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    Shipping a tub, no suspension

    Anyone out there shipped a tub? Iím looking for a reasonable way to ship a tub( suspension is gone). I thought of putting it in a small container or finding a flatbed truck. Iím certainly open to suggestions.
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    This happens to us a lot when we do big buy-outs, so we came up with a fool-proof cart that works on big car carriers. I can send you the plans if that helps. It's pretty cheap to make and we've never had one fail. The trick is the tires are no-flat tires, the wood is super thick 6X6 and the cart is wide enough to mimic the width of a regular car.

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    Super, was thinking of something similar but wasnt sure how far to take it. Plans would be very helpful, will send you a pm with my email address.

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    I sent all the plans to Skip but in case anyone else wants to know how to do this, happy to help.

    I get the wheels from Northern Tool, swivels in the front, non-swivel in the back.

    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...0564_200660564

    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...1537_200661537

    Specs here:
    You can see the 6X6 rides in between the torsion curve, it rides directly on the tube, which on these cars is the safest point. Also, on the front tube area. Also, we used a plate where the wheels attached, so it wouldn't split the wood. We used threaded rods because we couldn't find bolts long enough, you just have to cut the threaded rod to fit, Home Depot and Lowes have it in the loose metal section.

    Use heavy duty rachet straps to strap from the torsion tubes to the to the car, you can't use too many straps. Also, here are measurements on how long and where the 6X6's meet. I know it looks over built but transporters are butchers so we had to build a butcher proof cart.
    You can read nightmare shipping stories on my blog:

    https://unobtaniuminc.wordpress.com/...g-of-porsches/
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    Got to love this forum. What a great group of guys. Thanks Adam!
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