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Haiblehaus
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My passenger door window in my '69 westy fell of the rail. Probably because it rusted off. Took the panel off and plastic liner to fix it and found a '69 dime. I left it in the door, figured why break up the set now.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gutted my westy interior to find cards, coins, a kotex wrapper, toys, a cassette tape, a year book photo, a credit card, a hem bar wrapper, a thong, a sock, and a lot of dead (and not so dead) bugs.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add a couple of wine coolers to that pic and you got yourself a party.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aopisa wrote:
Add a couple of wine coolers to that pic and you got yourself a party.


Nah; cassette is broken, credit card is maxed out, hemp is gone (bar that is..) and thong is off. The party's over by now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gutted my westy interior to find cards, coins, a kotex wrapper, toys, a cassette tape, a year book photo, a credit card, a hem bar wrapper, a thong, a sock, and a lot of dead (and not so dead) bugs.

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oh god... Sick
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpyderMike wrote:
Gutted my westy interior to find cards, coins, a kotex wrapper, toys, a cassette tape, a year book photo, a credit card, a hem bar wrapper, a thong, a sock, and a lot of dead (and not so dead) bugs.

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HEY! that's mine! I want it back! Razz ummm..., no wait, you can keep it. And those roaches in the ashtray too Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of mirrors were in mine - not the VW kind. Also a toilet seat ,bad curtains, cups, saucers, steamer pan, a couple kid cots and dirt!
Wonder what all those mirrors were for - they must have really liked looking at themselves Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my bay was pretty stripped when i picked it up, mostly only found dangling and cut wires, enough to make me go mad after tracing dead ends for a few days, but today I pulled the engine to clean the engine bay and relocate a few things. and on the drivers side behind the tail likes i was cleaning out trash, and found a spare set of keys. When i picked up the keys the key ring crumbled, but the keys were in ok condition, put them in the lock and boom they worked. I just bought a blank the other day to get a spare cut. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled out my interior today and while I found nothing cool I did find a lot of kids crap and spare change from the U.S. and Canada and a new box of zip lock bags that came in handy while taking out the interior.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday while tinkering around I found an old Canadian $100 bill. It was super old, 1/3rd gone and the rest was pretty much turning to dust when I touched it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yesterday while tinkering around I found an old Canadian $100 bill. It was super old, 1/3rd gone and the rest was pretty much turning to dust when I touched it.


Whoa, someone was bummed when they lost that!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trongod82 wrote:
I found this underneath my bed when I started taking out my interior.
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what no pizza with it?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1971BUS wrote:
Yesterday while tinkering around I found an old Canadian $100 bill. It was super old, 1/3rd gone and the rest was pretty much turning to dust when I touched it.


You could bring that across the border, and exchange it for maybe $1.25US
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought my 1971 westy about 6months ago and every day I seem to dig something new from inside of it. Think I am going to take out the side cabinet storage this week and that should be about it for new finds.

One pair TOP GUN look a like glasses in leather case
2 captians hats
OG coleman stove
60 era tent (Reproduction I believe solid pattern no stripes)
pair wire strippers
4 boxes 20gauge shells
german first aid kit
2 air matresses
ashtray full of change
2' machete
many parts fuel filter, 3 belts,old ingnition parts since been upgraded
childs cot
10' chain
old 7up thermostat

Found in front vents when removing dash.
OG bottle opener
multiple keys
handfull of change
extra vw key that does not go to my van

Under z bed when removed
1970 childs book
1949 Venture news paper
2 pair locking pliers
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greenbus pilot wrote:
1971BUS wrote:
Yesterday while tinkering around I found an old Canadian $100 bill. It was super old, 1/3rd gone and the rest was pretty much turning to dust when I touched it.


You could bring that across the border, and exchange it for maybe $1.25US


You might want to check the US vs Canadian exchange rate. Our Canadian Dollar is worth more than the US right now Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe 100 canadian to about 1000 USD
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opened up the fridge in my 69 westy to find food still in it from the mid 80's! Anyone want some black hotdogs??
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found some Turkish currency, sweet wrappers stuffed down the vents and the business card of a repair shop in Istanbul.

Considering my '73 bus started life in San Diego it's been around!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found the home of some former hitchhikers......

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Found this in the bottom of the engine compartment. Yikes![/img]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuartzickefoose wrote:
maybe 100 canadian to about 1000 USD


You really don't have a clue about anything do you?? The Canadian Dollar is worth just slightly more than a US dollar right now. The exchange rate has dropped like a stone over the past few years. Get a clue.
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