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Old 06-05-2022, 09:02 PM
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Default Garage Finds from Dadís Garage

My dad passed in 1997, mom passed this last February. Weíre in the process of cleaning out her house and all of my dads stuff is still there, tools and such. Hereís a pic of a couple items I remember vividly from when I was a kid. Item 1, the Geiger creeper. My dad typically worked on the family cars on Saturday mornings and I would always go to the auto part store with him. One Saturday morning, we parked to go into the store and he found $5 in the street. My dad was a pretty thrifty guy and wouldnít typically buy himself a luxury item like a creeper but I guess he figured why not throw in a little of his money and splurge a little. Item 2 was picked up at the same auto part store as they were giving these away and my dad got one. I was able to talk him into letting me use it to store my model car paints and glue. Please feel free to share anything of yours that came from Dadís garage.
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Old 06-05-2022, 09:20 PM
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That’s an emotional journey that I have also been through, but priceless in the forgotten memories it brings.
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Wow that's so cool that you have those great memories of your father.They are to cherish and pass on to your kids.
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Very cool.

I spent a few hours last July and August going through stuff in Mom's attic. Dad died summer of 98. Mom is 93, in assisted living. We were looking for my dad's discharge papers so we could apply to the VA for aid and assistance, based on Dad's war time service.

Found the installment contract from when Mom and Dad bought their first bedroom suite. She still has it.

Love the creeper. Reminds me of my Lisle Jeepers Creeper. I bet they have the same wheel set up.
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It truly is a journey back in time going through everything. Itís not only the things my parents amassed in their lifetimes but also my grandparents and even some things from great grandparents. Not a garage find but was my grandfathers cigarette case from when he was in France and Germany during WW l. Found that in a file drawer with his discharge papers from the army.
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Thankfully my Dad is still around, but doesn’t get out to the garage as much as he would like.
Anyway he gave me this fender cover.
I bet this fender cover has been used to change 10,000 spark plugs and countless tune ups!
Fond memories for sure
Thanks again Dad!!
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Cool stuff guys. The family combined with the cars (and business) runs deep with me. I'll dig up a few things to share with everyone.

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Growing up, my dad was a bodyman and painter (he started around 12-13) and he always had a Lisle Jeepers Creepers that barely functioned. Never understood the design of casters with the slanted wheels that never rolled, but it kept him off the cold floor of our garage in the long PA winters. Not sure whatever happened to his original one, but I saw one just like his at a flea market in near pristine condition, I had to get it. I knew my brother had a fondness for those memories of my dad as well, so fortunately, I found another one just like my dad's old one on eBay shortly after I got this one so when I won the auction, I sent it to my brother as a surprise. It was great, and he loves it like my dad loved his just because it's so much a part of my dad.
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Apart from a certain orange car... this was a fixture on my Dad's workbench or in the drawer... and it's with me now. The Boy plays with it sometimes too; he's the only 8 year old around here that knows what it is and knows what roll up windows are for that matter.

Mum (jokingly) never let me forget she had to quit her front office desk job at Labatt's downtown to check in to the hospital to have me. Apparently I came just a few months too early for her to benefit from the Unemployment Insurance Act of 1971 that codified paid maternity benefits back home...

Like all of these items above (and posts to come) it's a pleasant memory of Dad...

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Growing up, my dad was a bodyman and painter (he started around 12-13) and he always had a Lisle Jeepers Creepers that barely functioned. Never understood the design of casters with the slanted wheels that never rolled, but it kept him off the cold floor of our garage in the long PA winters. Not sure whatever happened to his original one, but I saw one just like his at a flea market in near pristine condition, I had to get it. I knew my brother had a fondness for those memories of my dad as well, so fortunately, I found another one just like my dad's old one on eBay shortly after I got this one so when I won the auction, I sent it to my brother as a surprise. It was great, and he loves it like my dad loved his just because it's so much a part of my dad.

My father had an identical one. Canít tell you have many transmissions on 2x8ís that thing help roll under cars. And yes, getting one to roll straight was almost impossible!
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