What's some of the strange item's you've found under seats and carpets in old cars you've bought?

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  1. Mopar-Mitch

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    This was under the back seat of a 69 dart my brother bought. It must be from the late 80's because Chrysler bought Jeep in 87. Its from the old Perkins Dealership that used to be in Louisville Kentucky.

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    • mcmlvii

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      Not so strange, but MICE.....
      Sport Fury:
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      • Mopar-Mitch

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        • 67Dart273

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          My first car, a 57 Chev. One day I was under it (not a rare occurrence) and looked over where the front fender comes down, wraps around the body, and supposed to be a bolt there. Someone had changed that fender and clamped some vise grips on that tab, and THERE THEY WERE.
           
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          • toolmanmike

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              I found this bag of pot in my 69 Barracuda heater box when I tore it down about 7- 8 yrs ago.

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              • mcmlvii

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                Aw, c'mon guys. No love for the (not so) furry little creatures?.....

                I did find a Crescent wrench under the seat in a '67 Dodge D200 35 years ago. Still got the wrench, not the truck. Here's a photo of the truck:
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                The above photo is after I fixed it up. Below photo is when I bought it.
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                • Mopar-Mitch

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                  Those a body non air heater boxes made for a good stashing place.:)
                   
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                  • Ben Drinkin

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                    I found what appeared to be a really large, really old pair of panties under the back seat of my Challenger . Early 80s. I'm guessing big underdrawers were in vogue back then. Set of tongs to remove them... Sorry, no pictures (thankfully)...
                     
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                      My ‘69 GTS was ordered by a housewife in Baton Rouge LA and was built and delivered in late 1968. Shortly after I got it, I found this stuffed down behind the rear seat in the trunk. I have no idea if it was ever on the car new, was from a previous vehicle traded in by the owner or from some other origin...but it hangs on the wall in my garage now.

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                      • 66Dvert

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                        On most of my favorite a bodies I was always surprised to remove the carpet and find............... the floor, 99% of mine looked like this. AND it was strange to see that foreign thing!


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                        • FISHYPETE

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                          I found a pair of panties also. 59 Sweptside rear window post, a cardboard like headliner stuffed up from bottom. Should have kept them for an antenna topper
                           
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                            Bought a '79 T-Bird at a sheriff's auction. Was an undercover drug car. Found oil soaked weed under the trunk floor mat.
                             
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                              1986, I'm 17 and my mom goes out to my 70 Camaro. She comes in pissed! Holding a pair of white w/red polka dot panties. I swear to god to this day, I have no flipping clue as to where those came from. I'm pretty sure some one got to home base in the back of my car the night before, but it wasn't me.
                              My step dad gave me the "atta boy" look and my mom, well like every other woman, brings up the past every now and again. Mostly at Xmas time when she asks if there a grand child out there that didn't get a present from her.
                               
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                                About twenty years years ago, I was parting out a '72 (I think) Charger, 400, 4-speed. Under the carpet, in the corner of the rear foot well, was a brand new Slap-Stik T-handle. I figured the guy on the assembly line saw it was a 4-speed, and chucked it in the back. The carpet was later installed right over it.
                                 
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                                  Found a pair of glasses embedded in the bondo on the quarter panel in my GTS.
                                   
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                                  • dartfreak75

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                                    I found a dipstick and state farm pocket calendar from 1986 an old women was the one and only owner of my car before me so no panties or weed lol.
                                     
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                                    • IfItsGotWheels

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                                      HEY that's mine!
                                       
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                                        I found a half empty bottle of gentleman's jack stashed in the inner trunk panel of an 86 subaru wagon.Ive also found lots of pot,lighters,pipes,etc over the years in various cars...I disposed all it all responsibly by incerating it, then watching pink floyd's the wall while eating funyuns... I've also bought a $50 car and and found a $100 bill under the carpet.
                                         
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                                          Took out the rear passengers quarter on my 67 convertible.
                                          There on the floor board lying against the sheet metal is a large punch.
                                          I wondered what that rattle was.
                                          My guess is what was from the factory.
                                          Old dirty with a USA stamp on it.
                                           
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                                            Funny... I haven’t FOUND any pot in my car..... That old brown weed matches a sampled(and perhaps bitter) build sheet and a few packs of supermarket matches that I uncovered in mine. Oh yea, I found the tiny curved trim ends for vinyl top behind the glove box
                                             
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                                              Found a new, never installed 'Custom' badge in the dash on a '72 Dart at Pick n Pull.

                                              And I have always wondered what the guys that prep cars for the yard at Pick N Pull have found.
                                               
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                                                Just the usual change, combs and match books over the years until we bought my sons 70 Dart 3 years ago. The owner before us was a 20 something, we found a turkey baster under the seat, not sure what was going on in there!
                                                 
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                                                • TheGrateRonzini

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                                                  Specific gravity of freeze is why I would use it
                                                   
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                                                    Yeah, it wasn't a anti-freeze or a battery tester :)
                                                     
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