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  • RealDavid40 commented on panakanic's forum topic vandal resistant rural mailbox ideas12 months ago

    It would be nice if you could rig up a set of exploding dye packs like they use in banks. You could check all the local schools for anyone that shows up with a purple face.In my case I did the box in a box with high strength concrete, only I went a step farther and lined inner outside edge with 1/4" steel plate, because the first one I did with only concrete got smashed by some determined degenerate with a sledge hammer. I also mounted this one on a section of telephone pole. Now all I see is an occasional scuff where someone tried to hit it. But, last week some kit in a mud runner pickup truck tried to clip it with his up high bumper. His father left a note on the remains of the mailbox. I called him and he said he wanted to pay me to fix or replace the box. He also told me it abo...see more »It would be nice if you could rig up a set of exploding dye packs like they use in banks. You could check all the local schools for anyone that shows up with a purple face.In my case I did the box in a box with high strength concrete, only I went a step farther and lined inner outside edge with 1/4" steel plate, because the first one I did with only concrete got smashed by some determined degenerate with a sledge hammer. I also mounted this one on a section of telephone pole. Now all I see is an occasional scuff where someone tried to hit it. But, last week some kit in a mud runner pickup truck tried to clip it with his up high bumper. His father left a note on the remains of the mailbox. I called him and he said he wanted to pay me to fix or replace the box. He also told me it about totaled his son's truck. Pealed open the whole side of the truck like a sardine can. (:-)

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