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Old 07-08-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Poor Fed-Ex guy

He had to haul my new-to-me, newly rebuilt, heavy duty, Marlin Crawler transmission (for my 88 extra cab Toyota 4x4) from his truck to my door.



It'll be a little bit before the transplant takes place but, in the meantime, I'll just drool on it:






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Old 07-08-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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Not nearly that heavy but I had a couple of 10'X20' awning/canopy thingies delivered last year. Backed my PU up to his truck, dropped the tailgate and slid 'em over. He said "thanks."
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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The ups loves those cases of ammoe.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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I've had cast iron wheel weights delivered to me via USPS flat rate. I tried to meet the mailman at his truck every day until they were delivered though. I like my mailman
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:59 PM   #5
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The ups loves those cases of ammoe.
I used to work for UPS in one of their big distribution centers. Ammo was always annoying because those small yet heavy boxes would always catch me off-guard (and off-balance).


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Old 07-08-2014, 04:04 PM   #6
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I used to work for UPS in one of their big distribution centers. Ammo was always annoying because those small yet heavy boxes would always catch me off-guard (and off-balance).


that's exactly the same thing that happens to the wife when she goes to grab them off the porch.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:14 PM   #7
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I remember a time when my kids were a lot younger calling me and saying I had a package on the front porch from UPS. I asked them to bring it in. They tried, but when I got home it was still out there. It was the transmission to my Austin A40.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:16 PM   #8
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I used to work for UPS in one of their big distribution centers. Ammo was always annoying because those small yet heavy boxes would always catch me off-guard (and off-balance).


Or when a poorly packaged one busts open on the transfer belts and starts raining ammo for the next hour.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:25 PM   #9
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I had some steel targets ordered. The mailman pulled in and yelled for me to come get this somebitch out of his trunk . They packed a 8 10 and 12" 3/8" gongs , 8 6" 3/8 and 8 6" 1/4" dueling tree targets plus 8 6" long metal tubes in a flat rate shipping box.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:49 PM   #10
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I had some steel targets ordered. The mailman pulled in and yelled for me to come get this somebitch out of his trunk . They packed a 8 10 and 12" 3/8" gongs , 8 6" 3/8 and 8 6" 1/4" dueling tree targets plus 8 6" long metal tubes in a flat rate shipping box.


I must admit I've done something similar, packing a pair of big vented brake rotors in a flat-rate box. That sucker was heavy.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:36 AM   #11
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Those flat rate boxes are fantastic.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:20 AM   #12
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That transmission is a neat piece of kit!

Luckily I've never heard of a big reason to upgrade the stock manual transmissions on YJ Jeeps, so that's one less thing I have to worry about.

Biggest thing I've had delivered were both all-steel bumpers for the Jeep. The front one is pretty big. Neither product nor box, to my surprise, were poked through or damaged like some of the smaller boxes of stuff I've had delivered.
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