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I'm beginning to form a plan for moving this car to the east coast in the late spring. I think I'm going to ship it. Looks like I can ship for around $1200-$1400 which is right in the same ball park as my estimate for driving it and certainly cheaper than towing it myself. Plus it saves me the week of travel time. I love a good road trip but I only need to drive across the middle of the country so often...

Also ordered dad a little gift. Its a small return on his time investment but I'm sure he will love it.
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Also ordered dad a little gift. Its a small return on his time investment but I'm sure he will love it.
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BAH! Just realized this isn't the larger model! This is only a 1:43 scale, there's a 1:18 scale that I really wanted. I got distracted by the silver! I dont see any good prices on the 1:18 right now so I guess this is going to have to do for now.
 

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I filled out a quote request online for car shipping shipping last week and ever since my phone has been SWAMPED with texts, calls, and emails. I stopped counting but I've got to be well over a hundred replies deep.
They say to choose a transporter who gets good reviews but how am I supposed to sort them out with literally dozens of different carriers all claiming to have trucks going through Lake Havasu, Arizona...a very small and remote location that couldn't possibly have more than a few car transporters stopping there every week?
Havasu is between Phoenix and Vegas so I suppose its possible that trucks pass through frequently but still, I was expecting five or six replies, not the mass torrent that I got. Its worse than inquiring about life insurance!
 

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Dad is putting everything back together in preps for shipping. I'll have a little work to do once it gets here to get it in full service but the final countdown is definitely drawing near.
It looks like I have multiple tuners available in my area so that will be good.
Once this car is in full-service I'll park the Zn and probably commence dismantling it soon.
 

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Dad had some fun over the weekend with a project he's been wanting to do. Since I travel a lot for work in my motor home this will come in very handy.

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I still cant talk him into fabbing up a trailer hitch though :ROFLMAO:
 

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It's a trade-off for stiffness. Yes, it could have gone down then come back up, but that would require a long run of metal that would bend and also apply more stress in a twisting motion rather than a direct vector.
Another option I think would be to go to the subframe instead of the unibody but again, elevation becomes a problem to deal with. Also, that would be a lot harder to install and remove.
I think he had a plan for snapping the grills back into place, I will see when I take delivery.
 

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As I see in the photo when it is removed it does not bother the grille, wouldn't it be better to remove the grille before mounting the hitch? It is not pro criticize, it looks like a good job.
 

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I kind of cooled my jets on shipping the car when I discovered prices go up SIGNIFICANTLY during the peak summer months. If I can sit tight until late August or September they should come down quite a bit.
I'm getting itchy though...I really want to get this car done.
 

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Yeah, they're pretty sharp on a light colored car. They were a nice choice. Dad offered to paint them green. "uhhhh no".
 

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Currently plotting the move, finally. (I hope)
My brother is in the St Louis area so Dad wants to tow the car to there and have me pick it up. Still a five day round trip for me at best but that's better than paying current shipping rates.
If I'm real slick I might be able to make a work trip out of it and get the trip partially paid for by the boss.
 
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