: Hidden treasures in your back seat....



MachX
11-28-06, 09:09 AM
Being an audio enthusiast, I always have the backseats out of my cars to run wiring. Since my cars are used I find all the typical stuff: greasy pennies, lipstick, pokemon trading cards, etc. However, with the 91 deVille I just picked up I found something I never thought I'd see: a perfectly preserved piece of dung underneath the rear seat cushion. Not sure if it was from a small child or an animal but I know that both me and my 5 year old daughter were totally grossed out. Least they could have done was left a 10 dollar bill to go with the treat. Anybody else find anything weird underneath their rear seat cushions?

David Jenison
11-28-06, 09:36 AM
Whenever I make a trip to the salvage yard, I always look under as many rear seat cushions as I have time for. Even if I don't find anything of value, just looking at the rest of the stuff is worth the effort. It's like going through a field with a metal detector.
I have never come across the same thing you did, but I will beware.

DAVE
"97 Concours

Cadboy425
11-28-06, 05:03 PM
Thats totally gross!!! Since its so well preserved wonder how it got there? But a crazy find nonetheless.

gary88
11-28-06, 05:21 PM
All I've found under my rear seat is a crayon, exciting I know

Lady Danielle
11-28-06, 05:41 PM
When I worked at car dealerships, mechanics would get all excited when they found panties...but once they found a used condom..ewww...its not worth looking if you dont have too.

tstach
11-28-06, 07:02 PM
Just changed my battery today (under back seat). Found a ton of M&Ms, Skittles, Polly Pocket accessories and Pop Tart crusts courtesy of my 4 year old girl.

wht2000
11-28-06, 09:56 PM
TWO pairs of panties....I know where 1 pair came from...and MAYBE the second.

Elvis
11-28-06, 10:07 PM
Considering that we're talking about cars here, and we know what goes on in the back seat--whether it's babies or MAKING babies--I don't think I'd make a hobby out of looking. You're not likely to turn up anything pleasant.

Stoneage_Caddy
11-28-06, 10:12 PM
lets see , in one car i owned i found 3 9mm rounds (unspent) and a baby mitten hideing under the back seat ....the previous owner must have been pretty interesting , gang banging and baby carrying .....perhaps the baby was doing the drivebys ?

my current car had a really nice hotwheels car ...

Red_October_7000
11-29-06, 02:11 AM
Ah, I love doing that at the scrap yard and in used cars.
Found over a Dollar in quarters and other change in my Buick first time I had the seats out. Second time netted me a cigar (of indeterminate origins and almost certainly unsmokable -ah well). Found a terribly crappy game (duke nukem) for a terribly crappy system (game.com) as well at some point in some car someone in my family owned.

davesdeville
11-29-06, 02:48 AM
Duke Nukem kicks ass. That is all.

Leeb
11-29-06, 06:12 AM
I didn't exactly FIND this... but

I owned a 59 6-window sedan for about a year, then entered the Navy and 'gave' it to my friend...

Then I realized I had lost my favorite watch (Casio Pace-runner w/ Calculator)... bummed me out.

One day while we were cruising down to Grand Cayman for a 'visit' I get a package from my friend w/ a letter saying that he heard 'beeping' from the back seat of the Cad, and FOUND MY WATCH under the rear seat! Over 2 YEARS later, no less!
I worked on it awhile to clean it up (battery corrosion and the like) and was proudly using it again...

THEN....

I managed to lose it while running on Grand Cayman... absolutely NO IDEA where it disappeared to...

Was terribly heartbroken.

:(

RightTurn
11-29-06, 08:25 AM
Back when I owned a Tahoe <GASP!!> I took it in for some sort of service. Later found a really nice 12" crescent wrench on the floorboard in the back. (And yes, I kept it... what can I say??)

dp102288
11-29-06, 10:52 AM
I found a wad of $1 bills under my seats one day. This was after we had owned the car for about 3 years, but I was very happy.

In a friend's car I found drugs before..she didn't know they were there. That was a good night.

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
11-29-06, 11:50 AM
Found a Tiffany bracelet in the backseat of the IROC, it was pretty old looking.

Red_October_7000
11-30-06, 04:34 AM
Duke Nukem kicks ass. That is all.
Its game.com incarnation sucked hard like everything else on the game.com.
But the PC game kicked ass. There is no denying that fact.

Frost
11-30-06, 09:08 AM
Just after I bought the'97 SDV from that kindly old gentleman fromm southern Florida, I was doing a sano-job on the interior and found, jammed under the driver's seat, a DVD cover for one of those lewd and lascivious porn tapes. It was empty - just the dvd cover. It's title was "Chunky Asses", or "Edward Penis-Hands" or somesuch.

What struck me as so odd, was that it didn't fit the profile of the kindly old gentleman at all. Takes all kinds though, eh?

dp102288
11-30-06, 12:52 PM
^^ Damn! :rofl:

94RM
11-30-06, 10:32 PM
In my younger days I installed and serviced 2-ways, One day while installing
a radio in a new police car I found a half eaten sandwich under the back seat. Another time after looseing the back rest to run some wires about 150
sheet metal screws came falling out.

The big one was when I was taking a radio out of a retired police car, I had
the back rest loose pulling the wires when a snub 38 fell out, I called the
dispatcher and the cop that had driven the car came by and picked the gun
up. His comments were , Damn I knew he had a gun.

AlBundy
11-30-06, 10:39 PM
Just after I bought the'97 SDV from that kindly old gentleman fromm southern Florida, I was doing a sano-job on the interior and found, jammed under the driver's seat, a DVD cover for one of those lewd and lascivious porn tapes. It was empty - just the dvd cover. It's title was "Chunky Asses", or "Edward Penis-Hands" or somesuch.

What struck me as so odd, was that it didn't fit the profile of the kindly old gentleman at all. Takes all kinds though, eh?

Good it was'nt kiddy porn.:thumbsup:

Red_October_7000
12-01-06, 03:31 AM
Finally remembered two goodies -my ladyfriend bought a Toyota MR2 (a mutual weakness of ours) and found behind the passenger's seat a DVD of "Donnie Darko" -she said it was "really decent", high praise for a trippy movie found under a car seat, I suppose. Buddy of mine bought a really crappy car, a Hyndai Tiburon, that apparently belonged to a workman who was using it as his work vehicle as tools were found under the various panels and the 150 sheetmetal screws 94RM mentioned had made their way into the "Tibby" and were variously under the carpet, jamming the hatch-latch, and generally all over the compartments. This car was destroyed three months later by hitting a Honda at 25 MPH. Don't buy "Tibbys".

Benzilla
12-01-06, 04:23 AM
Just after I got my '83 Coupe Deville I was cleaning it out and found four packets of those pain-in-the-ass paper matches, a green disposable lighter, a piece of paper with the phone number of "Ginger" on it (called, disconnected) and a nice Silver Zippo!

dp102288
12-01-06, 09:28 AM
^^ That sounds like a good time to me!

xxpinballxx
12-01-06, 06:47 PM
I once bought a very small car...a festiva.....
It was a better that I was gonna make a little better.
real small car.....
I opened the door and out came 32 clowns!!!!!!

railven
12-01-06, 08:57 PM
Just after I got my '83 Coupe Deville I was cleaning it out and found four packets of those pain-in-the-ass paper matches, a green disposable lighter, a piece of paper with the phone number of "Ginger" on it (called, disconnected) and a nice Silver Zippo!

Man ever have one of those moments where you crave a smoke and you just can't find something to light it?

I bet the previous owner had that problem.

Red_October_7000
12-01-06, 09:44 PM
Man ever have one of those moments where you crave a smoke and you just can't find something to light it?

I bet the previous owner had that problem.

Yes... but almost all cars at least HAD cigar lighters (they now seem to be going away, as have illuminated ashtrays... Now they give you somethign WORSE than the "But Bucket" you buy at 7-11 for like $3. AND it takes up a drink holder... WHY? So you want me to not smoke. Well I suspect you'd rather I not plow the car into a phone pole because I was trying to find the little ash bucket in the dark and not smutch out a cigar on the shift boot in someone else's car because you couldn't find the stupid thing you got when you paid $40 for a "Smoker's package" that netted you a little flip-top drink-holder-stealing ashcan and a Cigar lighter that costs $3 at auto zone to put in one of the 37 "12v outlets" they put in cars... PLEASE someone tell me new Cadillacs still have real ashtrays and cigar lighters!:cursin: OK, rant over...) and believe me it pays to keep them in good repair!

Oh, I once found a nice Zippo with engravings in the seats of the world's worst U-Haul truck. Only good thing about that whole truck was that lighter.

10mpg
01-01-07, 11:29 PM
I found a cracked tooth in my ashtray :( yuck!

Red_October_7000
01-02-07, 12:34 PM
Well if it's body parts, this isn't exactly the back seat, but my dad once found a finger in a car at the junk yard. He almost puked, but the car had the only example of the part he needed. So what does he do, he calls to his buddy: "Hey Johny! Come make sure this is the part we need here!" Got Johnny a good one.

BCs71
01-02-07, 03:17 PM
In my 71 Camaro I found a nearly-disentegrated build sheet along with a pair of long needle-nose pliers (great shape after cleaning off rust). Great addition to the tool box.

In my new 1992 wagon I found some old love letters and anniversary cards, along with an old license plate that joins my garage wall collection. I didn't have one from Georgia so that was a nice addition.
Funny thing about the anniversary cards is that one card was from one year and the other card was a different year. I guess the wife decided to stash the cards from her hubby under the seats?

dkozloski
01-02-07, 03:41 PM
In the trunk of an old Chevy in the wrecking yard I found a large cardboard box of smokeless gunpowder from an artillery shell. This fueled many experiments in the months that followed. The grains were about the size of a miniature Tootsie Roll and burned so slowly you could light them with a match while holding them in your fingers.

RocketFast321
01-03-07, 02:26 AM
On Taurus Car Club, a member found a dime bag under the vent under the driver's seat. That don't sound right, but y'all get the point. It was very aged.

dkozloski
01-04-07, 12:29 AM
I found a coke bottle inside a door in a new Oldsmobile that rattled like hell. I also found a 1 1/2" steel ball inside the boxed frame rail of a new '59 Imperial that rattled all the way from the front to the back and back to the front every time it was started and stopped.

Red_October_7000
01-04-07, 02:21 AM
May I ask how you got it out of the boxed frame rail?

The first one sounds suspisciously like an urban legend, but at least it's not a bottle of Thunderbird or the like, replete with note scrawled by a disgruntled auto worker "I drank this bottle the day I built this car because I got fired". Or the like... Funny when that stuff actually happens.

davesdeville
01-04-07, 04:11 AM
On Taurus Car Club, a member found a dime bag under the vent under the driver's seat. That don't sound right, but y'all get the point. It was very aged.

Yep a guy I know found an undisclosed amount of weed in his fusebox when he bought an old GTI.

dkozloski
01-04-07, 11:36 AM
May I ask how you got it out of the boxed frame rail?

The first one sounds suspisciously like an urban legend, but at least it's not a bottle of Thunderbird or the like, replete with note scrawled by a disgruntled auto worker "I drank this bottle the day I built this car because I got fired". Or the like... Funny when that stuff actually happens.

The coke bottle was not an urban legend. That was back in the day when Coke bottles were light green glass. The Imperial was a typical Chrysler product of the time, the late '50s. The rear spring attach points were ripped loose and the rear axle assembly was tied in with rope as the car hung from the tow truck. The dealer brought in a factory blueprint for reinforcing the structure so it was a known problem. He told us that from new the car had a rattle that was driving them nuts. While trimming around the torn metal of the box rails the steel ball fell out. For a few years, Chrysler products with broken suspensions and frames kept us in business. Chrysler had a lot to learn before they started putting out decent unitized constuction cars.

pabstcadillac
01-04-07, 01:00 PM
I found a Taylor Made Bubble driver in the trunk of a Nissan back in the mid-90's. There was also a pair of FootJoy shoes that were too small, a first aid kit & some other junk. I guess that's what people have in their cars at the driving range.

dkozloski
01-04-07, 01:08 PM
A detail man at a car rental agency at an airport noticed one of their cars had been sitting alongside the airport access road for a few days. He checked it out and found a couple million bucks in a suitcase in the trunk. After some arguing, the courts awarded him the money and he did a quick disappearing act with it.