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  • FlatheadGeo
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    I took my dogs out to the yard in the morning. As I walked past my Studebaker, I noticed that someone had 'egged' my car during the night! I used a simple mailbox lock and drilled my gas cover flap and installed that to deter gas thieves. Maybe they tried to steal gas, got pissed and egged the car in retaliation.

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  • Pancho
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    About 10 years ago had my 49 sitting at my shop. Arrived one morning to find all the wheels gone and the car just laying flat on the ground. Nothing worse than a thief.

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  • s2d63lark
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    Not a gas cap but about 15 years ago someone pried off the deck lid emblem from my 63 Lark 8 along with the chrome ring. That one still baffles me - why anyone would want it when there were all kinds of "trendy" vehicles nearby.

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  • evilhawk
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    About a week ago someone smashed out my passenger side window and loosened all the lug nuts on the right rear wheel for no apparent reason.. no one stole any gas though..

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  • JBOYLE
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    What Bob Andrews said...

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  • Noxnabaker
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    ...& ofcourse I have to say that I know the feeling & I do feel sorry for you.
    (& the thing with the Chrysler is that the cap is located behind the number-plate, wonder how they knew?)

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  • Noxnabaker
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    I had a -62 Chrysler New Port (good truck/work-horse, big trunk & strong car!) some years ago & at the end of a weekend-visit was gonna drive home... I'd been smart(?) enough to park the car with the rear up to the side-walk after filling it up... Drove up to our friends door to load & when we were about to leave it wouldn't make even a "poff", I'd been driving it up to the door on what was left in the carb!
    60 liters of gasoline... gone... BUT! they'd replaced the cap!

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  • JimC
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    I once had someone break into one of my (non-Stude) cars. The thought of someone out there molesting your pride and joy hurts a lot worst than the actual aftermath most of the time.

    I have a locking gas cap on the '63. I really appreciate having it too. There are enough kids in my neighborhood that could come up with unsavory things to do with gas from my easy-to-siphon tank.

    Sorry for your loss Clark. If you want an ugly old cap from a '60, I have a spare lying around. 'Course, they day after you installed it, they'd just take it off and steal more gas, so maybe you aught to stick to a locking gas cap.

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  • dean pearson
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    Bass Turds,

    Sorry dude. you can borrow my pellet gun if you like.

    Dean.

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  • Chris_Dresbach
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    I put a Zip Van gas cap on my '40, it's literally chained down so nobody will steal that!

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  • BobGlasscock
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    This is weird, and I'm not admitting anything.

    My friend called me this morning and asked if we could go to lunch together. Unusual, but not rare. So we go to a new place to eat. It was good. He said he had a gift for me in his truck. I figured it was money. Well, I can dream can't I? So after lunch we go out to his truck but he goes to the tailgate. Can't see in the bed cuz he has a shell. Opens it up and pulls out a 5-gallon can of gas. Just gives it to me. 5 gallons of gas. hmmm. Says it is ethanol free for the airplane. How far is it to San Diego?

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  • warrlaw1
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    How far away from you does Mel Gibson live? He might be having a Road Warrior moment?

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  • sweetolbob
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    Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
    Actually, they stole my gas, too. Siphoned out at least 10 gallons, and apparently kept the cap as a trophy.

    Losing the gas doesn't bother me as much as losing the cap
    Heck of a plan to steal gas. They distract you by crashing the site and then while you're occupied steal your gas and cap. Crafty little buggers !

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  • cultural infidel
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    Used a locking cap on all my older rigs. Came out one morning to my caps on the ground back in high school. I had an 81 Chevy with "saddlebag" tanks, both tanks empty. Switched over that day.

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  • showbizkid
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    Originally posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    My dad had a locking gas cap on his 65 wagonaire. Now I don't know if it's a good idea since theives are drilling holes in gas tanks anyway.
    That would be fun to watch! Once the gas drips into the drill motor and ignites, anyway...

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