Botched Delivery "need fender trim 76 Continental"

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Botched Delivery "need fender trim 76 Continental"

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I am heartbroken. After searching several months for a car that closely resembled my first car as a Teenager, I found one. An all original Blue 1976 Continental. It cost me $1,700 to have it shipped enclosed from about 850 miles away. It was damaged in transport. I am in need of a front fender wheel well trim for a 1976 Lincoln Continental. I searched for hours last Nite on Ebay to no avail. Can someone please let me know where I may find this?

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Have you tried any of the usual suspects? Seems like someone would have what you’re looking for
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I am new to this forum. You may laugh, but I just figured out what [The Usual Suspects] meant. I did not realize this was a website. I thought it meant the usual places to look for something: lol:
Thank you. I will try them.

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Joey, would you mind letting us all know who the transport company was?
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Lee wrote: Sun Mar 12, 2023 12:45 pm Joey, would you mind letting us all know who the transport company was?
Auto transport industry isn't as easy as that. The people you call or find online are brokers that simply have a log in to this website.
https://www.centraldispatch.com/

If you need vehicles transported you log into that site and enter the pickup and delivery addresses and any special requirements for the job. When you post the job you set the amount your willing to pay. Owner operators of vehicles log into that site and can scroll through thousands of jobs and select their jobs based on their routes and pay. Typically the owner operators get paid 30%-40% of the job while the broker pockets the rest.

As a car dealer I have a membership to that site and use it to transport my vehicles. For example when I purchased my wife's Mark iii the going rate for transport from El Paso to the DFW was $400 but I wanted it picked up and delivered the same day I went to look at it. I logged into the website set the pickup and delivery date and put a pay amount of $1,000. The job was accepted by an owner operator almost instantly and the vehicle was picked up in an hour by someone I had never met or spoke to. The guy who picked it up said he rejected another job because mine was paying more than double. I hopped back on a plane and met him at the shop that night for delivery.
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Great information. I never knew… so any idea who assumes liability for damage, the operator or broker?
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Lee wrote: Sun Mar 12, 2023 2:43 pm Great information. I never knew… so any idea who assumes liability for damage, the operator or broker?
It would be filed through the broker. The shipper should have provided a bill of lading with photos of the vehicle from all sides at pickup and delivery. Any damages during transport would be seen there and the shipper would be liable.

I have transported well over 100 vehicles this way on open trailers and have only had one damaged during transport (cracked windshield glass which I didn't notice when signing for the vehicle). I would like to see the damage done because it is very difficult to destroy the fender trim without destroying the fender.
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Typically these are the types of straps used, they prevent the shipper from having to touch the sides of the vehicle.
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I personally would recommend keeping lawsuit as an option. This LLC crap nowadays may make it hard to own companies that do you wrong, but they need to be made to pay. A good liability lawyer can pull that off...assuming the hauler refuses to admit liability and thus refuse financial compensation.

I know, I know, I know the LLC thing was stood up in the aftermath of the hot-coffee incident between McD's and some old biddy a generation ago, to protect from frivolous lawsuits...but like everything else that isn't thought out thoroughly, it does possess the potential to be a bad thing.

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Just make them pay for the trim.
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