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now that i am the repo man again.i'm going out all night tonight and will keep an eye out for ya. post a vin# for me. some idiot might just put on a different plate and drive it.
 

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Thanks bro, I'll run over to my house and grab it in a few and PM it over to ya. Since it was stolen right AFTER I painted it... it makes me think it wasnt someone who is looking to part it all out, and it was just a joyride... If they wanted to part it out, why would they wait.. just to be dicks?

Unfortunately the cops really dont care, its only worth 1500~ at MOST to THEM, to me its absolutely priceless, been passed down to me from my stepdad, and its my ongoing project AND only vehicle.

I hate thieves...

Dave
 

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more specifics on the truck-

The truck is a longbed, bobbed to the length of a short bed, the bed is also an 85 SR5 bed with ALL markings on it (The same one King K5 was selling) It was all freshly spraypainted with Rust-oleum Navy Blue, and it turned out pretty sharp, giant chrome side view mirrors that fold down, big black "CONTICO" tool box in the back, both front fenders are mildly rippled, front grill fresh flat black, also had the really good Sylvania HI bulbs. 5 ft whippy wilson antenna on the top, red buckets, Alpine Stars moto sticker in the back and a no trail fee sticker on the back (back window), 31" tires (Fun n Mud II), white (dirty/rusted) rims, rear fenders on bed cut extensivily. Truck also had no bumper (which is cool, because it had my "DO ROBBS" bumper sticker on it.) If you look at the truck from the front and focus on the bumper, the truck appears to be grinning to one side.. since the bumper is bent up on the passenger side. Closer inspection will reveal an AFB sticker on the driver side of the bumper (very faded). The back window trim was the only portion which I had not finished painting, it is still rusted and faded. There were no decals on the side of the bed, or anywhere, as they were sanded off. only the Drivers side has the "Toyota 4x4" badge on it, and is the only side with a side running light too.

Thats really all I can come up with... That and the pictures above should give a very accurate description of what she looks like, thanks guys for looking and helping!

Dave
 

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Thanks bro, I'll run over to my house and grab it in a few and PM it over to ya. Since it was stolen right AFTER I painted it... it makes me think it wasnt someone who is looking to part it all out, and it was just a joyride... If they wanted to part it out, why would they wait.. just to be dicks?

Unfortunately the cops really dont care, its only worth 1500~ at MOST to THEM, to me its absolutely priceless, been passed down to me from my stepdad, and its my ongoing project AND only vehicle.

I hate thieves...

Dave
I got youre pm .all i can do is keep the info on the dash of my towtruck and keep my eye out.i'm allways looking for 4x4's while i'm working.so you never know. anyone who would steal an 83 toy 4x that is not lifted and does not have a shitload of custom parts to part out and sell is not to bright.i f your gonna take a chance on a GTA at least make it worth your time.ya know what i'm sayin.:D it was probably some fawkin TWEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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dave-

It would be a good idea to post this in the land cruiser, jeep, chevy, etc. boards too. that way we can all be looking out for you.

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post it on every tech borad here... hell... post it on every board here. that way no matter what you sign up on this board for you'll here about this. i'm still keeping my eyes peeled and if i get a hold of em i'll send you his head in a box:cool: :smokin:

hope it shows up man, that really sucks:(
 

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Dont have to tell me twice... ;)

Thanks man, I've gotten a lot of support from all of you guys. If I ever do find out who did it, Im going to keep him alive until I can drag his ass over the 'con with a tow rope and duct tape.

This rig had been in my family for 10+ years too, Some of you may have known him, some of you hated him, I know all the pirates SHOULD know him.. unless they're new, but it was Ranger Dans rig. Originally Blue front (hardly!) and a red SR5 bed off an 80 or something.

Maybe with all the postings of this, I'll lose my friggen newbie status!! :p

Thanks men!
Dave
 

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Im going to keep him alive until I can drag his ass over the 'con with a tow rope and duct tape.
i like your style!!!! :cool: :beer: :cool: :beer:

good luck to ya
 

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DONT SHOOT ME!...LOL

I just wanted to say that suck......

but I live in Sacto area and have a 82 truck that looks like yours....
SO DONT SHOOT ME :)....

Good luck in getting it back.....

Mine was stolen about 2 years ago, I got it back minus a few important parts....
 

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well.. if you see someone running you down flashing your brights :laughing: I really knew that truck, as we all know our trucks, so I wouldnt confuse it... anyone else though.. ;)

How long did it take until you got it back? I dont care if it has no parts, it'd let me have a fun project truck!

Dave
 

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I hope you find your truck man and get your hands on the guys that stole it but... I'd be willing to bet that it's half way thru mexico right now. They LOVE our yota for their coffee beans they harvest in the mountains. I had a guy buy 2 92' 4x4's from me that were going right down to costa rica to harvest the coffee beans. He then called me a two weeks after he bought the first two and wanted to see if I could get him 4 more for his families coffee bean business. But here is the easy solution, go down to central america and steal one!!!:flipoff2: 'em Really do hope you get the truck back though!!
 

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well.. if you see someone running you down flashing your brights :laughing: I really knew that truck, as we all know our trucks, so I wouldnt confuse it... anyone else though.. ;)

How long did it take until you got it back? I dont care if it has no parts, it'd let me have a fun project truck!

Dave
It was two weeks I think. Now that I've invested even more money into my truck it makes me nervous. Almost worth getting the "low jack" system....
 

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I think im going to put an on board air system, and buy a few Mack truck air horns. Wire an alarm, and them put on an extra relay to run the air horns, maybe add in a flashbang somewhere too. Or, more practical, and cheaper- Im going to wire a switch to somewhere hidden that is a direct link for the power to the coil.

How much is the lo-jack system? I've heard a few things about it, and it seems interesting

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a friend of mine wired a relay into the starting circuit so that it would only turn over if both his A/C switch was on, and the truck was in reverse.. (used the switch on the tranny as part of the control circuit)

use a little creativity and you can make a hard to defeat anti-theft system using only existing switches and circuits.
and if the "key" is some random combination of things in your truck..

Justin
 

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oh and i saw a couple places online selling lojack for around 600 bux..
 

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ikeaboy- that sounds like a good idea, It'd probably be worth the effort to wire in something like that.

I posted this all over the other forums, they're probably all sunk down to the bottom, but at least I know I got another 100~ people to see this, on top of the 1000 views its gotten


Again- Thanks for all your support guys!! If I found out who did it we can have a POR stoning for all those who participated! *note, I didnt comment on the size of the rocks!! (see above post ;))*
 

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The problem with complex wiring to stop a theif....

One: if you disable the starter it can still be push started....
Two: Anyone (including me) could jump the soleniod and get it to start if I had enough time.

My brother had a friend with a awesome 73 18RG celica. He wired the IGN not to work unless you lifted your arse off the seat. Strange but it worked. The engine would turn over leaving the A$$wipe to think it just wouldnt start....

Low jack isnt cheap but well worth it. I get paranoid seeing all of the custom/built toys getting stolen on this board....
 
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