We've heard some good stories about interesting finds in our old trucks,
such as Al and Guy's hornet nests and now Gordons mice so I thought I'd
mention my interesting find. I bought an ole '54 panel that had been sitting
for about 10 years. It had orange shag carpeting in the back which was
infested with moths. So once I got the truck home I was tearing out the
interior and found the typical old gas receipts and junk, and stuck to the
bottom of the old carpeting was a sealed envelope. I just about pitched it
in the trash but decided to open it and inside was a $100.00 bill! It had a
1970 date on it and had never even been folded. That's the neatest thing
I've found in a truck. I found some false teeth in the trunk of a '65 Impala
I bought once, but that was just creepy. -Jeff
'55-2 short/step "Street's Rod-project"
WILHELM GORDON wrote:
> I decided to take out the headliner in my '51 GMC and do a bit of
> cleaning the other night and was surprised to find quite a complete (but
> apparently unoccupied) mouse nest in the front section (above the
> dash). We have some serious concerns in this neck of the woods with
> deer mice. Their droppings can spread a nasty disease called Hanta
> (sp?) virus when you stir up the dust and dropping while cleaning. To
> my knowledge several people a year die from exposure to this virus!
> It appears that the mice were gaining access to the area above the
> headliner by climbing up the front window post? The truck is in fairly
> good original running condition so I have been driving it quite a bit.
> Makes you wonder what other critters may have made my truck their home!
> On a creepy note I also found a shipping invoice from a casket company
> (dated in the early 60's). It looks like the PO picked up the casket
> directly from the coffin company and somehow the invoice got dropped in
> behind the gas tank (behind the seat)
> There must be some great stories out there of what you guys (and gals)
> have rediscovered while cleaning/restoring/rodding your trucks??
> Gordon Wilhelm
> 1951 GMC 1/2 ton
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