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WheresMyFJ
05-22-2013, 12:51 PM
Hey y'all. First time posting on Rising Sun. Used to be active on TLCA forum about a decade ago when I got my rig and I posted the below there this AM and someone helpfully recommended posting here too.

My white FJ62 was stolen from in front of my house in Denver last night. Details:
-CO Plate# 341 OBA
-Black roofrack
-Thule snowboard/ski racks mounted to roofrack
-'Mudrack Improved' sticker on the rear bumper
-Slightly raised stance from 32 x 10" BFGs
-Some rust on the rear wheel wells
-And it's got a 12 HT diesel from a Proffitt's conversion

http://imgur.com/uu7NUcg
http://imgur.com/3HoYuyQ

Please email me with any spottings in the Denver metro region or on sales forums in the event someone knows what they have and it's not just a joyride. Suggestions for other places to post are welcome.

I know this is a great community and am hoping I get lucky.

Will

MountainGoat
05-22-2013, 12:59 PM
:mad::mad: scumbags :mad::mad:
Will keep an eye out for it.

You might post on Colorado4x4.org (http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/forum.php) forum.

MTSN
05-22-2013, 01:06 PM
Where in Denver was it taken from? Was it in a garage or on the street? Sorry to hear about that!!

WheresMyFJ
05-22-2013, 01:09 PM
In the street in NW Denver. West Highlands...32nd and Osceola.

Thanks guys!

MTSN
05-22-2013, 01:15 PM
Dang that's only about 1 mile from me. I'll keep my eyes peeled!

Squishy!
05-22-2013, 01:20 PM
My 88 truck was just stolen too. Probably the same people. 😡 Keeping them peeled

Crash
05-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Yikes! I've been parking my 62 on the street the past couple of weeks near 30th and Yates - a few short blocks away. The past few days I've noticed a lowered red dodge pickup stopped in our alley, its occupants acting somewhat suspiciously. Three or four high school age white boys looking guilty sitting in it both times I've seen them. Colorado personalized license plate is DRRY. Looks like Bart will be parked back in the garage for a while.
Sorry to hear about your situation. Will keep my eyes and ears open and thanks for the heads up.

60wag
05-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Wow, stealing a diesel converted 62 doesn't sound like a random theft. Best on luck recovering it - hope it was heavily insured.

rover67
05-22-2013, 01:41 PM
Wow, man that sucks. I'll keep on the lookout..

DaveInDenver
05-22-2013, 02:29 PM
Sorry to hear, that stinks. Keep eyes peeled of course.
Wow, stealing a diesel converted 62 doesn't sound like a random theft. Best on luck recovering it - hope it was heavily insured.
Assuming they knew it did. Does it take anything special to start a diesel Cruiser, like waiting for glow plugs or anything?

WheresMyFJ
05-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Sorry to hear, that stinks. Keep eyes peeled of course.

Assuming they knew it did. Does it take anything special to start a diesel Cruiser, like waiting for glow plugs or anything?

Nah...not in the summer....Winter in Denver, for sure...got a switch on the dash for an inline heater but not last night.

nakman
05-22-2013, 02:41 PM
Eyes are peeled up here as well, sorry man. :rant:

PabloCruise
05-22-2013, 03:12 PM
Wow... That is simply awful.

I do wonder if it was a targeted theft.

Did a lot of people know it was a diesel conversion?

wesintl
05-22-2013, 03:15 PM
oh man with a 12ht.. sorry. Hope it finds its way back.

WheresMyFJ
05-22-2013, 04:05 PM
Wow... That is simply awful.

I do wonder if it was a targeted theft.

Did a lot of people know it was a diesel conversion?

No, not really that I know of though almost weekly someone would stop in their tracks in a parking lot or something and ask me if it was a diesel and then immediately say "I didn't know they made those."

Shotshell
05-22-2013, 05:51 PM
Your pictures didn't work. Mind retrying to post those, So we can get eyes on what we're looking for?

WheresMyFJ
05-22-2013, 05:54 PM
I'll try and find some more...the plate is my old Cali one.

Fishy
05-22-2013, 07:43 PM
WTF is going on lately?
Sorry to hear it man, eyes peeled.

Inukshuk
05-22-2013, 10:38 PM
I'm at 21st & Newton. Have seen you around. Will keep eyes open in case they dropped it on a sidestreet.

WheresMyFJ
05-23-2013, 04:45 AM
I'm at 21st & Newton. Have seen you around. Will keep eyes open in case they dropped it on a sidestreet.

Thanks! This happened to one of my neighbors this winter. Found it three blocks away the next day...I'm hoping I get as lucky.

Shotshell
05-23-2013, 06:21 AM
WTF is going on lately?
Sorry to hear it man, eyes peeled.

I know, it's weird.
I went and bought a Club last night from O'Reilly's. One that goes from the brake peddle to the steering wheel. I know they're not perfect, but it'll help.

cbmontgo
05-23-2013, 02:05 PM
I'll be keeping an eye out on the south side for ya...

Sorry to hear this.

Crash
05-23-2013, 06:41 PM
Met Will, owner of the missing 62, this afternoon. Good guy who really misses his Cruiser and I hope we, the Cruiser Community, can help him retrieve it. He's owned the truck since the mid-'90s and I think we can all empathize with what he is going through.
Hey Will, got any pictures of the beast that you can post up? It may be helpful.

farnhamstj
05-23-2013, 07:04 PM
Good luck, sorry for the sad news. Welcome to the forum.