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I am getting another fuel tank (plastic) for my Toyota. Of course, finding a box that fits is tricky. I told him to make a box from two smaller boxes. He wanted to just shrink wrap it, lol! Any ideas on shipping something of that size/shape. It is odd shaped with the filler tube built into the tank.

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Unless it is brand new and has never had fuel in it, I don't think you are going to have much luck. Most shipping companies won't ship used fuel tanks due to the vapors and possibility of fire.
 

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Local FedEx and UPS offices claim they do custom packaging but when I brought them some wheel opening moldings they said they didn't have any cardboard stock big enough. Depending on the size of the tank and the quality of service at that local shipping office they might be able to handle it.
 

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Consider Greyhound or Fastenal. Both can ship bulky items from terminal to terminal or store ot store.
I found Greyhound cheaper via Busfreighter (a reseller of greyhound) but you might want to compare

Fastenal does it cheaper BUT their picture seems like they are only running regional networks right now
Also, mixed reviews. Esp if your stuff goes through multiple warehouses (not likely given the pandemic) OR into a store with a guy named Andy working there
 

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If it's had fuel in it before, have the guy cover up all the openings so fuel vapors don't escape. It may also require hazard shipping if shipping through UPS. Not sure how other carriers would do it, but I'd imagine it'd be similar.

Also through UPS, if he were to ship it in just bubble wrap, it would then likely be considered bulk item due to its irregular shape, and therefore have added shipping charges added on.
 

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Before shipping, I would wash it out well with some detergent, rinse well, let it air dry, then use some rubbing alcohol in it, swishing it around, to remove any water left.

Before the OTHER person put it in, I'd have them wash it and do the alcohol trick again.

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Thanks. I think it's been a long time since it's had fuel in it.

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Or you could just use the Pym Particle to shrink it down and mail it...
 
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