Since Murphy's laws always work, when the car was taken apart lots of hidden issues came up. Now it is clear that 90% of the car was masked up just for sale.
Somebody previously started a restoration project and quit at some time, sorted it out to look nice to be sold and that's when I got into picture. The trunk floor pan is new, both left and right rear floor pans, front valance, seats are re-vinyled, new headliner, new carb (Edelbrock, I'm not sure which exact model - maybe somebody could take a look at the photo and try to figure out), new rear spoiler, new gas tank, new exhaust, engine is 440 instead or original 318 and I think the tranny is A727 instead of A904... but the body is pretty rusted out. It's not unsalvageable, but a LOT more work than previously considered.
Anyway, being angry or frustrated won't solve anything so I will live with the idea that it will take me a year or two to get the Challenger back on the road. Everything depends on $$$ of course...
So, one of the major issues is the main console and the metalwork underneath. It seems "they" (whomever "they" might be - either the guy from US who sold the car or the Pedal to the metal muscle car shop where I bought it) put a new dash pad on top of the old one which is in horrible state. The metal core underneath is rusty as hell, firewall too... The cover pad was just glued to the old one, luckily we managed to get it off without breaking it.
The main problems is that there are no AC/ventilation hoses - it was just put together and I had no way of checking when I was buying it. The AC compressor is missing (I saw that when I bought it) and since I figured to install Vintage Air kit it was not a problem for me at that time.
What would be the best thing to do right now? Since it is taken apart and the body is being taken care of regarding all the rust, I need advice for the hoses. If I get the Vintage Air kit does it come with all the new hoses or I have to re-use the old ones? Does anyone have photos of the firewall from the inside of the cabin? Me and my mechanic have no clue what it should look like when it's properly done. Of course, we will sort something out, but I'd rather do it the right way than just to do it.
BTW, all the electric cables will be replaced. IMO it's better to do everything nut&bolt if possible than to have issues later on.