|04-21-2010 10:50 AM|
|KCrisp||It varies by state but your insurance agent might be able to do that for you, especially if you made a claim on your comprehesive coverage for the cost of the top. Some states make this difficult for a private individual to check.|
|04-20-2010 07:50 PM|
|winch||thats true i got his license plate number, maybe i can start a reverse search for the vin of the vehicle and then get a car facts report to see if the story checks out!!|
|04-20-2010 04:04 PM|
If his story had been that he got the top on Craigslist that would one thing, but if he said it came on a vehicle he bought, then you can verify that with the vehicle history. Find out who owned before this guy. You may find out there was not recent sale, so the current owner is a liar. There may be a seller who sold it (my guess) with a soft top. So now you know current owner is a liar.
Tell him you've checked, he's lying, and you want the top back or you go to the police.
|04-20-2010 03:15 PM|
|Bignuke||If his story is right (probably not) ask him who he got it from, what the guys name was etc...|
|04-20-2010 12:23 PM|
I went up and looked, could not see any numbers at all.
If there are, there may be something under where the glass closes or under the weatherstrips. If someone has their hard top on perhaps they could open their back glass and look there.
The weatherstrips are glued on, so of course I didn't peel them up to look.
|04-20-2010 11:59 AM|
I think that if the OP filed a police report when the top was stolen, and if by ANY chance he has photos of the top, including the custom install of the safari rack he should go to the police about it and see if he can get them to do something.
Worst case scenario, they will tell you no but it can't hurt to TRY!
Maybe they can at least get the guy to show proof of where he bought the Jeep/hard top to show that he's not the crook.
If a pawn shop buys stolen goods, it is confiscated. The shop loses the item AND their money.
It works that way for the general public too.
I have my hard top up in the shop. I'll go give it a good look all over to see if there are any numbers on it anywhere and let you know.
|04-20-2010 11:42 AM|
|04-20-2010 08:18 AM|
|04-19-2010 09:55 PM|
|04-19-2010 07:19 PM|
|04-19-2010 06:48 PM|
|winch||i knew it was my top because i customize a worrior rack to brace right to the hard top and not to the frame. their should be no jeep on jeep crime, it should be considered treason punishable by bannishment from ever owning a jeep again or death!|
|04-19-2010 12:07 PM|
When my Jeep got broken into and my radio and some other stuff stolen, I called the police. The officer that came out said we were lucky they didn't steal doors, as the full hard doors are a hot ticket item for thieves. I have since bought the Tuffy locking hinge guards so that can't happen.
|04-19-2010 09:41 AM|
|InfernoGirl||Never heard of a soft top being stolen. Doors are a much bigger risk, I think.|
|04-19-2010 09:00 AM|
|kosh||I am curious as to how you knew it was your top too. Raises another question for me, how often are soft tops stolen? I just got one and realized there is next to nothing to prevent them from being stolen.|
|04-19-2010 08:28 AM|
|04-19-2010 08:23 AM|
|Zyoid||sorry, but your SOL. as stated above, police suck...they will give you the run around because "they have better things to do" than help you out unfortunately...thats the run around I got when my car got hit...I didnt see it but In found a car that just happened to get almost identical marks to mine at the same time that matched up with marks left on the road.|
|04-19-2010 07:07 AM|
|Kilroy||I think having the glass etched on the hardtop is a good idea.|
|04-19-2010 02:03 AM|
That being said, the above posts that suggest there's nothing you can do are right.
|04-19-2010 01:40 AM|
|jdhallissey||Ya caulk it up to a hard learning day. I have had things stolen from me too. IT sucks. To the leaving it in the front yard I mean I would too. I trust my neighborhood but even if it was just on top of the jeep who's to say they wouldn't take it off anyways and run with it. Being on the ground or on the jeep take just about the same time to steal if you really think about it.|
|04-19-2010 12:55 AM|
Unfortunately, I'll go with shit out of luck on this one. I had an ATV stolen from me (12 years old at the time, worked and saved up $3500 for that too), and despite numerous EBAY listings for MY quad from a residence ten minutes from me, the police would do nothing.
I'm curious, how did you know it was yours?
|04-19-2010 12:54 AM|
|04-18-2010 11:40 PM|
Something else to keep in mind... unless you're the original owner, as easy as tops are to interchange, even IF they were VIN etched, if that top wasn't originally on that Jeep when it rolled off the line, then you're still SOL.
|04-18-2010 11:35 PM|
|terrible2||Yea there are no etchings, how the heck did you know it was your top? stickers? And why would you leave it just sitting outside?|
|04-18-2010 10:31 PM|
|04-18-2010 10:06 PM|
|InfernoGirl||And why would you leave it in your front yard? Have you priced those things? Them b***ches are expensive.....|
|04-18-2010 10:01 PM|
|04-18-2010 09:49 PM|
|CMEvans79||Ok, HOW did you know it was YOUR top?|
|04-18-2010 09:43 PM|
|Glenn54||Is there any chance you filed a police report with specific identification? There must be some kind of obvious marks or something for you to notice it while driving down the road.|
|04-18-2010 09:27 PM|
No markings that I'm aware of.
No proof, it's his. Take it from him and it's stealing. He might me a dirt bag with a crappy story, but it's still his.
Even if the top has some character (scratches etc) you'd better have some proof that it was yours (photos etc).
Sorry your property was stolen by some (maybe this) dirtbag.
|04-18-2010 09:26 PM|
|Vaultzz||Talk to a dealership and see if they would be able to match the top to your Jeep|
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