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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by da34guy, May 14, 2023.

  1. As the title says. Need to get some wheels and tires from Okieland to Independence Kentucky
    Last edited: May 14, 2023
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  2. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 3,980


    Just a suggestion. You might want to re-post this in the Wanted section of the classifieds.
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  3. Thanx, Just did it
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  4. mite try Greyhound bus service...

  5. kb cookout
    Joined: Dec 17, 2004
    Posts: 4,555

    kb cookout

    Try Fastenal,

    Greyhound stopped doing shipping last year

    later kb
  6. The local fastenall closed here about 1 years ago
  7. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 8,426

    from Oregon

    I bought a pair of old Ansen Sprint 3.5"x15" slots with tires on them from a guy a decade ago, and he agreed to ship them for a price. I wondered how it would go to pack up tires and wheels, so was curious if they'd arrive in good shape?
    He shipped them UPS, and when they arrived I saw that he'd let the air out of the tires, and cut heavy cardboard to cover the polished side of the wheels. Then he used clear shipping wrap to wrap each tire/wheel, and stuck a label on each of them. They were perfect condition, and took less than a week to get from the East coast to the West coast.
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  8. kb cookout
    Joined: Dec 17, 2004
    Posts: 4,555

    kb cookout

    This one's still open

    2520 SW Lee Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505
  9. It would help if you provide specifics:
    How many wheels/tires ?
    Space needed
    Pick up & drop off zip codes

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  10. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 8,638

    from Nebraska

    Years ago I shipped a complete set (5X15 & 7X16) polished PSI pin drive kidney bean knockoff wheels with tires and we used a wooden crate we had shipped a motor in. Shipped from CA to NE by truck freight with no problems. That was 12 or so years ago. It would probably be unaffordable today. I recently sold a high priced 4 wheel of the same type of wheels with tires to a customer in Prescott and he arranged for me to meet a transporter who wrapped them in blankets in the back of his truck and delivered them to the mans doorstep.
  11. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,455


    Fastenal doesn't ship west to east and vice versa. The Mississippi river is roughly the dividing line IIRC.
  12. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,623

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    • car transporter or HAMB relay that has room in their haul and has plans along that route
    • UShip
  13. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,402

    from Minnesota

    Depending on how fast they need to be shipped the HAMB Relay system might be a option.
  14. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,919

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Put them in a square box.
  15. The 'no go' line is actually the Rocky Mountains.
    Fastenal is a pretty good deal for us occasional shippers. But I don't believe every Fastenal outlet provides shipping service. It may be that only those with loading docks offer it. In any case, you have to go online to this link to get started........
    Don't just show up with your package at your local store without checking in and working through the process online
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  16. Vics stuff
    Joined: May 24, 2014
    Posts: 423

    Vics stuff

    Give Pirates shipping .com a try. I have actually looked into this route for 5 steel wheels and they were 50% cheaper than anyone else.
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  17. I tried Pirate twice.

    When I added insurance it cost more
    than UPS or USPS.

  18. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 12,389


    Might be me, but I’d ask the buyer “who do you want me to use”?
    The buyer has more interest in saving on the shipping costs than the seller does, in my opinion.
  19. Seller want's me to do it, was trying to be nice but he can pound sand, only wants to spend $250 or less. I'm selling $2500 worth of wheels and tires to him for $1250
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  20. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 12,389


    Ya, that’s why some things should be “pick up only or find your own shipper”. I sold an engine years back, buyer asked me to find the best price. Like you I was being nice.
    I bet I spent 20 hours finding the best price for him.
    Now a shift knob, etc is easy, not much effort involved.
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  21. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to
    arrange transport - not the Seller

    A Seller isn’t selling transport …
    If they make shipping arrangements
    in order to make a sale happen and
    something goes wrong …

    Who do you think the Buyer will blame ?

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  22. Super simple good condition pallet/skid strap wheels to it. (strap well) and then shrink wrap the crap out of it so it all stays PUT
    and use YRC freight super easy to get a quote via phone or if your keyboard savvy online
    its the simplest and extremely effective speedy and cost very little actually
    use a size appropriate pallet because your paying for the dimesions of it. under 250lbs is usually under $250 pretty much. I have used them for 1/2 dozen engines engine blocks beadlock wheels ect.
    if its too big or too heavy for usps it goes YRC freight
    just a hint depot to depot is a great way to save $$$ big money
    it means you drop it off at the nearest depot to you and the buyer picks it up at the nearest depot to them its about 50% savings.
    here is a link
    Last edited: May 14, 2023
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  23. YRC is an option.

    The Buyer should contact them and
    schedule and pay for the shipping.
    That way - if there is a claim for loss
    or damage the Seller is not involved.

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  24. i got a few quick quotes aprox $200
    I could/would pack em smaller and better to save some dimensional costs
    but i used a basic 36x36 x36 guess. which is just a slap em on max size spec.
    size matters! its called a dimensional rate quote for a reason
    Last edited: May 14, 2023
  25. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,984


    I just did a Fastenal ship but since my buyer was in Utah I could only get the crate to Colorado and he had to drive over the rocky mountains to pick it up. Oklahoma to Kentucky should have no such problems. I bet you could do it under $250, but you've got to be willing to put them on a pallet and crate it, then drop it off at a Fastenal store and have him pick it up at a Fastenal on his end. Kind of a pain in the butt although it got the job done and it was not going to be easily ship-able any other way (a complete Model T touring car folding top).

    I guess it depends on how bad you want to sell these wheels. You could ship them individually packaged by UPS, might be able to get all 4 done under $250 if you've got an account but it'd be tight.

    I sell parts for a living and I as the seller am definitely getting paid to deal with the shipping, buyers seem to be willing to pay a massive premium for stuff delivered to their door, very few elect to come and pick things up, even if they're close. I'm generally happy to oblige, as long as I'm getting paid enough to make it worth my efforts.
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  26. Honestly Sir,

    Had you contacted one of the Quality Transporters in the Hamb O Dex Section (David Robert Phelps, BenD, Richard Johnson or Myself) they might have been delivered already!

    I delivered just west of the Dallas/Ft Worth area, reloaded & headed to West Virginia on Thursday & even though I went through Texarkana & Little Rock on I-30, I could have easily went through Oklahoma on I-44 instead! I know Dave will be in Texas soon picking up. WHY waste the time palleting & shrink wrapping wheels & tires for a big trucking company & then wondering of they get there at all, when they would easily fit in an enclosed trailer along with a car on one of our trips. I am already back home in Ohio with no other trips to Texas on my schedule....But I would check with Dave for sure!

    God Bless
    Bill Squires(owner)
    Bill's Auto Works
    Last edited: May 18, 2023
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  27. Been there, done that..

    Two wheels and tires per box. Ship them FedEx ground.

    Buy the insurance
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  28. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,451


    You should also check with any regional carriers in your area. Up here (coverage is WI, MN, IA, IL Dakotas, part of Nebraska) I use "SpeeDee Delivery" service is excellent and about 2/3 the price of UPS, FedEx etc. There's probably a similar company or two by you.
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  29. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 883


    This is the map for Fastenal's east and west zones. They do not offer a east to west or west to east service.

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