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Old 10-15-2020, 11:04 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
I'm looking for suggestions for a carrier to ship a '29 Business Coupe from northern Illinois to the Kansas City, MO area. I posted it on Uship but not having much success so far.
Any suggestions of someone to haul this would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-15-2020, 11:15 AM   #2
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Contact Truly Vintage. He is listed on the Ford websites / sticky at the top of this page. A true professional.

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Old 10-15-2020, 01:21 PM   #3
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a little patience on you ship....... have had great pricing and quality towing.
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Old 10-15-2020, 04:11 PM   #4
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Hey guys,
I'm looking for suggestions for a carrier to ship a '29 Business Coupe from northern Illinois to the Kansas City, MO area. I posted it on Uship but not having much success so far.
Any suggestions of someone to haul this would be greatly appreciated!
Yeah ...

Donít list on Uship - it has turned into a place for auto transport brokers to bid on loads - by the time the fees are paid there is nothing left for the actual hauler.

I joined up when they first started - it is not the same.

My guess is - no one is taking your haul because your transport budget
is below cost.

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Contact Vintage. He is listed on the Ford websites / sticky at the top of this page,
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Yeah ...

Donít list on Uship - it has turned into a place for auto transport brokers to bid on loads - by the time the fees are paid there is nothing left for the actual hauler.

I joined up when they first started - it is not the same.

My guess is - no one is taking your haul because your transport budget
is below cost.



Thank You 🙏


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You are indeed welcome! You are a gentleman and a true professional. Wayne
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with gas in NY and NJ at 1.96 a gallon- what is cost?
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In Portland that cost would be $2.79/ gal
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On the evening news it’s reported gasoline in California today is $4.03 a gallon.
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On the evening news itís reported gasoline in California today is $4.03 a gallon.
Yikes!
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If your A is road worthy drive it. Freeport, IL to KC is 450miles. You should be able to do it easily in 10 hrs.
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Yikes!
Yikes???? People in Europe are paying up to $270 a litre. That is over $10 a US gallon. Is it any wonder they drive smaller and more fuel efficient cars. Realities are much different outside the US.
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:31 AM   #12
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On the evening news it’s reported gasoline in California today is $4.03 a gallon.

one reason for why so many are fleeing Cali..........

true synchro..........realities are different. did you ever notice that you drive on the wrong side of the road?

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Cheapest #2 Biodiesel on I-5 in California
is at exit 253 at Shell.

I just filled this morning.


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Old 10-16-2020, 11:22 AM   #14
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I am up in the Madison WI area, if I weren't so tall, would drive it for you. Coupes and Roadsters were not designed for tall people.

Wife and I just put 282 miles on our Model A on a day trip to Iowa to see the fall colors.
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true synchro..........realities are different. did you ever notice that you drive on the wrong side of the road?

Here we go again! While it is true you drive on the right side of the road, we sit on the right side of the car and drive on the correct side of the road. Pass another beer, will you.
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you cant be "right" all of the time!

Victoria Bitters for me..........
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:27 AM   #17
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Good Morning...Driving your A on this trip might be a great deal of fun. However, I would do a couple to things to make it easier on the car and you and your favorite passenger. First I would spend some time with a map of the area and figure out the best non-freeway route to take. Second, I would break the trip into two days. 225 miles a day in an 'A' is plenty for us and for the 'A'. If no overdrive, then cruise along at 40 miles an hour, with overdrive run 55. Check into a nice little hotel, have a good shower, a good dinner and among other things, a good nights sleep. In the morning, check coolant, oil, lug nuts, tire pressure, and head out for the second day. Ernie in Arizona
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Cheapest #2 Biodiesel on I-5 in California
is at exit 253 at Shell.

I just filled this morning.


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Thats cheap for CA, Regular unleaded at Shell in Bay Area is $3.33 Chevron $3.55 not sure why the difference. Yes this state suc_s.
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On the evening news itís reported gasoline in California today is $4.03 a gallon.
Come on guys....Californians pay a price for special blend gas to save the planet! If you bitch about the price of California gas, does that mean youíre a climate change denier?
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:11 PM   #20
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Bob,
By the way, that is a good looking 29 oval-window, business coupe.
Does it have a trunk or a rumble seat?
You are one lucky guy.
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