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Old 03-04-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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I was working on my doors today when I discovered that I had not found all the evidence of the previous owner. Seems as if the doors must have been used as oversize glove boxes. Today's find was all from the fifties. Match books & boxes, a pack of Pall Malls, trading stamps, receipts for the dump, hunting tags, gas receipts, a safety razor and hiring paperwork from the Ca. Forestry Dept. The paperwork for the Forestry Dept. belonged to an old family friend.This stuff had been in there for at least 60 yrs. Just more evidence to show how something as ordinary as an old truck can effect our lives. It was fun to unfold the papers and take a look into the past. Anyone else find these kind of things in their cars and trucks?
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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The back seat of my '37 must've been used as a small motel room.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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I had a 40 standard 4 door that had been used around an army base (camp Croft in Spartanburg, SC) as a taxi-lots of combs, small coins, knives and some of what uncle max was talking about--still have the coins and knives-let the rest go to trash
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:42 PM   #4
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I had an experience like Uncle Max had with a '39 Tudor I had in High school. ...Or was the the next owner ?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:09 PM   #5
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My panel had co-op receipts and weight tickets and a check register from the 50's among other things.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:18 PM   #6
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Our 54 Mercury had a coin pack (personal protection) under the horn ring.

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Old 03-05-2014, 12:00 AM   #7
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I suspect some of those items aren't needed by the original purchasers anymore.
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My favorite was a wheat penny that fell through the floor next to the back seat and got lodged in the top of a friction shock.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:22 AM   #9
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jkeesey ~~ HEADS UP or HEADS DOWN ????
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when i got my 46 i was digging in the glove box and found medico filter box from a pipe. found g&h stamps .then the coolest thing of all i found the tags from a person that worked it the factory stuck under the rear seat. also found a unused scratch off from Exxon. then the weirdest thing i found was the first owners death papers ! why were they in the car ??? no idea.
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old business cards from a restaurant with a telephone number format from long ago. I could just imagine the joint was either a candle lit table with a big band on stage or a drunk draped over a bar counter. I prefer the former.
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Hi all; Ammunition from road hunting in the Western cars. Newc
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Heads up. The bottom was almost completely worn off.
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When we bought the '39 LZ I found out information about the original owner, he was a Doctor on the East end of Long Island and during WWII he was an Air Raid Warden. I found what's in the photo under the back seat...
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:51 PM   #15
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How about this?



It's a little black book.



It had fell down behind the header panel in my 33 5W coupe.

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Hey Mart....If you're ever in Kansas City that might come in handy.
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Heads up. The bottom was almost completely worn off.
HEADS UP = GOOD LUCK ~ Have you found that to be true With the car?
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Mart,
Previous owner must have been pretty busy. They're not even in alphabetical order...just kept adding them in.
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The doors of a 32 roadster were completely filled with Sept. Oct.1956 Austin newspapers. One add said come on down to Capital Chevy for the first views of the 57 Chevy.
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Mart I wonder why they are Xd out??
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