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STOLEN!!! "Ruby Deluxe" 35 Ford custom, built by HHR

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hhrTroy, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219


    I jumped to the last page of this thread hoping to hear/see that it has been recovered and the thieves castrated.

    Eyes peeled in Ky. There is nothing inconspicuous about that car, it will be hard to hide.
  2. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 15,776


    I'm so sorry Troy., My heart just broke when I heard the news, I can't imagine
    what your going through.... I'll be praying for ya guys and hope that they can
    find it.
  3. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    Unbelievable, just unbelievable! So sorry to hear the news. I'll keep my eyes open way over here and at the Turkey Rod Run just in case, you never know.
    Joined: Jun 2, 2002
    Posts: 9,635

    Classified's Moderator

    Rough. Hope all terns out well.
  5. So sorry Troy this is a killer kustom,you just can't have anything!!!!
  6. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Damn, Troy........ I'll keep my eyes open here in Tucson. Any pics of the trailer? Any identifying marks on the trailer? I scanned all the posts, didn't see that.....
  7. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,196

    from Chicago

    With the truck getting ditched, that is a bad sign. :(

    I have often kinda thought an unmarked trailer would be "safer" as it would draw less attention from the scumbag thieves, but now I am wondering if a giant logo on the trailer would be beneficial should the worst happen, as it did to Troy and Bugs.

    Was Troy Trepanier's trailer marked when it got pinched? Someone asked, that car was never returned. I was just discussing that with Troy at SEMA. Hard to believe it's been 5 years already.
  8. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,541


    Since I read this post last night it has been with me since, as in sick!!! I met Troy when I was out there, Took time to give me a tour around the shop, Hell of a Guy, And Over the Top work!!!!! I'm thinking when these Crums get found, It's a Blow-torch and a pair a pliers for the first 12hrs....., I think they knew what was in the trailer, and ditched the truck over in pasadena to kinda get the dogs going in circles, I would say at this time get close enough to any trailer that looks REAL shiney, and if you can smell the paint... My two cents, If I was in Ca. right now I would have taken the day off to "Look"
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    Im having a hard time understanding why someone would steal this car, I just dont get it.:confused:

    Sorry this happened, I hope and pray it gets returned.
  10. COOP666
    Joined: May 8, 2007
    Posts: 723

    from Austin TX


    I'm beginning to think that there are some scumbag thieves reading this message board, using it to plan their crimes.
  11. Emperor Chris
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 469

    Emperor Chris
    from Nor Cal
    1. Upholstery

    How in the hell are car thieves going to expect to keep that? Its one of a kind. What a bunch a bastards. I hope you had collector car insurance on it just in case its not I hope you get your ride back.
  12. Just before Trepanier's ride was stolen, Ed McLean from Ontario had the same thing as well. New Dually, Black trailer and radical custom 1961 Chevy with way too many distinguishable one off items to re sell dissappeared on route to a show . Seems like its getting way too easy for the thieves these days. Might be a good item to consider in the build, a good tracking unit... All in all this sucks and if anyone catches these bastards, they need to pay large.
  13. lotta of these I believe are leavin the country and headed to private collections,and no way to go after them at that point (legally),hope they find this and makin me think more about a tracking system and figurin a trailer brake locking system.........good luck troy,did this make the stolen hotrod page on facebook?? cause Ive havent gotta a alert from there yet
  14. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,403

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    I agree 100%.......
  15. What the hell!!! I hope the car is found with out a scratch and the dirt bags that stole it get one he'll of a ass beating ....
  16. norm ricardo
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 130

    norm ricardo

    beat em and burn em and shoot em then hang em! I fucking hate thieves!
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  18. 3Deuce40
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 691

    from Colorado

    Sorry to hear that! Beautiful car.. Where are all these cares going? Over sea's??
  19. dytryen
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 391


    DAMMIT BRO!!! I work as a driver in the San Diego Area....WILL keep my eyes open and my cell close to me. STAY STRONG!!!

    I also posted on my FB.
  20. pan-dragger
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,187


    oh man, hope they find that one.
  21. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,275

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    To Hell with the police, We should do that around the country and eliminate creeps! :mad:
  22. Lucky Burton
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,619

    Lucky Burton

    Ditching the truck was gonna happen no matter what. Its to identifyable with a trailer. most trailers look the same.
  23. cal1954
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 107

    from Omaha, NE

    The rad rides trailer was marked with the rad rides logo on it. A helicopter or small planewas in the air about 20 minutes after it was jacked. Nothing was ever found. The truck did show up a few weeks later hundreds of miles away from where it was jacked.

    Hopefully there will be a lead on the where abouts. Terrible to loose another great car!!! Hope these bastards rot in hell!!!!
  24. johnnyjalopy
    Joined: Dec 22, 2008
    Posts: 476


    man troy so sorry...its just not right!...jalopy
  25. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,346

    from dago ca

    Painting some huge recognizeable logo on the roof of the trailer is also another good lesson learned.
    Actually not a logo but a 4-letter word easily read from a helicopter or aerial photograph.
    Most likely the thief wouldn't know it was there
    and if it wasn't stashed in a covered place it could be found easier.

  26. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,056


    Most likely they weren't after the car or truck but after the trailer. Anyone with an Iq higher than a melon would know that you could never pass that car off as one you built yourself or sell parts off of it.

    There may be some credence to the theory that these high profile cars are being stolen to order for someone in another country for their private collection and if that is the case they will surface at sometime.
  27. SLAMIT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2002
    Posts: 929


    What a bummer. I just dont see how peoples brains work. I couldnt even imagine stealing something. At what point does it become alright to do it? And if it is some big shot rich fellow that puts in an order why not just contact the owner and offer an obcene amount of money to purchase the car or item to be stolen.

    Real sorry to Hear about this Troy. best wishes for a speedy theft recovery!!!
  28. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


    I have been thinking. How well do we really know the people who ask "Who owns this car? I'm building one similar and have questions." Paranoid maybe, but maybe not.

    Hope she is found.
  29. Bigdaddyhemi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 361


    Rat Bastards!!!!!!!! I hope the hell it is not on the way to the middle east. I know you guys have the best military in the world. I am certain that there must be some H.A.M.B.E.R.S Over there in the military. At least if they caught them over there they can say they shot the rat bastards in the line of duty. you don't wana know what I am really thinkin though
  30. I had this conversation with some drag racers awhile back..and I suggested painting your phone Number on the roof of the trailer..
    The dirt bags already know where ya live,so don't worry about them "reverse searching" the phone number, to find who,or where you are.
    Don't take NO time to peel off a decal on the side of your trailer either..

    We also came up with the idea of posting your tow vehicle license number or tow vehicle discription, ON the trailer .. It ties the two together as being ONE unit..
    In other words,"If this trailer isn't being towed by .................., call police, it's stolen.

    I hate theives,but there seem to be everywhere..


    Might be very visible from the AIR..

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