I need a very big box.

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  1. neilrr

    neilrr MB Enthusiast

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    Looking for a box approx 200 x 60 x 50 cms to ship something to Malta. I could cut it down to size if it's bigger but needs to be 200 cms to accommodate a pair of sills.

    Any ideas where I could buy or obtain such a thing?
     
  2. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    That is very long. Do a Google search, there are plenty, but couldn't see one that size!
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    What you actually need are two boxes about 120x60x50 and then make one longer box from them.

    That will make your hunt so much easier ...
     
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    neilrr MB Enthusiast

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    I had considered that but it will contain a quite heavy full bodykit (bumpers & all) & I'm a bit worried that it would make it to it's destination in one piece.
     
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    Ski roof box?

    Or what do skis come in when they get delivered to shops?
     
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    We have a local packaging company that'll make a box any size or shape we want. I can't imagine they're unique, although getting a one off made probably wouldn't be particularly cheap.

    I did think perhaps a cardboard coffin would suit, but on reflection that's not a smart idea.. it's going to get opened, isn't it, even if you write "does not contain a body" on the outside.. :eek:

    Cheers,

    Gaz
     
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    But it does contain a body ............................................................................................................................ well, a body kit :devil:



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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    Shorter boxes, overlapped and heavily taped would be very strong in the middle - precisely where you want the strength to be as that is potentially where the package would get lifted from.
     
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    Make it out of some thin plywood.
     
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    ^^ What he said.

    Couple of sheets of 8x4 ply (2.4 x 1.2m in new money), only has to be really cheap stuff.

    Easier, better, safer than cardboard for international shipping.

    Will
     
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    2 second-hand pallets nailed together?
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    One sawn in half is a cheaper option ....
     
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    Try your local Comet, et al?
     
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    I would also make it from wood, ask your buyer to pay as im sure he wont want his bodykit damaged in transit.
     
  15. nick mercedes

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    Just go to a local bodyshop and get a bumper box

    DSCF3561 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The above has a 129 bumper in it, but bumpers for all makes of cars seem to come in giant coffin sized triple wall boxes, they only get thrown away.
     
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