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01-07-2002, 10:19 AM
Hey all,
I am looking at purchasing a body kit from a guy in SoCal. I am New Mexico. Do any of you have any recommendations as to a company that can ship the kit with not much damage to it? All I am worried about is the kit getting totally banged up. Any suggestions will be helpful.
Monique http://www.freshalloy.com/

01-07-2002, 11:30 AM
Usually...if the shipper (seller) packs the items properly, you should have no worries.

Make sure they pack the ENTIRE box with packing "popcorn" or A LOT of crumpled newspaper. Alway reinforce the edges of fiberglass kits with some type of bubble wrap.


01-08-2002, 12:36 AM
sellers are not always equipped with proper shipping/packaging materials.
if the seller cannot package your kit for trucking, you should find a packaging pro to take care of it for you.

one example of a reliable packaging company (http://www.packstore.com)

i'm guessing the kit will be too bulky for ups.

you can get quotes from carriers such as roadway express (http://www.roadway.com) or overnite transportation (http://www.overnite.com).

i'm guessing you wouldn't be installing the kit at home, but perhaps at a shop.
if you have the kit delivered to a commercial address rather than residential, you'd save a bit on shipping cost.
just be there when it arrives and open the box with the driver.
most carriers have excellent insurance policies.

fyi, i frequently ship auto parts http://www.freshalloy.com/
you're welcome to drop me a line, we can probably save some of your time and money http://www.freshalloy.com/

[ 01-07-2002: Message edited by: SRFiveTen ]