Meyers Manx Crate - What is the box ?

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Meyers Manx Crate - What is the box ?

Postby Brad » Thu May 30, 2013 11:31 am

One of the issue with Australia is that the volume of Buggy Sales is never going to be high enough for us to carry every make and model in the Meyers Manx Range. Added to that is the fact that it appears shipping to some places such as Perth is almost cheaper direct from the USA than it is from Brisbane.

Based on that and the feeling that many people often think that Australian Companies price gouge we have been working hard behind the scenes to setup a direct supply agreement with Meyers Manx in the USA and open the way for people to buy kits at USA prices and have them shipped direct to Australia. This will mean that the Kickout and SS models as well as the potential new Tow'd are able to be easily imported direct through Meyers Manx Australia and come with all the required Paperwork to get them on the roads in an ADR environment.

One of the many hurdles is the ability to have these kits packaged and crated in a robust manner so that they arrive in one piece and without issue. So after some research Meyers Manx Australia is now able to offer a Crate and Pack Service on All Meyers Manx Models and make them available for shipping direct from the USA to any place in the world...

So what does it cost ? ... In a dollar figure $1100 USD :o which includes everything from bubble wrap to crating and making ready for pickup onto your selected carrier or for $1300 we drop it off at a San Diego Depot or $1500 an LA Depot. Or if you prefer we can arrange freight to your door for an additional cost which would be confirmed based on address.

This service includes the following:

Pick up from Meyers Manx USA
Shipping to the crating facility
Construction of a custom crate ( 12 x 6 x 3 ft for a Manxter, 11 x 6 x 3ft for a KickOut and Kickout SS)
Individually wrapping each part, mounting and securing in the crate.
Sealing of the crate and lifting it onto your freight carriers truck.

Now having been in the shipping game for a while I know there is a lot of difference between crates and what you get for your money. Based on this Meyers Manx Australia have designed a custom crate to suit our needs and ensure that everything will arrive as expected.

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No better way to start than a load of timber in a big ass lifted American Pickup.

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We then build the Crate Chassis out of 100 x 100 ( 4") Timber, we use this size to ensure that we get a good surface to screw into when the sides go on as well as allowing for the size being pretty big ( 12ft)

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Once we have the layout we begin sheeting the chassis with 12mm OSB sheet. Assembly is done with 2 1/2 screws and lots of them to ensure a good strong bond. Cover strips are added to the skids.

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Once done we have the base ready to go. Nice and strong and ready to go get the kit.

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To avoid double handling we then take the Base over to Meyers Manx on our custom trailer. This way we can load it on and minimize potential damage.

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To keep the body in place we firstly use a drilling template to line up where the factory holes in the floor pan will be.

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We then drill 3 holes per side and screw it down to the chassis. The skids align with these so the screws are going into solid timber. Panel washers are used to spread the love.

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The rest of the kit is then individually bubble wrapped and packed inside the body.

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The bonnet ( hood) has rubber strips added to avoid scuffing during the trip. The bonnet is then fitted to the body and taped in place.

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Once we are all done the kit is taken back to the crating facility for the crate to be completed and the rest of the wrapping to be done.

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Once their the walls are added.

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With walls us cross braces are added and studded to the walls and floor to ensure the don't drop onto the body.

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Then some more bubble wrap to keep it nice and tight before a final vacuum and lids going on.


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Lids are screwed down and then it is almost finished. We just need to add the steel side straps and corner gussets.

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All corners are re-enforced with returns and custom corners fitted to ensure best chance of survival. We have found adding the steel makes a big difference to strength. Once done crate is marked up as Top Load and Fragile. It would be a very bad thing to put a heavy pallet on a 6ft span.

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Of course we can't ship without the Cat to keep it safe.

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Now it is all ready to go onto the truck or be dropped off at the required Freight Depot. As you can see there is a bit more to a Meyers Manx Australia Crate than one might expect and we like to go the extra mile to keep your Dream as safe as possible.

Of course another added benefit of shipping direct from the USA is that you have the option to buy some other buggy bling and have it shipped in the same crate.
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Re: Meyers Manx Crate - What is the box ?

Postby VWNuts » Thu May 30, 2013 5:12 pm

So as a rough idea, what does shipping to Brisbane usually run at?
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Postby Lovebuggy » Thu May 30, 2013 7:17 pm

VWNuts wrote:So as a rough idea, what does shipping to Brisbane usually run at?


As an approx cost (subject to currency conversion) you are looking around $2.3K (picked up from the dock at port of Brisbane from LA).

You will also be subject to GST and Duty on total invoice value.
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Postby PUD » Fri May 31, 2013 8:51 am

Recon quite a few hours of your time would go into getting all that together ready for delivery! Good one
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Postby Lovebuggy » Fri May 31, 2013 11:59 am

PUD wrote:Recon quite a few hours of your time would go into getting all that together ready for delivery! Good one


That is exactly why we posted this up. These are things that people never really give any consideration to and think that shipping is just the time and cost of what happens on the boat. This is what can make all the difference between getting a safe successfull delivery or getting a shipping disaster.
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Postby billy1770 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:01 pm

HI Guys reading this with interest.
Some silly questions.

Does this mean a RHD dash is easily available, and other RHD items.
How do we go for roll cage, is that to be still made local, or available if required.
Can we get it made in the usa to meat ADR's etc

I assume you have though of all these things already, and lots more.

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Postby manxiberty » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:26 am

I can hopefully answer some of these for you having spent a fair amount of time on the manxter R+D adventure

RHD bits are available out of the US and OZ however you will need to speak to VolksMOD/BBA regarding this as they are the authorised agents for the bodies here in OZ now ...
the body, the dash cover, glove box are about all that require the RHD version over here

Rollcage....well its actually a roof support system however the USA one doesn't really comply over here.
The team at MMA redesigned the original to comply with local regs here as well as retain that manxter look with the rolled hoops etc.
The Oz version also incorporates seat belt anchorages etc so it isnt apples with apples when comparing.

The Manxter is truely a great choice with all of the features that old manx owners only dream about, opening bonnet, comfortable 4 seats so kids with legs can ride, curved windscreen, access to wiring from above, storage under bonnet as well as being part of the Genuine Meyers Family which for the real enthusiast who knows the story of Bruce and the Manx appreciates the history and romance behind a genuine Meyers body. While some just want the cheapest thing they can get some want to be part of history.

Its also one of the most complete kit cars in the buggy world with options from hard top with mounting hardware to rear wings or airbox covers to roof support cages, rear seats, engine and gearbox mod "boobs" where other bodies only come as a body a bonnet and a dash.
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Postby billy1770 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks Manxiberty. for the quick reply.
Visited the web sites mentioned but with no luck on any info on the manxter.
I will keep working on my project.
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Re: Meyers Manx Crate - What is the box ?

Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:25 pm

Hi Billy,

What info are you after in particular ?

MMA are about a month or so off launching their new Website and we are very focused on proving all the info people need as well as what they would like to see.

Based on that feel free to offer up any suggestions you can think of in regards to what you would like to see on it.

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