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I did awhile ago, there was a pic of the plate on the minivan that he pulled his truck to the body shop with. He had no front plate or any pics of the rear of his truck.

And thanks to photobucket all his pics are gone...
Damn, well hopefully someone can get in contact with him.
 


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I did awhile ago, there was a pic of the plate on the minivan that he pulled his truck to the body shop with. He had no front plate or any pics of the rear of his truck.

And thanks to photobucket all his pics are gone...
Ah, well, that's another of those situations we have no control over...maybe DG will come back on his own...it would have been nice to at least preserve an image of his work...since he did win a Truck of the Month contest there is probably at least one image sitting in the TRS archives...

Hmmmm...will go check!

EDIT: No such luck...only the front end shot so no plate info on that...
 
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I think I pulled a little Google Fu and found a faint pic of his tag number.

Looks like his truck, right style, right color, right bumper, even looks like the right mufflers.

Looks like DVI2692 but that "I" might be a "1"

Tried a few tag lookup sights. Only got results using "1" and they all linked back to a 1995 Honda Accord, not sure whats up with that.
 

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Good catch...in Canada we have Disabled plates that people can get and if the DV stands for Disabled Vet that might be a clue...but I have no idea if that is applicable...

I couldn't tell if they were from his State of Louisianna (sp) or not though as the image is too blurry.
 

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in a post from 2009 he talks about the shop that did paint work on the '36.
Expert Collision in New Orleans. guys name was Joe.

maybe Joe could add some info.
 

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I'm doing my best to do a check on the email associated with his account. A reverse lookup has said it's valid. But when I email it. It bounces back. So I've attempted to message it via text message. If I get anything back I'll update everyone.
 

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I think I pulled a little Google Fu and found a faint pic of his tag number.

Looks like his truck, right style, right color, right bumper, even looks like the right mufflers.

Looks like DVI2692 but that "I" might be a "1"

Tried a few tag lookup sights. Only got results using "1" and they all linked back to a 1995 Honda Accord, not sure whats up with that.
When I run those numbers I get no results for anything in Louisiana.
 

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:damnit1: I feel like an idiot.

For some reason I was thinking Texas instead of Louisiana, so that's the state I was searching for. Makes sense why it was showing a Honda Accord, wrong state.
 

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Good catch...in Canada we have Disabled plates that people can get and if the DV stands for Disabled Vet that might be a clue...but I have no idea if that is applicable...

I couldn't tell if they were from his State of Louisianna (sp) or not though as the image is too blurry.
DV plates are about the same here. I definitely recall him being a Disabled Veteran. If someone knew his name it might be possible to go through the VA to get more information. Not exactly sure how that would work though. Unfortunately all I ever knew him by was his forum name.

Couldn't tell if they were LA plates or not, just know that it's a tag number on what is definitely his truck.
 

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FWIW every so many years we get new plates with new numbers here in Iowa.
 

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I was really hoping to get back on and see some updates from DG.
 

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I was really hoping to get back on and see some updates from DG.
Would be nice to know how he is doing after all he went through...

Which gave me another idea that might help find him...I'm just concerned that DG might not want to be found...but...if someone wants to pursue this angle...

We all heard or read DG talking about his son who was killed by a drunk driver...of Mexican origin...that probably made the news in his hometown...just a matter of nailing down the time frame to make it easier. I'm sure good search parameters would include the city, sons first name...and the details would include drunk driving with a mention of the drivers name and it being of Mexican origin...

I'm inclined to think DG would want us to respect his privacy though...but I've been watching too many CSI NY and CSI episodes that peeked my curiosity about clues and finding missing information.
 

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Have a clearer picture of DG's plate from our TRS Banner meet.
 

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Another good catch...definitely looks like his truck...but I can't zoom in on the image enough to see if it's from his State...
 

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looks like it says "louisiana" at top of plate, veteran or diabled vet at bottom, sure hope hes still around, his dissapearance and silence have bothered me for quite a while now..
 


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