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From: Lewis Osborn <losborn@teleport.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 23:25:52 -0700
When I pulled the gas tank out of The Forty, and dug out the dirt
caked around it, I must have uncovered over a hundred .22 shell
casings.  My Dad fired most of them but I may have fired a few, as we
drove over the ranch, and, later, the farm....
Lewis - K7LVO - Medford - Valley of the Rogue - OR
The Forty - 1940 Chevy Pickup - One Owner

Monday, July 17, 2000, 9:04:38 PM, Michael wrote:

> About the only thing I ever found that was of interest, well to me anyways... 
> was gutting out the interior of my '50 Chevy 3100 and I found under the gas 
> a lost name tag of mine from ten years ago when I going to high school and
> working at Kroger... At that time the truck belonged to my uncle and now it's
> finally mine... Happy Happy Joy Joy... My two cent (found that too...)

> Mike
> 1950 Chevy 3100
> 1967 Chevy Camaro
> 1967 Pontiac Firebird
> 1979 Chevy C-20 Silverado

> J and M Street wrote:

>> 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
>> Jeff Street
>> Seattle, WA
>> '55-2 short/step "Street's Rod-project"
>> > 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
>> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
>> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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