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I finally got some time to work on my Z and pulled the interior out. I bought the car in August and it's been in a barn since 1987ish. Here's some pics of the inside and what I found under the seats. Didn't know Sonic sold cigarettes. I got the lighter to fire up with some persistence! The bracket on the transmission tunnel was for the C.B. The tool kit looks to be original and all there. What did you find under the seat of your Z when you were tearing apart?

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Yes, plan on keeping the white interior. I'm planning on a blue exterior. I have the carpet ordered as well as some misc parts, but still need to order the seat covers. All the plastic pieces were broke and extremely brittle, guess I'll have to replace all of those.

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I found an old Smurf Toy and about 2 dollars of change (mostly from the 70's and 80's) ... since the car was "free" that means I was paid 2 dollars for the car LOL ... then again the last time I totaled up all my receipts for the car says otherwise :tapemouth

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G'Day Dave,

No spanners in the toolkit huh?????????

You should have at least;

10/12mm, 14/17mm, and a 19/21mm set of open ended spanners, wheel nut wrench, double ended spark plug spanner, (about 8 inches long).

Rick.

:devious::devious:

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I've found some weird things under the seats of vehicles I've bought. I've found real heavy duty hand cuffs, some mini tapes for a tape recorder which always seem to have something bizzare on them. When i bought my 240, i found a whole tuneup package (new condenser, rotor, cap, plugs, wires, and an oil filter)

i love going through cars u just bought, its always a mystery.

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Cool thread!

When I first got mine, I found a couple really old cigarettes, lots of pennies and best of all the original green 4 speed metal top to the orginal shift knob which I thought was pretty cool.

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I found a few washers, a snake-skin shedding, a rusty screwdriver, a few coins, and several rotting pieces of paper soaked in what looks like some sort of soda or coffee.

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Isn't it amazing the junk you find from previous owners? LOL Mine was pretty clean. All I found in mine was a cigarette lighter and a receipt from a gas station where he bought gas, food, and a car wash :)

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In "Precious", absolutely nothing but dust and dog hair under the seats but the glove box was another thing entirely. In there was a fair bit of the car's history plus the name and address of the PO who I contacted.

Before "Precious", I had a '63 EJ Holden Sedan. Nothing of note under the front seat but the rear seat told a very interesting story. There were a few coins, hair pins, a comb, and, among other items I can't remember, 2 old, used tampons and four prophylactics, all used. I think it's obvious what the PO used the back seat for.

Rick.

:devious::devious:

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I found the usual suspects, coinage, rock hard fries, straw wrappers, etc. Found car parts in the bins, points (used), condenser, 3 broken choke handles, heater knob, fuel filters. The PO never smoked "cigarettes" so the ashtray was spotless until I filled it. When removed to empty I found a lighter, a handmade wooden pipe and a half ounce of very good weed. That is a nice little "hidie hole" under there.

Bonzi Lon

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A St. Christopher Medal (I'm agnostic, don't know what he's the Patron St. of, Travelers, maybe?), various change, cigarettes, pens, and a FULL can of Coca-Cola with a pull tab, had to be at least 20 - 25 years old. When is the last time Coca-Cola had a pull tab?

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Gee, all that I found was a strange brake pad (It had a wire molded into the pad...) and a "roach clip".

(It wasn't mine! Honest officer!)LOL

Hah that's such a perfect relic out of a 70's sports car. What no mexican pot, complete with seeds?

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I found the usual suspects, coinage, rock hard fries, straw wrappers, etc. Found car parts in the bins, points (used), condenser, 3 broken choke handles, heater knob, fuel filters. The PO never smoked "cigarettes" so the ashtray was spotless until I filled it. When removed to empty I found a lighter, a handmade wooden pipe and a half ounce of very good weed. That is a nice little "hidie hole" under there.

Bonzi Lon

Uh Cool. Isnt it nice how some cars have those little hidey holes?

My 66 Impala had a great one right under the horn button.

Came in handy back in the 70's. Of course Im sure you disposed of the contraband properly! being that this is the "drug free" 21st century.LOL

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Well....in the spirit of the current drug theme, I found this suspicious McDonalds item.

An original McDonald's coffee stirrer; the ones they discontinued. The rumor was that they were being used as drug paraphernalia, as "coke spoons". McDonald's replaced them with a new "flat paddle" design.

So let's see...a little Zeppelin, a little "toot".....ahhhh the 70's!

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First 73 had no seats, but had a lot of parts thrown in floor....

The next 73 had new interior and clean under the seats, too bad it was wrecked and frame twisted.

See a pattern here? :dead:

Haven't check the last 73...will soon, stripping for autox.

83 was clean under seats, new carpet.

How many guys from Arkansas on here?

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How many guys from Arkansas on here?

Well, I've received messages from a guy in Bentonville and Harrison. Between them and you and I, that makes 4. I think we should invite the rest of the Classic Z-car gang over this summer to drive the Pig Trail. I noticed on Dream Car Garage, the Ferrari guys hit the Pig Trail this year. After mediocre Italian car enthusiasts, the road is probably ready for some inline sixes to tear it up!

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I can't believe I am the only one who found the road beneath the car under my seat! Check out my gallery!

Will

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I found the usual coinage and french fries. But in the back, there were a dozen or so golf balls, so I think it tells you what a PO used the car for.

BTW, golf clubs in a bag fits just snug across the deck right behind the seats, but the balls will fall out. :disappoin

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