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Solid Brass Mailbox Door and FREE Mail Truck Bank Plan!

Item #: 30625
$59.99
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Overview

Build this nostalgic Mail Truck Bank and capture the imagination of a child! This easy-to-build plan uses our Solid Brass Mailbox Door #55358 to commemorate the stalwart little truck that kept America's mail moving during the 1920's. The Solid Brass Mailbox Door features a glass window, 5-pin cylinder cam lock, removable name plate holder and two keys (all doors keyed differently). Door and frame measure 3-5/8" W x 5" H. Mounts in opening approx. 3-3/16" W x 4-5/8" H. With powder-coated finish.

  • Easy-to-build plan uses our Solid Brass Mailbox Door (55358)
  • Glass window
  • 5-pin cylinder cam lock
  • Removable nameplate holder
  • Includes Spoked Wheels (Set of 4) and two Small 1/2" Headlight Toy Parts and one Steering Wheel
  • Two keys (all doors keyed differently)
  • Door and frame measure 3-5/8" W x 5" H
  • Mounts in an opening approx. 3-3/16" W x 4-5/8" H
  • Durable powder-coated finish
  • optional Brass coin slot sold separately (#28949)

Tech Spec

Weight (lbs) 1.1600

What's included:

  • One Solid Brass Mailbox Door with two keys
  • Spoked Wheels (Set of 4)
  • Two Small 1/2" Headlight Toy Parts
  • One Steering Wheel

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James Posted August 29, 2014
I just finished building another truck for my sixth grandchild. I very much like this kit and plans. However the kit wheels and brass door have been changed over the years but the plans do not reflect this change, perhaps because of copyright rules of the plans originators. The axels of the newer wheels are smaller in diameter than the plans so note that the axel blocks must be drilled to a smaller hole dimension than the plan calls for. Also the mounting tabs on the brass door do not fit closely to the truck body. You can shim or reduce the width of the truck body to accomodate the decreased width of the door mounting tabs. Over all the result of this kit is very pleasant. I did mine in Cherry with Walnut fenders.

I am in the process of...

John B from Miami, FL Posted December 1, 2009
I am in the process of building - everything going according to plan (excuse the pun) which I downloaded. Yeah it is not to scale -but hey building a woodworking project is an adventure and figuring things out about the project is part of the process. I have to admit that I spent about 20 minutes enlarging the plans using the vertical measurement of the truck side as a guide - when I went to attach it to the blank it was about 4 inches short - LOL.My wife suggests we paint it for the niece and nephew - so much for the cherry I re sawed but kids do not appreciate the wood or respect the wood - as Larry David said in a recent show. When completed I will send a pix - I will paint it prior to assembly - going to one of those craft stores for ideas on decoration. Will seal the wood with de-waxed shellac prior to painting. I hope I do not have to report to the Feds as I am building a toy.

My father-in-law retired from the postal...

Ken B from Lake City, IA Posted March 23, 2009
My father-in-law retired from the postal service after 35 years of service. When he passed away, my wife inherited a number of old brass mail box doors that had served the local post office from 1909 until they were abandoned in 1962 when a new post office was built. For years, we debated on what to do with them until I saw Rockler's plans for a postal truck bank. Perfect! I ordered the wheels, plans, etc. and made four for Christmas presents for my kids and granddaughters. Now I'm getting requests for more. Since I'm running low on the antique doors, I am using the doors from Rockler who I want to thank for the idea.

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