Guys, A little long winded but I wanted to share a story and a little info for folks who sell stuff too large to ship by the standard methods. I go on FB to search for stuff on occasion and noticed a want Ad from a fellow looking for a set of 1931 Model A sedan rear fenders for his project car. I have a set of fiberglass ones that have been on the shelf for about 4 years now with no use for them. After communicating back and forth and exchanging pictures it came to light that he was a disabled Vietnam Vet. and couldn't afford a whole lot for shipping AND the cost of the fenders combined. I didn't want much money for the parts as I hadn't paid much for them and asked that he just give me what I paid. So a deal was struck. The interesting part of this tale is he is in Arkansas and I am in NC. Now fenders are probably some of the worst odd shaped items to try and package and ship but we agreed to try Fastenal to see if they would do it. I took pics of the fenders, measured them for length, width, and height, weighed them, and went on their website to submit the info and get a quote for shipping. They gave me a price of $200. They had to fit on a pallet and could not overhang anywhere. So now I was stuck with how do I package these things. Well I shrink wrapped them together and put them on a pallet I got from the local Advance Auto parts store. I stapled cardboard to the pallet first and then placed the fenders on that. I was struggling with how to fasten them in place when I saw an old ratchet strap in a corner of the garage. I cut it up into pieces 2 feet long and then went around the fenders nailing the straps to the pallet in front and in back of the fenders with roofing nails. Now its tight and cannot move. Nice and secure. Put warning labels to not stack stuff on top of it and dropped the pallet off at Fastenal then went on the road for Christmas vacation. Ten days later I get a text from the fellow telling me the parts arrived unblemished and they looked great! So Fastenal a big thank you for helping a Vet get his project put together! Here's a couple of pics for guys needing ideas on how to ship odd shaped stuff.