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    GTO ManGTO Man
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    We may be picking up a car out of state in the near future. Am thinking of renting a truck and car carrier trailer from U-haul or another company. Any recommendations. THe car is located in Iowa.

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    GaribaldiGaribaldi
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    Probably a wise decision. This weekend, or should I say the remainder of this week (Thanksgiving Week) is not a good time to be on the road pulling a trailer or a collector car back home. It can wait.

    It would be nice to even get a look at it, I haven’t seen it yet although I have seen some pictures but they are from about 15-20 years ago

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    AvatarAnonymous
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    Yep, I can feel the anticipation building. Yes Sir, you definitely need, at minimum,to take a good look at your new “mistress”. Even if you can’t bring her home for awhile, you’ll have a good idea of what it will take to get the restoration under way. It goes without saying that you need to take a ton of digital prints to bring back with you, car or no car.

    Marshall

    #20043
    GaribaldiGaribaldi
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    Yep, I can feel the anticipation building. Yes Sir, you definitely need, at minimum,to take a good look at your new “mistress”. Even if you can’t bring her home for awhile, you’ll have a good idea of what it will take to get the restoration under way. It goes without saying that you need to take a ton of digital prints to bring back with you, car or no car.

    Marshall

    Yep, each day that goes by is harder and harder. I’m going to bring back a ton of pictures for sure, of course to give everyone here an idea of what we’re dealing with too! :D I have a feeling that the resto won’t be too hard, but like you say you don’t know until you check it out

    #20044
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    Just remember what looks good on the surface may not be so good underneath but yeah take lots of pics before during and after restoration as it always makes for a good story at car shows or with friends or whatever. Keep us posted cause as im sure u are, we here are anxiously awaiting to see what the new addition looks like. thumbsup.gif

    #20045
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    I have shipped dozens of cars. This is what I do:

    If you are not in a hurry, try this link:

    http://www.yesterdaystractors.com

    Go to the “Hauling schedule”…..it’s on the left side in a little menu. then post your load, to get some quotes.

    I have used A-AAA transport now several times. they are nice and so far I have had great luck.

    I also have hauled many classics myself. One thing most people do is tighten the straps to the point of nearly bending a rear axle or something. that kind of tension is not required. Cars with parking brake and transmissions do not move very much if loaded properly.
    I always check the straps after driving about 5 miles or so. Then maybe every 2 hours.

    I have an enclosed trailer now, but i like to travel with an open one, because everybody gets to see the car!! That is fun!

    Good luck!

    #20046
    GTO ManGTO Man
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    Thanks for the information. I am going to check out the site. I wish I had the eqipment to haul it myself.

    #20047
    GaribaldiGaribaldi
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    Thanks for the information, I’ll take a look into it too. It means a lot to talk to someone who has already used the service, that way we know they do good work

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