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Old 10-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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So i walk into the shop to take a look at a d44 rear end I bought used. Some lowlife sh... um poophead stole the dang thing. Just as I was getting tools, parts and money together to regear it too. I'm still super angry but mostly really bummed out. It's a huge financial setback for me AND I'm stuck with my stock pos d35.

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Bummer. Was it stolen after you brought it home? Or where you purchased it?

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Just exactly what is "The Shop"
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wow that sucks. Was it an inside job? Someone you know?
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Maybe the guy who stole my driveshaft is piecing together a jeep!!
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Maybe the guy who stole my driveshaft is piecing together a jeep!!
Ha! I read your thread about that. Good one.
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So i walk into the shop to take a look at a d44 rear end I bought used. Some lowlife sh... um poophead stole the dang thing. Just as I was getting tools, parts and money together to regear it too. I'm still super angry but mostly really bummed out. It's a huge financial setback for me AND I'm stuck with my stock pos d35.
A shop you bought it at? Or a shop at your home?

If it was the shop you bought it at, they would be liable. If it was at your home I would think you could file some sort of claim with insurance to get at least part of the money back?
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Maybe the guy who stole my driveshaft is piecing together a jeep!!
LMAO probably!! he's getting closer to having a whole jeep!


I bought the d44 at a junkyard for a good deal. The shop I had it stored at is just a auto hobby shop on base and they have tools, lift stalls for us to use. And just about everyone and their mother knew that thing was mine. I know most of the guys who hang out there and the employees, all really good people. But this place is a store at your own risk type deal. I was told they had to lock up everything just recently bc some dirtbag(s) went in there and stole other guys' stuff. That person makes the rest of us look bad. But there you go. Lesson learned: trust no one.
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Bummer! What with all the Jeep parts thefts lately? I'd turn it in to insurance for sure.
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Bummer! What with all the Jeep parts thefts lately? I'd turn it in to insurance for sure.
Wish I could. I tried to get renters insurance but my insurance company won't do it fr people who live in the barracks I'll just have to swallow this loss
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Time for an ass beating when you catch em. Did I hear "on base"? Where is he hiding a stolen D44 at?!
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Time for an ass beating when you catch em. Did I hear "on base"? Where is he hiding a stolen D44 at?!
It's probably someone off base. People come and go here. Base is only so big, so if it was stored here I'd find out pretty quick bc all the jeepers who live on base look out for each other
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Once upon a time when I was serving my 20 years in the Navy, if something personal of yours was stolen while on base, you could submit a claim against the gov for it.

Of course, it had to be investigated by base police, but that's easy to have done....ESPECIALLY if the theft costs the gov.

Look into it and see if it's still a possibility.

Schedule a vist with the base legal office for advise.
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Once upon a time when I was serving my 20 years in the Navy, if something personal of yours was stolen while on base, you could submit a claim against the gov for it.

Of course, it had to be investigated by base police, but that's easy to have done....ESPECIALLY if the theft costs the gov.

Look into it and see if it's still a possibility.

Schedule a vist with the base legal office for advise.
That's a good idea. In today's navy I seriously doubt I'll get reimbursed, but its definitely worth a try.
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You know what they say in the military...gear adrift is a gift That sucks man and to make it worse it was probably more than one guy. D44's are pretty heavy. There's all types in the military bro, from honest guys to former and active gang members. I always locked up my trash when I was in.
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Goodluck hunting them down, I would keep my ears open and smart words from 2002tj... trying doesn't hurt.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #18
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Once upon a time when I was serving my 20 years in the Navy, if something personal of yours was stolen while on base, you could submit a claim against the gov for it.

Of course, it had to be investigated by base police, but that's easy to have done....ESPECIALLY if the theft costs the gov.

Look into it and see if it's still a possibility.

Schedule a vist with the base legal office for advise.

Maybe in the oldschool Navy they would give a damn. Not in todays fleet though. Unless you know or bl*w somebody, nothing serious will be done. Had it happen in a "secure" storage unit for vehicles during a WESTPAC. The MA's said they routinley patroled the lot to make sure nothing was broken into. Seemed like a bunch of gundecking going on. Report was submitted, investigation was started and stopped, bet the paperwork never left the desk.
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You know what they say in the military...gear adrift is a gift That sucks man and to make it worse it was probably more than one guy. D44's are pretty heavy. There's all types in the military bro, from honest guys to former and active gang members. I always locked up my trash when I was in.
I remember the 'base hobby shop' days. Until I got my own offbase quarters and built my shop, it was the only place I had to fix/mod my chit....The 'no promises of secure storage' policy was in effect way back then...But once I became a regular there and earned stroke with shop staff, I never had to worry......

LOL, I remember 32dn St Navy base, San Diego back in '74....I had a 70 Boss 429 Mustang and needed to replace the cam and lifters...Our hobby shop consisted of a double row of open sheds with dirt floors and not even a fence....And it was located in largest gravel fleet parking lot I'd ever seen up to that point in my life......I got it done on a Saturday with careful planning and had lots of good help lined up....Cost me lots of beer and pizza afterwards and many rides in the Stang, but we got it done
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That really pi$$es me off. Stealing from someone serving their country on a military base.
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That really pi$$es me off. Stealing from someone serving their country on a military base.
Well, don't get too pissed, this was a crime committed by a shipmate, not a sillyvillian.

Like one guy said earlier, you can find the worst scum in the military...but they usually don't last long.

I spent 7 years on destroyers during Vietnam and the crews were made up of mostly potheads and criminals....Then I volunteered for nuclear submarines where you could leave 5K in cash on your rack and it would be there when you returned.

The only difference was we in submarines only selected and retained the very best of the best...sure made life lots better when your shipmate wasn't a shipwreck and you could risk your life with him.

This old world is One ship One Crew, and we all either sink or swim together..It's up to each of us to weed out the shipwrecks
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Well, don't get too pissed, this was a crime committed by a shipmate, not a sillyvillian.

Like one guy said earlier, you can find the worst scum in the military...but they usually don't last long.

I spent 7 years on destroyers during Vietnam and the crews were made up of mostly potheads and criminals....Then I volunteered for nuclear submarines where you could leave 5K in cash on your rack and it would be there when you returned.

The only difference was we in submarines only selected and retained the very best of the best...sure made life lots better when your shipmate wasn't a shipwreck and you could risk your life with him.

This old world is One ship One Crew, and we all either sink or swim together..It's up to each of us to weed out the shipwrecks
Hahaha...sillyvillians. These days military bases are crawling with civilian contractors. So it could have been anyone really, civilian and military both have access to the shop. Both the civilian and
military side have some of the biggest turds I've ever laid eyes on, and also some of the hardest working, dedicated people. Positive or negative I'm still proud to serve
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Keep a close eye on Craigslist not just local but anywhere within a few hours drive. The dumb and dumber are still out there. I feel your pain.
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Keep a close eye on Craigslist not just local but anywhere within a few hours drive. The dumb and dumber are still out there. I feel your pain.
.....AND local metal scrap yards.
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If you cant find the SOB that stole it hit the DRMO lot and but a 14 bolt and a 60 for a good price
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LMAO probably!! he's getting closer to having a whole jeep!


I bought the d44 at a junkyard for a good deal. The shop I had it stored at is just a auto hobby shop on base and they have tools, lift stalls for us to use. And just about everyone and their mother knew that thing was mine. I know most of the guys who hang out there and the employees, all really good people. But this place is a store at your own risk type deal. I was told they had to lock up everything just recently bc some dirtbag(s) went in there and stole other guys' stuff. That person makes the rest of us look bad. But there you go. Lesson learned: trust no one.
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Start looking on craigslist for the parts. and run an add on there to let other people know that you had one stolen. you would be surprised what you might find out.
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simple solution. Brag about some other part that is in there (that isnt) or put something in there and lock it up. Put up some night camera's, kick back, and #$$# the guy up who dares enter after hrs attempting to get it AFTER you follow the #$#$#$ to his house where I'm sure you'll find your item(s).

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