I have had an opportunity to see the Challenger from the Search and Restore program and have to say it is a first rate build. The body mods were minor, spoiler, front air splitter, and a few tweaks, but all nicely done. The mechanicals were done very neatly and professionally - this car really performs. I am pretty sure this is the exception rather than the rule. I wouldn't trust most of the crews of the buy em', fix em', sell em' shows to change a tire. The Powerblock shows look like they do pretty good work, and aren't trying to sell you the cars, but they sure sell a lot of supplier's parts. I am actually relieved to hear that the Fast and Loud guys don't actually fix the cars themselves.
About Gilligan's Island, I always wondered if the Professor could build a radio out of coconuts, why couldn't he fix the boat?!?