My confusion lies more in the fact that he didn't deliver the mail, but did deliver a note saying he couldn't deliver it? Seems to me that if you couldn't deliver one you couldn't deliver the other? If it was possible to walk all the way up my unsafe walkway and porch to drop a piece of paper in the mail slot wouldn't it also be possible to drop the mail in with it....just trying to use common sense.
Last winter after one of the big snow storms, I got a not from our mail carrier stating that he could not deliver the mail due to the walkway not being clear enough. The thing that confused me was that he walked up the walkway, up onto the porch, and delivered the note, but couldn't deliver the mail? I'm still confused by this almost a year later.
Dennis, I knew I had seen this discussed somewhere before, here is a link to an aths forum discussing this. Doesn't go into enough detail to build it, but it it's a start. http://forums.aths.org/70495/What-Am-I-for-Sunday-120609?PageIndex=2
Also, I believe the company still exists as a Barnhart company, you might try contacting them.
If I were going to build one of these, I'd personally go with the gw trucks hood, as the aitm and plaskit hoods aren't as accurate. It also has the suspension parts to "modernize" the front end. Just my 2 cents
A while ago I made a fuel transfer tank and pump for a pickup model and bought a cheap die cast of 2 gas pumps. You could try doing the same and possibly casting them. I forget the brand but they were really cheap and the handles were only held On with a rubber tube. Hope this helps some.