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Catalytic Covertor concerns
#784077 October 21st 2021 8:23 pm
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I am pretty sure that there is probably equal concern about theft across the country. The news mentions popular models of cars and suv's that I don't own. I do own a van thats over 25 yrs old, it sure would be easy to get underneath there is tons of room to cut away
So I wonder, is my older van with an older cat much of a target, maybe so after its a little less free money to the crook, is it worth it?
I plan on taking a little road trip up the coast and parking in motel parking lot, hope the cat is still there in the morning.

So, are older vans a target or not?

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Lenard #784084 October 21st 2021 10:19 pm
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All the news stories seem to focus on newer import cars. If you can; park your van where you see it from your room if possible.

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Lenard #784086 October 21st 2021 11:38 pm
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Its not worth worrying about to the point you ruin your trip .... thats why you have insurance...


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ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
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Lenard #784087 October 21st 2021 11:51 pm
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Yeah, I know, I won't worry, its probably the an easy target that drives the theft. A lonely car parked far enough away from ears is probably a good target.
Also, there are so many newer cars out there a van is probably a 2nd choice, except that desperate tweekers are not the most rational people, a van needs no jack to get under it.

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Lenard #784099 October 22nd 2021 9:00 am
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I dont worry at all and its got 27" of ground clearance.. I like hearing my 454 without a CAT or a MUFFLER .... Oh God its loud ! !

Kinda like the sound at Pomona drag strip.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
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Lenard #784192 October 24th 2021 1:09 pm
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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
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Lenard #784350 October 28th 2021 6:23 am
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The converter on my 93 "fell" off when I had the custom exhaust was installed. grin


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Lenard #784357 October 28th 2021 7:26 am
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I had some old converters from some late 80's gm's I had replaced. Including the one from my van, the scrap yard said they're worthless. I'm assuming the amount of precious metals in the old converters is not enough to make them worth anything.

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Lenard #784360 October 28th 2021 1:52 pm
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To the right person they are valuable ...so it seems

Just have to figure out how to process them... and with the toxic metals in them yourll need a permit ... lol


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB

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