Anti-theft? Heh. With you as a retired cop, I get it.
But you'll likely cringe, as I leave my very nice, restored '67 Mustang with
all its windows down almost wherever I park it. Who am I kidding? If it's
to be stolen, it will be. What's to stop them? And what do kids know about
the value of an original AM radio?
They can still see the (bid) 10 grand in bodywork, and maybe even the five
grand in the drivetrain. A meager sum for some, but for me, and most, quite
a bit. That's just the obvious parts. I ain't leaving 20 G on the
sidewalk, I'm saying you can't get away with taking it. You Shelby and CJ
guys laugh all you want; I am jealous and coveting regardless.
Screw it. I see Torino CJs and Landau Coupes left this way here, of course
far more valuable than the "chirp chirp" crowd's ShitBoxes. My '67 Restomod
T-Code ain't even in the same category as those, although I've put a lot
into it. But I still snicker at them, and wonder what exactly they think
they're protecting, *come claim time*. CJ for one may be champing at the
bit (am I daring him) to laugh at this, but WTF do you think, that
they -all- have insurance riders for their stoopit stereo and blingy shit?
I know I'm publishing, and yet still I don't care. If they come to my
house, they'll have to break into THREE cars to get to it, then probably
face a short barreled 12 GA. I'm just not concerned. So I leave the
Mustang cooler, save its dash pad, leave the windows down, and show the
Natural Attitude the car brings with it. I let people know the best defense
is a good offense, if it came down to it. But what, risk my life for a car?
Never! Because I have enough insurance, and don't wanna spend time in jail
over some asshole. Crying shame, sure. Worth a trip to the ER with a
gunshot wound or felony assault charge? Nope.
Good idear, but none of my gray matter considers it important... feel free
to open a discourse! I am not taunting, I wanna get some discussion going!
So even FLAME ME DAMMIT IF YOU MUST
What can I do for less than ridiculous effort and less than a couple hundred
to help? Batt. box in the trunk? I dunno. Master cutoff switch hidden
along with that? Hmmm....
BILLIE? EDDIE??? LAURIE???
"Spike" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> People have asked about simple protective measures to prevent the
> theft of classic Mustangs, and some form of the Boot used by police
> departments has been mentioned. In one of the many catalogs I receive,
> I noted the following:
> "Heavy Duty Wheel Boot
> Secure your vehicle in seconds
> Hardened steel wheel lock offers instant anti-theft security wherever
> you park: Simply clamp on the light weight device, turn the key, and
> go. Lock is pick and drill resistant and can't be frozen with Freon.
> It's weather resistant protective coating won't wear out - or scratch
> your wheels. Two adjustable sizes...
> Standard Model (7 pounds) fits up to 11.5" wide tires...$129
> PN 24901
> Truck Model (8 pounds) fits up to 12.5" tires...$139
> PN 24902"
> Looks a bit like this....
> == == (hooks fit into the wheel)
> // \\
> // \\ (adjustable claw)
> \\ //
> \\________// ---+(key)
> || tire obstacle
> Anyone interested can check out www.autosportcatalog.com
> DISCLAIMER: I have not tried this product, nor done business with this
> company and make no claims regarding the abilities described. I
> receive no compensation for distributing this information.
> Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
> 1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
> Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
> Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
> w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16