What a bummer!
This was going along so good.
I sure hope you get it back in one piece.
They found the truck today... All Im going to say is that whoever stole it... drove it near the police department of the city they stole it from, and they pulled it over. When they called me to come pick it up, it was less than 2 blocks away from the City Hall / Police department complex. There is damage to it, and the dumbasses smoked in it (ashes everywhere...). Since I have a rental already, my insurance company told me to take it in to a service shop in the morning, and let them know where, and it will get fixed up. So there goes half of this month's smoker money to the deductiable. Atleast it was returned, with almost everything (couple things missing). Anybody know if there's a lojack monthly / yearly fee? I think I might want to get that.
I wrote in the affidavit that I will help with the prosecution of the person/persons involved. I also just put up no trespassing signs, and looking at a camera system for the back yard / driveway area. Lets just say I am getting ready if they decide to come back when they are out on bail...
If you can just be around when they try it next time, a Springfield Champion 45 with laser sights works much better than lojack! And you don't have to worry about them coming back when they get out on bail.
Glad you got it back.
We put up a sign on my friends property. said " If you can read this, your in range" on top and said "All trespassers shot, survivors shot again" on the bottom.
I figured I could start grinding down on the tank this weekend to get it pretty (It is going to need it anyway, like where I had them cap the vents, where there's seams from where the tank is put together across the back / side). If I just take some rustoleum for now and spray it when im done... I can sand blast that off at the end when I go to paint it right?
I found a shop that I can get into that has a 20'x13' media blasting room, and the same sized paint room, so I figured that's how Im going to get this finished out. But I dont want to do more harm than good at this point by not covering the ground down parts....
As for my truck, it is at the car shop waiting on my insurance to come out and look at it. They said it should be done by noon tomorrow, so I should be able to give the ok to fix it after that.
I'll prob just get a cheap spray can for now to keep the areas from rusting, and then user the high temp primer after I blast it. We just got a bunch of rain, and I noticed that some hot slag from cutting out the doors (from the shop) got onto my trailer fender, and caused some rust to show up... so I need to get that cleaned up too.
Okay, truck is back. $3407+ in damage to it (They also blew out the stereo system, had to replace speakers, and the radio itself). Now to get some money saved again and back to working on the trailer. I might order stuff for the welder for my birthday (yesterday), and start to learn how to weld now that I dont have to worry about the truck.