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Stolen hot rod in florida

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Don's Hot Rods, Oct 23, 2012.

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  1. Have we started a REWARD if someone from the HAMB finds the car? I would like to donate $100 to start it.

  2. Page 1 again.
  3. y-oh-y
    Joined: Feb 14, 2012
    Posts: 116


    Marknkimbelys29, Your avitar, what was that series of stickers called ? I remember them from when I was a kid. btt
  4. Fool wouldn't wanna be down here.:cool:
  5. davedriveschevy
    Joined: Mar 16, 2011
    Posts: 37


    Back to the top.
    This is one I hope makes its way back home, so much heart and soul in it.
  6. awsome answer spoggie!

    this is what i think the situation is now. if who ever has this car has seen the internet they know that 1000's of people around the world are looking for it. it's hidden somewhere and they're scared to move it. i hate to say it, but, say they decide to dissmantle the car or already have. sure they could strip the paint and sell the stuff that unbolts. the frame and body are very unique with the full nut and bolt build right here where a very large part of the hot rod community hangs out.

    there is a very good chance that anyone here would recognize the body or the frame if it came up for sale somewhere. especially the body being fiberglass with the brookville firewall and the winshield frame and many other modifications to make it look like a steel car. you just don't see that. it would stick out like a sore thumb even in primer at a swap meet. if someone decided to build the car, paint it a different color. same deal. some one some where will notice. they're screwed. what they have is almost worthless to them.

    it's been said many times already. someone knew where it was and when HT was going to be gone. thats too small of a town for a random break in and "look what we found" situation. and also i don't think a random burgler would steal only the car if they would take the car at all.

    bttt and another "this sucks"
  7. Floorboardinit
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 771


    Ugh...this is exactly what I thought after watching the news story. BUT I've got my eyes peeled and my fingers crossed! JohnnyA
  8. Couple random thoughts...I doubt that if the thieves went to all the trouble to steal that particular car, and didn't touch anything else in the garage, then they probably aren't looking to just part it out.

    It would be very difficult to move a unique automobile like that out of the country unnoticed. I am a former US Customs Officer, and anytime a car like that came through the port, I would get at least 3 calls from other officers, telling me to come check out a cool car.

    Yes, it is a very distinctive car, and we all like to think that we would be be able to recognize it. But in reality, change the color and wheels, and it is not so recognizeable. Lots of similar appearing cars out there. My thinking is that it is probably going to be repainted and have some different tires & wheels added and then sold as a complete car. You might check to see if there are some shady paint shops or sketchy hot rod shops in the area. Ask around and see if they know of any top shelf hotrods that have recently come on the market.
  9. 1/2done
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 616

    from Ohio

    Page 2 won't do. BTTT
  10. i am still keepinan eye pealed
    bak to da top
  11. TBARA Wildchild
    Joined: Apr 2, 2007
    Posts: 30

    TBARA Wildchild

  12. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,237

    Hot Turkey

    Thanks for all the input guys, I spent more than 3 years building that car, it's a part of the family. I've got top notch investigators helping me. It's what they do, I'm sure the thieves will get caught. I think the thieves are scared shitless, it's been on TV 5 times, in the paper and millions of people know about it now.
  13. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    Hope they are sitting on it, stashed away, and you'll get it back complete.
    Also hope they aren't getting any sleep, pretty sure that they know now,
    they took a high profile car.
  14. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell

    Keep us up to date man. Here is to hoping that they find it for ya! I know that it has really affected a lot of us.
  15. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Thanks to the HAMB and internet in general, plus everyone you have checking, the odds are better than in the past. Hopefully someone will get a lead and find your car.
  16. I'm sure you have good insurance, right?
  17. west coast BTT
  18. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,641

    dirty old man

  19. DaddyO's..Deuce
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 779

    from Missery

  20. modelacitizen
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
    Posts: 877


    what a beautiful car. how can people be so disrespectful?
  21. knotttty
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 422


    and bttt again,.... keep it going..
  22. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Up again for the early shift.

  23. getting up this morning on "the other side of the pond" hoping to see some good news,been following this and the build thread, I really hope You'll get it back.

    Up up up to the top then...
  24. Grumbler
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 358


    I'm normally fairly laid back but after seeing the pictures of that little girl in the build thread I swear to hell I'd drive over the legs of whoever stole that car...

    This bumps for Shelby
  25. 31 5w
    Joined: Aug 6, 2010
    Posts: 119

    31 5w

    Watching Mt. Dora area for you.
  26. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 581

    from Texas

    watching in alabama, was hoping to see good news.
  27. Crystal Blue
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 609

    Crystal Blue

    Puttin' 'em together, and BTTT for Hot Turkey ! And I'll add another $50.00,

    'cause I stayed out of the "Jiggle Shop" last night :D
  28. jcapps
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 473

    from SoCal

    This makes me sick. All the work on that coupe, the time, all gone. Friends laugh at me because of the security measures I tell them to do. You have xxxxx in your car and tools why not xx in security.

    So sad to see this beautiful coupe stolen. Like home burglaries which probably 7x out of 10 is someone you know, someone said something to someone. I hope you get your coupe back and the thieves rot in hell after a long painful stay in the hospital
  29. Still hoping for good news. BTT for the cause.
  30. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    really dig that car, can we get it back to where it belongs
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