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How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: bobvair ()
Date: January 08, 2018 09:19AM

The subject says it all. Creative and easy ideas requested.

My thanks

Bob Slusher
Portland, Oregon
Where jobless twenty-somethings come to retire

63 Rampside
63 Rampside
65 Corsa Turbo Convert-EO
95 VW Camper 5 speed
71 Brabham BT 35

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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 08, 2018 09:27AM

Bob:

Sorry was thinking Dizzy.

I'll Get a photo of the box mine was shipped in. Will post later today.

Good luck.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 08, 2018 09:28AM

I've made wood crates with multi-level supports and bolting to secure the thing inside the crate. Took at LEAST two hours. Ugh

I think the way to go would be to find a sturdy box that's maybe an 18" cube and get some of those two-part expanding foam bags and foam-pack it. thumbs up

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Date: January 08, 2018 10:37AM

Strap large, heavy items to a pallet, wrap with shrink wrap, and take it to a Fedex Freight station. That has worked for me in the past. Greyhound will also take palletized shipments, but I think there is a weight limit.

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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: Demon-Xanth ()
Date: January 08, 2018 11:10AM

Easy, but costly...
[www.uline.com]

Side note:
When I totaled my Dakota during moving, one of these managed to push the back of the bed and aluminum camper shell into the cab, bust both windows, and didn't take any significant damage.

'61 Monza 900, 3 speed. Roams the streets of soon to be Stafford, Va
Cars need to drive to be alive. One that never leaves the garage may be perfect, but dead.

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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: January 08, 2018 04:43PM

If you palletize it, then you can ship it by Fastenal at a very reasonable rate.

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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: January 08, 2018 04:46PM

Demon-Xanth Wrote:
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> Easy, but costly...
> [www.uline.com]-
> Crates/Wood-Crate-24-x-20-x-25
>
> Side note:
> When I totaled my Dakota during moving, one of
> these managed to push the back of the bed and
> aluminum camper shell into the cab, bust both
> windows, and didn't take any significant damage.


For $91 each, I would build one out of a sheet of plywood, and some 1" x 2" strapping. Pallet could be made out of 2x4 stock. Building it might cost me $40, and since I am retired, I don't get paid much for my time.

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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 08, 2018 05:12PM

All you need is an 18 gal Rubbermaid or other heavy duty, NOT Sterlite, tote. Cut 2 2X4's to fit the bottom then place the diff small end down. Cut 2 more 2X4's to fit across and next to the diff. Now cut 2 more 2X4's to go across the top long ways and lay on top of the diff next to the snout. With washers screw through the tote into the top 2X4's. Drill 4-6 holes through the lid and tote then ty-wrap the lid on. Put on your label for Fed Ex.

I have shipped several in this manner. Take a tape measure just to make sure the tote is the right size.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: How to easily box a diffy for shipping????
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: January 11, 2018 04:14PM

We Used to ship diffs in UPS hevay boxes.
They are double think and made to take upto.75lbs.
Has cautions all over about the weight and lifting. Shipped many diffs and transmissions in those

Marco
Sun Valley Ca 91352

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