I have the chance to purchase a machine in Atlanta but I need to get it to IL and the only thing I can think of is to haul it home from Chicasha if somebody can play mule and get it to Chicasha for me. I am afraid to make an offer on the thing until I am sure I can get it to my house.
You might find someone headed to Illinois
for Christmas or New Years ...
The pickup and drop off zip codes
Footprint (length x width x height)
Enclosed or open hauling needed
Good Luck !
I picked up a 26 pickup box from fellow LBTC member in Santa Fe Springs. It was a Tbay buy by Chuck Martel. Ross Benedict came by about a year later and hauled it to Texas, stored it for months, then on to Hershey. Chuck's brother hauled it from Hershey to Mich, where Chuck picked it up and hauled it home to Cherry Valley, Ill.
I am trying to get the size and weight dimensions from the seller. It is a long flat thing that could easily slide under a car on a trailer.
I would be happy to get it to anyplace in IL since I have family from both ends of the state and could also meet someone on the side of the road.
I have bought and sold stuff from Chuck Martel. Nice man.
Don't miss the chance to kid him, John. I call him Hammer, which is Martel in French>
Charles Martel (c. 688 – 22 October 741) was a Frankish statesman and military leader who de facto ruled Francia as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace from 718 until his death.
The illegitimate son of Frankish strongman, Pepin of Heristal, and a noblewoman named Alpaida, Martel successfully asserted his claims to power as successor to his father as the power behind the throne in Frankish politics. Continuing and building on his father's work, he restored centralized government in Francia and began the series of military campaigns that re–established the Franks as the undisputed masters of all Gaul. In foreign wars, Martel subjugated Bavaria, Alemannia, Frisia, vanquished the pagan Saxons, and halted the Islamic advance into Western Europe at the Battle of Tours.
Martel is considered to be the founding figure of the European Middle Ages. Skilled as an administrator and warrior, he is often credited with a seminal role in the development of feudalism and knighthood. Martel was a great patron of Saint Boniface and made the first attempt at reconciliation between the Papacy and the Franks. The Pope wished him to become the defender of the Holy See and offered him the Roman consulship. Martel refused the offer, but it was a sign of the things to come.
Although Martel never assumed the title of king, he divided Francia, like a king, between his sons Carloman and Pepin. The latter became the first of the Carolingians, the family of Charles Martel, to become king. Martel's grandson, Charlemagne, extended the Frankish realms to include much of the West, and became the first Emperor since the fall of Rome. Therefore, on the basis of his achievements, Martel is seen as laying the groundwork for the Carolingian Empire. In summing up the man, Gibbon has written, Martel was "the hero of the age," whereas Guerard describes him as being the "champion of the Cross against the Crescent.
It would work from Atlanta to anywhere in IL or bordering state too perhaps.
Do you have a size and weight yet? I will check to see if my niece and her husband are coming home for Christmas. They live in Atlanta.
Yes the thing is 10 -1/2 foot long x 28" wide x 2" high with a 50" high pedestal on one end. It weighs approx 300 lbs. It basically is going to take a flat bed truck or car trailer but it would slide completely under the car lengthwise so if someone is bringing a car, this will easily fit under it. It could go in a pickup bed with the tail gate open. Those are the only dimensions I have but should be very accurate. Weight is estimated from advertised shipping weight but the item does not have to be covered since it is unrestored at this point.
Sorry to say I just received word that my niece and her husband will not be traveling this Christmas.
I hope you find someone to help you out.
Thanks anyway Seth.