Haden, an aircraft mechanic, told KSBI-TV that people started taking pictures of the car almost immediately after he put it back on the road. That gave him the idea to make it slightly more roadworthy, and after two hours of tearing away the mangled fenders, roof and broken windshield, he took it for a ride around town last weekend, telling the TV station: "We decided just to chop it up and take it out for everyone to see."
And since three of the tires had punctures, what better time to practice their burnout skills?
The few pictures of him cruising in the 'Stang have since blown up far beyond what Haden ever thought they would. The car isn't technically street legal — what with the missing seat belts and holes poked throughout the exhaust — but Haden will likely get a pass around that part of Oklahoma as long as people need a laugh.