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Old 02-16-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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I sold a 6 speed transmission to another member and was at a loss when it came to safely packaging it for shipping. I initially planned on buying a big rubbermaid type plastic tub and shipping in that. However, the largest tub I could find was too small, and also not strong enough. So, here's what I ended up doing in case someone else gets in a similar situation. Wood used included part of a 4x8 sheet of 23/32 subflooring and 4 8' 2x4s. About $30 plus $2 for a small box of screws. Sorry for the crappy iphone pics.

















Shipping weight was 130#, and cost $126 insured for $600 to ship from IN to CT
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Nicely done.

Normally for something like that I just strap it to a pallet and put it on the truck with the forklift.
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CT? Martin I am guessing you bought this? NICE.

Working at my current company is awesome. FEDEX corporate rates, loading dock, fork lift, and a shipping department . Its great!
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Yeah, if I still worked at the distribution company I worked at a few years ago, it would have been less of a problem. However, my Civic can't fit a pallet in it, so I had to hone my woodworking skills.
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