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Customs Stolen 32 Ford Tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zz29, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,412


    Threads like this make me consider buying GPS tracking devices and installing them in all my vehicles. Luckily for me, they are stored in a military facility with military guard 24/7.
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  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,054


    Last time I was spending time on a Military facility all they checked at the gate was to see if I had been drinking and if I had slacks on and my seat belt fastened. I could slip in and out though the dependent housing area without ever hitting a gate though. Most bases aren't as secure as you might think unless they have been hardened up a lot in the past few years.
  3. Nemosgarage
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 135


    Still keeping an eye out.
  4. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 476

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

  5. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,724

    1. a veteran died today

    Love that car,
  6. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


  7. I will keep my eyes open as a work in the Rotterdam harbour area.
    Still the biggest harbour in Europe and a lot of cars arrive in Rotterdam
    to be picked up for other countries in Europe.
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  8. Had a buddy who lived in Toronto and his garage was behind the house on a lane way

    Locked doors, pad lock on the door lights etc
    Garage got broken into multiple times, tools stolen etc.

    Finally lost his shit and gave up the last time the locks were cut
    He just stuck a screw driver in the pad lock mount and said fuck it if they want it take it

    Never got broken into again!
    Sometimes making it look like you have nothing to steal is as much a deterrent as locks, cameras lights etc.
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  9. Rramjet1
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
    Posts: 153


    I put a remote kill relay on Wife’s 50 Chevy Convertible. Not a guarantee but might slow them down. It’s hidden and a push of the fob and power is off. Also have Lokar but think the battery is dead and not sure many PD’s even bother with them any more.

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  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,054


    Remote kills and other things like a fuel shut off are a good way to detour a joy rider or low level thief. The guy who plans to jump in your rig and drive it away.
    They won't do much with the pros who are stealing by shopping list and use a repo rig or other way to haul the car off though.
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  11. ZZ Top Chop
    Joined: Aug 12, 2018
    Posts: 474

    ZZ Top Chop

  12. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 305


    Btt , This really sucks . You worry about this crap when your on the road ,,,,but from your own garage ! hopefully it will show up .
  13. Didn't notice it missing for 3 days???
  14. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,144


    Will keep an eye out at the swap meet, hopefully I do not find parts from this beautiful car

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  15. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    That's not surprising to me. If something in my back shop were to disappear it could be days or weeks as I don't go in that shop all the time.
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    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,258


    My heart goes out to the owner. If I see anything in my area I will report it.
  17. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,340

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Article states the car was purchased for $66,000 ("The owner’s wife, Brenda, told The Boston Globe that Paul purchased it about four years ago for $66,000".), whereas the article posted by Hemi 32 quotes the Wife as stating the car is worth $66,000 ("The Dartmouth Police Department is treating this as a stolen car, one that has a fresh coat of black paint and is worth $66,000, said Brenda.").
    I'm not knocking the car at all, but IMHO, 66k for that car is really high. Maybe almost double what I'd expect it to sell for?
    If it's insured for that amount, I wonder if the insurance co. will be taking a hard look at the situation?

    If it's not in a container, it probably got parted. I'd guess a Brookville body may go on the chassis (repainted, new wheels/tires and all the easy to I.D. stuff like valve covers, swapped.), or the Tudor body gets chopped to disguise it's heritage.

    Best trace would be to locate the body eventually being sold off. The article states it had red undercoating ("It also has red undercoating"). If that's true, I'd be scraping fresh paint or black undercoating off the underside of any Deuce Tudor body found for sale in the near/distant future, hoping the thieves elected to go over the red rather than strip it.
  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,054


    Well, we can question why someone paid that much for that car as seen in the photos but so be it, We wouldn't have batted an eye if they had paid 66 K for a new from the show room car 4 years ago that is now worth about 30 K.
    Still the post on the other page detailing that it was stolen out of a locked garage says that the thieves were pros, that they had information on the coming and going of the couple and maybe even knew how often he went out in the garage.
    You have to wonder if he had sold parts or something to someone in the past few months that may have spent a bit of time in his garage. Are the couple's routines pretty cut and dried. Is it easy to tell when they are both gone from the house when driving by. On that I have family and friends fuss all the time that they can't tell if I am home or not because they aren't sure what vehicle I am driving. I have several vehicles I drive regularly and tend to shuffle them around in the parking area so someone driving by doesn't get used to see one sit in one spot for too long. I don't let anyone I don't know well back in the shop area. Who ever took that car had it planned out and knew when the time to get in the garage, get the car out and be gone was the safest with the least chance of being caught or seen by folks in the neighborhood. We looked at a house years ago that had a garage that wasn't attached that opened to a side street as the house was on a corner lot. From the house you had no idea of who or what was out in front of the garage and while my wife thought it was wonderful that the garage didn't face the street that the house did I decided it was too much of a security risk. If you left the garage to run in the house for even a minute you had to lock it up.
  19. zz29
    Joined: Sep 7, 2017
    Posts: 255


    I talked to Brenda a few weeks ago. She said they didn’t notice it was gone for a couple of days. They must have a separated garage or something. It sucks.

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  20. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,334


    Looking at the picture posted in the news article above it looks like it was a separate garage and they park their daily drivers just in the driveway so I can see why it took days to realize it was gone.

    I have my main toybox divided in two with another toybox overflow out back for mainly projects that are sitting still(ok, hoarded). The 48x40' Shop side I would notice daily if someone was to take something because I am in it everyday doing something but I have a 16' garage door that divides that toybox from the other 60' that holds the good cars and I can see where it could be a few days to realize something was gone from that side especially bad weather season. But the back 40x88 overflow project shed it could be a few weeks at times before I noticed something gone if anybody was able to get in.

    I say able to get in because I bulldozed the hill down or should say hollowed it out with only one direction for entrance behind my house and built it there instead of the empty extra lot right next to the road that everyone else thought I should build them on. Nope security reason it went behind my house.

    anyways getting back on the topic, I hope they get their car back and hopefully in one piece. They need to consider who their friends are and who they might have told too. The thieves knew it was there somehow and when they would be gone but looking at that picture in the link it looks like an easy place to stake out and watch for a while and learn their routines. Either way I hope they get it back and
  21. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    don't sell stuff from yer house on CRAIGSLIST !!!!!
    Don't lean ladder against wall, visible from outside.
    some don't buy, but take inventory....and yer LAY OUT..

    different times..:(
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018
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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,054


    Anything ever pop up on that car?
  23. Being obvious when committing a crime is sometimes the best strategy.

    When I worked at jaguar we had roughly 10 cars get stolen over the week end.

    Guys were pro’s.

    Broke in on the week end when we were closed ( during the day on a Saturday, disabled the alarm found the change room and put on our mechanics coveralls and drove the cars out of the shop onto a waiting car carrier !! Blocked a lane of traffic!! Out and about doing there thing in broad daylight.
    Shut all the doors and split. Found out Monday morning when we came into work and the shop was empty!!
    Took about 6 months all the cars were found in Europe ( Hungary if I remember correctly) the insurance company paid us out and then dropped our theft coverage after that.

    We had about 10 more cars stolen over the next 5 years all had to be paid out of the owners pocket!!
  24. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,007

    jimmy six

    When I read the first post it said "had" it stolen. I assumed the owner had it stolen to get the insurance $$.. Guess not. I must read too close...
  25. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,220

    A Boner

    Cops don't have much time to monkey with stolen cars..... or as they call it now "using a vehicle without the owner consent". Next they will change rape to....."using a vagina without the owners consent.
  26. Been two years - any updates?

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