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Old 08-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Updated Convertible Top/Frame Shipping & Dimensions

Has anyone had experience shipping a convertible top w/ frame? I am trying to figure out the logistics of doing this and have a few questions:

1) is the frame Aluminum? What is the total weight?
2) what are the dimensions, when folded?
3) is a crate necessary or will a box with stuffing suffice?

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Box with stuffing is fine. Not sure of dimensions off hand but measure your top when down and you'll be close. Estimate weight at 50-60 lbs.

Ship greyhound for cheapest rate. A littlie inconvenient but much better than FedEx or ups.

I had a top/frame shipped from LA, CA to northwest FLfor $136.
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As far as I know, there are no Greyhound terminals in Hawaii.

And if there are some, I am pretty sure their buses don't travel off the island!

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Box with stuffing is fine. Not sure of dimensions off hand but measure your top when down and you'll be close. Estimate weight at 50-60 lbs.

Ship greyhound for cheapest rate. A littlie inconvenient but much better than FedEx or ups.

I had a top/frame shipped from LA, CA to northwest FLfor $136.
Thanks for the weight. They were trying to tell me 250 lbs!
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My bad!!

But keep Greyhound in mind for CONUS shipments....it really is cheaper and timewise was about the same.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:09 AM   #7
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Chard, if you pay my way over I'm happy to check it as luggage and help you install it!

Been to the islands 5 times, and anxious to make a sixth trip over!!!!!
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Ha! Thanks for the offer, hehe. I'm not sure if that would really be cost efficient, hehe.

I'd really love to find a blue top with glass rear window though.
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