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1988 Toyota Pickup - Stolen

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by 06RadiantRed, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. zbaldo

    zbaldo Well-Known Member

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    Thats great news
    Its probably something pretty easy to fix, if not you still have your truck at least.
    I'd say fix it and spend a couple hundred dollars securing it with some alarm or kill switch.
     
  2. ian408

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    Here's hoping it's nothing too serious.
     
  3. Rubio92

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    Hey man, I'm sorry to hear all this happened to you and HOPE it isn't in rough condition. I'd hate the world if my truck were stolen. Hope everything turns out ok!
     
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    glad to hear youre getting it back, hopefully its not in too bad of shape
     
  5. 06RadiantRed

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    Yeah whatever the condition is, it will be nice to have it back regardless. And most definitely it will get several 'security' upgrades.

    Thanks guys
     
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    Great to hear it's been recovered and hopefully isn't in too bad of shape. It's a beautiful truck that you obviously took great care of
     
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    I'm so glad to hear you're getting it back!

    I hope its in decent condition but I'd say its worth rebuilding even if it's pretty messed up.

    This may have convinced me to look into some kind of security system for my truck.
     
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    Glad they found your ride. Curious to see the condition.
     
  9. Winker

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    Great to hear that it has been recovered. It ticks me off that on top of stealing your ride they mistreat her. If I ever had to steal or commandeer a car/truck, I would definitely return it with a full tank of gas.
     
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    Damn that's awesome they found it. Curious to see what it looks like now.
     
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    Awesome news!
     
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    Great news man! Hey, if you want some help installing a kill switch, I have an idea for a kill switch that no one will ever figure out, guaranteed it will never be compromised.
     
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    Congrats on finding the truck. :)

    though, time to install a cell phone GPS.
     
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    If it's in Oakland it's at A&B towing, When I worked for OPD they were a complete pain in the ass to deal with... It's not that they can't tell you about it, The bitches there are just too lazy to check for themselves. The report probably just says "damaged" and only know what someone there has told them about it... Make a note that as it's sitting there, it's getting $50+ more expensive daily to get her out...
     
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    That's what I was thinking... Fuel pump or ignition interrupt switch. I have done that on all my older cars that werent worth alarms/gps/etc. You get one toggle switch, hide it somewhere easy only you know about, and it's at least not driving away. Someone would have to steal it with a towtruck, which is much less common. Usually they just use a shaved key.
     
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    Tow trucks, tow dollies, and those funky bed insert tow rigs are getting popular. Repo folks use them for a reason. Park in gear (or Park), set the brake, and turn the steering to lock; it may slow them down enough to make a difference.
     
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    I came up with an idea for a magnetic switch under the coin tray, the wire interrupts the starter solenoid on an automatic. You have to drop a magnet into the coin tray or the truck will not start. The only way to get the truck to start would be to get under it and find where it's interrupted and bypass it. More than most thieves are willing to do. Anyone thinking there is a kill switch would be looking for a switch, you wouldn't think to tear apart the center console if you're looking for a switch.
     
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    If it were me, I'd make it so that if they start the truck w/o disabling the security feature, the fuel pump will turn off after 73 seconds.
     
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    You need to be careful with stuff that disables the vehicle when it is in motion. In other words, you could be held liable if the perp was injured or killed because of your handy work ;) Better to just disable.
     
  20. BBtacosurfer

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    :popcorn: I'm glad you found your truck man. Definitely interested to see the condition it's in. I hope those low life scum bags get what's coming to them. I hate thieves.
     
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