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Old 07-10-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Greetings all!

Woke up this morning to find my black 99 was knifed by some bastard!!!

So, we have been having some vandalism issues in the neighborhood lately, several of my neighbors on the far side of the street had their windows broken on both cars and homes... some had trivial **** stolen from their cars because it was left out for all to see. A Couple that just bought a home ‘bout a month ago were first to get hit... then the other new couple had their jeep window busted out. Some of us thought that maybe it was the previous homeowners that were angry bc their house was bought at auction for pennies on the dollar. (Many foreclosures in our area.) Can’t really say; but it is strange the coincidences in any event.
Well, I have had my driveway and garage occupied for a few days now with another project and ended up having to park my 99 on the street… under a damn light and right in front of our main drag, with 10 homes all facing the car. Maybe 200 yards from my place… if that! Son of a bitch! My keychain alarm went off over dinner last night and it was right next to my wife’s mobile phone when she got a text… so figured that my receiver was getting interference from her mobile… did not hear the siren; so figured that it was her phone. Brushed it off and ate my chicken breast… Went out this morning and my top has 3 gashes!
Anyhow, made the claim with my insurance company and they have scheduled an appointment for repairs and adjuster time on Monday. Deductable is $250 and I’m not sure what to do. Think I have some choices…
Like the idea of a black canvas top; but really just don’t want a torn roof. Doing some searches online I can get a top for close to my deductable and will have to add a day of labor to it. Could buy a used top on a frame but shipping may be costly…
So my question to you all is, what would you do? Let insurance take care of it and throw on whatever it is that they buy? Or do I DIY and buy my own stuff and call it a day?
Oh, and what should I do to the bastards that did this when I find them? 
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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Sons of bitches, sorry to hear.

Let the insurance give you a full quote for what can be done. Then see how much they offer for the labor to install. That will prob total up to more than you think.

Make your descision after you get more info. If all possible install the top yourself. Rather easy to do, and all tops you can buy come with instructions, along with the m.net support its not a horrible job.

Goodluck
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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what should I do to the bastards that did this when I find them? 
This could get interesting.

I say DIY it. Especially if you buy one on a frame.
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you could always buy a hardtop but then theres no top down fun.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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Sorry about your top. Damn idiots. I would just buy a new top, $315 shipped. 1999 2000 2001 2002 Mazda Miata Convertible Top:eBay Motors (item 200295269692 end time Aug-02-09 12:28:56 PDT)

I have the same one sitting in my garage. Top looks to be of good quality.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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they put on a good show though...

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[QUOTE=Braineack;428799]they put on a good show though...[QUOTE]


Sorry about your top man.

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Old 07-10-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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Lol, ordered a little something today...

Homeland Security QFDVR-DW2 Expandable Digital Wireless DVR- H.264, 320GB HDD, USB, 7" Fold-out LCD at TigerDirect.com

Spoke to my neighbor this afternoon and his government car got screwed with too... So we're gonna get them on camera!

Cost of top... cheap...
Cost of cameras and DVR... more than the top
Enjoying the bastards getting caught... ******* priceless!

Thanks all for the comments! Will post the result if I get em!

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Definitely DIY the top. It's not hard. I've done a couple myself.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:34 PM   #10
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So the insurance company, after the deductable, has given me $600.00.

Going to look around for a good deal; but DIY is for sure the best way to fly. Not gonna "**** away" my money letting someone do something that I can do myself.

Thanks all for the suggestions!
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:36 PM   #11
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I put a duetto motors top on mine way back when I first got the car in college. Excellent craftsmanship. And the rainrail they make is the bomb!!!!
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Check out CabrioWorld. Their tops are good and priced right.
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you could always buy a hardtop but then theres no top down fun.
yeah, because you can't take it off. lol



this is the great part about texas. If someone jacks with your stuff you can execute the in the driveway. When someone jacks with my ****, I let the sawed off-pistol grip moss 500 do the talking. If you catch them, murder them.
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ekk I hope I never get on your bad side Trey......
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ekk I hope I never get on your bad side hustler......
don't use my name on the interweb and you won't have to worry about it.
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Going to look around for a good deal; but DIY is for sure the best way to fly.
There are good installation instructions in the m.net garage. So far the instructions that I have seen with the tops is sketchy and incomplete at best. That said, I have only installed Key tops.
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