'Commonly shipped items size/weight/etc' thread

Discussion in 'Buick FAQ' started by gd2227, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Another possible 'sticky' ...... How about a list of size/ weights/ etc of the 'big' items we commonly ship? Core supports, bumpers, fenders, hoods, etc. I see the question asked quite a bit...

    1968-1969 Fenders- bare, no trim = ~ 36-38 pounds- measurements to follow...

    1969 rear bumper- stripped= ~ 35 pounds.... 77 in x 18 in x 5 in

    Anyone else??? Please add to this to help us all out :TU:
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    If tighly boxed you can ship a 70 front bumper Fed Ex Ground. Manybe $50 for shipping and $20 for the boxing at Post Net.
  3. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    How 'bout we make this a "sticky"...Great topic!
  4. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    To get an accurate quote on freight for a BUICK 455 complete engine , A/C exhaust etc, and TH 400 trans, attached, secured via stretch wrap and / or straps and bracing on a pallet requires a 56"X56" and 30" tall, weighs 1000 lbs. All carriers require it to be drained, some carriers require full crate, which adds more wieght, time and effort. Call around, find a good company and stick with them. Save money by also loading at dock and deliver to a business with a dock.

    Just and engine, no accy's is about 700 lbs, can use strandard 40 x 48 pallet.

    You can save $$ sometimes if consignee lives in a beyond destination, perhaps a small town out of the way. Freight to a near by big city and the consignee picks up at the big city depot dock.

    USPS is likely the most reliable, convenient and affordable shipping on smaller goods. They have weight limits, as with most package carriers, package size is key as is weight. It gets pricy quick when the package get long. The quotes are sometimes a bit off, but I suppose it all balances out in the end.

    FED EX is next best, Up to weight of cyllindr heads, packed separately around 60 lbs each. Set up an account on line if you do a lot of shipping, reasonable princing and much easier to manage if doing a lot, for business? Easy to click on and get accurate quotes. Find the local FED EX Depot, near air ports usally, save a little there too not paying the fees, like in a KINKOS. Best I ahve seen for International, as you fill out all the shipping labels on line and custom forms.

    UPS is by far the most expensive. I never use them because of that.

    Greyhound does a good job for those bulky but not too heavy items. Seats, consoles, etc. Pretty reasonable, call them for pricing sheet. Obviously no door to door service, drop / pick up at bus depot.
  5. painekiller

    painekiller Well-Known Member

    ive had good luck with DHL on larger items.

    70 front bumper to long island $65

    72 rear bumper to wisconsin $50

    100lb. dodge dakota 5 sp. trans to tx $50

    DHL will also pick up at your front door, all you have to do is print a label online.

    i ship anything under 70lbs. and 108in. through usps, of all the items ive shipped through usps ive only had 1 claim and they had no problem taking care of it.

    UPS screwed me 2 times and i will never use them again and i ask anyone i buy from not to use them. they've lost items and paid for them but broke items then refused to pay for them when it was clearly their fault.
  6. 54Rich

    54Rich Silver Level contributor

    Fed-X will ship them wrapped in just bubble wrap. Take duct tape and cover any sharp metal. A 69 front bumper is real close to next size (Can't remember what that size is), takes it from $30.00 to $75.00, to get it to Texas:Dou:

    I talked to my shipper the other day and he claims that all shipping services will standardize on sizing. He stated that shipping big light items, we'll take it in the shorts :moonu:

    Great idea George! Soon I'll be able to add the exact weight of a 8.2 rear on a pallet as well as a rear window sheet metal (I finally found a box!) Oh, it will be a great day when this stuff is out of the garage.

  7. Lennard

    Lennard Well-Known Member

    how about shipping to europe ?
    anyone experience with that ?

    Greetings Lennard
  8. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    I shipped a heater core to the Netherlands, $27

    To ship a bumper, a scrap piece of carpet works well, Just roll it up and tuck in the ends and use packing tape.

    A 75 Buick rear bumper (just chrome, no inner supports) was $80 from Florida to Ohio.

    I alwasy found fedex ground to be the cheapest.
  9. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Europe Shipping was best thru FedEX
  10. 75Riv

    75Riv A.K.A. Harry Clamshell

    Trying to ship a package within the USA with USPS.
    Dimensions are 44"x44"x2" and its weight is 21lbs.
    Using the on-line calculator doesn't show a price :Do No: It says it is not mailable
    44+44+44+2+2= 136" So 6" (if my math is correct) too much for an "oversized package"
    What alternative can I use best?

    It has to be a shipping company that has an office at an airport (Detroit) from where package has to sent...
  11. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    If you use FEDEX. Are you trying to ship form US to Netehrlands that package? Youd be looking at 500-800 us dollars. I would find a freight company, but, the cost is likely not too far off.
  12. 75Riv

    75Riv A.K.A. Harry Clamshell

    I just edited my reply; package has to be sent from Detroit airport to Mo.
  13. 75Riv

    75Riv A.K.A. Harry Clamshell

    I used the FedEx calculator, as far as I understand they can ship it, but cannot find whether there's a FedEx office at Detroit airport
  14. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    There is a freight calculator on the fedex site. Tomorrow am, grab a phone book and call a local freight company and they will be the best bet, hands down.
  15. 54Rich

    54Rich Silver Level contributor

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  16. 54Rich

    54Rich Silver Level contributor

    8.2 Buick Axel. Posi on Pallet. 267 Lbs, Shipped empty.

    Shipped from WI to TX, trucking company:


    About $150.00


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  17. MichaelH

    MichaelH Well-Known Member

    See a lot of prices here, but not many weight numbers. I don't have scale, anyone recall the rough weight of a 72 'Lark bumper? I need to ship it out today.

  18. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Mike- slightly under 40 pounds.... should be around 34 or so BARE
  19. sgbuick

    sgbuick Well-Known Member

    Anyone know how much a 68-69 Skylark trunk lid weighs? I may have to ship one from CT to NJ
  20. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    I shipped a 67 Special front fender from Washington state (Tacoma) to Washington DC (Springfield VA terminal) via Greyhound bus. Weight is 28 pounds. Cost was $50.15. It only took a week. Fender was wrapped in bubble wrap and a heavy duty contractors trash bag using duct tape. Worked great and excellent service.
    - Bill
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008

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