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Old 06-27-2020, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Shipping an M41

Does anyone have photos and/or advice for crating and shipping an M41 w/OD? I'm trying to facilitate getting one from MD to me in OR. Slow shipping is fine, just looking for the safest easiest cheapest
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Old 06-27-2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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Do you have any woodworking skills or access to plywood?
This article might be helpful. https://walter-motorsports.com/techn...r-transmission
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Old 06-27-2020, 03:26 PM   #3
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tough tote from home depot and lots of cardboard
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Old 06-27-2020, 03:55 PM   #4
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Last one I had shipped just came in a big box with lots of tape.
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:17 PM   #5
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Do you have any woodworking skills or access to plywood?
This article might be helpful. https://walter-motorsports.com/techn...r-transmission
I do but I'm the reciever not the shipper.

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Last one I had shipped just came in a big box with lots of tape.
UPS?
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Old 06-28-2020, 02:26 AM   #6
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vwbusman66 is the seller. So, he may want to look at the article.
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Old 06-28-2020, 11:16 AM   #7
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UPS?
I’m sure it was them or fedex. I believe an m41 is over the 70lb limit for USPS. However, an m40 is definitely not.
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:08 PM   #8
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How about Fastenal?
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:57 PM   #9
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You can used 2-3 HF moving blankets underneath the transmission, pieces of 4 by 4's and some ratchet straps to hold it on the pallet and a short piece of PCV on the input shaft to give it a little more protection.

Here is an engine crated up:

IMG_5164 by Matt Bonaime, on Flickr

Here is what Hi Performance Auto does. It's super solid.

IMG_7474 by Matt Bonaime, on Flickr

IMG_7475 by Matt Bonaime, on Flickr

IMG_7476 by Matt Bonaime, on Flickr
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:05 AM   #10
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Please crate it. I sent an m45 and the box was damaged in transit and now it's being returned to me(what a joy). I always crate large items(heads, engines, transmissions). It's very easy to build crate if you have a circular saw and a screw gun.

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Old 06-29-2020, 05:19 AM   #11
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Not shipping because of pandemic.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:41 PM   #12
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I shoved an M45 into a used igloo cooler I found at the dump and shipped it out years back. Handles made for easy lifting
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:38 AM   #13
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Set up an account with Schneider through their orange hub portal. You'll be happy you did.
But I 100% agree on crating it. I just had a pallet of sheet metal from VP get hit in transit. Thankfully everything was very well packed but it still cut through3 layers of thick cardboard and shrink wrap. It was hard enough to cause everything on the pallet to lean a little.
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