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Shipping a fender..
Kev Offline
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How would you guys go about shipping a fender from an 88 tbird so that it's not too much trouble for the shipper and the fender will stay protected from harm? Does UPS make boxes for abnormally large and irregularly shaped objects; any others?? Thanks

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RC Martin Offline
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I'm sure you could find a big enough cardboard box. Rockauto shipped me an entire chrome front bumper for my friends GMC Yukon once, it just came in a GIANT box haha. Probably coulda fit four illegals in it, cozy though. Oh also get quotes from local freight companies, they might be cheaper than Fedex/UPS/DHL.

I'd strongly recommend finding a good, solid foam to pack the fender tightly in. Well something along those lines. I'd imagine a fender to be fairly fragile as far as shipping is concerned.
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Pete D Offline
I've heard Greyhound bus will ship some pretty good sized things??
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jangus Offline
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Call a body shop about a box big enough. Then check with ForwardAir about the closest terminal to you and the person on the other end.
I shipped a pair of 67 Cutlass fenders through them from Nebraska to New York a few years back. I don't remember what the amount was, but it was really reasonable.
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RDOG Offline
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Go to the local car dealership and scavenge the parts box bin. They will have a box for sure, especially in the body shop department. I use fedex to ship all my stuff. ups ruined an item I shipped once and I never used them again
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evintho Offline
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I've shipped TC fenders, a nose and a bumper cover too. I make my own boxes. Build a frame out of 1" x 2" strapping using a brad nailer to tie it together and cover it with cardboard. Protects the part really well. Ship it anywhere in the country via Greyhound. Dirt cheap!
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