I found bits of shattered glass behind the windshield when I folded it down for the first time. I assume the previous owner had his window busted out someone.
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were ever our countrymen!” Samuel Adams.
When I got my second YJ I thought I'd put a spare key in the engine compartment in case I locked myself out of it. I grabbed some wire and located a place I thought was a perfect spot to hide the key. As I reached in to tie the key up I found that something was already there.... a key to the jeep. Apparently the PO and I thought alike. Maybe it wasn't the best place to put a key.
When I first got my YJ it had a ton of crap in it. It was owned by a girl so it had hair ties around the shifter, a melted candy bar mixed in with trash in the center consul, change in the cup holders but by far the best thing I found was the Victoria Secret bra stuffed in the rear seat.
• A full set of hinges (from PO).
• A bottle jack (from PO).
• Gardening gloves (from PO).
• Leaves, mud and various other natural debris.
• Insects (spiders big and small, fruit flies and other various flying critters).
The best experience with that was when I was driving and a spider decided to drop from the sound bar behind me, my girlfriend freaked out and was hitting me with a tissue to kill it. She didn't even kill it.
I found a tuffy lock box in the back housing a 12" bazooka sub, a JBL amp and a Pioneer 6 CD changer, all wired up real crappy, a Pioneer headunit with ratsnest for wiring. I ripped all that out and the tuffy box now keeps all my recovery gear and tools safe.
a sheet of insulation under the backseat, I assume to try and kept the inside temps down....the sad part is no heat comes from there because the only thing under the backseat is exhaust pipe, not the muffler or cat.
a service receipt form a no-name shop with the P.O.'s information on it (name and address) his name was Felix!!!
a wiring harness to a set of Hella lights (but no lights)
a completely clogged up K&N filter with a Tornado fuel mileage gimmick thingy stuffed in the air tube.
a completely fried circuit that ran the electric fan to the AC condensor, was a bunch of exposed copper wire with no insulation, all burned off and charred stuffed in conduit.
a pathetic attempt at installing the passenger side courtesy light.
Jeep garage: 2011 Jeep Wrangler JK - 33" BFG KM2s, 2.5" RC BB, ARB bumper, IPF 900XS, Superwinch EPI 9.0, AEV Snorkel 1995 Jeep Wrangler - 4 cyl, 2.5" lift, BFG AT 30s, Ford 8.8, SYE+CV, AX15 swap, ARB snorkel, Aussie locker + loads more - sold 1978 Jeep CJ-7 - 304 V8, TH400 auto and quadratrac 2007 Jeep Liberty - Mother's Jeep, BFG ATs and....mud?