This stage of the restoration was by far the longest with around 4 months solid spent on the car. The body work was sporadic and felt never ending. It wasn't long before the Challenger's nasty secrets revealed themselves with the worst spot being between the trunk and the rear window. The vinyl top had leaked and given the age of the vehicle, it showed.
Slowly but surely the Challenger was re-emerging with rust being replaced by solid new steel and her entire body thoroughly inspected. By the time she was ready for the paint shop, she couldn't have been better prepared. Most of the time was spent on the car's lines making sure everything was perfectly aligned. Once this was achieved, it was time to remove the panels, hood, doors, trunk and everything else for painting.