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Old 12-13-2018, 07:30 AM   #21
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:00 PM   #22
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:24 PM   #23
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:37 PM   #24
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I've bought a couple cars from a real good guy about 60 miles from me. Has 80 or 100 rough cars out in the woods behind his house, and he's been trying to sell them all. People come and look, especially after he did a couple craigslist ads.

Then, varmints sneak back in and steal small stuff. Tail lights, etc. Or he'll see that somebody has snagged all the medallions off something like a 58 Impala. Constantly. He thought about booby traps, but that's just get HIM in trouble. I hate thieves.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:55 PM   #25
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Holy shit, Murre, that's terrible! That many radiators must be worth a pile, seeing what the price of copper and brass is. What's chances that insurance will cover any of it?
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:57 PM   #26
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Sorry to hear Mart...Sold one last summer that was descent...your´s should have the opera windows doesn´t it ??
Have a dashpadding/cover or what you call it descent but someone creative tried to colour it from blue to black...anyone with a driver can have it for a sixpack...can´t just make myself throw usable stuff away.
Portholes? Well, to add insult to injury mine had the rarely ordered optional '57 only Non-Porthole top. (different to 55 and 56 non port tops).

I try not to think about it.

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Old 12-14-2018, 08:19 AM   #27
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Very sorry to hear this happened to you Sir!

I know it can happen anywhere, but I moved way out into the country about 15 years ago & keep all my stuff in the shop most of the time.

As a Transporter, I am gone quite a bit, so I always make things look the same whether I am here or not ( all vehicles inside, etc) I also like guns & can shoot out here anytime I want (that might be a deterent as well) I have dogs & my parents built a place next door several years back, so they come over to take care of the dogs & cat. The other good thing is it would be very hard to "sneak up" on my place because of the wooded, steep hill & almost a mile through the woods back to the next road to park.

Everyone has to be vigilant, but I refuse to let the concern take over my life.

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Old 12-14-2018, 02:37 PM   #28
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This REALLY sucks. I have had a few similar experiences and the feeling of being violated is almost overwhelming.

One suggestion is dogs. During the past many years I have had some noisy dogs and have not had any problem when I had several dogs overseeing the area. I have only one dog at present so your terrible story might motivate me to get back to full strength.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:51 PM   #29
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I've bought a couple cars from a real good guy about 60 miles from me. Has 80 or 100 rough cars out in the woods behind his house, and he's been trying to sell them all. People come and look, especially after he did a couple craigslist ads.

Then, varmints sneak back in and steal small stuff. Tail lights, etc. Or he'll see that somebody has snagged all the medallions off something like a 58 Impala. Constantly. He thought about booby traps, but that's just get HIM in trouble. I hate thieves.
When I go out to look at something with this guy, he takes a rifle because of bears having been spotted on the property. Maybe if a bear mauled one of those thieves? But then I don't guess I'd be real eager to look around, either.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:32 PM   #30
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Needs to put out more bear bait..............
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:05 PM   #31
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We actually have a couple of wolves around here...sadly they prefer the neighbours sheep over the foreign junkfood thieves...
I bought some more cameras that are wireless and logs 30 days in the cloud...hopefully they are as good as the seller says...
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:24 PM   #32
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Maybe you need to get some goats or sheep too.


Best of luck! F*ck thieves.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:21 AM   #33
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Around here we had a serious flood 10 years back. People were evacuated and not allowed to take belongings. When they were they came back to houses destroyed by thieves knocking down walls to rip the plumbing and wiring out. How can people go so low to kick someone who has lost everything, makes me sick. I wish I was a Judge.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:39 PM   #34
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Digging this thread up as I have an update..

My top appeared on facebook for sale.

I went and looked at it today and got it back.

I don't believe the guy that had it had stolen it, he says it was in the back of a van he bought to break or export.

I had a couple of mates with me in case the situation turned bad.

Long story short, I got my top back and gave him a small sum of money for looking after it for me. I was just pleased to find it again. He was hoping for big bucks for it.

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Old 01-17-2019, 03:23 PM   #35
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Good for you, Mart!....
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:55 PM   #36
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Digging this thread up as I have an update..

My top appeared on facebook for sale.

I went and looked at it today and got it back.

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Mart, I just shuffled back to see what top you had lost... I wonder if those tops were exclusive to theUK? I've never seen a '57 without portholes Stateside.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:34 PM   #37
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Mart, I just shuffled back to see what top you had lost... I wonder if those tops were exclusive to theUK? I've never seen a '57 without portholes Stateside.
The portholes were a no cost option at least in '57. Most people got the portholes. I had one without portholes and it was dangerous to drive.

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Old 01-17-2019, 04:37 PM   #38
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Lucky you Mart! Excellent. And you were gentlemanly enough to pay him for storage?!!
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:42 PM   #39
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It's not just auto parts.....We had an employee steel what ended up being 3 tons of Stainless Steel, Silicone Bronze. brass and monel fasteners and scrapping it all for what amounted to less than ten percent of the inventory value. The local prosecutor asked me "does any of it have serial numbers, or how can I prove its ours??? Long and the short, since he stole it over several months and by the time we found out what was happening.......there was "only" about $300 worth of our stock that he got caught with which was a misdemeanor and he walked scott free!!!!
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There once was a brickyard employee who was stopped at the gate every day to inspect his wheelbarrow load of broken bricks, and was always approved to pass. He made a substantial income selling wheelbarrows on the side.
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