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tomnoller
07-10-2007, 09:40 AM
Most of us have brought a new old Stude (or brand X) home and in the course of cleaning up or restoring, we've found interesting stuff in the seat cracks or under them. I'd suppose a pre-war Stude would have cool change like buffalo nickles and Indian head cents. My recent purchase of a '63 Daytona had six dimes and 39 pennies, a bic lighter and gum wrappers.

What's been the most interesting thing you've found?

Western Washington, USA

Swifster
07-10-2007, 10:02 AM
Jimmy Hoffa :D!

Actually, in my 1962 Dodge Lancer, I found two Ben Franklin half dollars mixed in with the small changeand old candy wrappers.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Swifster
07-10-2007, 10:02 AM
Jimmy Hoffa :D!

Actually, in my 1962 Dodge Lancer, I found two Ben Franklin half dollars mixed in with the small changeand old candy wrappers.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

mapman
07-10-2007, 11:12 AM
In my '63 Avanti I found a Goldwater for President button in the defroster vent.
Rob

mapman
07-10-2007, 11:12 AM
In my '63 Avanti I found a Goldwater for President button in the defroster vent.
Rob

63larkcustom
07-10-2007, 11:13 AM
I found a beer bottle inside the passengers rear door on my 63 Lark. Surely it didnt leave the factory like that..lol

63larkcustom
07-10-2007, 11:13 AM
I found a beer bottle inside the passengers rear door on my 63 Lark. Surely it didnt leave the factory like that..lol

Blue 15G
07-10-2007, 01:08 PM
I bought my '54 1n 1996. It had been in storage since 1966. I found a 1941 Mercury dime stuffed into the front seat cushion, and a 1956 wheat penny on the frame rail near the brake light switch. No large roll of big bills, though. Under the front seat were some S&H Green stamps, and some little 1/2 rubber booties with snaps that a woman would have worn in the rain over the front parts of her high heels. When I showed these to some women I work with, they were quite amused by them.

There was also a 45 RPM record under the front seat. The song title and artist escape me right now because they were obscure. A bunch of other miscellaneous stuff too. These discoveries are part of the fun of buying an old car.

Blue 15G
07-10-2007, 01:08 PM
I bought my '54 1n 1996. It had been in storage since 1966. I found a 1941 Mercury dime stuffed into the front seat cushion, and a 1956 wheat penny on the frame rail near the brake light switch. No large roll of big bills, though. Under the front seat were some S&H Green stamps, and some little 1/2 rubber booties with snaps that a woman would have worn in the rain over the front parts of her high heels. When I showed these to some women I work with, they were quite amused by them.

There was also a 45 RPM record under the front seat. The song title and artist escape me right now because they were obscure. A bunch of other miscellaneous stuff too. These discoveries are part of the fun of buying an old car.

studeclunker
07-10-2007, 01:19 PM
You know, most of my cars have been already thoroughly picked over before I get them. I did find this tag under the seat of one of my Station wagons last year:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/technical/twintag.jpg

In fact, I started a very similar thread to this due to the find.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
07-10-2007, 01:19 PM
You know, most of my cars have been already thoroughly picked over before I get them. I did find this tag under the seat of one of my Station wagons last year:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/technical/twintag.jpg

In fact, I started a very similar thread to this due to the find.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Roscomacaw
07-10-2007, 02:04 PM
I can't remember what was in which car (too many Studes have gone thru my hands thru the years!), but I've found old credit car receipts, repair receipts, matchbooks, tools, soda bottles, jewelry and coins.
I've told (too many times already) about finding the copy of the South Bend Tribune under the front carpets - with the body bolts literally run thru it as if to insure it would always be there![:o)]
In this 58 Provincial that I got via Dick Steinkamp, under the rear seat there was a wad of dum-dum sealer with something odd-looking sticking out of it. I dug it out - cleaned the gooey sealer off it and it turned out to be a itty-bitty Lark grille from a promotional model 60 Lark! I recognized it as such because I HAVE one of those promo models on my desk.;)
Since the Provincial was ordered new, by a gal who worked at a Studebaker dealer, it's not too much of a stretch to figure how such an item found it's way under the seat of the wagon!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
07-10-2007, 02:04 PM
I can't remember what was in which car (too many Studes have gone thru my hands thru the years!), but I've found old credit car receipts, repair receipts, matchbooks, tools, soda bottles, jewelry and coins.
I've told (too many times already) about finding the copy of the South Bend Tribune under the front carpets - with the body bolts literally run thru it as if to insure it would always be there![:o)]
In this 58 Provincial that I got via Dick Steinkamp, under the rear seat there was a wad of dum-dum sealer with something odd-looking sticking out of it. I dug it out - cleaned the gooey sealer off it and it turned out to be a itty-bitty Lark grille from a promotional model 60 Lark! I recognized it as such because I HAVE one of those promo models on my desk.;)
Since the Provincial was ordered new, by a gal who worked at a Studebaker dealer, it's not too much of a stretch to figure how such an item found it's way under the seat of the wagon!;)

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

JDP
07-10-2007, 02:14 PM
I pulled the front carpet in my not yet one year old GT and found a sandwich and candy bar wrapper from a line workers snack break in my Hawk.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 GT R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
07-10-2007, 02:14 PM
I pulled the front carpet in my not yet one year old GT and found a sandwich and candy bar wrapper from a line workers snack break in my Hawk.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 GT R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

tbredehoft
07-10-2007, 04:04 PM
I purchased a well worn '52 F@rd F1 pickup from the grand nephew of the owner who had died 10 years before, (just wait, it's coming) and found in an envelope marked "Fencing" in pencil, 17 20s and a 10. Dollar bills. U. S. Currency. I'd paid $200.00 for it. Nope, its crushed now, but I traded the engine and tranny for four Speedster hubcaps. That's about the best deal I've ever made.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars

tbredehoft
07-10-2007, 04:04 PM
I purchased a well worn '52 F@rd F1 pickup from the grand nephew of the owner who had died 10 years before, (just wait, it's coming) and found in an envelope marked "Fencing" in pencil, 17 20s and a 10. Dollar bills. U. S. Currency. I'd paid $200.00 for it. Nope, its crushed now, but I traded the engine and tranny for four Speedster hubcaps. That's about the best deal I've ever made.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars

lstude
07-10-2007, 05:02 PM
Under the carpet in the 62 Daytona convertible that I used to have there was a love letter. The car had sat in a field for 10 years but I found out who the owner was and I called them.

The woman said that she wrote the letter and asked that I send it to her, which I did. It was to her boyfriend who owned the Daytona and later became her husband.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

lstude
07-10-2007, 05:02 PM
Under the carpet in the 62 Daytona convertible that I used to have there was a love letter. The car had sat in a field for 10 years but I found out who the owner was and I called them.

The woman said that she wrote the letter and asked that I send it to her, which I did. It was to her boyfriend who owned the Daytona and later became her husband.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/AlmostreadyforSB6-4.jpg

Guido
07-10-2007, 05:22 PM
Leonard may have heard this story, but a local chapter member claims to have found an envelope with $1400 taped to the underside of the rear seat on an Avanti he bought. He presumed that it was drug money...

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
07-10-2007, 05:22 PM
Leonard may have heard this story, but a local chapter member claims to have found an envelope with $1400 taped to the underside of the rear seat on an Avanti he bought. He presumed that it was drug money...

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

bams50
07-10-2007, 05:42 PM
You name it, I've found it over the years... where to start...

This one jumps out in front: pulled the rear seat cushion out of a 69 Caprice and found a new condom, still in the package, but 80% torn open... we laughed so hard picturing some nervous kid in there looking to close the deal and getting the window knocked on by a cop- or maybe the girl's father!![:0]:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
07-10-2007, 05:42 PM
You name it, I've found it over the years... where to start...

This one jumps out in front: pulled the rear seat cushion out of a 69 Caprice and found a new condom, still in the package, but 80% torn open... we laughed so hard picturing some nervous kid in there looking to close the deal and getting the window knocked on by a cop- or maybe the girl's father!![:0]:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

1961HAWK
07-10-2007, 05:52 PM
O.k. i recently bought an all origanl numbers matching hemi car.
for 100 bucks.
so its a 54 chrysler new yorker 2 door hardtop.
well i have found in the car. Nacasr newsletter every week for almost two years 1968 and 1969. a broken fish tank. a big coffee can full of used points. a new snow shovel with tag that cost $1.18. about 50 neatly folded up white castle bags from the late sixties, with the cardboard bottom with the goose on it. STP bags. Indaian state fair guides or 1967-1970. newspaper article from vietnam era stuff to local murders to race and sports stuff. a camera with 14 pictures taken on it, that i havent found anyone who can develope it. tools, coins 1968 and down, nos parts used parts all 54 new yorker. a case of trans fluid in the old oil cans, 6 oil can spouts. and a frying pan.
i am sure i m missing some good stuff. this car was full. the truck full, the back seat full, the front seat full except where the driver sits. the owner passed away i bought it from 1 of his sons. and he said in 1970 when his dad pparked it because the brakes went out that is how it was only room for 1.

Erin Hays
1961 Hawk
1962 Lark
1963 Wagonaire

1961HAWK
07-10-2007, 05:52 PM
O.k. i recently bought an all origanl numbers matching hemi car.
for 100 bucks.
so its a 54 chrysler new yorker 2 door hardtop.
well i have found in the car. Nacasr newsletter every week for almost two years 1968 and 1969. a broken fish tank. a big coffee can full of used points. a new snow shovel with tag that cost $1.18. about 50 neatly folded up white castle bags from the late sixties, with the cardboard bottom with the goose on it. STP bags. Indaian state fair guides or 1967-1970. newspaper article from vietnam era stuff to local murders to race and sports stuff. a camera with 14 pictures taken on it, that i havent found anyone who can develope it. tools, coins 1968 and down, nos parts used parts all 54 new yorker. a case of trans fluid in the old oil cans, 6 oil can spouts. and a frying pan.
i am sure i m missing some good stuff. this car was full. the truck full, the back seat full, the front seat full except where the driver sits. the owner passed away i bought it from 1 of his sons. and he said in 1970 when his dad pparked it because the brakes went out that is how it was only room for 1.

Erin Hays
1961 Hawk
1962 Lark
1963 Wagonaire

mbstude
07-10-2007, 05:53 PM
The only thing I can think of right off, is when we redid the interior on the '51 Starlight coupe, we found several liquor bottles in the rear arm rests.
A couple of years ago, a friend of the original owner of the car came by and looked the car over, and wanted to climb in the back seat to see if his bottles were still there! :D Of course they were long gone by then.

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA

Cruising the Proving Ground Test Track
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/provingground2.jpg

mbstude
07-10-2007, 05:53 PM
The only thing I can think of right off, is when we redid the interior on the '51 Starlight coupe, we found several liquor bottles in the rear arm rests.
A couple of years ago, a friend of the original owner of the car came by and looked the car over, and wanted to climb in the back seat to see if his bottles were still there! :D Of course they were long gone by then.

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA

Cruising the Proving Ground Test Track
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/provingground2.jpg

rockinhawk
07-10-2007, 06:27 PM
One interesting item we found in a rusty 61 Hawk was ticket stubs from a drive in theater. I bought a 62 GT from a towing co. That looked as though someone had been living in it. Cooking utensles, dishes. a Cabbage patch doll, and several hypodermic needles. The best one by far was the parking passes from the Westwing of the white house! Found in a 65 Triumph that belonged to one Of Jimmy Carter's press secretarys


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

rockinhawk
07-10-2007, 06:27 PM
One interesting item we found in a rusty 61 Hawk was ticket stubs from a drive in theater. I bought a 62 GT from a towing co. That looked as though someone had been living in it. Cooking utensles, dishes. a Cabbage patch doll, and several hypodermic needles. The best one by far was the parking passes from the Westwing of the white house! Found in a 65 Triumph that belonged to one Of Jimmy Carter's press secretarys


Neil Thornton
Hazlehurst, GA
'57 Silver Hawk
'56 Sky Hawk
'51 2R16 dump truck
Many others.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar2.jpg

bob40
07-10-2007, 06:57 PM
I havent been that lucky as far as neat stuff.I normally find the remains of dead critters.

bob40
07-10-2007, 06:57 PM
I havent been that lucky as far as neat stuff.I normally find the remains of dead critters.

showbizkid
07-10-2007, 07:38 PM
I'm with bob40. All I found in my Lark was rat poop.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
07-10-2007, 07:38 PM
I'm with bob40. All I found in my Lark was rat poop.


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

hawk1up
07-10-2007, 07:54 PM
As I was cleaning the 69 VW Westfalia Bus I now have I found a box of 3 unopened condoms, a pack of zigzag papers and matches and a glass tube of liquid patchouli. The only thing I found in my 59 Silver Hawk was rust.

hawk1up
07-10-2007, 07:54 PM
As I was cleaning the 69 VW Westfalia Bus I now have I found a box of 3 unopened condoms, a pack of zigzag papers and matches and a glass tube of liquid patchouli. The only thing I found in my 59 Silver Hawk was rust.

studeclunker
07-10-2007, 08:05 PM
Speaking of rat... leavings...(LOL):D in both my '56 and my '63 station wagons there were rather spectacular rat houses.[:0][B)][xx(] In the '63 they had even several bedrooms in the air cleaner assembly (there was no element). Both cars hadn't been started for decades and both started fairly quickly and ran well. Of course, the rats were evicted first...

Come to think of it, the mechanic said that he found rat... leavings, in the distributor of the '56.[:I] He said it may have been causing trouble with the points.[B)][8]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
07-10-2007, 08:05 PM
Speaking of rat... leavings...(LOL):D in both my '56 and my '63 station wagons there were rather spectacular rat houses.[:0][B)][xx(] In the '63 they had even several bedrooms in the air cleaner assembly (there was no element). Both cars hadn't been started for decades and both started fairly quickly and ran well. Of course, the rats were evicted first...

Come to think of it, the mechanic said that he found rat... leavings, in the distributor of the '56.[:I] He said it may have been causing trouble with the points.[B)][8]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Jeff_H
07-10-2007, 08:23 PM
All I ever found in my '53 other than huge piles of mouse nests was a 50s vintage silver dime that I lost (hole in pocket) :(, a empty perfume bottle, butter knife, and some rusty bolts. I've found lots of loose change in later model junkyard cars while getting parts as well as lost tools from the last fellow that was picking parts :D Unfortunately those are usually pretty cheap ones but sometimes a craftsman socket or two will turn up. Once found a nice visegrips snapped onto the shaft of the rear door window regulator. I've also added to my old beer can collection too.



Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

Jeff_H
07-10-2007, 08:23 PM
All I ever found in my '53 other than huge piles of mouse nests was a 50s vintage silver dime that I lost (hole in pocket) :(, a empty perfume bottle, butter knife, and some rusty bolts. I've found lots of loose change in later model junkyard cars while getting parts as well as lost tools from the last fellow that was picking parts :D Unfortunately those are usually pretty cheap ones but sometimes a craftsman socket or two will turn up. Once found a nice visegrips snapped onto the shaft of the rear door window regulator. I've also added to my old beer can collection too.



Jeff in ND
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t5/ee-engineer/53byalaketiny.jpg
'53 Champion Hardtop

53k
07-10-2007, 09:23 PM
I have never come up with much in cars I bought- maybe a few tools and a couple cans of oil (a West Coast Cruiser I bought at a Sheriff's sale had a can of Murphy Mart non-detergent 30W oil). But, a few years ago I got a call from a man who lived about 15 miles from me. He wanted to give me a '64 Challenger. All I had to do was come get it. He had been driving it as his daily driver and had spent a lot of money at a Chrysler dealer getting things fixed (brakes, clutch, etc.- over $1,100). He said it had gotten to where it would just barely make it up his hill (6-cylinder, three-speed stick). When I went to pick it up I found that he had lived with his aged mother and she had passed away. His brother had come up to help get rid of things so the brother made him load the Challenger and a non-running Dodge Omni with stuff they took out of mom's room. I had to take it all to get the Studebaker. There was new clothing, old newspapers from England, keepsakes from travels, family pictures, an unopened silver serving tray, even an artificial leg. I sold several hundred dollars of stuff on eBay.
Oh, the Challenger had two broken pistons and a bad starter so, even though it was pretty much rust-free and solid, I didn't try to fix it.
My daughter-in-law is the inventory manager for a large auto salvage company. The stuff they take out of cars brought in to them is absolutely mind-boggling.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
07-10-2007, 09:23 PM
I have never come up with much in cars I bought- maybe a few tools and a couple cans of oil (a West Coast Cruiser I bought at a Sheriff's sale had a can of Murphy Mart non-detergent 30W oil). But, a few years ago I got a call from a man who lived about 15 miles from me. He wanted to give me a '64 Challenger. All I had to do was come get it. He had been driving it as his daily driver and had spent a lot of money at a Chrysler dealer getting things fixed (brakes, clutch, etc.- over $1,100). He said it had gotten to where it would just barely make it up his hill (6-cylinder, three-speed stick). When I went to pick it up I found that he had lived with his aged mother and she had passed away. His brother had come up to help get rid of things so the brother made him load the Challenger and a non-running Dodge Omni with stuff they took out of mom's room. I had to take it all to get the Studebaker. There was new clothing, old newspapers from England, keepsakes from travels, family pictures, an unopened silver serving tray, even an artificial leg. I sold several hundred dollars of stuff on eBay.
Oh, the Challenger had two broken pistons and a bad starter so, even though it was pretty much rust-free and solid, I didn't try to fix it.
My daughter-in-law is the inventory manager for a large auto salvage company. The stuff they take out of cars brought in to them is absolutely mind-boggling.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Lenny R2
07-10-2007, 09:49 PM
When i worked for Dekalb county Georgia on diesel trucks
one of the items
on the preventive maintance check list was,if the seat cover
was riped take the seat & send it for repair.There was always
lose change.I took out all the garbage.I put back all there
used food.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Lenny R2
07-10-2007, 09:49 PM
When i worked for Dekalb county Georgia on diesel trucks
one of the items
on the preventive maintance check list was,if the seat cover
was riped take the seat & send it for repair.There was always
lose change.I took out all the garbage.I put back all there
used food.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Lark289
07-10-2007, 10:52 PM
I found a small vial with some white substance in it under the back seat of a car I bought 20 years ago.

Ready for a trip to the beach!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/Lark289/StudeRamblerPic.jpg

Lark289
07-10-2007, 10:52 PM
I found a small vial with some white substance in it under the back seat of a car I bought 20 years ago.

Ready for a trip to the beach!

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/Lark289/StudeRamblerPic.jpg

Johnnywiffer
07-11-2007, 01:07 PM
Once, about a hundred years ago, I lived in Keokuk Iowa and owned a ’51 Land Cruiser. It was a very nice car and served me well. And once, my GFOD (girl friend of the day) was angry with me and hid my wallet containing my driver’s license, etc AND over $100 (remember, that was lots of bux, a hundred years ago). She would not tell me where it was and finally I just got a new driver’s license forgot about it. Several months later, the trans on the LC would not go into reverse. This was in the days before I would attempt to clean a valve body, so I traded it off and got another car, a Cadillac, I think. And several months after that, I chanced upon the girl. She was walking with her new BF and she chided me…”Didja ever find that bill fold I put up under the dash in your car?”

Under the dash!! That was one place I had not looked, although I’d taken the seats out and even looked under the spare. Of course, the car was long gone by then from the dealer, but I went back and found that the dealer had sold it to a wrecking yard about 50 miles from KKK, a place called Fountain Green Illinois. You really had to see this place to believe it. It was a very small settlement, owned by a guy named Kermit Bouseman. Everyone who lived there worked for Kermit and the place was nothing but a BIIIIIG junk yard. THOUSANDS of cars, hulks, parts and DOGS! Kermit was a firm believer in letting the dogs run loose in his place. I went there and asked Kermit if he remembered the green LC. He said all his “Stewdies” were over in “yonder place…” and pointed. I could go look if I wanted but be careful of the dogs. (!)

To make a long story short, I did find the car, mostly gone by then and no wallet under the dash that I could see. I’m lying on my back looking up when a wasp began to return to its nest very near my head. I raised my arm to fend it off and hit the cardboard glove box, knocking it down, with dirt and dust, almost into my face. And the wallet almost hit me too. I can’t say it was pristine but at least the money and everything else was there.

Top THAT one!!

Johnnywiffer
07-11-2007, 01:07 PM
Once, about a hundred years ago, I lived in Keokuk Iowa and owned a ’51 Land Cruiser. It was a very nice car and served me well. And once, my GFOD (girl friend of the day) was angry with me and hid my wallet containing my driver’s license, etc AND over $100 (remember, that was lots of bux, a hundred years ago). She would not tell me where it was and finally I just got a new driver’s license forgot about it. Several months later, the trans on the LC would not go into reverse. This was in the days before I would attempt to clean a valve body, so I traded it off and got another car, a Cadillac, I think. And several months after that, I chanced upon the girl. She was walking with her new BF and she chided me…”Didja ever find that bill fold I put up under the dash in your car?”

Under the dash!! That was one place I had not looked, although I’d taken the seats out and even looked under the spare. Of course, the car was long gone by then from the dealer, but I went back and found that the dealer had sold it to a wrecking yard about 50 miles from KKK, a place called Fountain Green Illinois. You really had to see this place to believe it. It was a very small settlement, owned by a guy named Kermit Bouseman. Everyone who lived there worked for Kermit and the place was nothing but a BIIIIIG junk yard. THOUSANDS of cars, hulks, parts and DOGS! Kermit was a firm believer in letting the dogs run loose in his place. I went there and asked Kermit if he remembered the green LC. He said all his “Stewdies” were over in “yonder place…” and pointed. I could go look if I wanted but be careful of the dogs. (!)

To make a long story short, I did find the car, mostly gone by then and no wallet under the dash that I could see. I’m lying on my back looking up when a wasp began to return to its nest very near my head. I raised my arm to fend it off and hit the cardboard glove box, knocking it down, with dirt and dust, almost into my face. And the wallet almost hit me too. I can’t say it was pristine but at least the money and everything else was there.

Top THAT one!!

Guido
07-11-2007, 01:53 PM
John,

You need to submit this story along with the two others you posted recently to TW. Perhaps it would lead to a new column called "Musings of a Stude Owner" where people could submit random stories about their Studebaker experiences.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
07-11-2007, 01:53 PM
John,

You need to submit this story along with the two others you posted recently to TW. Perhaps it would lead to a new column called "Musings of a Stude Owner" where people could submit random stories about their Studebaker experiences.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Johnnywiffer
07-11-2007, 02:27 PM
If I put all my experiences of the last 150 years into words, when would I have time to whittle and spit? ;)

John

Johnnywiffer
07-11-2007, 02:27 PM
If I put all my experiences of the last 150 years into words, when would I have time to whittle and spit? ;)

John

tomnoller
07-11-2007, 03:18 PM
Great stuff, guys! It'd make for a funny column in TW!
Thanks.

Western Washington, USA

tomnoller
07-11-2007, 03:18 PM
Great stuff, guys! It'd make for a funny column in TW!
Thanks.

Western Washington, USA

ST2DE5
07-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Under the back seat of my 56 Parkview. There was a Carter AFB carburator all wraped up in newspaper. At least what the mice hadn't make nest out of. It looks like it has never been used.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

ST2DE5
07-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Under the back seat of my 56 Parkview. There was a Carter AFB carburator all wraped up in newspaper. At least what the mice hadn't make nest out of. It looks like it has never been used.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s197/wagon56/MoparMeet2.jpg
7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

8E45E
07-11-2007, 07:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by tomnoller


What's been the most interesting thing you've found?




Aside from the usual pennies found in the vanity, the most unusual thing I found was on Big Bertha; an assembly line worker who wanted to be an artist on company time...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1409/779959023_d114671c50.jpg?v=0

Craig

8E45E
07-11-2007, 07:12 PM
quote:Originally posted by tomnoller


What's been the most interesting thing you've found?




Aside from the usual pennies found in the vanity, the most unusual thing I found was on Big Bertha; an assembly line worker who wanted to be an artist on company time...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1409/779959023_d114671c50.jpg?v=0

Craig

Guido
07-15-2007, 04:12 PM
Started tearing into the POR Hawk (aka Looks Like Hell Hawk) that I got yesterday from JP and found a set of needlenose pliers between the driver's seat and console. Pulled the rear seat and there was the TT emblem along with two sealed sets of spark plug wires in a package from SI with the receipt, priced at $25.00 each. [:p] I have the door panels off, but am too afraid to reach in to see what is at the bottom. [:o)]

Pulled the mat from the trunk and the entire floor pan has been replaced with part of that in turn repaired. Started sweeping up the rust from underneath the rear seat with my hand and three holes appeared. I am looking for a frame and body to transplant this running gear to.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
07-15-2007, 04:12 PM
Started tearing into the POR Hawk (aka Looks Like Hell Hawk) that I got yesterday from JP and found a set of needlenose pliers between the driver's seat and console. Pulled the rear seat and there was the TT emblem along with two sealed sets of spark plug wires in a package from SI with the receipt, priced at $25.00 each. [:p] I have the door panels off, but am too afraid to reach in to see what is at the bottom. [:o)]

Pulled the mat from the trunk and the entire floor pan has been replaced with part of that in turn repaired. Started sweeping up the rust from underneath the rear seat with my hand and three holes appeared. I am looking for a frame and body to transplant this running gear to.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Laemmle
07-16-2007, 08:47 PM
Hey Bob,

You are laughing........but had it been your daughter with that young lad.......well I can only imagine your response!


quote:Originally posted by bams50

You name it, I've found it over the years... where to start...

This one jumps out in front: pulled the rear seat cushion out of a 69 Caprice and found a new condom, still in the package, but 80% torn open... we laughed so hard picturing some nervous kid in there looking to close the deal and getting the window knocked on by a cop- or maybe the girl's father!![:0]:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

Laemmle
07-16-2007, 08:47 PM
Hey Bob,

You are laughing........but had it been your daughter with that young lad.......well I can only imagine your response!


quote:Originally posted by bams50

You name it, I've found it over the years... where to start...

This one jumps out in front: pulled the rear seat cushion out of a 69 Caprice and found a new condom, still in the package, but 80% torn open... we laughed so hard picturing some nervous kid in there looking to close the deal and getting the window knocked on by a cop- or maybe the girl's father!![:0]:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
07-16-2007, 09:54 PM
Ha-HA!! I can laugh b/c I don't have a daughter;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

bams50
07-16-2007, 09:54 PM
Ha-HA!! I can laugh b/c I don't have a daughter;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

sumf
07-17-2007, 02:11 PM
FWIW,

Put tyour adress label on a small piece of paper and laminate it.
Slide it down into the door.

It might help if the car is stolen, but is sure to intrigue some owner down the line who might contact you.

Karl

sumf
07-17-2007, 02:11 PM
FWIW,

Put tyour adress label on a small piece of paper and laminate it.
Slide it down into the door.

It might help if the car is stolen, but is sure to intrigue some owner down the line who might contact you.

Karl

52hawk
07-17-2007, 02:58 PM
I towed in a wreck one time that was definitely a total loss.Before the junk yard picked it up,I found an envelope with about $250 in it.
On the envelope it said CHRISTMAS MONEY,with about 5 names under that...called the owner,she came and picked up the money,and I swear,did not even say Thanks!!
When I was a kid,a neighbor gave me a 53 Desoto[probably thrilled to get rid of it]in the trunk I found a paper bag with about $200 worth of change in it.My mother forced me to contact the man about it,he had no idea how the money got there-and told me to keep it.My darn mother made me split that money with my siblings!! [6 of us kids]
Now days I am thankful for the lessons in integrity that I got from my mom though!


LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
07-17-2007, 02:58 PM
I towed in a wreck one time that was definitely a total loss.Before the junk yard picked it up,I found an envelope with about $250 in it.
On the envelope it said CHRISTMAS MONEY,with about 5 names under that...called the owner,she came and picked up the money,and I swear,did not even say Thanks!!
When I was a kid,a neighbor gave me a 53 Desoto[probably thrilled to get rid of it]in the trunk I found a paper bag with about $200 worth of change in it.My mother forced me to contact the man about it,he had no idea how the money got there-and told me to keep it.My darn mother made me split that money with my siblings!! [6 of us kids]
Now days I am thankful for the lessons in integrity that I got from my mom though!


LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

stude53
07-17-2007, 03:32 PM
When I got my '53, under the rear seat found an open-end wrench, some metal hole plugs, a matchbook, and a pin-on button that said "I love my Studebaker, and I'd rather fix than switch."

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
07-17-2007, 03:32 PM
When I got my '53, under the rear seat found an open-end wrench, some metal hole plugs, a matchbook, and a pin-on button that said "I love my Studebaker, and I'd rather fix than switch."

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

54-61-62
07-17-2007, 03:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

I have the door panels off, but am too afraid to reach in to see what is at the bottom. [:o)]

[/b]


Dude, you have door bottoms yet? How rotten can the car be?:D

Kent

54-61-62
07-17-2007, 03:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

I have the door panels off, but am too afraid to reach in to see what is at the bottom. [:o)]

[/b]


Dude, you have door bottoms yet? How rotten can the car be?:D

Kent

Studedude1961
07-17-2007, 05:19 PM
Under the front seat of the first Studebaker I owned, a 1951 Land Cruiser that had been in barn storage for years I found...two dead mice, a wheat penny, lots of matchbook covers and a small folded poster from the movie "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" I laughed because in one scene in the movie "Baby Jane" (Bette Davis) served two dead rats on a silver tray to her crippled sister (Joan Crawford). I owned the Baby Jane Hudson car! Cool! Also, in this car and inside a 1964 Cruiser I owned at the same time, the fabric just below the C-pillar on the driver's side had been cut too long, folded and stuffed behind the back seat on both cars, and only on the driver's side. I would surmise the same Studebaker "craftsman" did both jobs 12 or so years apart.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

Studedude1961
07-17-2007, 05:19 PM
Under the front seat of the first Studebaker I owned, a 1951 Land Cruiser that had been in barn storage for years I found...two dead mice, a wheat penny, lots of matchbook covers and a small folded poster from the movie "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" I laughed because in one scene in the movie "Baby Jane" (Bette Davis) served two dead rats on a silver tray to her crippled sister (Joan Crawford). I owned the Baby Jane Hudson car! Cool! Also, in this car and inside a 1964 Cruiser I owned at the same time, the fabric just below the C-pillar on the driver's side had been cut too long, folded and stuffed behind the back seat on both cars, and only on the driver's side. I would surmise the same Studebaker "craftsman" did both jobs 12 or so years apart.

Studedude1961
--1963 Cruiser

52hawk
07-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Not in a car-- but,I bought my current house in 2001.It's an old dump. I've always known there was a window in the garage that was sided over.Inside the garage,in front of that window,is an old metal cabinet full of old house paint and stuff.
Last week,checking out a dead receptacle,i happened to get a flashlight and sneak a peek behind that cabinet.Found: 1 Pair of Hawk Headlight Bezels !! Rough and pitted,but I will keep them for good luck!
I should add,I know from the neighbors that the people who owned this house 'wayback'-were Studebaker fans. They raced Studebaker stock cars for a long time,and gained a little local fame.By 1971or '72,they were racing a sprint with a Chevy engine. The previous owner,gave me some old pics,one shows a couple guys outside my kitchen window sitting on a '55 4dr Studebaker...


LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

52hawk
07-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Not in a car-- but,I bought my current house in 2001.It's an old dump. I've always known there was a window in the garage that was sided over.Inside the garage,in front of that window,is an old metal cabinet full of old house paint and stuff.
Last week,checking out a dead receptacle,i happened to get a flashlight and sneak a peek behind that cabinet.Found: 1 Pair of Hawk Headlight Bezels !! Rough and pitted,but I will keep them for good luck!
I should add,I know from the neighbors that the people who owned this house 'wayback'-were Studebaker fans. They raced Studebaker stock cars for a long time,and gained a little local fame.By 1971or '72,they were racing a sprint with a Chevy engine. The previous owner,gave me some old pics,one shows a couple guys outside my kitchen window sitting on a '55 4dr Studebaker...


LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

Roscomacaw
07-18-2007, 03:14 PM
If you've run out and bought your own copy of Hemmings Muscle Machines - you know, the one featuring Ted's Flyin' Tomato[B)] - take a look at the last page. There, contributing writer, Jim McGowan tells of things found in various cars he's bought thru the years. Alot of what he's found echos things already said here.[^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
07-18-2007, 03:14 PM
If you've run out and bought your own copy of Hemmings Muscle Machines - you know, the one featuring Ted's Flyin' Tomato[B)] - take a look at the last page. There, contributing writer, Jim McGowan tells of things found in various cars he's bought thru the years. Alot of what he's found echos things already said here.[^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

55s
07-18-2007, 05:16 PM
A few years ago, we had a meet in Waterloo, Ontario, my car was in Orillia, and I was living Northwest of Toronto. (all about two hours apart).

I drove from home to Orillia, got the car, drove it home, packed it, drove it to the show with family. Won the "Messiest Back Seat" contest, compliments of my kids. (not even challenging for them.)

After the meet, drove it home, some 500 miles and three days later. Got it all unpacked, and my young son comes to me. It seems that a family of mice had set up shop under the back seat, and now there were 5 or 6 tiny mice running around the inside of the car. No mother could be found.

Well, I couldn't use a mousetrap (too inhumane in front of the kids), so I had to find a trap that caught them live. I did this, then let them go "free" with my kids watching in the local woods. It took several years, but I think they did realize in later years that those tiny mice that I saved, that peed and defecated all over my seats and car, DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE OF SURVIVING IN THE WILD.

(I spent days cleaning up the mess and repainting all the trunk and under the rear seat.)

55s
07-18-2007, 05:16 PM
A few years ago, we had a meet in Waterloo, Ontario, my car was in Orillia, and I was living Northwest of Toronto. (all about two hours apart).

I drove from home to Orillia, got the car, drove it home, packed it, drove it to the show with family. Won the "Messiest Back Seat" contest, compliments of my kids. (not even challenging for them.)

After the meet, drove it home, some 500 miles and three days later. Got it all unpacked, and my young son comes to me. It seems that a family of mice had set up shop under the back seat, and now there were 5 or 6 tiny mice running around the inside of the car. No mother could be found.

Well, I couldn't use a mousetrap (too inhumane in front of the kids), so I had to find a trap that caught them live. I did this, then let them go "free" with my kids watching in the local woods. It took several years, but I think they did realize in later years that those tiny mice that I saved, that peed and defecated all over my seats and car, DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE OF SURVIVING IN THE WILD.

(I spent days cleaning up the mess and repainting all the trunk and under the rear seat.)