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Old October 13th, 2016, 02:33 PM
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Shipping Large Parts From The UK

How do you guys ship larger parts from other countries specifically the UK?

I'm in the process of shipping over a truck and want to pick up some parts as well. I've been told that I can't simply put the parts inside the truck and ship everything all at once. (of course not, why would life be so logical? too easy)

I'm looking to get:
1. Rear windscreen frame
2. Complete headliner for roof and frame
3. Rear bulkhead for Double Cab
4. Puma hood

Anyone know the most cost effective way to ship these to the east coast and how much I'd be looking at?

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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:15 PM
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When I had a bonnet shipped over from the UK we used ParcelHero. It cost 250. Arrived in a few days.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:26 PM
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It came FedEx Freight. I don't know how they did it, because the quote I got from FedEx was astronomical.
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People have had good luck with strapping the parts down securely in the truck and the shipping company not rejecting them. On the flipside, I hear that at ports in England that stuff dissappears from vehicles so keep that in mind. I shipped a big antenna in my truck and it had no issues.
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What's the worst case scenario if I securely place the parts inside the truck and it doesn't go missing. Will customs have an issue with it?

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People have had good luck with strapping the parts down securely in the truck and the shipping company not rejecting them. On the flipside, I hear that at ports in England that stuff dissappears from vehicles so keep that in mind. I shipped a big antenna in my truck and it had no issues.
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We've had this question a few times recently.
I've shipped Bulkheads, doors (front and rear), even dog guards from the UK. My bias is DHL. Quickest no hassle and no sneaky customs bill arriving a few weeks later. Or delay in customs because they can't be bothered to read the manifest.
Think Himalaya has a few of the bits you are looking for
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Or you might try Safari HP as there is a better than even chance they have your entire list.
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People have had good luck with strapping the parts down securely in the truck and the shipping company not rejecting them. On the flipside, I hear that at ports in England that stuff dissappears from vehicles so keep that in mind. I shipped a big antenna in my truck and it had no issues.
Out of OZ yes. Out of the UK I've had a shipping line call and go ballistic because there was a rear cross member in the back of a high cap and it was lashed up in the front of the bed behind the cab.

To be clear the no parts in the car is a shipping line security issue, not a post arrival customs one. This only applies to roro shipments.That said, as has been covered here a few times, putting a defender in a container can be a crap shoot as to what it will end up costing.
Customs will be fine as long as you have correct paperwork This started via a knee jerk reaction from Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano after the fellow tried to light his explosive tennis shoe on that Christmas flight from the UK. Dave Bobeck, Gustavo Pagni, and myself got caught up with the overnight policy changes. I had signed receipts from a shipping line @ Southampton where they had received the three trucks Dave and I had dropped off with parts for the trucks and a roll cage in the back of the 127, all inventoried on the dock receipts. Once stateside again I got a call that the line was refusing to load my personal cars on the booked ship because of this new mandate. Basically the mandate is no personal effects in a vehicle other than a tool kit and spare. Regulation is meant to prevent dirty bomb etc as it was explained to me. What I have been able to get away with has been driven by certain lines @ certain ports. Ie Amsterdam and Australia there has been some flexibility.
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