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Hot Rods Purchase Parts From the UK

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zooming46, May 31, 2021.

  1. zooming46
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
    Posts: 35

    zooming46

    Thinking about purchasing some custom parts from a fabricator in the UK. Along with the cost of shipping comes import fees and customs fees. With this in mind I'm wondering what to expect when it comes to these extra charges, anyone have any experience with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,252

    Torana68
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    from Australia

    what are the parts classified as? big things that will need a shipper or little things in a box?
     
  3. brading
    Joined: Sep 9, 2019
    Posts: 387

    brading
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    What is the name of the UK fabricator and what parts are buying. Where are they being shipped to.
     
  4. mcsfabrication
    Joined: Nov 26, 2006
    Posts: 933

    mcsfabrication
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    If the parts are classified as "reproduction parts", the value is considerably lower. I have brought things back as luggage, stopped at customs, and as soon as I state they are reproduction parts. I've been told to just keep moving.
     

  5. Ziggster
    Joined: Aug 27, 2018
    Posts: 888

    Ziggster
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    Last year I purchased a couple SS exhaust Y-piprs from the UK via eBay. No issues at all, and shipping was super quick. IIRC fees were minimal and of no consequence.
     
  6. zooming46
    Joined: Oct 2, 2014
    Posts: 35

    zooming46

    Thanks for all the replies. As for some of the questions asked, I'm looking at a pair of custom made Bomber Seats produced in the United Kingdom.
     
  7. Interesting question. It would be even more interesting if we knew the destination.:confused:
     
  8. brading
    Joined: Sep 9, 2019
    Posts: 387

    brading
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    The reason I asked who you were thinking of getting them from was to make sure they are a good supplier.
     

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