i am wrapping up a year long restoration of an off topic car and wanted to do the front end alignment. most of the stuff i restore has straight axles so i do not use my turn plates very often, matter of fact i have not used them since i moved my shop 7 years ago but have seen and moved them since [i think]. i went to the cabinet, where i found, the magnetic gauge, and the scuff gauge for setting the toe but the plates were not there but the cabinet was a mess so i cleaned it. then i proceeded to look/clean/organize all the spots in the shop i thought they could be...nothing. this is in a 3 story, 1500 sg. ft. per floor, 110 year old barn. first floor is my shop, part of the second floor is my parts room, and the 3rd floor is storage. when i have parts that need to be put in the parts room i place them on the stairs going up. well the stairs were full of parts to the point it was getting hard to walk up or down so i decided to put stuff away and in the process find the turn plates. of course there were a bunch of boxes  of stuff already in the parts room that needed to be put away so i put them away...still did not find the plates. put the stuff away on the stairs...nope! decided to look in the file cabinet, this lead to getting rid of a giant stack of catalogs going back 10 years. between the speedway and moss motors alone it could fill a paper box tightly. no plates. here is the thing, and the point, i did find spring shackle kit for the '37 chevy truck i am hot rodding for a customer, my paint code book i thought i lent out, the service manual for my truck, my staple gun, an inch pound torque wrench and the coolest exhaust tip with jewel inserts that would be perfect on a 61-63 t-bird. i am going to keep looking after lunch but has this happened to anyone else?