I just had to get this off my chest. Monday afternoon/evening my 78 was broken into and had quite a bit of stereo equipment and interior items stolen. I called the security office (I'm a clinical engineer at a large hospital in Western Mass and park in a "secure" parking lot where you have to have a permit to park) who came to look at the damage. The thiefs pried the lock out of the passenger's side door (door was less than two years old). They trashed the interior taking my amp, kicker boxes, wiring, and center console. All the custom interior work that the previous owner did (they do custom interiors and glasswork) was trashed. I then called the local cops who showed up and take a half-a$$ed report. I then call the insurance company the next morning at 8a.m. they told me to get quotes from a couple of different body shops, gets quotes of the lost equipment, and quotes to fix the tonneau and redo the interior. Body shop $530 for damage repairs Interior fixes and tonneau (same shop) was $600 and stolen stereo equipment, console, etc. $1200 There is also my time for installing new equipment or paying somebody to do it (2.5 hours at $30/hr shop labor) for $75 which is cheap. Total conservative estimate is $2400. Insurance company adjuster said I pay my $500 deductable and they will give me a check for $300. $500 + $300 = $800 What the [censored] happened to the other $1600 /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Where I had the equipment mounted behind the seats (12" woofer boxes and amp) you can see the imprints on the seat. It's not like I had a pair of 6x9's in there with a tiny amp and now I'm trying to make out on the deal by saying I had more or bigger than what I had (you can actually see the damn imprints on the back of the seat). I had a picture of the truck that shows the speakers in there and showed him it. His comment to me was "How does my company know those were in there at the time of the theft"? I felt like saying because the assholes wouldn't have broken into it otherwise you [censored] moron..........but I toned it down a little. Basically you can have photo proof of what's in your vehicle, but unless you film the bastards stealing it, the insurance company won't give you jack [censored]. Plus they "pro-rate" stereo equipment. WTF is that. It's not like a fawking tire that wears out. It either works or it doesn't (and I told him this), and you know what his comment was...."How does my company know it worked at the time of the theft?" What tha [censored]! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Am I supposed to play music for the robbers and film them while they steal my [censored], just so I can get my $$$ back?????????? The world is so [censored] up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry. Just needed to vent a little.................and after the holiday's and my buddy's wedding, funds are tight. I can barely squeak the deductable out, nevermind replacing the stuff that the rapist (oh I meant insurance company) won't...... OK I feel a LITTLE better now.