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What's the coolest thing you found in an old car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kentucky, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Abomination
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
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    Who's the manufacturer of that hitch? I can't make it out... but I CAN tell you I want all the info I can get so I can scour the internet for one!

    MANUFACTURED BY HUSKY HITCH MONROVIA CALIFORNIA.
    IT WAS ADVERTISED IN POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE IN OCTOBER 1950, AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 109.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=7i...&q=popular science October 1950 hitch&f=false

    THE HEAVY CHROME COVER SCREWS INTO THE CUSTOM 2 INCH ATWOOD BALL WITH A 1 INCH BOLT.
    THE MOUNT IS MADE FOR A 3 BY 1 1/4 INCH "RAILROAD STYLE" COUPLING.
    THE CHROME COVER IS9 INCHES TALL BY 3 1/2 INCHES WIDE.


    ~Jason


     
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  2. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    from DFW USA

    I bought a '57 Firedome coupe from a guy on the Hamb several years ago. The floor was so rusty that we didn't have to unbolt the front seat - just lifted it up and heaved it out.

    Anyways, we found these in the trunk. I tried to raise them, but unfortunately they didn't last long without their momma.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
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    from So-Cal

    Wow some cool finds... all I found was a pound of dried up marijuana under the dash of a 55 Oldsmobile
     
  4. silver dollars and shot gun shells!!
     
  5. hotrodmano
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    from Norway

    I used to own a 1950 Hudson Pacemaker two door, with the mile long rearfenders. This car was low milage and had never had any body panels removed before I started on it. When I removed the left rear fender, witch was only slightly "dust rusted" underneath, I found a 1/2 " wrench in the bottom "wedge"
    Also on a 51 Buick I once had, the original owner slip from November 1950, i think, together with some recieps for oil and filter was tucked under the seat fabrics on the drivers side.
     
  6. K-88 ghost
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    It is called a "sap" or as in the 30's a "blackjack" :cool:
     
  7. Convert54
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    from Oklahoma

    an RG in.22 revolver, model 10
    slipped down between the seats of a 1954 chevy 4 door................
     
  8. billy zz
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    the original owners title in my 53 buick special
     
  9. choptop40
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    traded for a 55 olds sedan and found eye hooks bolted in under the back seat....moonshine runner at some time in her past...
     
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  10. Chris_Oz
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    from Australia

    Hi all,

    While cruising in a mates restored / rodded ’53 Chevy sedan, we were in one of the largest towns (city?) in our area, it was new year’s eve, about 11pm, in the late 80’s, my mate and I got flagged down for a lift, by 2 of the prettiest little senior high school girls we had ever seen, they wanted a ride home and maybe some fun, they got both, for several months, much to their parents disgust.

    Drive in movies and late night park ups were killer.
    She was the best find by me ever in the back seat of any car, wish for those days again? I Still know where she lives and have photos.
     
  11. wallyringo
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    my first car 66 Mustang i found a mens gold ring with a cool black stone. and my 55 Plymouth I found a big ass Indian knife but i gave it back to the previous owner.
     
  12. 2bubbas
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    Rented a Cadillac to use to drive my son and date to Prom- it was so dirty I cleaned it out- found- 2 unbrellas, large half of a $100.00 bill- 3 ear rings- none matched- ticket stubs to several local events- guess rental place doesn't clean them to well between rentals-
     
  13. jesse1980
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    A auto trader type book from 1977 with 63 split window corvettes going for 2700.00.
     
  14. 53fordcustom
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    I found the door keys tucked in the heater in my 50 f1 once I had it stripped down to nothing... 2 other keys of no use to me also
     
  15. _sir_charles_of_reno
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    After a long night of fooling around in the backseat of my Delmont 88, I had to retrieve a bra from under the seat. I found several knives, bottle caps and assorted trash junk. Then of course the bra as well.
     
  16. 30FordNerd
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    In my dads Xy Falcon, he was pulling the interior out and under the seat was a really old slingshot.
     
  17. JDiGio1960
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    from Ventura,CA

    Found a Husky 3/8 drive Ratchet in my 55' Chevy pickup the day i bought it, just as i lost my Husky 3/8 drive two days before i bought the truck! also found some knives, misc tools, shocks, and even found a Rear main seal leak!
     
  18. Bugguts
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    Found a super nice Lone Ranger pocket knife under the back seat of my 65 Barracuda.
     
  19. lucky ink
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    LOL I found an old pack of zig-zags under seat of my 55 f100:eek:
     
  20. J.D. Hartman
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    In my 55 International it had alot of junk in the floor board. When I got it home and started going through the stuff I found a spark plug tire pump!
     
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  21. Shawns49
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    Thanks for the info
     
  22. Abomination
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    No prob!

    I found that on an expired eBay ad from the UK!

    ~Jason


     
  23. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
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    So far, I'm the coolest thing I've found in an old car but I'm guessing a suitcase full of $100 dollar bills would be a close second! :D
     
  24. hwscowboy
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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    well after spending 4 hrs cleaning out the new 37 Plymouth project among the dozen electrical cords,a couple jackets,2 pairs of underwear,cable,3 inches of mouse turds I did find a cool full size pirate flag,no treasure,gold bars,etc,dam!oh and a mcleods store catalogue dated fall/winter 1959.
     
  25. studeynut
    Joined: Mar 13, 2011
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    lots of coins, tools etc. but the most unique was 2 sets of girlie playing cards from the 50's
     
  26. hundreds of "Jesus loves you" pamphlets from 1963 in the back of my 55 century
     
  27. An intense passion for traditional Hot Rods!!!
     
  28. Fairlane Mike
    Joined: Sep 21, 2010
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    Bought a "Brand-X" parts car at an auction a couple of months ago. (Brand will remain anonymous to protect the innocent, ME!!) LOL!! This sucker had sat in a field for who-knows how long! In the trunk was a an old single shot 12 gauge! Talk about PATINA!! Woo-Hoo!!
     
  29. rbonazzoli
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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    from Dallas, TX

    In the mid 80s my brother bought a 61 LeSabre from an impound yard. The float stuck open causing an engine fire, and the owner never came to pick the car after the fire department showed up. Upon opening the trunk, my brother found hundreds of high-heeled shoes and some porn magazines. Apparently the owner was into something strange.
     

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