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Old 10-20-2016, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Help getting a differential shipped

I need help getting a rear end differential shipped from Stockton, Calif. to Plymouth, Indiana or somewhere close.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:13 PM   #2
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Put it on a pallet and go to your local Fastenal store. The will ship it for peanuts compared to anybody else. They ship from terminal to terminal only.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:48 PM   #3
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I tried Fastenal here in Calif. They said they do not do freight any longer due to the lack of space in their trucks. They will haul from other parts of the country and drop off at the Reno store.
I had a rear axle assembly shipped from Pocatello, Idaho to Sonoma, Calif. through EngineShippers.Com for 200 bucks. That was less that it would have cost me for fuel and food. They had the part here in three days.
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:41 AM   #4
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I'm trying to make a rear end also -west coast to east coast so I'm trying to talk the
seller to take it apart so it will be in three boxes. He hasn't got back so I guess its
goodby columbia axle.
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Old 10-21-2016, 05:58 AM   #5
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Put it on a pallet and go to your local Fastenal store. The will ship it for peanuts compared to anybody else. They ship from terminal to terminal only.
Interesting. My local Fastenal had me call some corporate guy to get a quote and was around $5 cheaper than Fedex. I quests it varies.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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Interesting. My local Fastenal had me call some corporate guy to get a quote and was around $5 cheaper than Fedex. I quests it varies.
In my experience, limited as it is, Fastenal rates depend on where you are shipping from and to. All depends on how full the trucks are. Sometimes they aren't accepting any shipments and other times they are more than FedEx ground but its always worth checking because sometimes they are a smokin deal. JMO.
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:06 PM   #7
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Most salvage yards ship all over the country. I have one near by that will ship it, they only charge for packing it on a pallet. You pay for the shipping.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:46 AM   #8
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Maybe one of the car haulers on here or the hamb might be in the area. That's how I got mine to me.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:11 AM   #9
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I purchased a couple of banjo rear axles from a guy in Phoenix quite a while back. I figured he would take the torque tubes off and ship everything in a rectangular crate but I was wrong. He made a huge crate the shape of a grand piano and shipped both of them in there completely assembled. Needles to say, they found their way partially out of the crate while in transit but at least he banded them together so nothing was lost. It was a b!tch to get it unloaded from the truck. The less than a load truck freight really didn't matter about size back then so they just charged by weight. It cost me less to do it that way than to travel to all the swap meets in Texas to find a rear end and I ended up with two for the price of one.

Now days they calculate the width, length, & height plus the weight but it is still fairly reasonable if you have a shipping broker. They can find the least expensive way for you.
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