A highly recommended, but little used, means of discouraging car theft
for parts is to inscribe the VIN* everywhere it can be done. This
means, at a minimum, the windows. If done well, it's not at all
disfiguring (uh, don't use 4" lettering!) and yet is obvious to
thieves. This makes these parts TRACKABLE, which is exactly what the
bad guys DON'T want. I'm sure if one of us has a car so marked
stolen, the whole list would be on the lookout for those parts in a
hurry. Perhaps notices could be posted on eBay, etc. Get the idea?
It shines a light on their activities.
Mark van der Hoek
*VIN Vehicle Identification Number IT'S NOT A VIN NUMBER!!!!!
Andrew Murphy wrote:
> Hello all,
> I wish Alan all the luck in the world in getting his car back and bringing
> those who stole it to justice. However, if it was just joyriding kids, I am
> sure it would have been found soon after they ditched it. I am concerned
> that it was stolen for parts.
> We all consider our Datsuns not a good candidate for auto theft as they are
> not common cars and auto thiefs wouldn't be able to move parts very well. I
> think though that as our cars get more rare and parts get harder to find,
> we'll find that our cars DO have value to thieves and we should all take
> precautions against theft.
> Remember that several parts on our cars can be used on other cars. I plan
> put a kill switch in my car and have even considered a lo jack device. Has
> anyone ever put a tracking system in their roadster? I'd be curious to find
> Andrew Murphy
> 67 2000 Solex