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  • 92 GTS-R
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    I currently have parts being shipped with Ron Fenton, but it seems they ship from California.

    I have a new set of rear window louvers currently at my mates house in Florida which I bought from NPD some months ago, I need to get them to the UK but don't fancy shipping them from Florida all the way to California and then UK

    Anyone know of a good way to get them to the UK?

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  • rider
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    I#d never heard of SHIPTO before. That could be very useful to know there is a comany who can concolidate for you as usually you can get free freight internally in the USA but it is rare that retialers have everything you need at the best available price and apply competitive International shipping charges. I'll probably have a look at them the next time I need a few things from various sources.

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  • Iain
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    I use SHIPITO... very good service.. and they can consolodate multiple packages into 1 box.. saves a fortune... you also set the customs declaration value.... which is handy.
    sends via FEDEX or DHL.. get my stuff in a few days... and allows me to use suppliers who sometimes prefer not to ship overseas.. or who have silly overseas charges
    its only good for relatively small items... larger items should go via Ron Fenton

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  • DBinDevon
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    If you have to get anything from the US, get it Fed Ex or UPS - USPS is taking three months at the moment due to The Virus. FedEx/UPS are getting stuff to the UK in a week to ten days.

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  • evanvrs
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    i have bought a fair bit from CJ PONY who are the kings of mustang. however shipping and duties were not cheap. more recently i have bought a few things from Mustang Maniac here in UK and have been impressed with selection and service.

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  • alastairq
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    Nothing but praise for Rock Auto.
    New AC Delco starter motor wanted for my '67 200 I6 .
    70 all in, at my door...took less than a week to get to me too...
    I think I'd be lucky to get a new starter motor for a UK Ford, for much less....and delivery would be just as lengthy....
    I've had other stuffs from them as well.
    Prefer RockAuto to NPD, however....I like the online catalogue RockAuto have...with a clear choice of parts, with a basic recommendation too...very helpful, especially when I'm trying to identify exactly what [or, whose?] disc brakes my car has had fitted? [Granada, probably '75......Most of Rock's descriptions have a measurement diagram as well...].....

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  • Gkm24
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    Thanks for all the info.

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  • rider
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    Originally posted by Gazza51 View Post



    What was the cost of shipping the diff ?
    Ive been quoted $688 door to door for a complete diff
    Total cost was 147.04 which included VAT and 16 for optional insurance cover. Taxes were additional and recovered by FedEx. The shipping was organised using parcelbroker who actually initially rejected the order, as they don't ship oil or oil contaminated parts without having a its been cleaned certificate. I had to show them using a generic picture that a third member is open so contains no oil, you might find it harder to do that for a full diff if it enclosed in a case or is a used second hand unit. They were really good to deal with with very rapid email to and fro correspondence and the FedEx service was spot on with me 4 days after collection. The item was collected on 18th August 2019 which is nearing the end of the sweet spot window, the build was delayed on the diff so I was worried I was going to miss the window and rates typically double or more outside of the window.

    I was being quoted $600 to 2000 for air freight before finding someone who was OK to sell on a collection basis so that I could arrange my own logistics.
    Last edited by rider; 01-07-2020, 09:34 AM.

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  • Gazza51
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    Originally posted by rider View Post
    Its always worth checking rates for shipping around differnt sellers and with some, you can arrange your own collection.

    You'd usually expect STS Imports to be cheaper on bulkier items with their in shipping container sea freight option but last summer I got FedEx premium 4 day air freight door to door on a differential unit for a lot less than STS quoted departure port to their base surface. Its always worth shopping around for freight options as well as parts supplier options when buying in from the USA. Mid Summer is always a good time to ship larger items by air as air freight rates crash in peak Summer around when factories tend to close for their annual holiday and maintenance periods.


    What was the cost of shipping the diff ?
    Ive been quoted $688 door to door for a complete diff

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  • rider
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    Another pointer is if you can arrange your own shipping you get to fill in the paperwork which is easy enough to do (most shippers or agents will have a form for you to fill out on their web sites or will email you those) and you can then avoid VAT as the part is for a historic car. I put that on my differential import forms, included the vehicle registration that the diff was for. The only tax applied was about 5%.

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  • rider
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    Its always worth checking rates for shipping around differnt sellers and with some, you can arrange your own collection.

    You'd usually expect STS Imports to be cheaper on bulkier items with their in shipping container sea freight option but last summer I got FedEx premium 4 day air freight door to door on a differential unit for a lot less than STS quoted departure port to their base surface. Its always worth shopping around for freight options as well as parts supplier options when buying in from the USA. Mid Summer is always a good time to ship larger items by air as air freight rates crash in peak Summer around when factories tend to close for their annual holiday and maintenance periods.

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  • 66coop
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    Is this for the pulley? Might be worth a look on eBay Motors if you haven't done so already (Global Shipping Programme can sometimes be favourable), and also a wanted ad on Rods'n'Sods to reach a wider audience in the UK.

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  • pmustang
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    STS Imports, Ron Fenton is your man, He has a container loading and leaving the USA soon so you can order from NPD or Summit or whomever and have them loaded in there and brought over. Fair rates and he can quote all in advance

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  • rider
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    NPD prices are OK, very similar to RockAuto and with a wider offering. I had them quote on a small part along with RockAuto. One was $18 shipping and the other was $65 shipping. I went to RockAuto for the part. Have a look at amazon.com as well as they do low ship rates from their warehouse (not third party sellers).

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  • saleen 192
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    WHY npd and not the likes of rockauto or summit racing or classic industries but CI ARE A TAD EXPENSIVE what parts are you after??

    if you want large items? use sts imports plenty on here about them i have used them as well

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