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Anybody done this with success? I need to have a hood shipped from CA (Sacramento area) to CT. I'm trying to figure out if it's worthwhile to even attempt. I know it's too big for UPS, FedEx, etc. I've heard of using Greyhound, but based on their shipping guidlines, I think it's too big for them as well.

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Motor freight is the only way I know of unless Fedex freight will do it.
Or there is this way.....
A couple of years ago I was in my wifes cousins bodyshop when a customer comes in and tells the owner to come out and look at the hood he ordered for his 69 Camaro the shop was restoring.
He bought it off of ebay for 150 dollars and 30 dollars shipping. Well after winning the bid the seller emails him and asks for more money as the shipping was going to be a lot higher than he quoted.
Being a no nonsense type of guy the buyer said a deal is a deal and he would not pay more. The guy offered to refund his money and he said no a deal is a deal.
6 days later his wife calls and said fedex left some packages for him. Well when he got home there were two large flat packages. The guy had cut the hood right down the middle and shipped it in two packages!:confused: It had been a near perfect rust free hood.:sad:
Never did hear if he got that issue got settled thru paypal!:D
 

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If you use the search, I know this was covered before....might be some good idea's in there.
But this is how I use to do it when I worked at True Connections.

I'd wrap all the edges with cardboard, twice. Then take some bubble wrap, and wrap the edges. Then wrap the entire hood. Then I'd wrap the entire hood with cardboard. Possibly wrap the edges again with cardboard. Band the whole thing a few times. We would only ship it freight, no fed ex or UPS. Make sure you mark it that it can only rest on the two edges that would go up against the fender. Can't lay flat, or on the nose or rear. I shipped probably 5-6 hoods this way, no troubles.

Nice thing about freight....if it gets messed up, its their problem. With Fed Ex or UPS, you're guilty until proven innocent.
 

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Greyhound will ship it, I shipped a Corvette hood from Sacramento to Ohio one way for $60.00. The only drawback is you have to take it to the terminal, and it has to be picked up at the terminal. Just be sure to pack it real good.
 

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Greyhound will ship it, I shipped a Corvette hood from Sacramento to Ohio one way for $60.00. The only drawback is you have to take it to the terminal, and it has to be picked up at the terminal. Just be sure to pack it real good.
Thanks ****. I'm intrigued by the Greyhound thing. How did you pack it? Does it just ride in the cargo area of the bus?
 
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