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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      • 1 Year Ago
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      Diz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Geico called. They said it looked repairable to them.
        007 Vodka Martini
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Diz
        The lizard is going to do the work. RUN.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Diz
        If it ends up in the hands of a salvage company then you will see it on some used car site with the words, caps lock and exclamation points and all, "THIS IS A REPAIRABLE VEHICLE!!!!"
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Diz
        Your post gave me such a laugh because I can see them actually saying that lol.
      tommy wren
      • 1 Year Ago
      still better story than twilight..lol
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tommy wren
        It would still be a better story than Twilight even if the tornado had completely destroyed the Mustang.
      Nick Hance
      • 1 Year Ago
      This needs to be at a lemons race.
      injun99999
      • 1 Year Ago
      Built Ford Tough! Not a section 8 car company!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @injun99999
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      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an awesome story. I actually think there was another story like this last year with the same kind of Mustang. I had two of these 99 n 02 and they were tough. 99 was hit on every panel cept the roof, hood. And driver fender. Shocks were bent( whole nother story!). 02 was hit 4 times, twice in the same spot bending the frame. Both kept on goin.
      dave1marine
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't believe there are some whiners on here that just don't get what this guy is doing. He's giving the finger to the tornado that killed his neighbors, destroyed a good portion of his town, and took out his Mustang..., but not QUITE. Semper Fi, Jack.
        olbiker
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dave1marine
        I agree with you Dave. There is only one thing that I would do different. With some of the shattered windshield still on the car. I would wear some eye-wear to protect my peepers.
      olbiker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Humph, you think you have something with a 5.0 Mustang. That is nothing. This guy has a EF5 Mustang!
      misgsoft
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey, the rest of you Detroit car makers..Dont you wish you could build an auto that would crank over and run after being hit by an EF 5? Make em eat dust, Ford...
        Camarosrus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @misgsoft
        Not quite sure what your talking about. I have a freind, also from OK, whose 67 Firebird suffered a similar fate several years ago while stored on his father's farm. It was ininsured at the time as it wasn't being driven, awaiting a restoration. Likewise, he made lemonaide by cutting off the roof and removed the doors and then drove it around on the farm. He still has it, and I keep trying to convince him to bring it to some local car shows, because it would be the hit of the show.
      Justin B.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bad. Ass.
      kenyng
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a Ford...........Ford didn't need a "bail out" either. Owned 2 went through blizzards, hurricanes and earthquakes......just kept on going.
      John Trout
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey, Ford Motor Co. Trade his wreck for a new Mustang, & use that thing in your next ad campaign.
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