the quarter molding for the 53 put them in a box. the post office is your best rout to ship. unless they have a businesses discount.

Kurt Arends 06-09-2018 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by John ED Renstrom (Post 841926281)
pretty simple to wrap it in bubble wrap stuff it in to a 3 or 4 in PVC pipe and send it to you. the pipe and end caps will run you another 30 bucks or so but you get it safe. there are a number of heavy walled cardboard packing tubes also. I have received then both ways. the man that sent me the quarter molding for the 53 put them in a box. the post office is your best rout to ship. unless they have a businesses discount.

Big difference between a straight quarter molding and this hood lip molding. 4" PVC is great for shipping, but I don't think this thing will go in it.

FedEx does a great job with their advertising, but not such a good job with the people that they hire to staff their retail packing/shipping centers! I have never seen such a bunch of dumb-@$$e$ in my life as those that work at they largest FedEx Pack-N-Ship in Omaha!

John ED Renstrom 06-09-2018 11:00 AM

See part about box. The other way is to sandwich it between a couple pieces of 2 in Styrofoam. Then build a box around it. But first things first. I notice in the pictures that the hook is low on the passengers side. You need to get the rubber stops adjusted and the hood setting square before you put that molding on. The reasion they are broken in the middle is pot meedal doesn't flex.

Kurt Arends 06-10-2018 01:14 AM

Keep in mind the fact that Blake is not building the box and assembling the packing material. That will be done by some knuckle-head pee-on at a salvage yard.

Peter Grave 06-10-2018 09:38 AM

Had one of those ship me a 50 Buick top grill bar. BIG BOX lots of bubble wrap, it arrived in two pieces. Just like this molding it should have been secured to a piece of wood. this old die cast gets brittle with age and it takes little to break it. Oh and they did apologize and refund but that didn't get the Buick a good look. One other way to ship this type of molding is watch the trash at the big box stores get the large blocks of styrofoam used on fragile big products. Cut the foam out to have a proper outline of the diecast put the item in build another hollowed out lid and tape tight this works. I shipped a 48 Henney rear door glass this way to Texas all went well.

Kurt Arends 06-10-2018 03:27 PM

Again, this is what WE would do to get it somewhere safely. Try explaining that to the 20 year old kid working at the salvage yard 800 miles away.


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