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martinr
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: STOLEN: 91 Burgundy Carat in San Diego **FOUND* Reply with quote

So I washed and cleaned out "Pinot" yesterday after driving down from Portland. Went out this morning and it's gone.

Funny Keys are in my pocket and no van... Sigh

Pinot is a 91 Burgundy Carat stock alloys with Nokians and a drivers side rear fender dent a cracked rear fiber glass bumper, pipe hitch.

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I built Pinot from a dead, drippy beast into a coastal cruiser, engine from Doka Eric, tranny from another and cv's and wow just repaired a blown coolant T in the parking lot of Home Depot in Imperial Beach, Shark Bite T's are great, 3 bucks...
going on now a 5 year love affair with my Vanagon.
Just finished the Police Report, nice officer, I'm sad.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that is so sad. I wish you best of luck on recovering it undamaged.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Bummer!! Sad Do you have any pictures to post so the West Coast Vanagon squad can look out for it?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Destructo wrote:
Super Bummer!! Sad Do you have any pictures to post so the West Coast Vanagon squad can look out for it?


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post pictures, people might we recognize it if they see it
if there's anything distinguished about the outside, post that too
to be sure it's the one if it's seen



sorry for your loss
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is terrible! I'll echo Ahwahnee in saying that I hope you get it back without too much damage. My friend's truck was stolen not too long ago and he spotted it a week later just 6 blocks from his house abandoned on a side street. The cop said in most cases the vihicle is used for a short period of time and then left within a few miles of the house.

I really hope it comes back to you.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Thanks Gaians Reply with quote

Thanks for the posts, It helps to know that others care enough to slap a few keystrokes together for me, I'm honored.

I posted Pics above
all my best
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll keep an eye out for it up the coast on Highway 1 in the Monterey area.

Good luck...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that just sucks, Martin. I'll keep an eye out here in the Inland Empire.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Sorry to hear this! This same thing happened to me years ago with my then pride and joy 1987 4runner. If it happened to my VW I would be gutted! I will keep an eye out in Los angeles and pass the info on a swell. All the best!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW. Sorry to see that happening in America's Finest City.

You mention you were in IB and if you are that close to the border anything can happen down there. It may be in Mexico now or transporting illegals or both or none. Can't say.

They are not exactly high theft vehicles, but left stock are not hard to steal either.

So do tell about any character marks it may have so we can ID it down here. The license plates may or may not be still with the van.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll keep an eye out up here in Sacramento. Most Vanagon owners tend to notice every Vanagon on the road around us. I hope someone spots it. So sorry man.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Stolen Carat San Diego this morning. Reply with quote

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I'll be keeping my eye open in Sacramento! Best of luck to you Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Evil or Very Mad

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I'll keep an eye out up here in Sacramento.
Haha, Downtown and Fair Oaks covered, need some Davis and Folsom people to have full coverage!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2wdvanagon wrote:
I'll keep an eye out up here in Sacramento. Most Vanagon owners tend to notice every Vanagon on the road around us. I hope someone spots it. So sorry man.


Very true. I Know where a majority of the Vanagons belong in San Pedro. I don't think I've ever seen a burgundy van around here. All the other colors of the rainbow though. Ill keep an eye out.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in sf on a trip. Eyes open and looking...this just pisses me off.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r39o wrote:
WOW.
. It may be in Mexico now or transporting illegals or both or none. Can't say.


Yes you can't say. this vans are non existing in Mexico, so lest not blame that on the illegals also.
and to the original poster I do hope you find your van soon and in one piece
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about this!

I was in Seattle today and saw a burgundy red carat. Then I saw it had an Oregon plate. I immediately followed it and pulled up this post on my iphone. Unfortunately, the plate # didnt match, it has a peace sticker near the license plate, and a roof rack. Sad

Also, It would be sure a long drive back to Seattle. Believe me...I know...I've been commuting back and forth from Seattle to Yuba City.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyes peeled in South OC!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am watching my 'hood here in Rustbelt, USA.
Sorry to hear about this- hope we read a happy ending here!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My van was stolen in California, and the police found it a MONTH later (undamaged). So don't give up hope.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sucks, I could care less if any of our other cars got stolen but my syncro would be devestating......
stealing a man's vanagon.....that is just wrong. Please post if you get it back.
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