Whereas once it was blown-up,...
Whereas once it was blown-up, now it's merely blown, thanks to a Novi 2000 working through a new drivetrain. Underhood flash also comes by way of UPR, SCT, BBK, and Optima hardware.
While we direct you to our sidebar and 5.0 Tech Specs box for a comprehensive look at every item donated for the car, the story behind its new wheels is indicative of the kind of genuine enthusiasm demonstrated by the project's numerous contributors. Centerforce Plant Manager Blair Anglin went to school with Chip Foose and happened to attend a high school reunion with the celebrated styling guru as the project was ongoing. Blair mentioned the Bullitt deal to Chip, who immediately offered a set of his 20-inch rims, as well as some "thoughts and ideas" for the car.
Chip apparently wanted to be even more involved, but between running his own business, making his frequent event appearances, and taping the Overhaulin' series, there was no time. On that note, we think the crew at Centerforce should get kudos for the overhaulin' they did at their own shops. They rode herd on the project from conception to completion.
Justin's reloaded Bullitt...
Justin's reloaded Bullitt even features the signature of one of the Bullitt's fathers, former Team Mustang Engineer Scott Hoag, now the main man at Mustang Racing Technology.
In fact, although the beneficiary is in another branch of the service, we think all the firms that volunteered labor or products to this cause are deserving of the U.S. Marines' motto-Semper Fi. That's "always faithful" for you non-jarheads.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Though spearheaded by Centerforce, this rolling expression of gratitude to all who serve in this country's armed forces couldn't have happened without the generous participation of all 36 of the following good corporate citizens:
Alloy USA: Axle shafts
Auburn Gear: Locking differentialAuto Art Studio: Custom paint and trunklid "US 42" mural
BBK Performance: Cam covers, throttle body, clutch quadrantCenterforce Clutches: Billet flywheel, Dual-Friction clutch, labor
Diamond Auto Glass (Prescott): Glass replacementDiscount Tire (Prescott): Tire mount and balance
Eibach Springs: Complete Pro-Kit suspensionFoose Design: 20-inch Nitrous II wheels
Ford Racing Performance Parts: Engine, fuel tank, injectors, fuel pumpGalpin Ford (Prescott): OEM badging and replacement parts
Gorilla Lock: Wheel locks and spacersHawk Performance: Brake pads
Iron Springs 4WD: Differential rebuildJBA Headers: Stainless headers
Legacy: Seat covers
Mothers Polish: Full polish kitMRT: Full exhaust system and shifter
Nitto Tires: 20-inch INVO tiresOptima Batteries: Yellow-top battery
Paxton Superchargers: Novi 2000 Bullitt superchargerPower Slot: Slotted rotors
PPG: PaintPrecision Gear: 3:73 ring and pinion
Reider Racing: Axle girdleRoyal Purple: All fluids
S&B Filters: Air filterScosche: Speakers, amps, and wire
SCT: Live Wire programmerSony: XAV-W1 7-inch-screen head unit
SoundEnvision: Audio installationSS Inserts: Upper and lower billet grille
SW Tuning: Dyno tuning and blower installationThe Matworks: Custom floor mats
Tremec Transmissions: TR-3650 transmissionUPR: Exterior and interior billet accessories