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Best Way Shipping Rear Bumper? by CosVegFiero
Started on: 04-30-2010 05:48 AM
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Report this Post04-30-2010 05:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CosVegFieroClick Here to Email CosVegFieroSend a Private Message to CosVegFieroDirect Link to This Post
I've done a search with no luck. Trying to ship complete rear bumper w/honeycomb and metal bumper plate. How would I need to pack for Greyhound? Anyone with space going from Detroit to Des Moines?

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Originally posted by CosVegFiero:

I've done a search with no luck. Trying to ship complete rear bumper w/honeycomb and metal bumper plate. How would I need to pack for Greyhound? Anyone with space going from Detroit to Des Moines?

Thanks,
Dick


Greyhound is the best way you will just need to pack it in a big box and take it to the station
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Report this Post04-30-2010 10:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ARFieroClick Here to Email ARFieroSend a Private Message to ARFieroDirect Link to This Post
+1 for Greyhound. Thats how I got mine and they were great about it.

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Report this Post04-30-2010 10:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ltlfrariClick Here to visit ltlfrari's HomePageClick Here to Email ltlfrariSend a Private Message to ltlfrariDirect Link to This Post
I had one shipped to me, just the cover. Sender packed it in a big cardboard box and shipped it greyhound. I just had to go down to the station and pick it up. It was fine.

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Report this Post04-30-2010 12:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CosVegFieroClick Here to Email CosVegFieroSend a Private Message to CosVegFieroDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the responses, it will take a big box!

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Report this Post04-30-2010 12:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMonkeyClick Here to Email FieroMonkeySend a Private Message to FieroMonkeyDirect Link to This Post
Finding,buying or making a box can be costly, troublesome and time consuming. I have just taken bumper covers to greyhound wrapped in bubble wrap and taped down tight. I also received a bumper from Greyhound wrapped in a blanket and taped tight, this also worked well.

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Report this Post04-30-2010 10:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for firebirdrestoreClick Here to Email firebirdrestoreSend a Private Message to firebirdrestoreDirect Link to This Post
if you havent shipped yet check local body shop I work at a bodyshop and we have bumper boxes all the time that we through away just a thought
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Report this Post05-01-2010 10:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CosVegFieroClick Here to Email CosVegFieroSend a Private Message to CosVegFieroDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, great tip!

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Report this Post05-01-2010 11:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for awestfieldClick Here to visit awestfield's HomePageClick Here to Email awestfieldSend a Private Message to awestfieldDirect Link to This Post
Check with member PFF member WIRE he has sent me two and worked out really well!!!
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Report this Post05-02-2010 09:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CosVegFieroClick Here to Email CosVegFieroSend a Private Message to CosVegFieroDirect Link to This Post
Here's the reply I received from Peter (Wire):

"Never shipped the steel bracing before.
I would tape the honeycomb to the steel brace (duck tape works best) then wrap that assembly in bubble wrap.
Once wrapped put it in the bumper just like it would be in the car. Tape it in (duck tape) then wrap the entire bumper in bubble wrap.
Next part is building a box (it sucks) if you start with a appliance box make sure to "keep" 3 sides and just cut down the others to fit the bumper.
Also on the cut sides have overlap to give the box structure.

I would also add either some empty boxes or foam blocks to take the weight of the steel beam off the "tips" or rear corners of the bumper if the box is flipped wrong way round. If your just shipping the bumper and honeycomb they are not as necessary since the parts are so light.

As for how to ship I went greyhound express. (just google search for it). You will need to drop it off at your local station and the buyer will have to pick it up at the station on their end.

Their web site has a list of all the station locations. Also the online quote system works well. You just need the total weight and the longest dimension."
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