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Ever find weird things in places you wouldn't expect?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Emmettology 101, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Pulled into the local 4x4 night last night. Backed into a parking spot and revved the engine a bit(messing with a friend).... As soon as I did that, I hear a horrible noise. Sounded like the fan let go or a similar scraping sound. I turned it off and looked aroudn and found nothing wrong. My temps were a little high due to a muddy radiator so I thought i owuld let it cool and see if it changed. Well, it slipped my mind once Jerry(JK5) got there with his K5 and I never messed with it until I left. Jumped in my truck to go meet Jerry to take him to his tow rig. Hit the key and that horrible noise was still there. DOH!!! :doah: \
    So a friend and I are thinking the bendix in the starter isn't disengaging. We beat on the starter some and it wont go away. So my friend grabs a few wrenches and dives under the truck and starts messing around. We decide to pull the starter. Once it was off the block we couldn't see anything wrong with it. My friend sticks his hand up in the starter hole of the tranny inspection cover. He feels something wedged in there. After some messing around, he gets it out... It was the allen head part of a 3/8" allen key socket. :eek1: I about **** my pant and have no clue how it got there!!! Just had that cover off in October when I put new headers on and I never used a socket like that down there. Only thing I can think of is the previous owner and builer( a friend of mine) lost it while building the truck. Funny how it took close to 3 years to surface!!!!!

    Very Weird!
     
  2. BigCountryx

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    Found a box end wrench jammed on a torsion bar bolt on a friends toyota while working on it and found a brand new pair of Snap-On Grooved Pliers in the engine compartment of my '99 Z71. Been looking around on the Blazer, Bound to find something useful :D
     
  3. Robert79K5

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    Found a 3/4 snap on combination wrench on top of an Eaton Fuller transmission in a Freightliner I was working on. It had a layer of crud on top of it so evidently it had been riding on there for some time.

    I know I must have left some tools inside of peoples cars before. I guess were all just trading our stuff around. :D
     
  4. diesel4me

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    yup!!

    I've seen lots of weird stuff!..one time,we pulled the heads off a 305 for a customer at the junkyard(motor was rapping when the car came in,but the guy just needed heads,so we figured we'd "break up" that motor rather than a good runner)..

    We found several dimes,nickels,pennies,and a couple of quarters embedded into several of the pistons,and one penny was smashed between an intake valve and its seat!..guess some vandal thought it was funny to dump them down the carb while it was running!(car was a recoverd theft,86 Monte Carlo SS)..the heads were not damaged,and we told the guy to return them if they failed the pressure test--never heard from him again,so I assume they were OK!..we all had a good laugh over that one.. :haha: :haha:

    Another car we got running so we could evaluate the condition of the motor had sat for a long time,and we could get it to start,but it stalled right out..we kept cranking and pumping the gas,then I tried dumping some gas down the carb with a coke bottle---it blew a huge flame out of the exhaust,and the muffler flew out from behing the car--then after we stopped laughing,several rats came stumbling out of the muffler,all stunned and scorched,running around in circles!!..we laughed so hard we almost peed ourselves! :haha: :haha: ..the car started right up and ran great after that!..too much backpressure I guess! :doah:

    Then there was a 71 plymouth sattelite made into a "Road Runner" clone that was hauled in after a guy was pulled over for DWI and drug warrants over 12 years ago..he went to prison,and nobody ever came to claim the car,so it was cannibalized for parts..when the junkyard decided to close and crush all the cars,they had a sale,any car for 100 bucks!..

    .A guy from maine bought the Plymouth Sattelite,and a 70 Javelin,and a few other cars...he returned a few weeks later,and showed up a picture of the ounce of hashish he found duct taped to the underside of the rear 1/4 panel in the trunk!! :eek1: :eek1: :doah: ..he kept some,and sold the rest for more than those cars cost him!!... :eek1:

    My 69 GTO had cracked piston rings,so one long weekend I pulled the motor halfway out so I could pull the oilpan,and throw rings in 1 cylinder..--I found the peices of the lifters where the pushrods sit,and the clips that hold them in the lifter,in the bottom of the pan in the sludge,along with half a pushrod!--funny thing is,all 16 lifters and pushrods were intact!--guess someone blew a few pushrods and lifters out of it before I got it,and never bothered to retrieve the missing peices! :eek1: I also found a very rusty,but hardly used pair of vise grips holding the shifter rods in place instead of a hitch pin clip on one of my trucks,and several wrenches at the bottom of the fenderwells and doors on a few trucks.. :D
     
  5. Smitty

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    Put door speakers in a Ford Escort years ago. Found an old Coke bottle sitting in the bottom of the door. The owner said the panels had never been off the doors so the bottle was in there since the vehicle was new.
     
  6. k5freak44

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    I have the same crazy kindof story too. I pulled up the carpet that the previous owner had NEVER pulled out, and for some crazy reason there was a bunch of rust and alot of the floor was missing. Now explain that!

    lol

    i wish i could find something cool in my car
     
  7. Iron_Weasel

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    A few months ago while in the process of rewiring a lot of things on my 79 K10, I pulled the tail light housing off the body and found a rusty phillips head screwdriver in behind the housing.
    Pulled that one out, and another screw driver fell down and took its place.
    Thinking that someone just had bad luck with screwdrivers, I removed that one as well only to have a third screwdriver flop into place where the two previous ones had been. However, this one was wedged between the sheet metal and the camper shell....so its still in there today. I'm still not quite sure how three screwdrivers fall down into the stake pocket in the bed of the truck...unless they were down there as a joke.

    Now...where all the funny stuff was found in my truck was in the heater ducts. I found some gems (not real gems..being sarcastic) in the ducts while I was cleaning up behind the dash.
    • 2 large metal spoons
    • A partially melted GI Joe figure
    • Part of a baseball keychain
    • 2 unopened packs of chewing gum
    • Two tire pressure gauges
    • 4 or 5 Dum Dum suckers
    • Half dozen 7.62mm casings
    • Handfull of random coins
    • Half of a Trojan condom wrapper :haha:

    I'm guessing the condom wrapper was first, in chronological order, something happened with that...fast forward a few years and the GI Joe figure comes into play. :wink1:

    I also found an old license plate used as a floor pan patch panel welded to the passenger side floor from underneath the truck.

    Currently the truck is sitting behind my house in the backyard as a storage depot until I can sell my 64 T-Bird to pay for an engine rebuild after I started getting a nice amount of crankwalk. :doah:
    I'm kinda scared about tearing the engine apart...who knows what kind of shenanigans has gone in there if the rest of the truck is any indication of how it was taken care of.
     
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    i found in my auto teachers truck at school, 4 or 5 unused comdoms under the floor mat. at the time he was married for like 15+ years.



    my buddy and i went up this winter to pick up a 78 c30, we got it back and unloaded it and found a 3/4" wrench on the coil spring and swaybar. its funny how it stayed there for the 40 mile trip. i touched it and it fell off, it was a craftsman to boot.

    when i put the new bed on my truck, i first tried to take the old bolts out. well i didn't work so i went to get new bolts before we cut the old ones. we didn't get to do it for another week, when i crawled under there i seen the 3/4" impact socket still there on the nut. my buddy was complaining that he lost his socket...

    also after i put my old tail gate back on, when i opened it 3 3/8" bolts fell out and landed on the rear bumper. those 3 bolts were on there for 2 months. numerous wheeling trips, 1 trip to the dunes, and 3 mud bogs, and many many miles of gravel road. i was kinda sad to see that one of them fell off, then the rest fell off not too long after that.
     
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    Weird stuff in weird places.

    We bought an auctioned storage lot. Found a pair of womens sandals in a zip-lock baggie along with a huge used condom and mini perfume. I guess she wanted to remember the occasion. :eek: :pimp1:

    Nice trophy eh.
     
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    We were having a minor exhaust leak in my fathers 81 chevy van. So we started by taking off the doghouse and inspecting. We found the flange bolt was broke off on one side. There was a pair of "vise grips" holding it together. Amazing enough we took them off and tightened them up and they are still there today and no leaks.
     
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    i bought a 84 cutlass that had a very large pair of panties
    someone gave me a vw golf that had a 3/4 craftsman breaker bar, 3/4" drive socket set and 2 7/8" combo wrenches in the rear hatch area... then i traded the motor for a leather beer mug, plus $35 in scrap made out on that one...
     
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    One time I had this 1970 Buick Grand Sport with a 455. In 1985 (or 86) I removed the interior to restore it, and I found a GM assembly line workers paycheck, with pay stub and everything, from a Pontiac Michigan assembly plant, under the passenger seat.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Now that I think of it, my parts blazer has a wrench in the front fenderwell.

    On my old Blazer, after I drove it for a year, I found a squirrels nest behind the dash on top of the speedo and fuel gauge. It didn't really surprise me though, the first time I fired that Blazer up, acorns came flying out of the tailpipe! :eek1:
     
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    I found an oil filter wrench when I was taking out the 5 speed out of my F-250 diesel. It was all covered in grime so I'm sure it had been there for a while.
     
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    found a wallet with 3 dollars a s*** load of business cards the P.O.'s drivers lisence and various other wallet stuff wedged in the floor shifter of my 86 merc linx. found what appeard to be childrens play money not sure (my little bro called them pog slammers) carefully aranged under the folding seat in my 6.2 k5 several tools in various locations of several other cars but the real kicker was finding a plastic dinner plate covering a large hole in the floor of my 69 c10 stepside chevy

    balzer
     
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    man these are cool! hahah


    the best ive found is a pair of vice grips underneath the driver seat. but it turns out that they are holding my seat in place.
     
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    Precious Memories..

    Hmmmm...the former "renter" of that storage bin's intitials weren't "M. L." by any chance??(Monica Lewinsky!!).. :haha: :haha: :haha: ..she kept the dress,but she must have misplaced the trojan and perfume ..... :p:


    I found a used tampon and a bloody condom in the bed of my pickup once when I came out of Wal-Mart.. :eek1: :eek: :tongue1: (where's the "peuke" smiley when you need it??)..I was parked next to a conversion van,and I THOUGHT I heard someone moaning in there when I walked away from my truck!....must have been one of the local crack ho's.. :haha: :haha: ---

    I've also found a used disposable diaper in the bed of my truck once,and boxes a customer who must have bought a big color TV and stereo left in my truck bed..another onlooker said he saw a guy give up trying to squish the tv into his backseat,and took it out of the box so it would fit,same with the stereo--then proceeded to "dump" the boxes in my truck! :mad: ...I guess people think any nearby pickup bed is also a public dumpster... :mad1:
     
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    I always find new garbage in the bed of my truck. Usually hamburger wrappers from the mc D's down the street that the local kids toss in there as they walk by. When I bought the truck it was being used to haul hay and other farm goodies, under the seat was packed with straw and hay. When I began cleaning it out I disturbed the current residents, 4 small mice. :haha: :haha: I also found several old magazines from 1984, an extension cord with large alligator clips instead of plugs (redneck jumper cables?), and a bayonet from an old mauser. In the engine compartment I found half a dozen spark plugs under the radiator, and the factory jack had fallen and gotten wedged between the exaust and the firewall.
     
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    I have been driving GM pick-up trucks for over 20 years, and I have always had that problem since day one. One time I caught this women throwing her childs can of juice, and her can of Coke, in the bed of my truck. When I confronted her about it, she said, " she was sorry, but it is no big deal". Then, she tried to lie and say she did not do it at all. I told her, "Get your story straight...is it going be 'I am sorry' or is going to be 'I did not do it at all'?" She then said "F you"...people who drive pick-up trucks are trash, so trash should not bother you. As she was driving away, in her brand new Volvo station wagon, I kicked in the door. She stepped on the gas to get away so hard that she almost crashed her Volvo Wagon. :D
     
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    junkyard pervs

    While salvage yard shopping found an 80's camaro with about 10 pairs of sexy panties in the trunk along with a few boxes of 12 gauge 00, and a some fetish mag.
     

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