Strange does not charge extra for crating the rearend assembly. It comes secured on a well-built wooden pallet with a stapled/strapped cardboard cover for shipping. Freight can be arranged by Strange or you can use your favorite shipper-just make sure to have a couple of strong friends around when the truck shows up! Our new 9-inch arrived safely at our shop. Soon we'll add a Stainless Steel Brakes' rear disc kit to our assembly, and then mock up the rear, along with our Heidt's four-link setup in our Mustang. Stay tuned.