Monday, March 7, 2011

New OLD mailbox & Street Sign

Got the old mail box from my Lil Sis and believe it or not it is much older than the Falcon also in a couple of pictures. It came from our old home place and is likely dated back in the 50s. The Falcon is a 68 model. Of course I did a lot of scraping and sanding on the box before painting it and adding the numbers. The numbers are chrome plated plastic and are meant for Automotive use, but then since I'm an old car nut I figured they would go good on it. They are on the side of the box that will never see direct sunlight so they should hold up Ok. I'd intended to buy red and orange paint when I got the black to paint the box with, but forgot it. I intended to paint a flame job on the box and probably still will later on. The part that the box is mounted on came with some of the solar panels and lent its self well to what I modified it to do. The post is a T-Post and it took some MAJOR pounding to get it through the pavement and another 16 inches deep! I measured several times to know how deep I'd have to pound the post and to get it lined up with the other box. Looks like I did a good job of it. (Patting myself on the back)

The reflectors are also stick on type and are also on the non sunny side so hopefully they will hold up to. The box on the other side had reflectors on both sides to keep people from hitting it at night so I added two under my box because the one on the other box was mostly blocked by my T-Post.




Now the last picture is of a street sign I picked up at an Automotive swap meet many years ago and have decided to put it at the entrance to my driveway. I figure that's a fitting use for it. ;) I did say I'm an old car nut didn't I?

18 comments:

  1. D Rose & Nick, as much as I screw up now days its a wonder it turned out as good as it did. Something must be wrong!

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  2. Bet It's hard to keep your car clean down there.

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  3. Nice box but it looks like its in the way. Is that the final location? Wouldn't want it in my windshield. I'll set the over/under that it gets hit at 30 days. I'll take the under.

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  4. Stock, The box on the other side of it has been there for a long time and it hasn't been hit. None of the other boxes along 118 have either. Now... If anyone decided to drive off the road to hit mine then they better hope I don't see them do it. Of course if mine gets hit then so does the one beside it.

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  5. Beautiful alignment - you have every right to pat yourself on the back.

    And as for the driveway sign - brilliant - love it!

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  6. If anyone runs over those boxes all you got to do is track the oil path because those t posts will do some damage to the under carriage and oil pan and etc. Might even take a wrecker to get the vehicle off the posts.

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  7. lj, I don't even try and few people do either. No car washes down here so there's no good way to keep them clean.

    Frann, Just give me time on the flames.

    Dani, Thanks. I'm still wondering how I pulled it off since I set it up here before ever driving the post in and then I just bolted it to the post like I had it setup to do.

    BfA, I really don't look for them to get hit. They are far enough off the road to protect the mailman and the boxes actually face away from the road so you're even further off the road when you get your mail or the postman puts mail in them.

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  8. Maybe a car wash would be a good business to start up there if you had the water supply

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  9. lj, Car washes down here just don't work out too well. If you get your car washed the first time you get on a ranch road its dirty again. And of course a good water source is a problem to.

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  10. Looks GREAT! Where you gonna put the Falcon sign?

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  11. Raye, I'll pt it up at the north entrance to the driveway. I guess it should say Falcon Ctl. instead of Falcon Lane. ;)

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  12. Nice street sign! Here's the link to my blog that you asked for..see you around town:) http://www.theshady80.blogspot.com/

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  13. Thanks GJ, I've added your blog to the blogs I follow list.

    And for the rest who haven't visited her blog give it a shot.

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