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Old 04-23-2013, 02:48 AM   #31
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Some of the trash they left in the car. It was clean when stolen. Here's an itemized list:
-the expected drug refuse: 2 spoons, 2 needle caps (no needles,) a tiny ziplock like crack rock comes in.
-3 pairs dirty socks, one pair dirty jeans, ironically in my exact size, 34x32. No I'm not keeping them.
-a bible. No shit.
- 5 different air fresheners. The car reeks so bad of air fresheners I can't even sit in it. At least they didn't take a shit in it.
-they put a strip of tint over the top of the windshield
-a chick was driving it. Pink deer head sticker on back window, multiple cold cream jars, etc.
-a pink plastic flower on the dash and a nice owl mirror hanging thingy.
-the rest was mostly fast food trash.
-a huge black vinyl tarp was stuffed in the truck, brand new, 10x30 or so, very high quality like they would use to cover a load in a semi. Score.
-under the hood they had checked and topped off the oil and left a half quart under there for future use.

They had the car less than a week so it seems they really went to town getting it just how they wanted it. The paint job was pretty smart because if you've ever been to Mountain City, TN a lot of the cars look like that. It blends right in. The cop found it at the top of a cliff where they were going to push it off, but the undercarriage got hung in a ditch so they just left it. Evidently they got real scared because they didn't grab their stuff out of it.

Here's good news. On the 30 min drive back the transmission worked perfectly. The shop had swapped out the solenoids before it was stolen. Evidently that fixed the problem (intermittent refusal to shift.)

Also the interior is beat up. They smashed the steering column and the ignition switch so now you start it with a screw driver. Thy punched out the door lock cylinder to get in it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:20 AM   #32
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NICE paint job.

From your description of its previous condition, the thieves seemed to take it up a notch.

A quick go through with a trashbag and you will be stylin'.


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Old 04-23-2013, 03:32 AM   #33
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A Rustoleum roller paint job, and she'll look just like new.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:17 AM   #34
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those hubcaps really tie the car together,man.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:13 AM   #35
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those hubcaps really tie the car together,man.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:48 AM   #36
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Get up at 4 am and drop it back off at the shop. For the laughs and such.

Tbh, I'd drive it as is. Not sure I'd even bother fixing the locks.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:05 AM   #37
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Looks like they were huffing, and sneezed on it!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #38
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So will your insurance pay to get it repainted and then go after them?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #39
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Is that a bag of Crown Royal I see on the passenger seat?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #40
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No luck on insurance helping out. I only had liability on the car so we are SOL. I think I will do the rustoleum paint job and hand it back over to my kid. This is his first car so it's going to get crashed anyway.

Or should I paint it like the general lee and weld the doors shut?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:28 AM   #41
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Or should I paint it like the general lee and weld the doors shut?

This....
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #42
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Looks like they were huffing, and sneezed on it!
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #43
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No luck on insurance helping out. I only had liability on the car so we are SOL. I think I will do the rustoleum paint job and hand it back over to my kid. This is his first car so it's going to get crashed anyway.

Or should I paint it like the general lee and weld the doors shut?
It's not your insurance, it's the shop's insurance that should be paying something. They had care and custody of it, and any disclaimers there might be aren't worth the paper they're written on. I'd at least want money to fix the locks and the mast jacket. I'd give them the choice of fixing that or going to small claims court.

Oh, and pull the rear seat and do a detailed inspection and vacuum job on the interior. The last thing you want is for a cop to find some shit they left behind. Trunk,too.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #44
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No luck on insurance helping out.

Any love from the repair shop?

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:05 AM   #45
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Hmm, work order, not so much. This place is a pretty shady independent shop. They have no sign, no website, and no phone number listed in the directory. I had to call the convenience store next door to get their number!

That said it's been there a while and that's kind of how things work in this little community I'm in. I trust they'll make it right somehow.

From the video footage the Sherrif's dept says the guy was there FOR 6 HOURS trying to steal a bunch of nicer cars before he finally got mine. Meth makes ya slow. No sign of the car today although the cops are looking. It had a nice pair of fuzzy dice in it too.

Stay tuned...
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