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Old 01-11-2008, 02:36 PM
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Tim, so sorry to hear that. I have "lost and loaned" a ton of stuff to others and hate to hear others having the same problem. Storing anything when backed to an alley is one of the hardest things to do. My parents have a shop and two rentals behind it split by the alley. Thieves used to steal anything that wasn't bolted down till we added some big time lights to the area.

The cops told us that lights are the enemy of thieves and so far it has worked really well. I know this advice comes to late but for future items stored out there it may be an option. If you do add lights remember to protect them, first few we had out there were broken somehow?? I build some "boxes" to protect them and since then the tagging and stealing have come to a bear minimum.

I hope you find the parts you need soon and some bad Karma for the people who "borrowed" your parts.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:58 PM
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I'm thinking you could fashion a sensor attached to a recording of a Doberman, German Shepherd, whatever barking...Throw in some massive spot lights and when the aholes trip the sensor the lights and barking start. Heck, hook up a small remote camera to record it and share it on YouTube

Not a lot you can do when there are people in this world that feel they have some right to other peoples stuff

I ain't got no parts to give you but at this point my suggestion would be to call around and find a running 2F and go from there if you can't get what you have running. Maybe Ron over at RMC has something? He does some V8 conversions so maybe...Another suggestion would be Mike Goodknight over in Grand Junction - he always seemed to have some engines IIRC. Last I heard he was mating 2Fs and 3FEs together for 40s but that has been awhile.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:13 PM
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I am guessing they cruise down the alleys in the broad daylight and grab this stuff. I am sure they are clueless as to what it is...and it is sitting in a scrapyard right now.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:07 PM
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Bummer Timm. The 4 speed is easy to find the split case was worth some $.

They roam everywhere. They'll grab junk from trash cans out here too. I've seen a little pickup full of scrap metal on trash days. Dude probably make more than me... lol
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Anyone read the DPO front page yesterday?
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Anyone read the DPO front page yesterday?
Yup.

http://www.denverpost.com/newsheadlines/ci_8673417

I was thinking about this thread while reading it. The article doesn't mention how many of these "entrepreneurs" steal items to be sold as scrap.
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I was thinking about this thread while reading it. The article doesn't mention how many of these "entrepreneurs" steal items to be sold as scrap.
They didn't mention that it's illegal to dig through dumpster in the City of Denver and it's how meth heads get junk cash for stolen copper pipes and wiring. The good with the bad. Shrug.
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I had an F engine block and 2 stripped axles sitting back there a couple of weeks ago. At least 5 guys rang my doorbell and 1 guy left a note, all asking if they could have them. I said no, but it only took a week for the axles to be stolen. No big deal or surprise. The head that Jeff left to be "recycled" was gone in less than 24 hours!!

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I had an F engine block and 2 stripped axles sitting back there a couple of weeks ago. At least 5 guys rang my doorbell and 1 guy left a note, all asking if they could have them. I said no, but it only took a week for the axles to be stolen. No big deal or surprise. The head that Jeff left to be "recycled" was gone in less than 24 hours!!

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We had both of our full suspension mountain bikes stolen on March 15 from downtown.They cut the 3/8" cable lock and took both bikes at the same time.The cops said there is pretty much no chance of getting them back.It really bums me out to think that some crackhhead stole our $2000(each) bikes and probably sold them for $20 worth of scrap.I hope they O.D. on $20 worth of crack!
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