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Dream Build

AmericanMuscle.com makes a young Mustang fan’s dream come true

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of AmericanMuscle.com

Life isn’t always fair, but sometimes dreams can come true. An 18-year-old named Johnathan Mullins suffers from a life-threatening disease. When the Make A Wish foundation offered to grant his wish, he wanted the team at AmericanMuscle.com to build his Mustang into the car of his dreams.

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You can see that AmericanMuscle.com worked wonders to revamp a New Edge Mustang into Johnathan’s dream car.
You can see that AmericanMuscle.com worked wonders to revamp a New Edge Mustang into Johnathan’s dream car.

“When we first got a call from Make-A-Wish and we learned that Johnathan’s wish was to have us, AmericanMuscle, overhaul his car, we were honored. We were excited! We got a chance to go back and forth with him quite a bit. I got a chance to meet him early today and he’s really a great kid and couldn’t deserve this more,” Steve Voudouris of AmericanMuscle.com said.

Working with Johnathan to bring his vision to life, AmericanMuscle’s illustrators created a drawing that would serve as the template for the project. However, a concept drawing is one thing. Making it a reality with his car would be another thing. Apparently, his New Edge was beyond saving. The build would be intensive, and you can see how it went here…

Working with Johnathan, American Muscle’s illustrators started bringing his vision to reality with this sketch.
Working with Johnathan, American Muscle’s illustrators started bringing his vision to reality with this sketch.

“Johnathan was thrilled with the concept and told us we were definitely headed in the right direction. He was blown away by it and more excited than ever to have his wish start to take form,” said the company. “After we got his 2000 Mustang to our headquarters, we realized it was beyond repair. It had extensive body damage and a cracked frame. We were determined to keep Johnathan’s wish alive. We worked with Johnathan to help him get a 2001 Mustang GT so that we could still build the New Edge Mustang that he dreamed of.”

Working with local body shop, Malvern Collision, the American Muscle team revamped the 2001 Mustang GT with a Roush body kit and a Boss 302 Laguna Seca-style paint scheme. It is the embodiment of Johnathan’s wish, and you can see the finished product revealed at the company’s big car show this past weekend…

Congrats to Johnathan on an awesome Mustang, and kudos to American Muscle for making his wish come true.

The American Muscle team revamped the interior with Corbeau CR1 Racing Seats, Lloyd’s floor mats, and a complete audio system featuring Alpine and JL Audio gear.
The American Muscle team revamped the interior with Corbeau CR1 Racing Seats, Lloyd’s floor mats, and a complete audio system featuring Alpine and JL Audio gear.
Malvern Collision worked over the exterior with a Roush body kit, MMD mirrors, GT side scoops, MMD window louvers, and more.
Malvern Collision worked over the exterior with a Roush body kit, MMD mirrors, GT side scoops, MMD window louvers, and more.

The Mod List

Exterior

  • Cervini’s Terminator-Style Heat Extractor Hood
  • GT Style Side Scoops
  • MMD Quarter WIndow Scoops, Pre-Painted
  • MMD Mirrors, Pre-Painted
  • Roush Stage 3 Body Kit w/ Wing
  • Red AmericanMuscle Rocker Panel Stripe
  • MMD Rear Window Louvers
  • MGP Red Caliper Covers w/ GT Logo, Front & Rear
  • Malvern Collision Paint

Performance

  • Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes
  • C&L Cold Air Intake w/ 80mm Mass Air Housing
  • SR Performance 70mm Throttle Intake, Polished
  • Professional Products Polished Typhoon Intake Manifold
  • Professional Products Typhoon Intake Manifold Gasket
  • BBK Chrome Tuned-Length Short-Tube Headers
  • BBK Catted X-Pipe
  • Roush Cat-Back Exhaust System
  • ACCEL Super Coil-On-Plug Kit
  • SR Performance Underdrive Pulleys
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts Aluminum Driveshaft
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts 3.73 Gears
  • Motive Rearend Installation and Bearing Kit
  • Yukon Gar Duragrip Posi Rear Differential
  • B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter
  • Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Bike Rotor & Pad Kit, Front & Rear
  • Russell Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit, Front & Rear

Audio & Interior

  • Floor Carpet, Dark Charcoal
  • Corbeau CR1 Racing Seats
  • Lloyd Black Floor Mats, Red GT Logo
  • Corbeau Seat Bracket Set
  • Alpine IVE-W530 head unit
  • JL Audio C2-525 Component Front Speakers
  • JL Audio TR570CXi Coaxial Rear Speakers
  • JL Audio Stealthbox 10-inch Custom Fiberglass Subwoofer
  • JL Audio Digital 5-Channel Amplifier XD700/5

Suspension

  • SR Performance Coil-Over Kit
  • SR Performance Coil-Over Caster Camber Plates
  • SR Performance Black Strut Tower Brace

Lighting

  • Raxiom Smoked Projector Headlights, Dual LED Halo
  • Raxiom Icon LED Tail Lights w/ Sequential Tail Light Kit
  • Raxiom Modified Turn Signal Flasher
  • Two 15-inch LED Strips, Red

Wheels & Tires

  • Staggered Bullitt Black Wheel & Mickey Thompson Tire Kit, 17×9-inch and 17×10.5-inch
  • Black 6 Spline Lug Nuts, 1/2×20

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