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Hi All,

Great Board! Your info helped me pass smog when I first got my rig.

Sadly, this morning, someone stole it from right in front of my apartment.
I guess mid 80s yota locks are fairly universal... and easy to fiddle... :mad3:

Anyhow, as I start my search for a new truck, I figured it couldn't hurt to post here since there may be some eyes out there.

Stolen from San Francisco, Sept 4th
1985 4runner SR5, 121K miles
Red with white top, black steel wheels with bfgoodrich TAs, stock suspension
no rear bumper, lots of yellow SF parking permit stickers on the tailgate
CA lic #5YFP228

sigh...
she was a good rig all prepped for a lift...
hoping it turns up (kids joyriding?), but I have a feeling it was targetted and it's being pulled apart in some garage now. (an old nissan across the street with the windows down for the past 3 days wasn't touched).

argggg!!
 

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RECOVERED!!! thanks SFPD!!!

Thanks for the support ADD and 93yota!!!

WooHoo! :smokin:

So 15 min after my post, I got a call from SFPD.
I got me truck back!!! Wow Pirate4x4 rocks!

Just got back from picking it up.
They stole the CAT! saw'ed off the downpipe and the muffler.
Other than that, it seems all there.
Jeez... even left my crappy cd changer and my car vac.
 

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Thanks for the support ADD and 93yota!!!

WooHoo! :smokin:

So 15 min after my post, I got a call from SFPD.
I got me truck back!!! Wow Pirate4x4 rocks!

Just got back from picking it up.
They stole the CAT! saw'ed off the downpipe and the muffler.
Other than that, it seems all there.
Jeez... even left my crappy cd changer and my car vac.
hahah thats sick man. glad you got it back
 

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Thanks for the support ADD and 93yota!!!

WooHoo! :smokin:

So 15 min after my post, I got a call from SFPD.
I got me truck back!!! Wow Pirate4x4 rocks!

Just got back from picking it up.
They stole the CAT! saw'ed off the downpipe and the muffler.
Other than that, it seems all there.
Jeez... even left my crappy cd changer and my car vac.
did someone from pirate help you get it back?
 

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did someone from pirate help you get it back?
not really, but I like to think that posting and reading this board brings good luck and good karma. :p also reassuring to see support in the bay area for these trucks. :D

it was left in a "no parking after 9pm" lot. sfpd ran the plates and it got a hit off the hotlist. car was stolen for a total of 13 hrs.


How much can the rare metals in cats be worth? Aren't new cats about $80-120 shipped?
 

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Glad to hear that you got your 85 back. But what I want to know is what your going to do to keep it from dissappearing again?

I'm still pondering ideas everyday as I get very nervous getting out of my 84 when it's not in a garage or behind a locked gate.
 

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Mr Moose,

But what I want to know is what your going to do to keep it from dissappearing again?
Yeah, I was thinking about that all last night as I tried to sleep (with the runner parked in the same spot where it was taken on the street)

1) I am wondering if thieves are smart enough to distinguish replacement cats (with less platinum than the stock ones).

2) Was pondering fabricating an undercarriage steel shield secured by torx bolts.

3) gotta do something about the fact that anything tends to unlock and start the car... I guess I need a starter or fuel kill switch and a club at the very least. lo-jack seems extreme and $$$.
 

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Re stolen sf runner

Thanks for the support ADD and 93yota!!!

WooHoo! :smokin:

So 15 min after my post, I got a call from SFPD.
I got me truck back!!! Wow Pirate4x4 rocks!

Just got back from picking it up.
They stole the CAT! saw'ed off the downpipe and the muffler.
Other than that, it seems all there.
Jeez... even left my crappy cd changer and my car vac.
Where was your truck found exactly? Pm me the info. I'm tracking these thefts in the SF Area, and have alot of eyes out in the SF area. We actually found a stolen extra cab parked in the theives drive way. One other was left unmosleted when we put the word out it was stolen.
 
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