One of the big question marks with this GT was how much bondo was in the car. The shop who had it in California knew it had been hit in the rear (and had used a die grinder in the back to test the depth of the filler material) but we wanted to know exactly what we had to work with. We stripped most of the exterior bits from the car and masked the rest so they would not be damaged. We then proceeded to use a DA with 36-grit discs to remove the majority of the paint from the exterior.
We were pleasantly surprised to find jus some minor damage in the rear along with the typical dogleg rust holes. After completely stripping the car we will remove the rest of the paint with a sandblaster, but other than some repairs to the rear, the hood, doglegs and a few other spots this car is extremely solid.