Dale Amy
September 1, 2008
Photos By: E. John Thawley III
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 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 differential
Auto Art Studio: Custom paint and trunklid "US 42" mural
BBK Performance: Cam covers, throttle body, clutch quadrant
Centerforce Clutches: Billet flywheel, Dual-Friction clutch, labor
Diamond Auto Glass (Prescott): Glass replacement
Discount Tire (Prescott): Tire mount and balance
Eibach Springs: Complete Pro-Kit suspension
Foose Design: 20-inch Nitrous II wheels
Ford Racing Performance Parts: Engine, fuel tank, injectors, fuel pump
Galpin Ford (Prescott): OEM badging and replacement parts
Gorilla Lock: Wheel locks and spacers
Hawk Performance: Brake pads
Iron Springs 4WD: Differential rebuild
JBA Headers: Stainless headers
Legacy: Seat covers

Mothers Polish: Full polish kit
MRT: Full exhaust system and shifter
Nitto Tires: 20-inch INVO tires
Optima Batteries: Yellow-top battery
Paxton Superchargers: Novi 2000 Bullitt supercharger
Power Slot: Slotted rotors
PPG: Paint
Precision Gear: 3:73 ring and pinion
Reider Racing: Axle girdle
Royal Purple: All fluids
S&B Filters: Air filter
Scosche: Speakers, amps, and wire
SCT: Live Wire programmer
Sony: XAV-W1 7-inch-screen head unit
SoundEnvision: Audio installation
SS Inserts: Upper and lower billet grille
SW Tuning: Dyno tuning and blower installation
The Matworks: Custom floor mats
Tremec Transmissions: TR-3650 transmission
UPR: Exterior and interior billet accessories