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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I can't believe they would ship it with so little packing around it. Very disappointing.
John

Posted on: 2/18 8:10
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Posted on: 2/18 16:34
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https://www.sandersreproglass.com/inventory/

Scanning down the page he shows windshield for a Packard Panama. Might be worth contacting.

Posted on: 2/18 16:55
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Thanks for the links John. I've contacted both before and they do not have them. Bob's gets their supply from Auto City Classic, which stopped making the repro windshields for my car years ago. Sanders only has the flat glass.

Against all odds I have a lead on one more windshield (thanks flackmaster). Still waiting to hear back from Tucson though before I make any moves.

***Just talked with Mike at Tucson and we're getting it straightened out. He apparently does have another windshield in stock and will pack differently and ship again. So maybe my glass situation isn't as hopeless as I feared. At least I have options again.

-Kevin

Posted on: 2/18 17:07
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Posted on: 2/18 21:21
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I just wanted to share some important information with everyone that receives shipments of glass.

I have shipped many Packard windshields and curved back glass items over the years. I always pad them, overpack them, support them, support them some more and then put them in a double walled box. That box goes into a 2x4 framed crate with 3/4” wood walls. I even attached a wood provision to the bottom to make it easy for the truck carriers to move the crate around with a pallet jack or forklift. I put “UP” arrows, and “DO NOT STACK” signs all over on the crate.

Having gone through all that, I still have about 1 in 10 get damaged in transit. Usually crushed from improper stacking, or concealed damage (crate looks fine, but contents damaged) from rough handling by the carrier.

None of us can overcome a rough/careless carrier, so please remember, NEVER sign the carrier drivers bill of lading until you open and inspect the contents. When you encounter package or content damage, note it clearly on the bill of lading before you sign anything. By doing this you will make your life, and the shippers life and claim process much easier.

Its hard enough to hold these carriers accountable and seek reimbursement when you have a well documented bill of lading. And its next to impossible to get anything out of them when you sign and accept, only to find disappointment when you open the box instead of that rare Packard part you were hoping for. By then they are long gone.

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Posted on: 2/18 23:54
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I bought a new windshield for my '57 Chevy pickup from LMC Trucks. It was encased in spray foam and the box marked "Fragile Glass". Came from Kansas to Florida undamaged. Who ever packed it needed to make it good. Should have been fully insured. Unfortunately, doesn't help finding a replacement!

Posted on: 2/19 8:29
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Gerry - That is good information, thanks for sharing. Looking at the doorbell cam, it looks like FedEx was the shipper. They dropped it off and took off. No paperwork. I don't know how difficult it will be for Tucson to seek reimbursement. I documented the state of the windshield immediately upon opening the crate and have not moved anything since, in case the shipper needs to see it.

Joe - Someone else mentioned that Auto City Classic would ship their repro windshields like that, encased in spray foam. It must work decently well. Did your Chevy windshield go on freight or did it go by one of the more common carriers?

-Kevin

Posted on: 2/19 9:02
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I've done the spray foam packing method on fragile items too - messy but works well. Find out where a spray foam contractor is spraying and have them encase in open cell foam...the closed cell is too rigid.

Posted on: 2/19 21:09
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That's great advice, thanks. I've been doing a lot of reading, and the spray foam seems to be what a lot of guys end up doing. I'll talk to Mike and see if we can find a solution.

I toyed with the idea of driving down to pick up the replacement myself, but I won't be able to get away from work. I'm booked for weeks. It's 22 hours one way and I just can't take time off to do it.

-Kevin

Posted on: 2/19 22:16
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