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"Hot Rod Engine" Mailbox
When my wife asked me to buy a new mailbox, I decided to weld together this "hot rod engine" mailbox out of miscellaneous scrap iron and engine parts. It's resembles a small block engine out of a 1950's Chevy hot rod. There are four curved exhaust headers on each side, with three stainless steel "deuce" stacks made from an old dairy pipeline and cut at an angle on top. The valve covers are painted black, with a red fill cap on each side.
  The mailbox itself is made from a section of 8 by 16-in. structural tubing with an aluminum tread plate serving as the door. The mailbox is welded to a length of steel tubing that's anchored in the ground. The entire structure is painted red, black and silver. It really looks nice. (Les Kauth, W4671 Stacks Rd., Owen, Wis. 54460 ph 715 267-6356)

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #5