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Old 06-04-2009, 08:47 PM   #21
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!!Sorry for your loss!!
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Dam, that really sucks, sorry to hear.

That makes me think that I am going to bolt mine in like the SPEC Miatas.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:58 PM   #23
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[edit] never mind... wrong date... [/edit]
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:04 PM   #24
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I'm in a great mood.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:38 PM   #25
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Damn man, that sucks. Good luck finding the hardtop and destroying the ******. I'm guessing it was a side window? I've got some out of my car that I have no need for. Let me know what side and I'll send to you one for what it costs to ship it.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:45 PM   #26
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thanks but I already have a window sitting at the tint shop. Its really hard to find hardtops apparently. Hopefully insurance doesn't total my car.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:46 PM   #27
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:46 PM   #28
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That sucks man.

Reminds me of Pulp Fiction where Vincent Vega says "It'd be worth them doing it, just to catch them doing it" talking about his car that got vandalized.

Get a 55 gallon oil drum. After the guy is dead, chop him up and put him in there. Use lime to dissolve the parts/bones. After 6 months or so, dump the barrel somewhere out of town.
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55 gallon barrel of acid. Without a trace......
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Hey Hustler, throw up a WTB ad in the Little Rock CL. Say

WTB Miata Hard Top. Black preferred, but will consider other colors. Will pay fair market value, $900 for colors, $1,000 for black so I can cover my paint cost.

That way they don't think it is you and may try to flip it for a quick buck.
Great Idea!

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They will likely come back for the whole car later. They get bolder once they've had a success. And they saw your boost gauge, so they know you've got turbo parts they can hock
This is what I would be worried about as well. Be careful Hustler.

As for totaling the car, mine recently had $2k worth of damage done to it and it wasn't totaled, I wouldn't stress over that as much as the above happening.

Be safe.
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Hussman, i'd be wary if you see any spray painted tops too..esp a flat black one. You know someone might actually be smart enough to at least cover up the original color. If you find any for sale that are spray painted, take some 3M Adhesive remove with you and a rag and if you suspect it's yours, wipe the spray paint off a small area...the 3M stuff eats spray paint, but won't harm a good cleat coated automotive paint...ask me how I know.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #32
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How do you know?
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cleaned overspray off a bumper, took spray paint off a set of wheels.
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55 gallon barrel of acid. Without a trace......
Pigs make quick work.....and you get have a BBQ afterwards. Edit *** And by pigs - I mean the hoofed swine that even eat the bone in a matter of hours.
Dude......if any wind comes of this, give me call. I still know people on the other side of the tracks.
Time to dust of the "pair of pliers and blowtorch"!
Why is it, there is always some douchedbag that wants your **** more than you do?
I'm pissed....and its not even my issue.
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Wow. This is shitty.

Sorry man.
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dude sorry to hear it;looking at the bright side you still have your car.

feed him to hungry pigs. 1 pig can eat 8lbs in 1 hour average male weighs ~180lbs get 10pigs and give em 2 hours.....no eveidence
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My insurance just gave me 1795.00 to replace mine (since it wasn't on the car) and will reimburse up to 1990.00 for one. I cited a couple places that sold new ones for around that- I think one was gomiata.

I've always considered the hardtop as an easy theft target- though I never did anything about it. I will make it a priority on the new car. Need to think of some unique ways to mark it. May even make sense to create an agreed spot at this point, so if this happens in the future everybody would know where to look... ?
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Spec latches are your friend.........
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Spec latches are your friend.........
I like to drop the top and holler at bitches though. I guess its not hard to just put them on the sides or something like that.
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I like to drop the top and holler at bitches though. I guess its not hard to just put them on the sides or something like that.
By bitches I assume you mean to say young slightly built boys?

Sorry about the car dude, that sucks.
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