SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

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SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by timothygodden » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:48 pm

Synth's tercel was stolen last night from his home in Seattle. If anyone local spots it please call the police and send me a message.
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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by rer233 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:49 pm

You've GOT to be kidding. What a pack of maggots!
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by drege » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Sucks, I just saw it on fecebook. I'll keep my eyes peeled down here in PDX/Salem where I run wrecker repos 5 nights a week.
Let me understand this, it has welded steel bumpers right?
The roof rack can be removed easily, but those bumpers are not easily removed.
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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by garyfish » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:51 pm

Total bummer. Hope you get it back promptly, and intact.

I can relate. Back in December 2010, my sharp-looking '87 SR5 Terk was stolen in Oakland, CA. It was found 6 weeks later, completely stripped, in an industrial area near West Oakland. During that time, I asked my insurance rep if she had any idea why my 23-year-old wagon might have been targeted, and she said that the 1983-88 T4WD's were in the top ten of older vehicles stolen... perhaps b/c of the unavailability of certain major replacement parts (e.g., transmissions, body parts, etc.) and the limited years of production.

Best wishes for a positive outcome, Synth.
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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by splatterdog » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:27 pm

Terrible news. Hopefully it comes back intact.

Top ten????? Ooh man I need a secret kill switch!

And a trunk monkey..
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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by timothygodden » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:37 am

Synths tercel was found.

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Post by The Professor » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:35 am

So, what's the story? Joy ride? Stripped? Wrecked?!
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Post by Petros » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:16 pm

took the battery, the seats, and a few items from inside. that is all the details I have right now. Tweekers running loose in Seattle, will steal anything they can make a buck to get another high.
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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by splatterdog » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:27 pm

Seats? Wow, like T4 seats can't be ID'd from a mile away..

Sounds like it could've been way worse. Apparently many car thieves are confounded be a manual trans. Hopefully it wasn't harmed.

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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by garyfish » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:02 pm

I think Synth had installed custom seats, if I recall correctly

so glad to hear it's been recovered!
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Post by Petros » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:25 pm

yes, they were racing seats. I think he got them off of craig's list. pic below is from his build thread.

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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by irowiki » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:11 pm

Well the seats are easier to replace than the car!
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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:10 pm

Damn. Of all the cars to steal, why go for the 30+ year old econobox?

At least you got it back, albeit with a few less parts.

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Re: SYNTHDESIGN'S TERCEL STOLEN SEATTLE WA

Post by larry mcgrath » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:40 pm

This sucks , I'm glad he got it back, he's had enough grief in his life. Larry

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