1. Last time (Sept. '07), we showed you how the Brute conversion kit from AEV enabled us to stretch Teal-J's wheelbase by 36 inches. Once all the framework was complete, the guys at DC Customs started on the extensive bodywork. When it comes to prepping a vehicle for new paint, there are several things that can make or break the results. Highest on the list is a clean working environment. Here you can see Dustin Chernoh masking off a section of Teal's rocker panel. Great care was taken to ensure that overspray didn't get on parts we didn't want painted.