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      • Ron F. sent us some pics of his custom mailboxes that he builds with Eastwood products. Good job Ron! http://fb.me/Ul63pOkR #
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    • My mailbox looks faster than yours!

      Here is a recent submission we got from one of our customers Ron F. Ron builds highly custom mailboxes with the help of Eastwood products. I don't think I've ever thought to build something this crazy as a mailbox.. but now Ron has me thinking! I'll let Ron tell his story.

      "I hand build custom mailboxes [see attached pictures]. All of my boxes are built form flat 16 gauge sheet metal. I bend, roll, and weld till I have a finished box. I use Eastwood hammers and dollys. I do all of my own powder coating with supplies I get from you. I also have the pro gun that you no longer sell.
      The truck was a custom order and I used a silver base coat and finished with the translucent green. The tires are high gloss black and the bumper and stacks are reflective 1 step chrome. The sprint car is high gloss red and I mixed some red metallic in to get the shine you see.
      I tried other powder suppliers because occasionally you didn't have colors I needed. I had alot of trouble buying small amounts, and they just didn't perform like I wanted. I needed Caterpillar yellow for the bulldozers i make and had to buy 50 lbs. The color was perfect, but I could almost see through the color down to the metal.
      The customers that buy my boxes always comment on the shine and smooth finish I get. The trucks and cars would not be near as cool if the paint job was shabby. Not to mention I can powder coat in cold weather, not like painting and I need a heated shop.
      I just wanted to show that you don't have to be a car guy to use your products. I also take your catalogs to work and leave them in the lunch room for other guys to look at.

      Thanks Ron F.

      This is a great story, and the mailboxes he builds custom are amazing pieces of art! Please check out the samples below of 2 he recently finished.

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    • Eastwood Daily News

      • Kenson S's GMC Stepside seems to be taking the lead! "Like" your favorite pics to help us pick the winner!

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    • Motorsports 2011 Convention Coverage.

      Here in Eastwood country, we are surrounded by constant auto enthusiast events. Even in the coldest months. Last week I went to Oaks, PA to check out the 2011 Motorsports Convention and Trade show. This show caters to most anything relating to motorsports; but the strong showing is for circle track dirt cars. I snapped some pictures along the way of some of the highlights of the show. One of my favorites included a vintage legendary circle track car that was in a crash in the 60's and was left to rot. After many years and a few owners, it was pulled out of a garage and displayed here at the convention. It was interesting to see how different the safety standards were in race cars back then. Hope everyone likes these interesting pieces of motorsport history.

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