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Old 10-27-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
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Good news happens!

My friend and I were recently given a tip on an AS by someone who knows we are hobby restorers. When my friend called me and told me of the '70 27' Int'l at a recycling yard....I was ready to go get her. After we looked through it, spoke to the folks at the recycle place....things didn't seem right...or the deal seemed too good to be true. Things that were odd;
1. address on mail inside didn't corespond with the sad story of how it got there.
2. id tag had been removed
3. back right quarter had been hacked up with a skill saw to gain access to inverter
4. what DA would take $500 for an AS as scrap?
5. we quizzed all the folks there again asking who, how, where and felt like they story didn't add up.

After arriving home my buddy opened the phone book, found a listing that matched the the name on the mail and called. The lady on the other end was VERY glad as the the AS had been missing for 2 months....the AS belonged to her Army vet who is about to pass....I think they we be able to recover the unit, and I hope the police will be able to put the degenerates responsible behind bars.....but we ddi save one from the crusher today!

-"Nothing is particularly difficult if you break it down into small jobs" - Henry Ford

-"just because the monkeys off your back, doesn't mean the circus left town!"

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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Good Job! Thanks for trusting your instinct and going the extra mile. I am sure those folks are thrilled.

You Rock!!!!

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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kudos to camperski

way to go AS'r-ya dun good.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:07 PM   #4
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Sad story...great that it ended well.


"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

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Old 10-27-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Here in Florida our recyclers are required to get a photo ID and drivers license number, hopefully the same in SC so that the scum can be found and prosecuted. Getting back a torn up unit is better than total loss if it wasn't insured.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
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Great job Camperski!
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:41 PM   #7
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Yup - ya done real good!

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