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Webasto Product North America, Inc. (WPNA) has collaborated with top aftermarket manufacturers to build a patriotic Ford Mustang that honors our nation’s heroes. Webasto’s goal is to bring awareness and raise money for The Fallen and Wounded Soldier’s Fund (FWSF), a non-profit organization focused on helping service members with medical costs, transportation and other financial assistance. The FWSF staff is made up of all volunteers, meaning they don’t get paid for their work and a higher percentage of money raised goes straight to helping soldiers. Webasto unveiled the vehicle at …

This week at SEMA Heins Motorsports debuted this custom Mustang race car purpose-built from the ground up to compete in SCCA and NASA classes. This 2011 Mustang Boss 302 has been thoroughly modified to reduce weight, improve aerodynamics, and minimize lift at high speeds by use of a Steeda Q-Series functional front fascia, hood, and rear spoiler, and a 3d Carbon rear fascia.
On the inside, the functional racing interior features a high-strength, light-weight custom carbon fiber dash and custom carbon fiber door panels. Sparco Pro-ADV seats provide firm support while …

Of all the Mustangs at SEMA, the one we were most excited to see in person was this custom 2011 Mustang built by John Heermann. We’ve seen modern Mustangs converted to to a vintage look before, but what makes this particular car special is that 23-year-old Heermann, whose nickname is Johnny Sparks, built the car completely by himself.
Obviously, transforming the 2011 Mustang into its current form took quite a considerable amount of work. It took Sparks nine months to construct the car, hand-fabricating panels from 1968 and 1969 Mustangs to …

SEMA 2011: Steeda Widebody Mustang

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Last year at SEMA Steeda debuted their impressive Q650 Streetfighter Mustang featuring their various suspension products, Steeda bodywork and a Ford Racing supercharger system. Steeda is back for this year, with this custom widebody Mustang on display in the Nitto Tire booth. The custom bodywork comes courtesy of Galpin Auto Sports, accented by Forgiato 22-inch wheels, Nitto Invo tires and subtle Steeda Sidewinder graphics. The suspension has been completely upgraded with all Steeda products including their coilovers, front and rear sway bars, rear lower control arms, watts link and more. …

If there was an award for the cleanest Mustang here at SEMA, then Lindsey Bradley’s 1965 Fastback would most certainly be in contention. Bradley says he originally started out building the car as a driver, using a barely running 6-cylinder example as a base, but like many projects it spiraled into a full blown show car. “I wanted to do a ’65 Mustang the way it might have been hand-built if it were a very small production European car,” Bradley tells us, and it’s obvious from the details. The bodywork …

SEMA 2011: H&R Springs Mustang

Friday, November 4th, 2011

H&R Springs might be experts in developing high performance suspension products, but they know how to build a custom Mustang just as well. The custom Grabber Blue Mustang on display in the Ford booth features plenty of H&R products including their coilover sport suspension, front and rear sway bars, Trak+ wheel spacers and Triple C camber adjustment bolts, but there’s plenty of other upgrades as well. The exterior benefits from a Street Scene Equipment complete body kit complimented nicely by OZ Raffaello III wheels. The white exterior graphics are matched …

Earlier this year we told you about a very unique project called the “Last Ride”, a Mustang being built as a dedication to the late Joe Gosinski, the owner of Chicane Sport Tuning in Torrance, CA, who was found murdered in his shop last year to the dismay of the Mustang community. The project car is the idea of Sal Valdez, a customer and close friend to Gosinski, who wanted to build one last car with the Chicane name. At the time Valdez had a long way to go on …

SEMA 2011: 1971 Ford Mustang “Pegasus”

Friday, November 4th, 2011

There aren’t too many 1971 Mustangs featured at SEMA, but this example built by Goolsby Customs is definitely worth a closer look. Nicknamed “Pegasus”, this pony car has been given a complete makeover with the front end shortened by six inches and a rear end has been redesigned to feature a pass-through spoiler. The revised bodywork has been mated to a new Fast Track Mustang chassis designed by the Roadster Shop, and under the hood is a modern Coyote 5.0L V8 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission built by Sean …

Last week Ford officially announced that they were partnering with Dynacorn to offer customers reproduction body shells for the 1964 1/2 to 1966 Mustang Convertibles. The new body shell is the latest Mustang in the Dynacorn lineup, which also includes the 1967 Fastback and Convertible as well as the 1969-1970 Fastback.
The new convertible body shells are constructed of higher grade steel than original bodies, and modern welding techniques also provide a stronger frame as well. Included in the package are the doors and trunk lid and all the sheet …

At SEMA last year Vaughn Gittin Jr. took the wraps off his 1969 Mustang RTR-X. At the time he promised the car wouldn’t be a trailer queen, saying “this car is built to be driven. This thing is not just going to sit on a trailer and go from show to show. We are going to be beating this beautiful machine up.” Gittin was true to his word, as we witnessed him complete the first shakedown test of the RTR-X at Willow Springs Raceway earlier this …

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