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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Garth66 View Post
Kind of like the prankster who left this message for whenever the next owner of the house replaces the carpet.

Seriously though, I never thought of doing that on my cars. I have done it on my houses... Written messages on bathroom walls behind the mirror detailing any wiring or plumbing changes that were made during a remodel.
LOL - I did the same thing on a bathroom I was painting. Painted some horror thing behind the mirror. =)

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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 10:45 PM
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I used a box that looked just like that in the '80s.

I STILL use one on my pickup. It's a non-chipped key so it won't start the engine, but it'll allow me to get inside if I forget my key inside.

Fun find you got there!
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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 06:50 AM
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I had the same experience on my 65.
I found a magnetic spare key box hidden away on the firewall and the keys fitted the locks.
By the state of it it had been there for many years. It was real hard to open.
Then I found a 1965 dime in the drivers door.
I keep that on the dash as a momento.
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In the 80s we had a big flood in Napa CA and my girlfriend's father had a rental that had 6 feet of water in it. We ended up living in it for $200 a month while I was in engineering school at UC Berkeley, (lived on my boat during the week). I painted a line on the wall before we drywalled it showing the high water mark and the date for the next owners who get flooded. Once dry wall gets wet it wicks water up and it has to be replaced.

Its gonna be interesting because her father subsequently had the house raised 6 feet so...

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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BigKoppa View Post
Kind of along this line: I like to leave notes as I'm reassembling things to future restorers. Something like a little detail on what/how a certain part was refurbished/replaced - dated and initialed. May be interesting for my son or a future owner to come across in another 30-40 years.
After giving it some thought, considering my own feeble memory, I have come to the conclusion that it might be a good idea for when I have to work on mine later...ha ha
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