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Honkeytonk Monkey
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Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Got cleaned out :(
#1307591 - 08/28/06 06:47 AM

Well, a day prior to the biggest car show in Western Canada, I went with my brother to the lake in his Contour. The car was all cleaned up and ready for the show, all it was missing was the Ascendant Audio Poly 6.5s that Canada Post lost in the mail. Other than that, everything, including a redone dash, the fiberglass enclosure I've been working on for over a year, my battery relocation and all my wiring were done, it all worked perfectly and everything looked perfect.

So I get home today and as I'm pulling into the lot I notice my car is sitting lobsided on two jacks and a wooden block. My Hotwheels Redline wheels are gone that I had already as much as sold to my friend, but they didn't stop there.

Everything that was in the hatch, including my battery is gone, all the amps, my sub and it's enclosure, the wires, the head unit, the speakers, and most of the wiring are gone. The alarm was obviously set off but once they got into the hatch and pulled the battery it was useless. I have no idea how the 50 appartments that overlook my car in the lot didn't notice it going off for as long as it did. The battery is a side post under the floor, it had to have been running for at least 5 minutes before they could have gotten at the post and even after that I built the hatch to only come apart in a certain order, it takes me over 15 minutes to do and I designed the damn thing. My keyfob had been vibrating on my coffee table so long it made it's way onto the floor.

They destroyed my switch panel prying it out and scratched up the dash trying to pop off the Autometer guages. They didn't get them out but they sure made a mess trying.

I think I said this before but I think I should have stuck to it. I'm done trying to have nice stuff, I take such good care of this car and worked so hard trying to make the stereo as good as I could, now it's all gone because someone else decided they wanted it. He'll probably get $300 for everything and buy crack with the money.

Anyways, this was the last time I took shots of everything long before it was finished. but after the battery had been moved. Since then I had the floor finished, one large flush piece with a view window of the fuse and distribution blocks as well as the battery and the amplifier under the enclosure. Also the enclosure was painted liquid grey with a carpet backing and underside. I was going to take pictures at the car show today but the car didn't make it there.











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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 "Tarmac"

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Y2KSVT
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Reged: 09/30/02
Posts: 6106
Loc: Fort Wayne, IN
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307632 (Re: Honkeytonk Monkey) 08/28/06 12:31 PM

Wow, sorry to see/hear that! Just one more reason why I hate people!

Mark

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MxRacer
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Reged: 02/01/04
Posts: 7392
Loc: pony heaven
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307636 (Re: Y2KSVT) 08/28/06 12:39 PM

you're having all kinds of good luck, luke.

that friggin sucks. believe me when i say i know your pain. after having my ranger broken into twice in the same weekend, i won't ever build a nice system if i can't keep the car locked up in a garage.

i'm assuming all of this was insured?

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todras
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Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307637 (Re: Honkeytonk Monkey) 08/28/06 12:46 PM



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Pienstars
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Reged: 02/02/02
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Loc: Florida
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307644 (Re: todras) 08/28/06 01:07 PM

Sorry to hear about the bad news. It really makes you feel like shat when you work so hard to put something nice together like that and then it's gone at the hands of some scum*$@.

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m4gician
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Reged: 06/05/06
Posts: 504
Loc: Toronto (Woodbridge)
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307672 (Re: Pienstars) 08/28/06 01:47 PM

look at it this way, Karma will favour you someway or another you're just going to have to see it. Trust me, maybe it was for the best maybe those punks will get what they deserve. File a police report anyways and look out for someone with the same stuff as you on a focus. Sorry to hear about that, and well it looked like someone who knew what they were doing, try and see if you can find someone seeing who did it, or get a description...

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CarpePoon
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Posts: 3076
Loc: traffic hell, IL
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307706 (Re: m4gician) 08/28/06 02:23 PM

how did they get into the car? This happened in a parking lot in broad daylight?

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Tourgasm
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Reged: 01/15/04
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Loc: Albany county, NY
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307835 (Re: m4gician) 08/28/06 04:59 PM

I don't even know you and I want to chop the hands off of whomever did this.
Didn't you post a while back about some scummer giving your car a little too much attention? It might have been someone else but it was definantly a focus.
I'm really sorry about this and I hope things get rectified.

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Honkeytonk Monkey
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Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307863 (Re: Honkeytonk Monkey) 08/28/06 05:30 PM

Happened Saturday night while I was at the lake. I called the cops right away and they went over the car. They told me the guys got in by popping the hatch lock somehow, the rubber surround on the lock is mangled so it makes sense. I still don't know how they figured out how to get the stuff out of the car.

I guess two other cars in the lot were broken into, a 2002 Civic SIR had it's 19" wheels stolen and a 2006 Civic Coupe had a set of 17s stolen. All our cars had alarms but we all live on the other side of the complex so they didnt hear anything.

Insurance will replace equipment, but does not factor in things like how long that took to build. The other thing is, my equipment is really old now, it works just fine, but it's value is nowhere near what it will cost to replace it all.

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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2352003

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todras
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Reged: 05/29/00
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Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Got cleaned out :( new
#1307869 (Re: Honkeytonk Monkey) 08/28/06 05:34 PM

Pager alarm. Only way to fly.

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-'98 SVT 1,173 of 6,535
-'05 Mazda 6s, loaded, g/f's ride
-Need a 96-00 manual on CD? PM or email me


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