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. TheGrateRonzini

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    insemination the ol fasion way...
     
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    • mopardude62

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      What's the fun in that?
       
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      • 1995dak

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        I found two gospel 8 tracks behind the rear seat bottom of my Duster. Both dated 1978. And some change. That bag looks harsh buddy and damb the stems! :eek:
         
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        • R4Sedan

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          I found a gas receipt under the back seat of my '70 Challenger dating back to 1978 from Arco.
          In my '67 'Cuda I found one of those flash cubes you used to use on camera's.
          And a brand new pack of batteries under the seat of the Duster.
          But, no Pot.
           
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          • Johnny Dart

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            Not sure about strange, but found this under the battery tray of my 68 Dart. Looks like it was there for awhile. :rolleyes:

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            • dragfish

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              Had a 67 FB barracuda and was pulling the carpet out and found a 67 half dollar... coincidence was placed there in my opinion during assembly. My buddy owns the car and I still have half dollar.
               
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              • Tooljunkie

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                Found a boot knife,still in my toolbox. Small ball of rust that resembled vise grips, soaked them in evapo-rust or something like that, have had them for years.
                Theres so much, i cant remember. Hardware, coins
                Cassette tapes.
                 
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                • 4spdragtop

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                  I myself haven't found anything too interesting, but a buddy of mine worked at Standard Auto north of Toronto. Stripped cars for them by peacework. Found $1k cash under spare tire in trunk. He never said a word till the next day, even tho "finders/keepers" applied lol.
                   
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                  • 383Duster

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                    I bought cars and motorcycles from the Dallas city pound for 20 years....
                    1. Over $7 in change scattered around one
                    2. Crack pipe under the dash on a Corolla
                    3. Numerous cans / bottles of beer
                    4. Unmailed letters
                    5. Knives and sunglasses.....
                    6. Tools.....
                    7. Bottles of oil and anti-freeze
                    8. Jumper cables
                    Never found any weed......
                     
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                    • Tooljunkie

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                      Buddy found some containers screwed to underside of dash in his ranchero. Curious,he took them to rcmp and they found traces of opiates. They told him he was lucky he never crossed the border with them.
                       
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                      • Cuda Al

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                        Under the carpet (factory):
                        The slug from cutting the hole for the shifter (console)
                        All the scraps from installing the headliner

                        Under the rear seat (previous/original owner (my grandparents)):
                        1966 Shell California map, like new.


                        Alan
                         
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                          The usual various stuff - change, hand tools, music (8 tracks - yes I'm "that" old, cassettes, cds).
                          I once bought a 73 caprice convertible that a cat had recently given birth in the trunk - no amount of cleaning agents can ever help that smell especially in the summer heat. Me and the wife still joke about that one. I usually like to honor PO stuff (stickers, my F150 had stickers from a CT state cop that had owned it at one time) if I'm just driving the car as I think of it as good mojo - or just like a person you let in your life has previous exeriences. Back in high school a friend on mine bought a dart that had a prosthetic leg in the trunk for no apparent reason (PO didn't know why).
                           
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                            A few other things I found over the years;
                            bullets
                            girlie magazines
                            rubbers and not the ones you put on your feet
                            nice pellet gun
                            jewelry
                            panty hose father in law found them and it aint what you guys are thinking it was a rental car I bought
                            ID's
                             
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                            • ragtopfury

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                              Bought a 97 Ram new off the dealer lot. Found a spare antenna under the rear seat, in the wrapper.
                               
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