Somebody should sticky this thread. GL OP.
Thanks for looking out, but its more like this:
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I leave for CA on the 19th for 2 months. I'll be working alot (12hr days) and only off for 3 weekends total, so it's going to be fun... As always scout them orange bugs for me!! Thanks!!
Anyways I fly out tommorrow heading to CA. I have no leads nor any more info on the bug. I was hoping to have something to work with. I seen a orange beetle the other day and I got a pretty good flash back of the car.... Hopefully I will find the car. On the flip side if I ever find the car (crushed, etc). My mother bought my brother a Baja Beetle as a grad present. The bug has been sitting on my land forever like a sad story. I'm thinking about buying the car from him and re doing it. It will have a little twist being a baja beetle, but I'll paint it Orange like hers was...IDK just a though.....
Dude, this thread needs a bump.
I'm still searching.. I posted a WANTED ad on Criagslist in the Watsonville area. I know it could be a good thing or bad thing. If someone has it and is a D-bag they could try and get a arm and a leg for it. I figure if it gets me to the car, it's worth it. Even if I can't buy it due to some over pricing, I would rather know where the car is at then to keep wondering all the time. I'm trying to save a little bit of money to hire I private investigator, but they aren't cheap. Wish me luck!! NOW CHECK THEM VIN's!!
... so I wrote this post to get the word out:
Oh, so I got some help today. I posted a craigslist ad in the Watsonville area. Turns out a guy (Rarafel) a couple houses down the street calls me where the car was last seen. He remembers the car. Well anyways Rarafel said the guy that had the beetle use to have a weird rare car, called a Reliant Super Robin (Crazy little 3 wheeled car) and he has been trying to sell it for the longest time. Turns out he had it for sale on a website. If you look you can see a beetle in the background. Rarafel says it use to have the TAZ sticker on the back window, so what are the odds. If it is the car they have done some stuff to it. The car is now a red orange not the light orange, has bumpers on it and stock bug wheels again. Rarafel has also tracked the guys name down William Wallace that use to be a Math teacher at Cabrillo College and moved to Oregon. I'm searching now to hopfully get some info from him. I hope this is my moms, it could be just another beetle around the same spot and I could be chasing a lost cause. Either way it's worth the risk. Man I can't thank you people enough for all your help so far!!
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It seems pretty far fetched that it would be changed between two different oranges, but here's to hoping. Maybe the lighting in the picture is off and it looks darker than it is, or better yet, maybe that orange one is a parts car for yours that is still in running condition!
I emailed that address, but it's dead. They normally kill stuff like that after being transfered. I'm going to wait until tommorow and call the college and see if they can help. You never know what they will give up until you call. Hopfully Rarafel's neighbor will come up with William's cell phone number.
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