Stomper the Jeep, tornado survivor

haven

Expedition Leader
Feel good story of the year!



Stomper the Jeep barely survived the Moore, OK tornado. The truck's owner discovered the Jeep still ran. He cleared a path out of what was left of the garage, and used the damaged Jeep to help rescue people trapped nearby. Later, the insurance company said the storm damage made the vehicle a total loss.

Crocker Off Road Performance in Phoenix heard the story of Stomper, and volunteered to rebuild the Jeep as a tribute to the resilient people of Oklahoma.

More here
http://www.c4x4.com/201305f2.htm
http://jalopnik.com/heroic-jeep-that-rescued-people-after-a-tornado-is-gett-511978009
https://www.facebook.com/TheRebuildingOfStomper
 

Bennyhana

Adventurer
I think I would just clean it up and make it street leagal again and drive it with all the scars and dents. Kind of like the terminator
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jaxs1984

Adventurer
It doesn't look damaged to me, just the plastic fenders got ripped off and the windshield is down and a couple scratches, nothing worst then on the trails :smiley_drive: Take it to the car wash and call it a day.
 

mustangwarrior

Adventurer
doesn't matter how it looks, just awesome how much generosity is going into rebuilding this thing for the guy, been following the story from day one on the COP4x4 FB page
 

MtnClimber

Ready To Explore!
Thanks for the story, a true hero in my eyes. It's amazing to see the heroism come out during natural and/or man made events.
 

98roamer

Explorer
Noticed the Ohio plates, from the article, he was visiting his parents when the tornado hit and the all hid in the fraidy hole.

We just came back from visiting the In-laws in Oklahoma last week, we were down in OKC during the El Reno twister but far enough away just to get wind and rain. But back in 2005 we were visiting again, when a twister came close enough to knock of a Hackberry which part of it ended up on my Xterra. We used his farm jack to get the roof higher and we were able to drive it back to home to Ohio.
 

alexfm

Explorer
Camp is badass dude, he's always looking for ways to give back to the community, and this is just one build he's done along these lines. If I ever wind up in Phoenix, I know who's getting to work on my rigs.
 
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