Assessing the Damage and Salvaging Parts
I know it’s a bad picture but if you look closely you can tell that the entire gantry is tilted to the right due to the bolt holes all being stripped out. The thing laying on the bed of the machine is a hot-wire foam cutting attachment that was mounted at the time and was also destroyed. (note: that picture was taken in my grandmother’s garage, the rebuilding would require more space than was available in the Airstream.)
All I was able to salvage was the base (with rails and leadscrew), the skates that the carriage rides on, the Y and Z axis assemblies, and the bed itself, everything else was scrapped.
With all the damaged material removed it was time to start rebuilding.