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    Default The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Bought the truck a year ago for $3,800.
    25 year old Ford Ranger. Stolen 10 days ago.
    Recovered 4 days later.
    Covered in spray paint.
    Insurance claim submitted.
    Adjuster visited and examined.
    Insurance company is totalling it.
    But they're paying double what we did!

    Ford Rangers are in demand.
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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    yeah, if i could get somebody to steal my ‘06 f350 i could probably “farm” for another year.

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    You should be able to buy it back for about 10%, then sell it.
    An option to buy back a classic vehicle is on the books.

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShorelineJohn View Post
    You should be able to buy it back for about 10%, then sell it.
    An option to buy back a classic vehicle is on the books.
    X2...if you want to go through the process.

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Salvage title, rattle can paint job. Good to go.

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Pfft! Rattle can... That's perfect for a latex roll and tip in semi gloss white.

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    My '61 F100 had been painted dark brown with a brush over the cream factory paint. I stripped the cab back to bare metal inside and out- I think there were eleven or thirteen facets just on the door pillars, all stripped using little wire wheels in a drill. I was picking those little bristles out of everything for about two years after. Painted it myself the original colour. Feller I sold it to wanted a different colour- he was quoted seven grand for the paint job twenty years ago but I never saw the finished work. JayInOz

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Pfft! Rattle can... That's perfect for a latex roll and tip in semi gloss white.
    One of the photo threads from the latest WBS showed a 1957 Chevy painted with a roller (Epifanes [?] ) - really a great looking paint job -- or look at any of the threads showing Todd Bradshaw's green hulled sailboat.



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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    I have a í95 Ford Ranger XLT (V6, 4WD, manual 5) that I havenít used much in a couple years. Sounds like itís a good time to sell. I really liked driving that truck Ö except the reverse gearing seemed way too high/fast. The F-150 (V8) that Iím driving now gets comparable, and often better mileage than that Ranger, and handles most of my light towing needs. Hate the bulk and bling of the thing though.

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    If I owned an old car or truck these days, I'd paint it birchbark like my fur trade canoe.

    HB1.jpg

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Bought the truck a year ago for $3,800.
    25 year old Ford Ranger. Stolen 10 days ago.
    Recovered 4 days later.
    Covered in spray paint.
    Insurance claim submitted.
    Adjuster visited and examined.
    Insurance company is totalling it.
    But they're paying double what we did!

    Ford Rangers are in demand.
    Suggests the possibility of a lucrative criminal enterprise for those so inclined...

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Salvage title, rattle can paint job. Good to go.
    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Pfft! Rattle can... That's perfect for a latex roll and tip in semi gloss white.
    For the win. Buy back the truck for 500.

    I would love to see it painted white with Robs doodles.
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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    paint? no suh. that thing is begging for a quick wrap-job. Birchbark or lizardskin or whatever you want.
    "Visionary" is he who in every egg sees a carbonara.

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    Default Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    Suggests the possibility of a lucrative criminal enterprise for those so inclined...

    Tom
    Not long after LoJack became a thing a group of car thieves started stealing cars and quickly placing them in metal shipping containers to block the signal. They’d disable the LoJack, then proceed to carefully disassemble the car and carefully set aside the parts.
    They’d then wait a couple months.
    Next they’d take the car, minus many parts and put it somewhere, and reconnect the LoJack. Of course my this time the car was considered gone, and the insurance would have since paid out.
    They’d go buy what was left at the insurance auction, reassemble the car with its original parts and then sell it for a nice profit.

    I don’t like thieves but I do admire the ingenuity!
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