I am buying a 69 mach 1 from a guy in LA, I live way north in California. So we are basically 700 miles away. I need to transport the car somehow. Does anyone know the cheapest way to do it? The ebrake works but there is no engine. Thanks alot.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4*4 3.0
1977 Ford F-250 2wd 460
Two choices: 1) tow it yourself or, 2) professional transport.
The second runs anywhere from $1.25 per mile and up, (most of these guys are going to have a fuel surcharge right now anyways).
Option one means you will need to borrow a truck, (your Ranger won't cut it), and rent an auto transport from U-haul, (or a local). A one way will go for $125 to $150, (picked up in LA). You figure the gas based on the truck but allow for 650 miles down and the same back. A late model 1/2 T should make it down on forty to 45 gallons and about a 20% increase going home, say another 10 gal..
100 gallons of gas at what, $2.10 to $2.25 plus meals, four or five stops at MickeyD's is at least $20.
Hope that this helps you a little. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I know from recent events that a U-Haul trailer is going to be fifty bucks per day. Ryder (www.yellowtruck.com) will not rent a trailer without a truck rental as well.
One way you can go is to rent a truck and a trailer just so that you have a beast of burden to haul with...
It would be one way, and you'd have the benefit of a diesel to drive.
Either way - I would be super careful of speed on the trip - take your time, and be alert to trailer sway. Rented car haulers sometimes have a tendancy to whip, and older cars will make this even more likely because they are heavier. -Last thing you need is to lose your load after spending the money to make it all happen!
So be safe - SLOW IS BETTER in this kind of a deal.
The best way to go is to have a flatbed to haul it on, but I doubt you'll find one for rent.
The best way I have found on transporting cars that are missing engines or are unregistered is U-Haul. Basically gather about 4 adult men, '1' truck (prefferably Ford) and a car transport, *not dolly* push the vehicle with your friends onto the carrier or use another vehicle to safely nudge it on there. And your on your way.
If you Google "auto transport" you'll get links to many transport companies. We're looking to have our '68 Scout hauled to Redding from Ventura. The lowest quote was $395 door to door. The cost is higher if the vehicle isn't running. Good luck!
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