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Old 03-09-2008, 10:24 PM
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Who has shipped a motor? How did you crate it? And who did you use?

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We do alot of shipping back and forth alot depends on the carrier taking it, it can be a pain.
Why you looking to ship we are right in north east pa

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I usually start with a pallet. I build a frame with 2x2's and sheet it with 1/2" plywood. I end up with a box that is about 4 feet cubed. I ship a lot of engines all over the country, and out of the country. I have never had a problem with these crates and they are simple to build. I can whip one up in about an hour or less.
The shipper I use varies. Lately, Fed-Ex Freight has been the best.
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I usually start with a pallet. I build a frame with 2x2's and sheet it with 1/2" plywood. I end up with a box that is about 4 feet cubed. I ship a lot of engines all over the country, and out of the country. I have never had a problem with these crates and they are simple to build. I can whip one up in about an hour or less.
The shipper I use varies. Lately, Fed-Ex Freight has been the best.
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I shipped a 454 to Audiofn a few years back this same way. I used a buddy that regularly ships large equipment this way. Then he just drop shipped it from his business. Worked great. I believe John was happy.
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another option would be the standard merc shipping crates ..the motor bolts down on the motor mounts on a steel frame made for the motors ..the steel frame sits in a plastic tub and has a matching cap supported by steel tubes ...the sides fit into the tub and cap. They are real heavy wax inpregnanted cardboard. Maybe a local shop could loan you one? good thing about them is they have the slots underneath the tub for a forklift ....m
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John it's not like you're doing anything for the next few weeks. Hop in your truck and come see us. The bar is always open.
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call old dominion, drop it off at there terminal ad have it picked up there, i just shipped 2 500 EFI's in crates i built similar to the suggestion above and it was only 230$ per crate! total weight for both motors and crates was 2300lbs
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Its been a thought Mike.
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I just shipped a motor to Fl from Chicago. I bought one of those 30.00 engine cradles from Summit and built a base a little larger than the cradle. Then I lag bolted the cradle to the base, then built a box around it. It is very strong and hopefully will arrive in Fl with no damage.
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Smitty, you wouldn't happen to have a picture would ya?
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