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The gas tank in the Paddock Project Charger was in great shape on the outside, and the low mileage car ran well. However, Mike Paremsky at Michael's Auto Body, the shop heading up the restoration of the car, agrees with us that if a new gas tank is available, always replace your existing tank. He cut open the Charger's original tank to get a look inside and this is what we found-a lot of sediment at the bottom of the tank right where the pick-up tube is. Also notice the top of the tank (in the foreground) has hardened varnish drips formed on it. There is a substantial risk of explosion involved with cutting open your gas tank, so don't do it! All it will take is one spark to ruin your whole day.