Nine months of hard work has paid off.
This is one of those true labor of love projects. The before and after shots explain it all. A Dodge Challenger Hellcat that had been previously burned to a crisp has been painstakingly restored after nine months by the DIY Gang. The Challenger in question was the sad victim of a barn fire and, well, it appeared to be completely destroyed. The heat of the fire was so hot it melted the muscle car's metal frame.
Typically, its remains would have been sent straight to the junkyard, but this is no typical situation. The show's host figured it was worth a shot to bring the car back to life. Step by step, beginning with the engine bay, the Challenger Hellcat was brought back to life, as the fascinating video shows. What was left of its once glorious 6.2-liter supercharged V8 was removed and, ironically, a fire extinguisher was found in the cabin.
Repairs then began to the cooked body, requiring a whole lot of hammering and stamping. Because the damage to this car was so extensive, the finished and restored product is actually two Challenger Hellcats combined into one. The restoration crew found a totaled Sublime Green Hellcat and took whatever parts they needed from it that couldn't be salvaged from the fire-cooked car.
The team ultimately decided to paint the restored Hellcat IndiGO Blue. The nine months of hard work has clearly paid off because the results speak for themselves.
This is definitely one of those videos worth watching from beginning to end. It's not that long at 15 minutes, but it's pretty fascinating to see. But why take all the time and energy to restore a car that could simply be bought new? Well, where would be the fun in that? Certainly not a project for every DIY home garage, these guys are truly an inspiration.