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Has anyone shipped a roof section in the US? by V8IndyProject
Started on: 03-08-2014 11:50 AM
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Last post by: mitchjl22 on 03-08-2014 02:12 PM
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I'm wondering what it would cost to ship a T-top roof section within the US. Has anyone done it? I dont have any measurements or weights to get an estimate.
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Are you talking about the outer skin for the roof and windshield?
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I'm talking about the whole roof section cut at the top of the pillars, with T-top glass, to convert a solid roof to T-tops.
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I shipped a T-Top assembly a couple years ago. It weighed about 250 pounds but most of that was the crate.
My buyer paid $179 for shipping freight from Orlando to Oklahoma.
I got that price on UShip.com submitted to their "auction-style" listing service.
http://www.uship.com/shipme...ood-Crate/819946654/

I dropped it off at the depot and they delivered to a business. This kept the cost lower.

The crate cost about $100 to build but it made it to its destination undamaged.

Here's how I did it...

I cut the windshield with a sawzall. It made a lot less of a glass mess than you would expect. I used duct tape and cut through the tape.
I bolted 2x4s between the A pillars and the B pillars too. Then I connected the A to the B to form a square.









I cut the metal off below the A pillars and below the B pillars so that I didn't disturb the impossible to replace seals.

One removed from the car I constructed a box around the entire section.





I closed it in with thin MDF and flipped it up on it's end so that it took up less floor space in a truck.











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Report this Post03-08-2014 01:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was going to say, you would have to build one hell of a crate like posted above.
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Originally posted by 2002z28ssconv:

I shipped a T-Top assembly a couple years ago...


+1 Your answer was far more comprehensive than anything I could offer. Thanks for posting.
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Originally posted by 2002z28ssconv:

I shipped a T-Top assembly a couple years ago. It weighed about 250 pounds....



Great answer.

-Mitch
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