Around 2pm today I (and the Sheriffs Dept.) recovered about 80% of what was stolen. Im not sure when I will be able to bring the parts and other items home. The Sheriffs Dept. has taken all that was found today as evidence. From what I could tell they trashed the motor pretty bad. (major oil leak from the # 3 rod area)
It looks like this will be a long drawn out thing. But Im willing to wait !
Several fellow Off-Roaders have helped with the investigation whitch brought all this together. I want to thank ALL of you !!!! The well wishes here on the BBS and the phone calls have helped the wife and I deal with this loss.
As for finding another Zuk --- I have not had the time to go out looking, because of all the things that have taken place in the last few weeks due to the theft. I hope to find one soon, but it looks like it will be after the ZookMelt. The wife and I are gona TRY to make it this year, But it all depends on what happens in the next week or so. If you have a Zuk for sale and will be at the Melt, please let me know. (stock or other) [email protected]
As for what you can do to prevent this from happening to you !!! >>>> If they want it bad enought, They will get it !!!!
What can you do to help recover your property, IF and when it happens ? MARK EVERYTHING !!!!!!!! TAKE PHOTOS OF EVERYTHING !!!! (TOOLS, PARTS, ....... what ever you have in or on your truck) KEEP YOUR SALES TICKETS, make notes of serial #'s on the engine trans and T/case and keep them in a safe place.
Whatever it takes. This way when they call and tell you to come and identify some part they find, you can tell them what to look for.
I know this would be hard for those of you that have your rigs ready to go, But for the one's that are just building your rigs DO IT !!!!!!!
Thanks Tim & Joy Lucas