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Old 12-23-2007, 06:04 AM   #1
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bought a hardtop in texas - how to get it to NY

Ok so I bought someones hardtop in texas now I have to figure out how to get it to NY without going to pick it up. That is not an option. Has anyone shipped a top before, if so what company did you use and what did you have to do to ship it. Do you need to put it on a pallet?

any help you can give me would be awesome. I just got my top so I can start making my car into a track car.

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Old 12-23-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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The top is about the size of a pallet. They were originally shipped in giant wooden boxes. Your best bet would be to pay a professional shipping company to do it. I hope you didn't pay to much for the top, because it will probably be about $300 to ship.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:22 AM   #3
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Check out uship.com

You can name your price and people will pick up the shipment. Or you can take bids and pick the lowest.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:09 AM   #4
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I used these guys to get my top, pretty simple and painless. Delivery was pretty quick.

http://www.cratersandfreighters.com/cf/home.do
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:38 AM   #5
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Here are some pictures of a hard top in a crate:

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n161/KevinH1990/986-hardtop1.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n161/KevinH1990/986-hardtop2.jpg

Here's a picture of one that was shipped in a cardboard box:

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n161/KevinH1990/IMG_42202.jpg

I think the crate is the way to go.

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Old 12-23-2007, 11:27 AM   #6
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thanks I have contacted a couple of the places. I got a decent deal on the top, it was $1100, but it was in silver which is the color I wanted and they are not easy to find. So if it ends up costing $1400 I am ok with that.
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I just got my top so I can start making my car into a track car.
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what does a hard top have to do with tracking? Unless it is raining, I put my top down.
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what does a hard top have to do with tracking? Unless it is raining, I put my top down.
maybe for aerodynamics ?
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maybe for aerodynamics ?
hmmmm. I thought top down was best in that regard. No idea, really.
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:33 AM   #10
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hmmmm. I thought top down was best in that regard. No idea, really.
with the top down, the car has the least bit of aerodynamics,
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with the top down, the car has the least bit of aerodynamics,
I'll see if that helps. thanks!
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Some racing events require the Boxster to have a hardtop.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:22 AM   #13
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a hardtop is required by pca for racing or you need arm restraints. I would also never go on the track with the top down, that is the most dangerous thing you can do. I won't instruct people in convertibles without hardtop and full roll cage.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:14 AM   #14
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thanks

I got a guy to pick it up, wrap it and bring it to my office for $250 on uship. what a great resource.

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