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#1 OFFLINE   puddlethumper

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:05 AM

My 305 van has been robbed. Dropped it at mates garage on Sunday after recovery from FTP.

Disappeared between 1pm Sunday and 8am Tuesday from Wallows road Ind Est in Brierley Hill.

Reported to police for what that's worth.

It was nothing special but I loved it. 18 years and some scrote nicks it. 

 

Gutted.


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#2 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:07 AM

Ah fuck man. That sucks. Hope it turns up safe.
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:08 AM

Bastards. Hope it turns up complete.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:13 AM

Is it worth claiming off the insurance ? Book price can't much on a 30 year old Pug van and, I presume, my premiums will go up.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:17 AM

What a shitter, gutted for you. I'd try ringing the local scrap yards, insurance might be worth a shout, decent condition 'classic' commercials are starting to command good coin


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

Sorry to hear mate, liked the stories about your van.


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#7 OFFLINE   puddlethumper

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:19 AM

As it was a non runner at the time, it would have been taken on the back of something. 

Police asked if there was any cctv, which there is. Then asked me to check it out.

Looks like you have to do your own investigating these days.

Unlikely to have been taken for the parts. Not enough 305's around, so probably for the scrap value.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:23 AM

Aw man. That's absolutely horrible. Have always enjoyed your posts about the van; after 18 years it's much more than just transport or a workhorse. Here's hoping someone has seen something, and it can be found before anything befalls it.

 

I would love to hear that the culprits have been apprehended and had a bentwood chair inserted into them through a variety of orifices, but that's probably just wishful thinking.

 

Insurance-wise, it's likely that the long-term hike in premiums would outstrip the value of any payout made, unless you have protected NCB (and even then maybe not). I made that mistake a few years ago by claiming on my home insurance for a sodding broken phone. But may be worth seeing if there are other, similar condition 305 vans for sale that you could show the insurer, should you want to go down that route and avoid a lowball offer.

 

+1 on ringing round any breakers or scrap metal dealers within the area, in case that's been the reason for the theft.

 



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

Bollocks, hope you get it back. Sadly, best guess is it's been had off to weigh in so keep an eye on local yards etc. 


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:33 AM

BUT, it's not that easy to scrap off a motor without the relevant paperwork these days isn't it?
I suppose they could have cut it up or something but it seems a lot of effort for little reward.
It might be sitting somewhere waiting to go?
Never know.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

I'm really sorry to hear that.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:36 AM

BUT, it's not that easy to scrap off a motor without the relevant paperwork these days isn't it?
I suppose they could have cut it up or something but it seems a lot of effort for little reward.
It might be sitting somewhere waiting to go?
Never know.

I've weighed in a few without the relevant paperwork, I still have the v5s and they are on sorn etc so it is possible.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:38 AM

Could you post a couple of photos and I'll try sharing it on Facebook etc.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:06 AM

Unlike. 

 

It doesn't help you but these just look so well proportioned as a van. Keeping my fingers crossed.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:08 AM

Well, thats a kick in the piss-tube alright.

 

I didnt realise it was LHD....sadly I doubt that helps its value in the eyes of an insurance payout.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:25 AM

Non electronic Pugs sell well in Africa I hear, more likely for the weight in this case, I reckon.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:26 AM

We need trackers in everything now.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:32 AM

That's a proper shitter. Gutted for you, chap. I'm assuming the CCTV footage you mentioned doesn't throw up any clues as to the identities of the oxygen thieves?
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:38 AM

Gutted, hope it turns up. Surely something this unusual will pop up on the radar quite easily.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:47 AM

What a terrible crime, scrotes will pinch anything these days.

 

Best of luck with its recovery.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:59 AM

un-fucking-believable.  

 

Hope it turns up in one piece


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:29 PM

Going to see the cctv footage this afternoon.

Looks like I'm buying a Shitroen Dispatch on an 07 plate. Shit, not shite.

I know I won't like it. Too bloody new and with electronics that I haven't a clue about and would rather not have to find out about. I really dislike modern vans.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:30 PM

Bastards.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:50 PM

Seems like a lot of effort for a non running van at scrap money, they must've had a plan for it


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

Utterly heartbreaking, the cunts. Of course they'd take it whilst it was a non-runner. Hope the police actually pull their fingers out and locate the bastards responsible.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:58 PM

Oh shit mate. I know how much you love that van.

406 can be borrowed if you want - still on insurance.

What about FOADS one for sale?
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

Export to Africa I reckon. Worthless here, but valuable there.


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