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    As some of you know, I have a 1959 Brand X Ranchero that I use to pick up and haul Studebakers and parts. It really is a workhorse and I have let it go downhill for a while. It's time to get it back in shape and while browsing Facebook, I came across an auction for Little Dearborn in Minneapolis , Minnesota. I bid on two rear quarter panel skins and a nice under dash A/C unit. Well, to my surprise, I won the auction.
    Now, how to get them home. I have put a call in to the guy handling dispersal of the parts and am waiting for some kind of shipping quote. If the shipping falls through, is there anyone close to this area that wouldn't mind picking these parts up and holding them until I figure out how to get them? Better yet, if they were going to York, I could pick them up there. I would really appreciate any help and I would be happy to reimburse for time and trouble.
    I really didn't think I would win the auction, especially at the price I paid, but I did.
    I'm open for suggestions. Thanks guys!
    Last edited by starliner62; 03-03-2017, 02:42 AM.
    Jamie McLeod
    Hope Mills, NC

    1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
    1958 Commander "Christine"
    1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
    1955 Commander Sedan
    1964 Champ
    1960 Lark

  • #2
    Have them shiped Greyhound.

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    • #3
      I'm waiting to hear from the parts removal guy. I was mistaken on the location. The parts are at University Avenue in Minneapolis. I hope he will work with me to get the parts shipped. If not, it looks like a 2000 mile round trip will be in order.
      Jamie McLeod
      Hope Mills, NC

      1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
      1958 Commander "Christine"
      1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
      1955 Commander Sedan
      1964 Champ
      1960 Lark

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      • #4
        Talk to Fastenal. Seller boxes or palletizes, drops at local fastenal store, you pay shipping to your nearest store and collect. Engine from California to near South Bend Indiana was $350ish. They use to fill out space on trucks moving their goods around nation. Likely cheaper than your gas and time. Something to consider.

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        • #5
          I just did a 1500 mile round trip to Scottsbluff, Nebraska to pick up a Delco Light Plant, and the fuel cost in my 1999 Olds was $101.07, and I got to see parts of the country I hadn't seen before. I did the whole trip in just under 2 days, but I should have taken more time.

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          • #6
            Send me a pm, I can probably help somehow. I work less than a mile from where the parts are, but I am not going to York.
            54 Champion coupe
            48 Champion Convert

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            • #7
              There are a couple of people from the Twin Cities heading to York. If you haven't made arrangements yet, PM me your contact info and I will hook you up with them.

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              • #8
                PM sent, Bob. Thanks!!
                Jamie McLeod
                Hope Mills, NC

                1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
                1958 Commander "Christine"
                1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
                1955 Commander Sedan
                1964 Champ
                1960 Lark

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                • #9
                  There are certainly a great bunch of guys in our club, including this forum. My parts have been picked up and are safely in storage until the swap meet in May.
                  I can't thank the folks that volunteered enough. Looks like I'll be buying beers in South Bend (or diet coke, coffee, milk....)
                  Jamie McLeod
                  Hope Mills, NC

                  1963 Lark "Ugly Betty"
                  1958 Commander "Christine"
                  1964 Wagonaire "Louise"
                  1955 Commander Sedan
                  1964 Champ
                  1960 Lark

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                  • #10
                    Glad you got them picked up. I will be still going to south bend so if you have any problems let me know. Steve

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