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Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186143 Thu Jul 28 2005 12:31 PM
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Socket Breaker
This thread was originally started after I read this post over at the 1960 - 1966 truck message board with our good pals and fellow Chevy/GMC truck addicts at 67-72chevytrucks.com :

The Rewards of Owning an Old Truck...

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=159899


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01/17/2009:

I thought this line of thought could have some interesting tales. It turns out, I was right... there are over 260 posts about the strange things people have found in their Stovebolts!

---- original post ----

The question to be answered here in this thread is this...

When you bought/took ownership of/found/stole your Stovebolt(which for the purposes of this site, is defined as a pre-1973 Chevrolet/GMC Truck/Panel/Suburban)...

What did you find in it? Cash? Dead bugs? Tools? Strange parts to unusual things? Human skulls?

When you start to catalog the stuff in your truck... we mean all areas of the truck; stuff in the cab, under the seat(in the seat), in the glove box, the frame rails, in the seat, the headliner and of course whatever was in the bed that came along with you. smile


Remember, this is an all ages site... so use "discretion" as Ms. Peggy would say. thumbs_up


So here we go, I will start it off with my old truck:


----------- What I found in my 'bolt when I bought it ----------

The contents of my '65 c10 lwb stepside in April 2003:

In the glove box: I found a small can of wd-40(even had a straw still, with plenty left in it), some bulbs for the 'auto parts store trailer lights' that were on the truck when I got first acquired it, a 20 gauge shotgun shell(still live), a few of the glass bulb fuses for the original fuse block on the firewall(I should have checked in there before I bought it, maybe I would have realized it had electrical demons - ha ha ha), some doodads that go to the trailer lights hookup in the back and the bill of sale from when the guy I bought the truck from, bought it from some other guy.

I found the spring thing that locks the stock jack in under the driver side bench seat rattling around on the floor.

It had a 8 track am/fm radio in it(which worked but has since been removed) with an Elvis greatest hits in it and a marie osmond tape and some other band in the glove box.

It even came with a cute plastic sign, stuck on the dash that says: thank you for not smoking.

I left that sign on there.

The spare wheel and tire was in the bed, along with a bunch of leaves.

-W

Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186144 Thu Jul 28 2005 02:58 PM
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I found this, window sticker , the original sales tax paid reciept from Little Rock Nov 1963(back then when you bought a new car you hadda go to Little Rock to pay the taxes!),one R44T plug, almost every reg paper from about '73 or so, ice scraper from a long gone bread company. Teamsters member button from 68 in the def duct. Brian


My \'64\'s in the Gallery
Pictures in my Photobucket
1964 C10 Custom Cab 350/700R4
1964 Suburban 350/700R4
1979 Ford F350 4x4 400/c6
Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186145 Thu Jul 28 2005 03:14 PM
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'46 2 ton: Lots of mouse poop.. so much that when I lifted the bench seat out, you couldn't tell a gas tank was in there.. and when the tank was lifted out, the spot where the tank went was 3/4 full.

Am empty can of brake fluid, a 4 way, three or four assorted wrenches, and a pair of vice grips were all behind the seat.

In the bed was the back end of an old Lincolin, some rather large and heavy chunks of sidewalk, a sign for a hotel, assorted childrens clothes, and assorted glass jars.

1950 3100 1/2 ton: Three jacks, two handles, a few old lead pencils, a crunched Sprite can, and lots of mouse poop. Not nearly as much as the '46 had, tho.

For floor mats, the previous owner used a large rubber welcome mat with a jewlery stores name on it.. originally it was probably 6 foot by 4 foot, but they cut it to fit. It was all dry rotted. Underneath that were old newspapers from 1963.. guess they were using the newspaper for insulation/sound deadning material.

As luck would have it, the biggest readable section of the paper (the Denver Post, Sunday November 17th 1963) was the car and truck section of the classifieds.

Lots of cheap 'bolts listed.. too bad nobody is answering the phone anymore!

How about a 1961 Corvair Pickup.. 3 speed, radio, heater.. just $788 at Johnny Haas Mercury 9200 W. Colfax.

They made a Corvair Pickup?


an idea is only stupid if you think about it rationally.
Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186146 Thu Jul 28 2005 03:23 PM
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The PO let his son use my 49 for his lawn business durng the summer. I found some porno mags under the seat! LOL Glovebox was full of little radio, wiper and assorted electrical parts (bulbs, fuses and such)

Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186148 Thu Jul 28 2005 04:27 PM
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When I removed the fuel tank in my 1966 C-30, I found a letter written in 1973 by a previous owner wedged between one of the straps and the tank. It looked like a suicide note, because it started with "TO WHO IT MIGHT CONCERN". It went on to say that his wife left him, and rambled on until it was illegible. The guy must have been drunk while writing it. http://www.stovebolt.com/gallery/ducor_doug_1966_01.htm

Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186149 Thu Jul 28 2005 04:35 PM
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i found the owner's manual with the original bill of sale from 1959. assorted tools, 4-way lug wrench, metal oil can (unopened), a roll of toilet paper under the seat, an old cigarette tin (they used to come in tins?!?) shot gun shells. there is a gun rack mounted over the back window still.


2003 ford lightning
1959 chevy 36
Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186150 Thu Jul 28 2005 05:08 PM
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In Da Maus: straw in the doors, screwdriver in the glove box for working the busted ignition, scrap of paper behind the seat with a phone number, some nuts and bolts that don't fit anything, 75 cents, a tiny plastic hand and arm in Simpson yellow; and a ton of dust and dirt.

Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186151 Thu Jul 28 2005 05:11 PM
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Deer antlers (reportedly a roadside souvenir)under the seat of the '53.

Paul Anka 8-track in the glovebox of the '75.

Vintage stainless speculum behind seat of '55 stepside.

Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186152 Thu Jul 28 2005 06:46 PM
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46 Chev 1/2 ton, found a few shotgun shells and lots of old beer caps.
BobT

Re: Things you found in your Stovebolt when you bought it ?
#186153 Thu Jul 28 2005 07:11 PM
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Misc. screws, bolts,

Old Pepsi bottle

Lots of Mouse turds

Lots of Mouse nests

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