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So as you may or may not know my 3.8 blew a head gasket last October and I bought a 95 4.6 and was going to fix and sell the 3.8. Well both of my cars were in our pole barn across the road from our house, still workin on the 3.8 but the 4.6 was ready to go. I took it for a drive yesterday, first time I drove it aside from putting it on the trailer in December. Everything went fine.

Well, this morning the door the pole barn was wide open and my dad accused me of not closing it tight. I knew that not only did I close it but I locked it like I always do. Come to find out it had been kicked in. Someone had broken in sometime in the night, stolen my dad's expensive Popular Mechanics socket wrench set and took the faceplate to the cd player I put in the 4.6 and the keys to the 4.6. I did not have a spare set made yet as I wasn't even driving the car yet. Now I will have to change the locks on my doors and trunk because there is a set of keys to my car somewhere out there. Not to mention put in a new tumbler because I will need a set of keys for the ignition.

I don't think they are done either, I think they were seeing what was in there and are going to come back for more when they can carry more. Why in the hell would they take the keys and the faceplate to the cd player though, that makes that useless now too. We live out in the country and I'm sure no one saw me put the car in or take the car out of the pole barn and I shouldn't have to do that secretly in a locked pole barn anyway. The cops didn't do crap either, didn't even look in the pole barn, I suppose they couldn't do much anyway. As for now I am combing the internet trying to find a shoe that matched the shoe prints left to at least try to get some sort of lead.

This really pisses me off, the car was ready to go. Had we not gotten one of those random 13 inches of snow Michigan snow storms I probably would have had it out next week. Now I have to replace the locks and buy a new cd player. Those *** clowns better hope I never meet up with them in a dark alley.
 

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wow that sucks man. id kill someone. but i live in the city park on the street and leave it unloved. ane ive never had any problems. none of my family has in the 6 years we've lived here. but we have the luxury of living in a good neighborhood.

hope you find the jackasses
 

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What kind of cd player is it? You would be amazed to what you could find on Ebay. I bought a faceplate for my old system on there. Its worth a shot. Sorry to hear about the problems. Maybe its time for an alarm?
 

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Its a pioneer, not sure on the exact model number. We are thinking on putting an alarm on the pole barn now. We shouldn't have to though, we live in a small town where everybody knows everybody and crap like this isn't supposed to happen. Oh well, I guess things never go the way they are supposed to.
 

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What kind of precautions have you taken to make sure they don't come back tonight and just drive off with your car?

I don't know what else is in your garage that they can take, but they sure could fill your trunk up and just drive off, now.
 

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Too bad about that, but for what it's worth, I'd almost say you got off easy.
Most jackoffs would have sliced every tire, smashed every window, and cut up the interior for fun. Let's not forget what some paint stripper would have done for the paint.

Good luck with the fix-up. It's still a bummer I know, but's it over now, just got take preventitive measures from now on.

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What kind of precautions have you taken to make sure they don't come back tonight and just drive off with your car?
he can pull the eec fuse under the hood. when whoever stole the keys tries to start it, it will crank and crank and crank but wont fire.

hire a sniper, too :)
 

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Sucks to hear about the whole thing man. Hope you get it all worked out and can get ahold of the jokers that did that.

BTW, I've got your security system right here:
 

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Might wanna stay out there in a sleeping bag with a shotgun or something. I'd bet they'd be back in the next couple nights.

Ya, check the faceplate. What kind was it? I was trying to get some good money off some CD players I was selling. Sold the whole lot of 7 for $31. That was with face plates and wire harnesses. I've seen wire harnesses and faceplates go for $10 alone. I guess it's all in advertising. But search eBay. And if you see someone from your area with the same faceplate, go find 'em and have your way with 'em. But ya, you can probably get a faceplate if it's a common CD player for about $10.
 

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We nailed some 2X4's on the inside of the door so they wouldn't be able to kick it in again. I won't elabortate on how we managed to get out after we did that but we did, it wasn't out the door, thats for sure. This weekend we are going to buy a new door and hinge it so it opens out instead of in. Then build a new door jam so they won't be able to kick the door in.

I have no doubts that they will be back after they saw what all was in there. I did also toy with the idea of sleeping over there. Maybe put some plywood in the rafters and sleep up there with a shotgun. I don't really want to kill anybody (I wouldn't mind hurting them real bad though) but it sure would scare the hell out of them if they were staring down the barrel of a 12 gauge.

If it was some punk high school kids I'm sure they will brag and I have friends still in high school listening for me. And no, it wasn't any of my friends who did this either. I'm almost positive they didn't come to do damage to the car, they came to steal and decided to be dickheads about taking my keys. Maybe they were just preparing to come back and drive off. At any rate if I ever find them I will be sure to let you all know what becomes of the situation.
 

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I don't really want to kill anybody (I wouldn't mind hurting them real bad though) but it sure would scare the hell out of them if they were staring down the barrel of a 12 gauge.
Know anyone that could make up some rock salt loads for ya? A load of rock salt in the @$$ would make them think twice about coming back.
 

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I would love to see the expression on their face when that hit them.
 

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I don't know about your state but here in KY we can shoot someone if they break in. Well into the house, don't know about a barn. But then again you did say you lived in the country. J/k. Too bad its cold or you could sit in the barn and catch them red handed.
 

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We are allowed to shoot someone if they break into your house and you feel threatened. I don't think it would go over too well in the barn though. If I had any idea when they would try to come back, which I believe will be in the next couple days, I would be determined enough to sit over there in the cold just so I could catch them. I just don't want to sit there for nothing. I have a pretty good view of the barn from my house and I watched it pretty good until I went to bed at 4 last night but who knows what can happen after I go to bed.
 

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get a angry dog for your barn the best alarm you can get. may want to sleep with your bedroom window cracked and get motion lights with the brightest light bulbs.
 

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it'd be dumb as hell to take the car. i mean its a thinderbird, a small town, and its been worked on by you. they wouldnt be able to hide the thing. :D
 

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Honestly, I would suggest you not change the locks on the car. You should be able to order a new set of keys from ford using the vin number if you can prove you are the registered owner. Do that, then get a GPS transmitter and hide it somewhere in the car. That way, if they ever do try to use those keys, you will be able to catch them red handed. If then never use the keys, you will have saved yourself the effort of swapping all the locks. That's what I would do.

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PS. Watching the barn to see if they come back is a good idea too, but it seems to me if they wanted to take anything else, they would have loaded up your bird and drove away with all the stuff.
 

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Honestly, I would suggest you not change the locks on the car. You should be able to order a new set of keys from ford using the vin number if you can prove you are the registered owner. Do that, then get a GPS transmitter and hide it somewhere in the car. That way, if they ever do try to use those keys, you will be able to catch them red handed. If then never use the keys, you will have saved yourself the effort of swapping all the locks. That's what I would do.

Mike

PS. Watching the barn to see if they come back is a good idea too, but it seems to me if they wanted to take anything else, they would have loaded up your bird and drove away with all the stuff.

yea not gonna happen on a 95 , ford started recording in 1996.5 so anythign earlier and your sol .
 

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Oh. Didn't know that. Nevermind then.
 

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Sorry about the chain of events. Have ya walked the road to see if the punks just tossed the keys after their little expedition?If it was kids may have done it for chits and giggles.
 
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