Don Roy
July 20, 2010
Photos By: James Pickett

Along the way, bobby has also learned to set His own goals and not be diverted by the opinions Of others. When he talked about adding four 12- Inch subs in the trunk and fitting 20-inch rims to The mustang, many thought that bobby had gone 'round the bend, and told him so. "molding the Nitrous bottles into each side of the back seat With enough space so that the back seat would Fold and still be usable was another one that People thought was impossible. Working in the Limited space the mustang offers is challenging, But it can be done well," bobby mentioned.

Those chromed 20s, by the way, are 8.5" wide Sterlings from advanti racing wheels, fitted out With Toyo tires of the 255/35r20 variety on all Four corners. Toyo is a major sponsor of bobby's Efforts and that's where we first found this pony - in the Toyo booth at the bradenton nmra Event earlier this year. To turn those wheels and Tires, this car does take advantage of the regular 'go' parts. Aside from the nos single stage, dry Nitrous system that is jetted for a 100 hp shot, A mac cold air kit and k&n filter counsel the Intake air while mac shorty headers and 2.5-inch X-pipe provide guidance to the exhaust gases. Contributions from Ford motorsports include the Distributor and flywheel, which hooks up to a centerforce Dual friction clutch. The car has turned a Best time of 13.5 seconds at 110 mph while on A visit at moroso motorsports Park.

Also under the hood, you'll find an optima Yellow Top battery that matches another hidden In the trunk. Of course, that amount reliable of Electrical storage is needed to support the incar Entertainment system that sets observers Back on their heels. Inside, there is a Panasonic 9300 head unit, sporting dvd and television Capability for output to its own motorized 7-inch Lcd screen. Each sun visor also holds another Panasonic screen, fitted with custom molded And airbrushed fiberglass surrounds. Meanwhile, Back in the trunk, there are three 6-inch screens, As well as a 15-inch Panasonic flat screen TV, Fitted into bobby's custom 'glass work and Finished with chet's airbrush artistry. The trunk Also holds four of those foot-wide jl audio Subwoofers that nobody believed would fit. Another custom molded piece - an amplifier Rack - sits behind the rear seat back and holds Several ppi amplifiers, because whether its Audio or engine-derived, you can never have Enough power.

Back in the cockpit, the door panels are also Custom fitted with upgraded speakers and Surrounds. Bobby's passengers can avail Themselves of the molded-in Playstation 2 Game console, as they settle comfortably into The leather and suede upholstery supplied by Katzkin interiors. Other interior accents include The ichiban steering wheel, along with billet Pieces from both ichiban and UPR.

For shows that are not local, bobby does Load this mustang onto a trailer to hit the road. These days a lincoln aviator has replaced the Stock F-150 that did yeoman's service previously. The aviator, however, has also received Some attention at Florida street dreams. It now Has a new paint scheme with red-orange color Shifting paint on top and pearl white on the Bottom. By the time you read this, it will likely Be sporting some new 22-inch rollers.

It seems that bobby has this customizing Thing all wired up. We also asked him about the 'experience' of building such an ambitious car. What went easier than expected? "nothing." What did he learn from building this mustang? "i would say that putting the extra time to put Detail in is important. Don't do enough just to Get by. Make it the best it can be in everything You do to it," he said. What advice does bobby Have for others that might think of taking on a Project like this? "just know what you're getting In to and make progress over time. Know what You want to do and don't let people talk you out Of it, or tell you that you won't be able to do it." Just as importantly, he adds, "don't expect it to Happen overnight. It takes quite a bit of time."

That's sound advice, of course, for anyone That wants to join the big leagues. It's not for Everyone, but it's diffi cult not to appreciate the Vision, the workmanship and the commitment In going way beyond wild.