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Garage Treasures

New car battery

New car battery (Photo credit: modenadude)


Cleaning out the garage I’m bound to find some treasures.  Found the most bizarre one yet.  In a pile of remodeling leftovers I found a metal stick with a bend on it, a rubber washer, and a bolt on the top.  I would have not had a clue what it was a week ago.  I happened to know that it was a battery tie down post simply because we spent a good portion of last week looking for that very part!  We got a new battery in our car, and were trying to get it installed properly, but the old battery holder is old and corroded.  One post is frozen and won’t adjust, the other is almost corroded through.  We eventually gave up and decided to purchase a new unit that would work properly.  Unfortunately the store carries “universal” parts, and our car is too old to work with the “universal” style.  The bend is too tight and we can not get it into our car.  After a lot of struggle we gave up and returned the “universal” part.  Unable to find a part that would work we did our best to clean up the old ones and basically got it working enough to pass safety inspection.


How that exact part, with the correct bend and configuration, no rust, no corrosion ended up on the back of a shelf in my garage I will never know.  Right there with the plumbing materials.  Neither me nor my husband can think of any reason we would even own such an item.  Did we happen to save it off of an older car?  No.  Why would we?  Don’t remember ever messing with one before.  No clue at all how it got there, but I know what I’m going to do with it!