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Ford Mustang hit by Moore, OK EF5 tornado lives to do another burnout.
Autoblog ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jeffry N. Ross

Posted on 06/08/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT by nascarnation

Oklahoma recently saw the destructive power of an EF5 tornado, but in the aftermath of the devastation, we've also been witness to the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Moore, OK resident Jack Haden survived the storm but found that his 2003 Ford Mustang wasn't quite as lucky. As you can see in the image above, the tornado's 200+ mph winds did quite a number on the car, but while most people would have likely called their insurance company and scrapped the car, Haden had other plans.

After finding the car and seeing that its V6 still fired up, Haden spent a couple hours getting the car, um... roadworthy(?)... by removing the doors and front clip, cutting off the roof and putting on some new wheels and tires. He noticed that driving it around brought some comic relief to an area that needed a reason to laugh and smile. Check out the KSBI TV news report video below showing before and after pictures of the tough 'Stang, as well as a video showing the newly lightweight coupe doing a smoky burnout.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: burnout; ford; fordmotor; moore; mustang
Good stuff. God bless the folks in OK!
1 posted on 06/08/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Holy crap, that car still ran?!


2 posted on 06/08/2013 1:24:25 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: nascarnation
LOL! Quite a burnout.

They could probably save that Mustang with some Bondo and a little rubbing compound:)

3 posted on 06/08/2013 1:25:44 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Could use it to power a New Orleans Mardi Gras or Rosebowl parade Float.


4 posted on 06/08/2013 1:32:19 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nascarnation
doesn't look tooo bad, it should buff right out...
5 posted on 06/08/2013 1:38:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation

That gives a whole new meaning to the car show class known as “survivor”......


6 posted on 06/08/2013 1:44:46 PM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Amberdawn

Built FORD tough baby. good ole American Muscle


7 posted on 06/08/2013 1:45:07 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: nascarnation
After EF5

I'll bet that there are some wanting to build underground garages as well as houses thereabouts!

8 posted on 06/08/2013 1:51:43 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: nascarnation

Oh....I thought maybe Michael Moore collided with the Mustang...


9 posted on 06/08/2013 2:00:53 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SES1066

At a Nascar race about 15 years ago, Dale Earnhardt wrecked hard, hit both inside and outside walls and I think he rolled it. His car looked a bit like this Mustang. The camera’s cut from the safety crew to the pits. Suddenly, the Black Number 3 was rolling into the pits to the shock of the announcers. After the race was over, they interviewed Dale. He said “I was stepping into the ambulance when I saw that the car had all four wheels on it. A track worker was inside the car and I asked him to turn the key. It fired up and I said “get out of my car, I’m going racing.”


10 posted on 06/08/2013 2:03:28 PM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA-NOT IN MY TROOP)
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To: Chode

That ain’t no burnout, that’s a mobile insect fogger slash smoke screen generator”! All she needs is a little bit of the Handymans Secret Weapon to make hold ‘er all together!

Red Green


11 posted on 06/08/2013 2:18:25 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: nascarnation

How do we know that the car wasn’t this damaged prior to the tornado?

This is exactly what an insurance company’s structural engineer asked me after examining my damaged house post Hurricane Sandy.


12 posted on 06/08/2013 2:20:52 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: bigbob
LOL!!! pretty much...
13 posted on 06/08/2013 2:24:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation
they should enter that into a LeMon League/Chump Car race... they'd have a real chance of winning!!!
14 posted on 06/08/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation

Ford ought to offer him a brand new Mustang in exchange. This one is a pretty good rolling testamonial to quality car building.


15 posted on 06/08/2013 3:25:06 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SES1066
Put a little *Fix-A-Flat* in the left rear and he's ready to run.
16 posted on 06/08/2013 3:29:12 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: JohnG45

>>How do we know that the car wasn’t this damaged prior to the tornado?<<

Did you answer, “Because I would have put my claim in earlier, that’s how.”


17 posted on 06/08/2013 4:05:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Cvengr

The car should be a parade float all by itself.
Additional decorations should be small or sparse so parade spectators can see the car itself.


18 posted on 06/10/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by ajaynejr
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