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Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on June 29, 2012, 03:00:10 PM


Anybody have any ideas?  It's about 3100 miles
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on June 29, 2012, 04:03:12 PM
Allow me to elaborate.  I will buy the Virgin from Steve if we can find a way to get it to Oregon.  Got a quote from DAS for 1725.00 to move it here.  Much, much to rich for my blood.  Whatever ideas you guys have, we are all ears, and I will be eternally grateful.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Brian on June 30, 2012, 07:43:44 PM
Post the move on Uship.com.  I got the desoto moved from S. Cali to Oregon through them. 

Too bad we couldn't work out a relay across country.  If I was closer, and in the US, I'd pull it a few hundred miles just for fun and to help out.



Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: azblackhemi on June 30, 2012, 08:38:05 PM
Brians right. Try U ship. I've had good luck with it in the past although last week I tried to get a qoute on hauling a 71 Sport Suburban Wagon  from South Dakota and only got a few offers and none cheaper than $1600. I think the problem is there is not alot comming or going to South Dakota.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 01, 2012, 08:20:15 AM
I have a request for quote out there, and I will see if I have any favors to call in at work.  I've been at the same flat bed/heavy haul company for 12 years now...... carrman2012-07-01 13:23:34
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 02, 2012, 09:19:40 AM
Fly me out to NJ, I'll drive across the US on your expense, and then fly/train me back to Chico.  Now, when could I do this?  Perhaps September.....
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 02, 2012, 10:34:50 AM
Quote from: Snotty
Fly me out to NJ, I'll drive across the US on your expense, and then fly/train me back to Chico.  Now, when could I do this?  Perhaps September.....


 
 
 
Because that's cheaper how? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2012, 12:21:19 PM

Quote from: carrman
Quote from: Snotty
Fly me out to NJ, I'll drive across the US on your expense, and then fly/train me back to Chico.  Now, when could I do this?  Perhaps September.....


 
 
 
It even has an original set of keys with it
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 03, 2012, 10:07:58 AM

Quote from: carrman
Quote from: Snotty
Fly me out to NJ, I'll drive across the US on your expense, and then fly/train me back to Chico.  Now, when could I do this?  Perhaps September.....


 
 
 

Ah, come on!!!  Don't be so cheap!!!  I'll even stay in cheap motels....  
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 03, 2012, 10:33:09 AM
Can't help it, low budget is my middle nsame!
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Brian on July 03, 2012, 01:14:12 PM

Also this time of year there are not a lot of cars being moved around...show car/cruise season.  Later this fall you'll probably have better luck trying to find someone moving a car in your direction.

Maybe post over on Moparts as well.  They have a shipping/hauling section too.  Some guys haul a car out to a big car show, sell the car and then have an empty trailer coming back.  This is how I got my 70 Sport fury from PA to WA...guy went to Carlisle..sold the car he brought out, and wanted a back haul...in I stepped.





thrashingcows2012-07-03 18:15:40
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 03, 2012, 05:06:31 PM


I suppose I could move it west 250 miles to Ohio if that would make it easier
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Stitcherbob on July 03, 2012, 05:32:18 PM

Quote from: Snotty
Fly me out to NJ, I'll drive across the US on your expense, and then fly/train me back to Chico.  Now, when could I do this?  Perhaps September.....

A preacher takes a virgin across country.....


aren't there laws against that sort of thing?

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Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 03, 2012, 05:59:26 PM


Maybe we should change the name from Virgin to Mary
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 03, 2012, 06:06:34 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I suppose I could move it west 250 miles to Ohio if that would make it easier






 
 
Hmmmmmmm.  Ohio's a bit closer.  Wish we had someone in the state we could have pick it up there.  I fear our membership is spread too thin across the US and Canada to do a relay.
 
 
carrman2012-07-03 23:45:04
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 05, 2012, 01:55:27 PM

Quote from: stitcherbob
Quote from: Snotty
Fly me out to NJ, I'll drive across the US on your expense, and then fly/train me back to Chico.  Now, when could I do this?  Perhaps September.....

A preacher takes a virgin across country.....


aren't there laws against that sort of thing?

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

HA!!!!
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 05, 2012, 01:56:09 PM

Quote from: carrman
Quote from: POLARACO
I suppose I could move it west 250 miles to Ohio if that would make it easier






 
 
Hmmmmmmm.  Ohio's a bit closer.  Wish we had someone in the state we could have pick it up there.  I fear our membership is spread too thin across the US and Canada to do a relay.
 
 

OK, fly me to Ohio....  I have October available....
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: firedome on July 08, 2012, 06:25:34 AM
The problem is the price of gas & Diesel. It has come down a little bit lately though.

Last year I got a friend I'd used for hauling 4 othere cars  to
bring my '58 from NM to NY for $1000 but that was sort of a special
favor, and he's sick now I hear, unfortunately. U-Ship might be your
best resort at this point.



Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 08, 2012, 08:36:39 AM


 
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 08, 2012, 08:44:55 AM


There is no way I want to drive to oregon again.  Not that I don't want to see Dave and Snotty, bit that's a 2 week trip.  It took me 11 days by myself.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Brian on July 08, 2012, 12:17:27 PM
Look into transport on a train?




Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 08, 2012, 04:02:30 PM
A train would be hellishly expensive.  The best quote I got was $1246.  I'm simply going to have to save up to afford it.  Driving the car back after flying out pencils to out about the same money I'm afraid.  Plane ticket $350, figure 15 MPG at worsst for 3100 miles at 3.50 a gallon is about 723 bucks.  hotels would average about $50 a night, for $200.  Meals for four days figure to be about $30 a day, with a total of $120.  Add it all up, $1393.00  It just doesn't become cost effective at all.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Jay on July 08, 2012, 04:30:20 PM
Uhaul trailer? its how i got my car to my place....
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 08, 2012, 04:44:19 PM


There's a Hobby trailer too, but I would need something to come back with.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 08, 2012, 05:24:30 PM
I just don't see any way it can happen cheaper.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 09, 2012, 09:15:57 AM

Quote from: POLARACO

There is no way I want to drive to oregon again.  Not that I don't want to see Dave and Snotty, bit that's a 2 week trip.  It took me 11 days by myself.

Whaaaaaa!!!!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 09, 2012, 09:17:20 AM

A train would be hellishly expensive.  The best quote I got was $1246.  I'm simply going to have to save up to afford it.  Driving the car back after flying out pencils to out about the same money I'm afraid.  Plane ticket $350, figure 15 MPG at worsst for 3100 miles at 3.50 a gallon is about 723 bucks.  hotels would average about $50 a night, for $200.  Meals for four days figure to be about $30 a day, with a total of $120.  Add it all up, $1393.00  It just doesn't become cost effective at all.[/QUOTE]

I'll sleep at Rest Stops....  I can eat on 15 a day....
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Guests on July 09, 2012, 10:20:01 AM
I made the trip in a 1975 Honda with a bad wheel bearing. Going through Kansas was the worst, the ruts in the road made me drive a steady 70mph max in the fast lane, then everyone would honk at me and flash their lights because they refused to pass me on the right, so I had to get in the ruts and bounce back and forth. I did the trip Virginia Beach to Olympia, Washington in 75 hours, and yes, rest areas were my friend, gas stops included big gulps and chips most of the time, I think I got one burger out of the whole deal. The things we do to see an (now ex) wife.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 09, 2012, 11:29:15 AM


 
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 09, 2012, 11:44:57 AM


Sure smells that way!
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 09, 2012, 04:03:23 PM


He doesn't need an excuse
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 09, 2012, 04:21:35 PM
No he's looking for an outside financed tour of the "Buffets of the USA".....
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Brian on July 09, 2012, 07:39:18 PM
Steve...if you could haul in one way, and only need a back haul...why not post up the "potential" move on Moparts, or other sites.  Sure you could find a back haul.


Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 10, 2012, 05:59:19 AM


Maybe he can buy something from Chris and take that home with him....;-)
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 10, 2012, 06:56:36 AM

Quote from: carrman

Maybe he can buy something from Chris and take that home with him....;-)
NO MORE CARS
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 10, 2012, 07:53:08 AM


Riiiiiiiight.....
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 10, 2012, 11:13:03 AM

Quote from: carrman
No he's looking for an outside financed tour of the "Buffets of the USA".....

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Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 10, 2012, 01:50:58 PM


Can you imagine touring the country via Buffets?  He'd be gone for month.  YEARS!!!
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 10, 2012, 02:24:15 PM
He'd have the Virgin over 100,000 miles by then..
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 11, 2012, 08:45:50 AM
Ha!
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 11, 2012, 06:20:47 PM
Quote from: carrman
No he's looking for an outside financed tour of the "Buffets of the USA".....
Yeah..all you can eat ..for $15.00 a day!!
 
SNOTTY.."I'll sleep at Rest Stops.... I can eat on 15 a day...."
CBarge2012-07-11 23:22:12
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 11, 2012, 07:29:53 PM
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, time to save up for the move.....
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 12, 2012, 09:46:00 AM

Quote from: CBarge
Quote from: carrman
No he's looking for an outside financed tour of the "Buffets of the USA".....
Yeah..all you can eat ..for $15.00 a day!!
 
SNOTTY.."I'll sleep at Rest Stops.... I can eat on 15 a day...."

McDonald's Dollar Menu - it can be done!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)  What I would look like at the end of a week is anybody's guess, but Dave, my offer still stands!!
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: firedome on July 13, 2012, 04:07:51 AM
Dave is right though, with the price of fuel, motels, food, it makes no
sense to drive or haul a car across country nowadays. Not to mention
potential problems that can develop with a car that old that would be
more difficult/expensive to deal with on the road rather than at home
in your own garage. 

Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 17, 2012, 09:17:04 AM
No argument there.  However, I would welcome such an opportunity since I love to drive and I truly enjoyed making our trips across the States.  (Been to all 50, flew to one.  Also saw 5 Provinces in that time as well.)  I would love to make another trip.  Given some time to be able to do such a thing I would sincerely do it.

I had a church member on Bakersfield who did such in retirement for local auto dealerships.  For instance, he would drive an Olds to Phoenix, take a bus to Flagstaff and return in something else.  The dealers paid all his expenses and give him $500 upon is return - he had a ball and got paid for it!
Yeah, I could do that! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 17, 2012, 09:38:28 AM


It's tempting Snotty.......;-)
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Steve on July 17, 2012, 09:05:44 PM


Oh yeah and a large ice tub with a frig in the glove box.  Gotta keep the shrimp on ice and the sauce cold.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: R. Dave Carr on July 18, 2012, 06:41:06 AM


That much shrimp does not exist.
Title: Might need to move the Virgin to the North West
Post by: Snotty on July 21, 2012, 10:36:03 AM
HA!!