PROPER PACKAGING OF YOUR PRECIOUS PARTS IS IMPORTANT TO GET THEM SAFELY TO US.
FOLLOWING ARE SOME TIPS FOR SHIPPING PARTS TO US:
- It may be more economical, efficient and “safer” to ship oversized, heavy parts via a freight shipping service than UPS or FedEx. UPS limits shipments to 150 pounds and also has dimensional size restrictions. Check your carrier’s website for exact shipping guidelines.
- Waterproof your parts from moisture by placing them in either small sealed plastic bags or large trash bags. Truck trailers can leak.
- Select a box or wood crate that is sturdy enough to support the weight of your parts. This is critical! Parts can be dropped off of conveyor belts or have heavy boxes stacked on top of them during transit.
- We recommend double boxing components and using newspaper and/or cardboard for packing material (do not use peanuts).
- Tightly fill any voids in your box with newspaper or cardboard filler to prevent movement.
- Use at least two inches of packing material between component and box walls, including the top and bottom. This goes for both the inner and outer box.
- Do not allow any parts, such as small fasteners, to bounce around loosely in any box.
- Tape both inner and outer boxes securely using wide sealing tape. Some shippers require a minimum of 3-inch-wide sealing tape and can technically deny a damage claim if the tape’s width is narrower than requirements. Check your shipper’s requirements.
- Place duplicate contact information inside the box or crate before final sealing.
- Use arrows to mark the sides of the box “This End Up”.
- If you don't follow the shippers packing instructions to the letter, they can deny a damage claim.
- For reference in case of a damage claim, take a photo of your completed package before giving it to your shipper.
- Ask your shipper what is their default insurance amount, if any, and determine if you want additional coverage.
- For Harley-Davidson V-Twin cylinder heads or any heads of similar size, we recommend boxing each head individually, then place both boxed heads in a single larger box, which will provide double-boxing. Following are details:
- Place each head in a plastic trash bag and seal bag
- Pack each head in a small box with at least 2” of packing material on all sides and tape securely
- Place both boxed heads into a larger box with at least 2” of packing material on all sides and tape securely
- Include your contact information inside the larger box.
- Securely tape the larger box.
Complete Motorcycle and Automotive Engines
These are heavy items, usually 100 to 200 pounds for a motorcycle engine and more for an automotive engine. We only recommend a freight shipping service for transporting these items. We do not recommend UPS or FedEx.
We only recommend shipping engines in a handmade wood crate built with 3/8” or ½” plywood sides and 2x4 backings. Use 2x4s to build the crate’s floor, and design it like a pallet. Use long wood screws and/or bolts, not nails, to fasten the crate components. Hard-fasten the engine to the crate’s floor and pin the engine on all sides, including the top. Protect the engine with shrink-wrap, tape and blankets. For added security, wrap the completed crate around top and bottom and around all four sides with steel perforated hanging strap.
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