View Full Version : Question to anyone whos ever shipped a shortblock

11-18-2009, 08:57 PM
What is the best method to pack it, whos the best carrier to use?

I need to ship Bugs my 2zz engine block, but its just the shortblock. Whos shipped just a shortblock? What carrier did you use? How much did it weigh? How much did it cost? How did you package it up?

11-18-2009, 09:22 PM
dunno abou.ta block, but my trans wa.swtapped in plastic and boxed up. was shipped fedex freight iirc, and was about 100-120 pupnds.

11-19-2009, 02:54 AM
ryan got a 3sgte short block through the damn mail. yeah usps.

11-19-2009, 05:57 AM
Actually it was DHL. The guy made a freakin sweet crate for it. And the block is still in the crate.. never used it.

*edit.. oh yeah forgot my first shortblock I bought I did get through UPS. He made a really crude looking crate and wrapped the shit out of it with plastic wrap.

11-19-2009, 05:57 AM
I'd wander to local parts stores and see if they have any extra wood pallets. We've changed battery suppliers recently, and they don't re-use their pallets. I've had to throw away a number of them.

Anyway, put it on the pallet, strap it down, wrap it in plastic.

11-19-2009, 01:06 PM
^ x2

11-19-2009, 02:54 PM
fedex corporate was cheapest for me. i mailed a 3sgte. in a box. lol.

11-19-2009, 04:19 PM
i told him to get a storage tote from walmart and buy about 22 rolls of the blue shop towels and line the tote with them and put the block in that way and zip tie the lid down. fedex ground will ship that for $105

11-19-2009, 05:36 PM
And you get to keep the tote! And shop towels for the engine build. :bigthumbu

11-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Sounds like a win win situation to me

11-19-2009, 05:57 PM
^ Also a good idea

11-19-2009, 06:28 PM
thats what i was thinking too! i would have a 4 year supply of shop towels and a tote to put my spare 2zz parts in!

11-20-2009, 08:39 AM
To be fair, the tote was my idea. I originally thought to use expanding spray foam, but the shop towels were his idea.

This is what I did :)


11-20-2009, 10:39 AM
ROFL! Bugs won't need shop towels for like five years! :laugh: