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#431275 - December 14th 2010 7:53 pm Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !!
Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!! Offline
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Registered: June 10th 2003 12:00 pm
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Loc: Burlington, On, Canada Eh !!!!
I have done a few Vanner Expresses lately and I have some problems that keep coming up...Especially with the border involved...

1/ First of all. Make sure the parts are clean, and protected from damage ! These are going through multiple hands, and many custom vehicles so the need to protect those vehicles are paramount. As well as going to eVANt's the vehicles are loaded, so make sure delicate parts are protected from accidental damage..and sometimes the transport vans need to be slept in on the way ....

2/ State clearly what is being moved and where it is to end up. And especially if there are hand offs on the way , make sure all the participants are known, and they actually know about it .. I have run into a couple instances where the relay guy, was not told he volunteered for something, when the parts were dropped at his site .. LOL Surprise !! And don't forget to label it either...I did over 70 deliveries in the last couple years and killed a few brain cells on the way....Labels are a good reminder who gets what !

3/And don't fudge what it is.... Today I went to pick up 2 front fenders and a grill for a " vanner " that he won on eBay.....Well, that is fine . However, finding out that it should fit when I arrived was an interesting comment...Finding out it was a complete intact front clip including frame was a bit of a surprise ! The shipper said I could do what I want with the motor still bolted in to the frame smile Nice of him, anyone want a slant six ???? The hole in the block is not all that big smile

4/ Follow up on it ! I just heard of a FG part that is sitting at a relay point, after it was picked up at the Natz in July !

So, in short Communicate guys !!!
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#431286 - December 14th 2010 8:44 pm Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
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Loc: Springfield, Illinois
good post ken. Communication is certainly key
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#431308 - December 14th 2010 11:46 pm Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: draggnastro]
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Loc: norfolk va
well said doc
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#431371 - December 15th 2010 9:34 am Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: starwars]
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Registered: July 08th 2008 11:49 am
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Loc: New Jersey
Geez Doc, What a crazy story. Good luck loading that front clip into a minivan. lol
I have never had any issues with my vanner express. And I am always willing to help when I can. But that is some good advice you give there.
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#431378 - December 15th 2010 9:49 am Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: Galaxy]
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Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
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WOOPS I meant Doc.
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#431387 - December 15th 2010 10:21 am Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: October 25th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 28121
Loc: Dayton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Originally Posted By: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!
4/ Follow up on it ! I just heard of a FG part that is sitting at a relay point, after it was picked up at the Natz in July !


This is a really good one too! I found a brand new bug shield in my trailer a week ago. I remembered where it came from, but had forgotten that I had it. Even worse, I had no idea who it was supposed to go to. I finally had an idea, and contacted who I thought it was and sent it along its journey. I've had it since October.

OOPS!
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#431406 - December 15th 2010 11:35 am Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: Superbeast]
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Registered: June 10th 2003 12:00 pm
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Loc: Burlington, On, Canada Eh !!!!
Well, tracked down the destination of the Visor lol, he had forgotten he bought it ..... angel
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#431532 - December 15th 2010 6:34 pm Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!]
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Registered: June 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 6501
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Thats all just too funny, and true. I'm glad my dealings have gone off without a hitch. (that I'm aware of)
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#431535 - December 15th 2010 6:44 pm Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: Dodges 3]
matchstickBGV Offline



Registered: January 01st 2008 10:24 am
Posts: 3428
Loc: louisville, ky
my biggest problem dealing with vanner express is a damn canadian always delivers. grin can't we get these jobs to americans lol
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#431646 - December 16th 2010 10:33 am Re: Vanner Express details Get all the info upfront !! [Re: matchstickBGV]
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Madman!


Registered: October 25th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 28121
Loc: Dayton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
I'm not Canadian! Well, I am in a Canadian club though...
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