just to report, I shipped a front hood from Harrisburg, PA to Minnesota for $65 using Fastenal. almost half what Greyhound wanted. tried my best to tape it up in cardboard. they were careful and it arrived just fine. hardly a nick on the box to show there was any rough handling. It made about 6 stops on the way here. the guys at both ends were very friendly. the one near me said they really like to help out with shipping. Great experience for anyone looking to ship something large. He says they seem to do a lot of transmissions. crated up in wood is best, heavy items need a place for fork lift. wood crates are insured, cardboard is not.
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