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Old 02-25-2021, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stolen 1993 Civic hatch with aeromods... Update: FOUND!

As hard to believe as it may seem, someone has stolen my car.
Why hard to believe ? Just look at it !

I have been waiting 6 hours for the police to show up to file the report.

I had the idea from TV that you tell the police that your car was stolen, they get the plate number, and then call an APB to alert other police to look for the car.

In the real world, i guess that is just not the case.

I was looking forward to testing the NACA ducting on the car's box cavity using throttle stop testing.

Oh well.

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Old 02-25-2021, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh no! Hopefully you get your car back soon! Can't imagine they can take it anywhere with how unique it looks, fingers crossed it doesn't take too long to recover. Have the police shown up yet?
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That is absolutely bananas.

Hope you get some good news soon.

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Old 02-25-2021, 09:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Approaching 8 hours now, and I have to be to work at 3 A.M.
Not even a call from the police with an ETA.
I have posted to Instagram and did my first post on Reddit.
( Not sure if it worked though )

Of all the cars to steal, this one ??

But it was pointed out to me that this is a straight, rust free car that is popular with hot rodders.

( Hot rodding ? That's just the opposite of what I was trying to do with the car. )

I was actually laughing at the thought of someone stealing this car.
How is this even possible ?

Unless its a nearby chopshop or some kids doing a prank.
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I have all my contact information on the car.
( just look at the door - @ATXARTZ and telephone number )
I do art as a hobby that would like to be a business someday.
I hate the thought of these guys cutting off people and racing around making me look bad.
Maybe someone will call me.

I keep wondering what were they thinking ???
This is a 1993 Civic DX automatic.
I has to be a prank. Surely.

Last week, I planned to add some channeling to the NACA ducts, and mocked it up with cardboard.
I left it in place, since I wouldn't be driving the car.

It was just slid in place and held on by a slot in the cardboard.

So needless to say, pieces were falling off the car as they drove off LOL.

This is so almost comical !

I have said several times in the past " Well at least I don't have to worry about someone stealing this car ! "
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Small consolation, but they must have liked it.
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Reminds me of when motorcycle couriers in my country intentionally made their motorcycles look worn-out as they believed it would be a theft deterrent. Sometimes it worked.
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Approaching 8 hours now, and I have to be to work at 3 A.M.
Not even a call from the police with an ETA.
Call again?

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Of all the cars to steal, this one ??

But it was pointed out to me that this is a straight, rust free car that is popular with hot rodders.

( Hot rodding ? That's just the opposite of what I was trying to do with the car. )
Civics through the 6th gen (2000) are quite popular with the ricer community and are probably one of the easier vehicles to steal. Did you by chance have a battery cutoff switch somewhere to prevent them from starting the engine?
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Civics through the 6th gen (2000) are quite popular with the ricer community
Seems like any 2-door Civic has its appeal with the ricers.

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