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Just go to your local Ford dealer

Post by Mark Osterman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:17 pm

In my quest to find a decent front fender I finally located one in North Carolina thanks to a T owner who saw my posts on Facebook. We looked into UPS for shipping but it was $260. Also looked at Greyhound Bus which was much better at $80 but dropped it off in Buffalo an hour away.

The shipper then found a friend who was traveling north through Syracuse, still a drive from Rochester, but the price was right. But they needed a place to drop it off any time of day. So I called the local Ford dealership in Syracuse and asked the manager of the parts department if they had a sense of humor. They agreed to take the fender and hold it for me until I can get there. Might make a nice local human interest news story ... the part that took 96 years to arrive! 😀

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Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:33 pm

What a great story!

If the dealer has as good business sense as he does humor, he would indeed call local news for a puff piece.
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Post by perry kete » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:14 pm

I would like to see the look on other customers faces when you walk into the parts department and ask for a Model T Ford fender and the parts clerk pulls it out and hands it to you! :shock:
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Post by sweet23 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:02 pm

There always seems to be a way to get old car parts delivered. Last spring I bought a fender from a man in Iowa. Shipping to North Carolina was just to pricey. He talked to some people he knew, and they had a son in college in NC. As luck would have it, he had to go home to Iowa to a wedding just a couple months after I made the deal for the fender. He was happy to do some delivery work to make a couple bucks. I ended meeting him just an hours drive from my home to get the fender from him.

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Post by Sparknwire » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:09 pm

I use Fastenal store to store shipping I shipped A 1952 Lincoln tranny,radiator, box of misc motor parts etc from Rochester NY to Columbus Ohio for $150 all you have to do is bring it to the store and they ship it for you It all has to fit into a pallet no overhangs

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