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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. JasperCJ5
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
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    I found some 9MM pistol shells in the cab corners I was cannibilizing from an old 55 cab. Found them the hard way and had to patch a BIG hole in the corner and toss the jockeys.
     
  2. downhomegirl
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
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    honestly the coolest thing i've found was a lighter just when i needed it.

    some of the things i've left in cars have been interesting, once i bummed a ride with my friend in her moms car, i had a back pack with me with some clothes in it and i didn't notice when i grabbed it out of the back that my cigarettes and a bra had fallen out... she had some explaining to do...
    also had to hitch hike once (or twice) and left my cell phone in a semi..
    i can't even imagine the stuff the new owner of the Eagle i had in highschool found...
     
  3. 567trishop
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
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    pulled out the headliner in my 55, and found just the snake skin, had the same feeling
     
  4. Doc Squat
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    I hadn't thought about this for years, but the first ride I ever had was a 35 Ford pickup I bought from my buddys grandfather. He was a chicken farmer. Used the pickup to haul hay, dead chickens and chicken shit. Hadn't rolled the windows up for years so I found a lot of chicken shit inside , outside and in the bed. What I did find was a six foot wooden propeller in the bed. Can't remember what I did with it but would like to have it back now.
     
  5. A "For Sale" sign...
     
  6. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
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    I once was digging around in an old car, I looked up and saw the rear view mirror and in the reflection was the coolest thing I have EVER seen.......
     
  7. Ratty55
    Joined: Nov 13, 2007
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    from Frohna,MO

    When dad was working on the driver's side door of his 55, he found a chevron oil credit card. I looked up the guy's name on anywho.com somewhere out in California. Turns out he was the original owner and still alive. Dad and him talked for an hour or so. Found out why there were two extra holes in the firewall and the dash was bent so bad. The guy had installed an aftermarket A/C system and those were the freon lines.
     
  8. 51Fourdoor
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    I bought my 1st car in 1976 from my uncle, a '51 Ford 4 door (thus my screen name). Drove it through high school till the motor gave out. Never sold it, still got it but it's been sitting a LONG time. A few months ago, I'm messing with it and see the glove box about to fall apart, so I'm going through it and find some old gas station receipts that my cousin had signed back in '75. He was two years older, knew EVERYTHING about cars (at least I thought so at the time), always looked up to him. He passed away suddenly at age 32 in 1991. Obviously not of value to anyone but me, but I'm glad I have them.
     
  9. wrong generation
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
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    from new jersey

    i havnt ever found anything interesting in any of my cars but

    my mom recently bought an 04 avalanche off a used dealers lot and inside the centerconsole was a few unused shotgun slugs and a cigar. the next day my mom brought them to the dealership handed them to the manager and told him he needs to teach his employee's how to clean better

    who ever ends up with my current daily driver 87 camaro if they ever take apart the dash they will find a cheap pos 9/16's socket that fell when i was installing the new dash. if it was a craftsman or snap on id have taken the dash part to get it but it was the last bolt and i just didnt care enough at the time.

    not car related but i found a half dollar from 1954 inside the couch today while i was looking for the keys to dads truck (still havnt found those keys ) :(
     
  10. kraka138
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
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    i wouldnt say this is cool but my windsor when i got it there was litter of dead kittens under the seat....i guess the mother got locked out, while it was in the barn or something....but that deffinatly wasnt cool
     
  11. liljgoneman
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    years ago, i bought a '67 jeepster from a school teacher here in town. as we towed it home on a rope i looked in the ashtray and much to my surprise there was a joint! i was young....... i smoked it!
     
  12. Buddha5150
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    A couple of years ago My uncles (ratster & radical56chevy) and I where at one of there gold mines; an old junk yard from the 50's and I found 3 Coke Cola 1 gallon glass jugs. They where from the 40's and one was from 1952...They where worth good money on e-bay..lol..but the wife accidentally threw them away.:(:mad::(
     
  13. Six Ball
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    In a '40 Woody a box of "I Like Ike" buttons and a Red Cross sign that had holes that matched some in one panel in the tailgate. :)
    In a '48 Buick abandoned,striped and full of bullet holes in he Nevada desert a 2lb coffee can full of old casino chips almost $2000 worth but the casino didn't use that kind any more. :(
    In my first car a '38 Deluxe Coupe I found a shifter knob and a leather key holder with a copper key. Both had logos from the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition. The car was a late '38 and exactly like my brother's '39 Standard. I was told that the key holder and shifter were on cars Ford sold at the exposition. :confused:
    In the trunk of a '55 Chevy 510 a new Nicson 2x1 manifold for a 235 with linkage. :D
    In my young aunt's '49 Merc, my brother & I always found LOTS of change under the back seat? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Abomination
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    Your mom. :)

    ~Jason
     
  15. HevvyHemi
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    When I was taking apart my old '55 Ford F-250, I found the original owners manual in a bag under the seat, as well as the original dealer promo booklet.
     
  16. Ripped apart a '64 Gran Prix. Console compartment: A bunch of 1971 gas reciepts. Ash tray full of vintage candy/gum wrappers. A couple of older matchbooks - Winston, Tastes Good Like A Cigarette Should. Nothing spectacular - and no change at all, which was surprising, given I pulled the seats and carpet all out of it.

    Also found a lot of muddy brown oil, it's at least a quart overfull probably because it's loaded with water. Engine may end up in the scrapper after all, but I'm going to pop the pan off first and have a look.


    I think the most exciting finds of any of the cars I've torn up this year were in the '72 Pontiac I used to drive - some model train parts, about $7.50 in returnable bottles and cans, 5 new quarts of oil, and a bunch of cassette tapes.
     
  17. rodder001
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    dont know if this counts or not.but one night after heading home from work I found two dead people in a car in my driveway..
     
  18. HOT ROD DAVE
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    way back when, my ex-girlfriend in the back seat and a 12 pack of beer
     
  19. htweelz
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    I found the build sheet for my '68 Mustang J Code GT Coupe in the exact same place. It also had part of the C Code in front of it.
     
  20. studedudeus
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    Around 1980 I picked up a junker Chevy 2, and found a pair of Casler White Wall slicks in the trunk. They were in good shape, so I put them on my '55 and used them for a while.
     
  21. Von Rigg Fink
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    Wow!
    I'd be thinkin its time to move!
    maybe find a no kill zone to lay my head at night:eek:
     
  22. chaos10meter
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    Not cool but a burlap bag with 3 dead cats in it, 54 Merc.

    Smell never left that car.
     
  23. 1935olds
    Joined: Oct 21, 2006
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    I found the Alemite oil change reminder for my 1935 Oldsmobiles first oil change in the headliner dated 1935.
     
  24. I found a grenade, too bad it was only a practice one. Also found a glove box full of 70's classic rock cassette tapes.
     
  25. a 30 day chip from Methadone Anonymous, a solid gold Gaudalupe ring and a sack of Snap -on wrenches.
     
  26. Rossco
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    my wallet I lost 3 years ealier.
     
  27. I know someone is going to find an Army issue Black G-shock watch in there rear door.
    I was putting the door together in a BIG hurry for a customer at a mates panel shop. Had my arm inside the door but the watch was keeping me from reaching in fully. I popped it off and let it drop to the bottom of the door where I promptly left it, put on the trim and let the car go.
    Fuggit.
     
  28. James66g
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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    I love this thread! In my 66 galaxie (pictured on my profile) that I purchased from the dead original owners son I found a hand stitched quilted pillow news papers showing mount st helens erupts! I found about a dozen or more St. Christophers medals in every corner of the car an unopened temptations eight track some huge movie star glasses and a utah travel sticker on the front and back windows were/still are la tourista stickers from many a trip to mexico. pretty cool. as soon as I finish the dyna matting and can afford a new interior I am stuffing all the st chris medals right back were i got em !
     
  29. I worked on a Model A that had 1959 newspapers stuffed in the doors. Way cool.

    My Mom bought a brand new Pinto in 1971. When I went to change a flat a couple of days after she got it, I pulled the spare tire and found a baloney and cheese sandwich in a zip lock bag. Wasn't even moldy yet! Guess that UAW worker went hungry that day.
     
  30. IRCOOTER
    Joined: Nov 7, 2007
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    from Surrey

    Dragged home my new to me 50' buick found a 425 nailhead in the trunk in pieces with a dual 4 barrel intake and a 6 2barrel called the old owner was told ten years ago he was going to build his first hotrod took everything apart only to find out he had no clue how to put it back togeather paid 3000 for a really nice rust free buick torpedo back and got a little bonus thrown in.:cool:
     

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