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White Commodore meets Gungahlin Parking. Images of Canberra

By johnboy - 7 February 2012 21

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We love our white Commodores, and we love Gungahlin parking. Now Image Splat has brought the two together and our worlds may never be the same again!

Hi – was on my way through Gungahlin when I spotted this bit of white commodore gold. Parking on the verge was out of the question (small block sizes), otherwise there probably would have been more blocked up cars gathering rust 😉

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White Commodore meets Gungahlin Parking. Images of Canberra
EvanJames 5:10 pm 07 Feb 12

Peewee Slasher said :

You should scout out mechanic workshops or takeaways where someones twitching and swearing.

Hmmm, that wouldn’t really narrow it down much.

devils_advocate 4:59 pm 07 Feb 12

Bluey said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

What ever happened to wheel locking nuts?

Pretty useless today as per later comments.

Get yourself some star patterned nuts or bolts (depending on your car) thwarts most people who dont carry the unusual patterned tool to undo them when setting about nicking some wheels.

Weird thing I found out about some time ago (not going to go into details of how, but…)

Most people who put locknuts on their wheels do it because they have expensive aftermarket wheels. There is some element of theft of these types of wheels. But actually the most profitable is going after original, factory wheels on slightly uncommon cars. Seems weird at first but after some thought makes sense. If you have a slightly uncommon car with factory mags locknuts often now come as part of the deal because replacement cost is so high.

Bluey 3:00 pm 07 Feb 12

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

What ever happened to wheel locking nuts?

Pretty useless today as per later comments.

Get yourself some star patterned nuts or bolts (depending on your car) thwarts most people who dont carry the unusual patterned tool to undo them when setting about nicking some wheels.

NoImRight 2:46 pm 07 Feb 12

mick0s said :

joh8754 said :

As for mick0s’ comment of not making a habit of parking in dodgy areas for extended periods – my car was parked in the basement of a multi-unit complex in the inner city … I wouldn’t have thought the area to be dodgy …

Apologies joh, that wasn’t directed at you.
I’ve had my car broken into and, on a separate occasion, my number plates stolen, from a unit-complex basement garage too. 🙂

just a general statement.

And as for me “publicising how to get past them [locknuts]”, NoImRight, clearly you have something against educating people in understanding how little some common countermeasures actually do.

Maybe I’ll go reprimand my old man for showing me at a young age how to get my keys out of my locked car with a coat hanger.

What would be faster, and probably more productive, would be to not take yourself quite so seriously. Just a suggestion 😉

mick0s 2:30 pm 07 Feb 12

joh8754 said :

As for mick0s’ comment of not making a habit of parking in dodgy areas for extended periods – my car was parked in the basement of a multi-unit complex in the inner city … I wouldn’t have thought the area to be dodgy …

Apologies joh, that wasn’t directed at you.
I’ve had my car broken into and, on a separate occasion, my number plates stolen, from a unit-complex basement garage too. 🙂

just a general statement.

And as for me “publicising how to get past them [locknuts]”, NoImRight, clearly you have something against educating people in understanding how little some common countermeasures actually do.

Maybe I’ll go reprimand my old man for showing me at a young age how to get my keys out of my locked car with a coat hanger.

Lazy I 2:15 pm 07 Feb 12

joh8754 said :

As for mick0s’ comment of not making a habit of parking in dodgy areas for extended periods – my car was parked in the basement of a multi-unit complex in the inner city … I wouldn’t have thought the area to be dodgy …

I never see dodgy people in and around the city.

joh8754 1:49 pm 07 Feb 12

joh8754 said :

Hey, that’s terrible … I mean … spelling Besser as bessa.

However, the clues they left behind tell a story – “oily fingerpints” He’s either a mechanic or works in a fish ‘n’ chip shop. And??? he put shredded tyres back on? Why? Maybe he was trying to put decent (sort of) tyres back on but had a Tourettes moment and slashed them.

You should scout out mechanic workshops or takeaways where someones twitching and swearing.

Wow, caught me on a technicality there with my spelling.

However, the culprit obtained the oily fingerprints whilst changing the tyres and then placing his hands on the boot of my car. I’m not willing to make any statements, though, as their state of mind when they left shredded tyres, or what made them do what they did.

And yes, I now have wheel lock nuts.

As for mick0s’ comment of not making a habit of parking in dodgy areas for extended periods – my car was parked in the basement of a multi-unit complex in the inner city … I wouldn’t have thought the area to be dodgy …

Peewee Slasher 1:30 pm 07 Feb 12

joh8754 said :

I had the same thing happen to me about four years ago. I’d parked in a basement carpark, went down on a Saturday, and someone had lovingly stolen the wheels and blue mags off my Ford laser, left the car on bessa blocks, and placed two shredded tyres (designed for two different makes of car) back on the car for me.
Nothing could be done in catching the culprits, despite clear oily fingerprints being left on the car. This was because, as the police said, it was an open carpark that anyone could access, and it didn’t matter that I had only washed it the day previously (a very narrow timeframe – 24hrs – as to when the deed was done). And it was done on the Northbourne Avenue corridor, so quick and easy for the culprits to get away.
Good luck to whoever owns the car in getting the issue rectified. It’s a pity it happened.

Hey, that’s terrible … I mean … spelling Besser as bessa.

However, the clues they left behind tell a story – “oily fingerpints” He’s either a mechanic or works in a fish ‘n’ chip shop. And??? he put shredded tyres back on? Why? Maybe he was trying to put decent (sort of) tyres back on but had a Tourettes moment and slashed them.

You should scout out mechanic workshops or takeaways where someones twitching and swearing.

NoImRight 12:22 pm 07 Feb 12

mick0s said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

What ever happened to wheel locking nuts?

They’re generally not the most effective things.

All you need is a closely matching “key” nut and a hammer (in some cases, just a plain square one will fit, when forced) , and they’re rendered moot.

That said, its still a slight deterrent to thieves, and that’s why I have them, though I don’ make a habit of parking in dodgy areas for extended periods..

Possibly less effective every time someone publicises how to get past them too.

mick0s 11:39 am 07 Feb 12

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

What ever happened to wheel locking nuts?

They’re generally not the most effective things.

All you need is a closely matching “key” nut and a hammer (in some cases, just a plain square one will fit, when forced) , and they’re rendered moot.

That said, its still a slight deterrent to thieves, and that’s why I have them, though I don’ make a habit of parking in dodgy areas for extended periods..

Lazy I 11:36 am 07 Feb 12

How rude, blocking it up on the discs.. every courteous wheel thief knows to place the cinder blocks under the jacking points.

Luckily they left the monster tacho so the owner can still see when it approaches the 3k red line.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:14 am 07 Feb 12

What ever happened to wheel locking nuts?

joh8754 10:58 am 07 Feb 12

I had the same thing happen to me about four years ago. I’d parked in a basement carpark, went down on a Saturday, and someone had lovingly stolen the wheels and blue mags off my Ford laser, left the car on bessa blocks, and placed two shredded tyres (designed for two different makes of car) back on the car for me.
Nothing could be done in catching the culprits, despite clear oily fingerprints being left on the car. This was because, as the police said, it was an open carpark that anyone could access, and it didn’t matter that I had only washed it the day previously (a very narrow timeframe – 24hrs – as to when the deed was done). And it was done on the Northbourne Avenue corridor, so quick and easy for the culprits to get away.
Good luck to whoever owns the car in getting the issue rectified. It’s a pity it happened.

Chop71 10:55 am 07 Feb 12

Solidarity said :

Poor guys had his wheels nicked. What a pain in the arse.

I guess you study rocket science at ANU

Solidarity 10:33 am 07 Feb 12

Poor guys had his wheels nicked. What a pain in the arse.

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