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Projects neat stuff found in old cars during resterations

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wayne421, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,684

    from Oregon

    Found two mint Canadian pennies dated 1946 in the metal I cut out of my 1946 Austin sedan when I was tearing it apart. Not sure where they were located under the hood, but I'm guessing since they match the year of the car they had been there since it was newly imported to Canada. The car was lefthand drive like all N. American cars, and had a Washington tittle, but I didn't know any more history until the two pennies fell out while removing the front sheetmetal.
    The two pennies are now permanently mounted on the dash of my completed car.
  2. jreeder41
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 477


    We just pulled a small hand made doll with a couple Latin bible passages, a cross and a rabbits foot sewn inside it from a 41 Plymouth. The owners refer to the car as Christine and swear it is cursed because nothing ever works right in it. After dissambly I know why nothing worked right. Everything has been repaired the most half ass way possible lol!
  3. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    My favorite was from my 62 Corvette in about 1972. A ball point retractable pen that said this pen was stolen from Mabel's whore house 317 Main street.:D I had never seen that before.
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,948

    from Michigan

    Oh shit! Those are mine...:eek:;)
  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,948

    from Michigan

    Found a crispy 50 dollar bill that's dated 1969 in the owner's manual of a '69 Camaro.... I still have that 50...
    Can't say the same for the Camaro...:(
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    Found a new set of wheel cyclinders in my galaxie & a bunch of empty brake fluid bottles. Go figure......puttin the sum-a-bitches on now.
  7. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    I found 5 one hundred dollar bills taped to the underside of a Ford pickup padded dash. :eek:
    Came in real handy ... I bought 32 Ford parts with the $500.
  8. jms
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 87

    from Chicago IL

    A fake ID and a condom. The fake ID was my sister's so I didn't say anything.
  9. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 919


    Hey, Happy to Anwser THAT, was Just Waitin'..............bought 1934 ferd five
    winder from 71 yr old bachelor (farmer) rural southwest Va., he'd had the car since 1936.......longest trip was to (quote), OKLA-HOMER, to visit sister and show off his nice cuupe, Oh........Paid $550. fer it !!
    Cleaning out the inside, found usual tool covers (Condoms).......Bot to my Surprise was couple of "Eight Pagers" !!!! These, fer you young'ons......ARE,
    Illustrated comic charcters,(example)......Jiggs and Maggie.....Popeye, Bluto, and Olive Oil........Little Abner, Performing illiciet Sexual encounters.
    These were usually sold at primirily, News Stands (from under tha' counter).
    I've seen them at antique Shows, Flea Markets, Etc., for as much as $25 to $45 american dollars ! Picked up two recently at auto Swap Meet (Ha !) for
    $4 each.
    NO WIFE NOW !, to tear these Up !
    Oh, Yes......Bluto had a BIG Mus-cul ! Must have eaten Popeye's Spinich, ya
    Think ? Happy Motoring, Starts at THE ESSO SIGN , SMILE
  10. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,846


    Found Jimmy Hoffa in the trunk of a car I bought. Left him there and resold the car.
  11. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,948

    from Michigan

    The Feds are on their way to your house...
  12. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    from Indiana

    Found alot of things over the years in cars. The coolest being a gas card full of stamps from Star Gas under the back seat of a 55 Chevy.
  13. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609


  14. 201
    Joined: Dec 17, 2002
    Posts: 344


    Taking the drivers quarter window wood out of my '29 coupe and found a book of matches with one match left. There from Jerry's Snack Bar, Minneapolis, Kansas. He clames to have cold beer, hot lunches, poker and dominoes. If you want a carry-out give him a ring at EX2-9996!!
  15. XXL__
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,948


    I thought subject was "meat stuff found in old cars" and was curious as to why there were so many posts.
  16. jaymann
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 54


    In my '56 Caddy, I found a 1956 quarter under the soundproofing in the floor. Also found a set of heads in the trunk. I have a rule now, if there's a set of heads in the trunk, assume the engine is trash.

    When I bought my '56 Olds, the guy couldn't get the trunk open. When I got it home and popped the trunk I found a brand new cordless drill kit, a tool box full of tools, a vintage Coke Bottle, jumper cables, a sawed off broomstick (just the right height for a hood prop) and most telling, a Gallon jug of power steering fluid and the proper size ratchet wrench for pulling the lid off the PS reservoir.
  17. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    This is not all from the same car... it would be a HELL of a coincidence if it was, but here's my list of some cool schwag I've found;
    WWII military issue aviation map light
    Stack of US Silver Certificates
    OLD aluminum police siren (still worked!)
    Brass Pyrene fire extinguisher, full, still has lock-wire and mounting bracket
    Loose, cut, 3 karat diamond (turned out to be CZ, dammit...)
    Lots of vintage porn (from the time when we were still more closely related to the wookie, apparently...)
    A 50s Kwik-Way hand-held valve seat grinder
    Machinery nameplates (Davis and Furber)
    TONS of NOS parts still bagged and boxed (apparently just never got installed)
    Flare guns and flares
    Tools of all sorts

    Well, that's most of it. There's probably plenty more, I'm sure, but that's the most memorable stuff. I'll repost if I remember anything else.
  18. Quintin
    Joined: Mar 19, 2012
    Posts: 172


    we specialize in restoring mustangs where i work. found a 67 quarter under the soundproofing in the door of a 67 shelby...... also found an old bag of weed in a 70 mach 1

    found old tickets to a boxing match in the 50s in my 53 chevy coupe
    found the KEYS TO MY TRUNK for my 52 olds in buried in the glove box
  19. Leevon
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 400

    from Nixa, MO

    Under the piles of rat nests and trash in my '50 pickup I found a brand new wiring harness with the cloth loom and a factory manual wrapped in a Safeway bag. Must have been about 30 years old from when the truck was apparently parked with an engine problem and somehow the critters didn't touch them.
  20. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

    In my 64 el camino there was an old mouse eaten bag of weed, under the dash, and a polaroid of a guy with a stripper on his lap tucked in the headliner
  21. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,490

    Rusty O'Toole

    So the Voodoo blessing didn't fix the half assed repairs?
  22. ArtofHotRod
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 467


    My BIL found this stuck in the seat

  23. carlisle1926
    Joined: May 19, 2010
    Posts: 536


    Blood . Lots of blood. I bought a 1937 Buick Roadmaster that had been used in a robbery in the 1940's. The guys in the car were shot to death by the police and the car ended up in an impound lot in Angelton Tx back then. A guy bought the car because he thought it was neat. He parked it and let it rot on his ranch. I bought it at an auction and then the auction people handed me all of the crime paperwork and newspaper clippings that the old man had saved. I got home took out the interior and sure enough there was practically fossilized blood soaked into and under the seats. I found a lot of .38 and .45 caliber bullets stuck in everything. I removed the grille and a few other parts and disposed of the car asap.
  24. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280

    from Anoka. MN

    I bought a rotten 50 ford that hadn't been registered since 1967 and found a bank envelope with 4 50 dollar bills, a section of a newspaper with the horse racing numbers, and several matchbooks from a motel. Classy fella I take it...
  25. Ya'll, I could hardly believe this. I bought my XKS IRS rear end suspension from a guy in Florida. He shipped it very nicely fully wrapped in shrink wrap on a fabbed skid. I had the shipping company put it in the back of my Escalade. When I asked a neighbor guy to help me get it out of the back, I cut the wrap off of it, and we started to pull it out (with the crane on my photobucket website - but in it's normal configuration.

    Well, the neighbor guy says "what the hell is this", as he pulled out a very nice black beaded ladies small purse from inside the frame of the rear end...we unzipped it and guess what ! A DANG NICE dildo, electric powered ! AND IT WOULD RUN! HAHAHAHAH.

    Of course, he accused me or "somebody who had been in my truck" of having tossed it back there..... nope.

  26. lordairgtar
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 416


    I used to work for one of those 4th rate car dealers. You know the kind, the ones with maybe 15 cars crammed in a small lot. I always went through cars looking for stuff. I found mostly coinage. A 64 LeSabre came in and I bought the car for myself. I open the trunk and in the trunk is a Lionel train set from the early 60s. The weird thing is, the train set was mine! It was in a formerly owned car that got stolen from a year earlier.
  27. XXL__
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,948


    20 or so years ago, I was judging a local car show and the owner was making his pitch to me. He went into great detail about the "custom amplifiers" in his system. I looked in and saw amps that had been stolen from one of my cars about 3 months before-- I had had the heat sinks machined and anodized for me by a buddy who was senior VP of a very well known US amplifier manufacturer... there were no other amps like these in the world (unless somebody had literally copied mine). I paused from my judging activities, strolled over to the police officers we had hired for security detail that day, let them know about the stolen goods, and gave them the case number and assigned detective info (I was carrying the guy's card in my wallet). Before the end of the show, guy was arrested and car was impounded. According to a follow-up from the detective, they found a car-sized storage building full of stolen car stuff... that the guy had rented in his own name... oops. It took another 6 months to get my stuff back.

    /marginally off-topic post done
  28. Taff
    Joined: Mar 14, 2006
    Posts: 360


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  29. whiskerz
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 148

    from Ga.

    Found a penny in an aluminum holder from the 64 worlds fair in my 64 Galaxie .

    Found a check from the Air force to a guy in my 73 Mach 1
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  30. Divine providence. There is no other explanation.


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