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Old 03-12-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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Talking So, What have 'you' found while restoring??

While doing your restoration, I'm curious? What have you unexpectedly found while tearing things apart????

So far we've only found 4 pennies (vintage of coarse) a couple of pencils and a St Christopher’s medallion.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:44 AM   #2
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While doing your restoration, I'm curious? What have you unexpectedly found while tearing things apart????

So far we've only found 4 pennies (vintage of coarse) a couple of pencils and a St Christopher’s medallion.
Overdue water bill from Lancaster County, SC...wonder how much the penalties and interest are now...the bill is from 1976 for $5

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Old 03-12-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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Old 03-12-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
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I found some fishing pictures of the previous owners. No money found. Lots of old screws and rivets. Old fishing magazine pages. A picture of maybe the first owners. We did get the orginial purchase info and the mannuals.
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Old 03-12-2005, 12:24 PM   #5
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Old 03-12-2005, 01:04 PM   #6
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Our Coach is a family heirloom.

2 bullit holes, one though body above rear window through original caravan plaque. Other one through partician and it appears the Fridge was murded in the process.

Beehive between the crossmembers. it measured 2ft x 2ft 4 inches deep. Thankfully the bees were dead.

Somewhere around here there is a picture of it.

Here is the picture of the interrior shooting. the white stick is through the hole. The Reefer door is prone of the cabinets and appears to have stopped the bullet
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Old 03-12-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
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Oh, under the original (and very smelly) carpet were a gazillion rivets, two large concave washers (we always wondered what those lumps were), and one very nice 4" adjustable wrench.

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Old 03-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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Along with a nickel and a penny, we found an old razor and a tampon (still in wrapper thank goodness).
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Dental x-rays from 1954, someone had some bad teeth. A black and white pictures of some kids, thought that was neat cuz it has a lamp in it just like mine.
A 1950's postcard from Louisiana. Oh, yeah and a really cool card of "ez rivets" from 1949.
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One pencil, two pens, one nickel and seven pennies, a white and blue graduation cap tassle from '67 and tons of real fine dust.
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:11 PM   #11
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I found some change, and an old screwdriver in the trailer itself. And several used family planning products when I removed the black water tank for repair.

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I found odd change, some going back to '61, various screws, a few nails, a previous owner registration (more on that below), dead mice and bugs, used wooden matches under the galley cabinet and a brass and silver globe. It polished up nicely.

I contacted the owners from the late '80s in Oregon. Spoke with Edna and she was sad Leo had sold the trailer, wishes they still had it, matter of fact. After talking for appr. 15 minutes, she said she didn't want to talk about it anymore, they had company and it made her sad. I offered to send her pictures but she turned me down.

This is a fun thread. Who else?

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Old 03-13-2005, 12:13 AM   #13
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I Found Among Other Things An Un-opened Can Of Black Shinola Shoe Polish 1960's Vintage.
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:02 AM   #14
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A triple D cup bra.
Oh my....
Beats anything I've found..lol
I've been working off and on my 64GT..
Finds so far:
Lots of old pennies, nickles and one dime under and behind the water tank up front.
Several old love letters written between the PO and one of his traveling companion..hmmmm
An old bill for a stay at a location in Ga..
Old cloth lines rope tied to the four corners of the "bed"..(got rid of those~!)
One neat quarter located on the bottom of the door in the door screen..Put it back, plus I put a new one there for the current year. Sort of as a marker for when the work was finished.
One old motorcycle manual lost behind the water tank as well.
Neat stuff to be sure...
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