[DML] Re: Stolen in Seattle
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[DML] Re: Stolen in Seattle

Re: Stolen in Seattle

Thanks and well spoken timnagin!! 
That was  my point in  that message,To make people aware,of the 
Delorean shortfalls in that matter,To make people aware that a 
Delorean is not nessarlly stolen for its parts value,but for its 
value as a "whole car",and most importantlly,to carefully check the 
vins,when making a purchase,and to look closely at any Delorean where 
things do not match up with the vin and year,as a suspect for a vin 
change,as I am sure that there must be at least a few Deloreans 
running around with "suspect" vins.Because you MUST remember-- if you 
happen to own one of those "suspect" vehicles,you lose your rights to 
that Delorean(and all monies paid for it(and put into it)and the real
(true) owner gets the car back,with all your improvements.And you 
might also face criminal charges.So Buyer Beware,and don't just check 
for a rusty frame.Also remember carfax is USELESS for a car 
with "suspect" vins,as it will only give info,for the Vin numbers not 
the actual car.ALWAYS ALWAYS check the vin plates for tampering.One 
very good idea is to have the VIN NUMBER etched into the 
fiberglass,in about 20 plus different areas,as the fiberglass body IS 
the Vin! And as the fiberglass is a soft material,it could be done 
with almost any tool.I did it to vin #00570,when I had the rear 
Qpanel off.Even putting it under the headliner with a black marker is 
better than nothing,but would be confused with the orignal stuff 
there.Etching the fenders or SS on the backside is risky,as it MIGHT 
also etch onto the outside finish surface.A good spot would be the 
fenderwells,because that usually fills with dirt and "hides" the Vin 
number,and easy to check on a "parked Delorean",a little rubbing and 
the numbers are exposed.
Just my 3cents on protecting your "D" 
and not living a nightmare 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@xxxx> wrote:
> David,
> This is just more security through obscurity.  I seriously doubt any
> professional car thief is lurking on a relatively obscure Yahoo 
group just
> waiting for bits of information on how to break into and steal a De 
> If a car thief wants the car they will get it no matter what.
> The more information like this is shared among the group the better 
> everyone is to prevent this from happening to them, or being 
scammed during
> a new purchase.  For example, if people knew how easy it was to 
replace the
> VIN tags they may look more closely at the tags for signs of 
> during a potential purchase.
> Lastly, posting HOW to do something is not illegal or wrong; the 
act of
> following through is.  This applies to anything and not just our 
cars.  Any
> person following this "recipe" to commit a crime is the guilty 
party, not
> the person discussing how it can be done so everyone can be better 
> to protect themselves, and their car.
> Greg
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