"My original estimate for the body work on the car was $7,800 and I told Krissy if she could pay for about half of that, then the rest I would donate," said Bob.
Precision repaired some accident damage done to the vehicles left, rear quarter panel, hand-made a body kit Flak had purchased for the car fit properly, bought and installed new fenders, painted the vehicle and redid the interior with some carpet and seat upholstery from Flak's uncle.
Kantin was able to get Smitty's Auto Paint to donate some clear, primer and silver paint for the vehicle as well.
Audio Addictions, All Out Paintless Dent Removal, Acappella Hair Design, Rancho Auto Parts, All Season Tint, SoCal Jax Wax, Pole Position and the local VFW Post also made donations and helped in the refinishing process to get the Mustang ready for Flak's return.
"Thank you guys so much, it's so beautiful," Flak said of the car's reveal to San Diego's North County Times.
The car took about 5 weeks to complete, with many overtime and weekend hours put in to get the car ready for Flak's return; the crew at Precision Paint and Body Works even worked Easter Sunday to finish the vehicle in time.
"I think we took one day off in the 5 weeks it took to repair the car," said Kantin.
"Eddie was so surprised and it was so hard to keep this a secret for 2 months," said Krissy, "Thanks to ... all who made this dream come true for my husband, he deserves every bit of it."