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Old 01-29-2006, 10:16 AM   #31
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How the Bullitt came about.

The Bullitt may have originated from the 5 spoke wheel. Build a car around the wheel?
The 60’s style wheel lead to phone survey’s. The question asked was “ If you were in the 60’s and driving a Mustang who would you be.” Answer Steve McQueen ( Bullitt)

Ford was looking at a car that would be a saleable product between the GT and the Cobra. Ultimately it became the Birth of the Mach 1, But it was conditional on how the response was on the Bullitt.

Sean Tant is credited for the design ( May- June of 1999 )and did go off site to Rousch racing and showed up with the concept car at the LA show.

The McQueen family was contacted around Oct-Nov 1999.

The Bullitt was a time built record for Ford. About 6months to create.

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Old 01-29-2006, 11:10 AM   #32
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:23 PM   #33
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In addition a little more background on the desingers and their studio. This is all blatant plagiarism by the way.

Background on the designers:

Doug Gaffka was named director of the Living Legends Studio in July 2000 and given the task to oversee the creation of a new spate of production and concept cars. Gaffka is a 25-year veteran designer with Ford who has influenced a wide array of Ford cars from the Mustang to the Taurus. Gaffka’s most visible recent work is in his contributions as chief designer on the 2002 Thunderbird. He worked on Thunderbird from the inception of the project, before it officially existed as a Ford program. As director, he oversaw the process through the final design that brought the 2002 Thunderbird back to the road.


Doyle Letson is chief designer for the Ford Thunderbird and Mustang. Ongoing improvements in the Thunderbird, aimed at keeping the classic dream car design fresh, are under Letson’s direction. Already, the depth and breadth of the Thunderbird’s appeal have been shown in two follow-up design exercises from Letson and the Living Legends Studio -– the Thunderbird Sports Roadster and the Thunderbird Custom.


Letson also is charged with the design of the Ford Mustang. He oversaw the creation of the design elements of the runaway hit 2001 Mustang Bullitt GT.



The Studio

The Living Legends Studio and staff operate out of two buildings on Ford’s Product Development campus in Dearborn, Mich.


Entrance into the main studio requires one to go through as many as three security checkpoints. There are windows on the walls to allow natural light to enter, but they’re 20 feet above the floor. For direct sunlight, a door to the studio opens into a courtyard encircled by a wraparound brick wall that stretches 20 feet into the sky.


The main studio shares space with other Ford car programs but giant, movable walls separate it from the rest. The walls are awash in colorful images depicting Living Legends, performance, driving passion, sketches, blueprints and other renderings.


The Mustang bays, for example, are surrounded with performance car paraphernalia: images from films such as “Bullitt” with Steve McQueen, sketches of Mustang muscle car ideas, computer renderings of new designs in every color on the spectrum. At center-stage in the bays are clay models, mimicking the full-size blueprints on the walls.

Thunderbird bays hold the Thunderbird Custom and Sports Roadster. The walls are covered with dozens of 24-inch metal "bubbles” painted in various colors intended for consideration on future models. There is a car painted a vivid turquoise, just like the 1955 original. This car has been painted different colors and driven out to the courtyard for review at least a dozen times. It will be repainted again in a few days.


Across campus is Living Legends Studio II, home to the GT40 design project. Each morning, Camilo Pardo and his team have to pass through as many as four security checkpoints. This studio is similar to the others, but has racing photos of the 1960s combined with technical drawings and original Le Mans race photos. There are swatches of leather, plastic, vinyl, aluminum, stainless steel and painted metal discs.


There are photos of actors James Garner and Steve McQueen; photos of drivers Jacky Ickx and Dan Gurney. One moveable wall features a life-size photo of an original GT40. Racing stripes are everywhere.


Pardo’s office, which opens directly into the studio, is filled with detailed die-cast models of GT40 racecars. On his desk is a miniature clay model of a seat design. He has a television and VCR in the room. In addition to powering up his computer each day, he turns on the movie “Grand Prix,” watches the opening scenes and listens to the sounds of the race for inspiration – then, it’s back to work.


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I thought we were going for some of the general smae stuff that gets asked when new people join so I came up with this for starters....


If you are new to IMBOC.com or just have some questions about the Bullitt Mustang here are posts to answer your questions. If you can’t find the answers you are looking for you can either contact one of the moderators or check out Larry Arnold’s Bullitt Archive (http://www.bullittarchive.com/) that covers everything from production information to maintenance to commons modifications done to the cars.
If you are interested in the movie and car that was responsible for the 2001 Bullitt Mustang check out
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http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/viewtopic...31&forum=10&13

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Can I replace my holographic sticker under the hood?
http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/viewtopic...=47990&forum=1


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Old 02-09-2006, 03:12 PM   #35
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I thought we were going for some of the general smae stuff that gets asked when new people join so I came up with this for starters....


If you are new to IMBOC.com or just have some questions about the Bullitt Mustang here are posts to answer your questions. If you can’t find the answers you are looking for you can either contact one of the moderators or check out Larry Arnold’s Bullitt Archive (http://www.bullittarchive.com/) that covers everything from production information to maintenance to commons modifications done to the cars.
If you are interested in the movie and car that was responsible for the 2001 Bullitt Mustang check out
http://www.ponysite.de/bullitt.htm
For questions about the site itself (joining, posting, etc…) check out the FAQ page at
http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/faq.php

Can I register my Bullitt on IMBOC.com?
http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/viewtopic...31&forum=10&13

What is the history of the Bullitt and how did it come to be?
http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/viewtopic...37426&forum=16

Can I replace my holographic sticker under the hood?
http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/viewtopic...=47990&forum=1

Crap Cam, I migrated the site and now your links are old. Can you find the new ones? Also, if I can make you the FAQ moderator, who can change/add to the FAQ, would you be up to it. Good stuff in this thread btw.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:42 PM   #36
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I guess I can cover it. Can you make me able to post on the calander if I do????

I will look up the topics on the new board and fix the post. May take awhile.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:49 PM   #37
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Exclamation Newbie post w/ CORRECTED links!!!

If you are new to IMBOC.com or just have some questions about the Bullitt Mustang here are posts to answer your questions. If you can’t find the answers you are looking for you can either contact one of the moderators or check out Larry Arnold’s Bullitt Archive (http://www.bullittarchive.com/) that covers everything from production information to maintenance to commons modifications done to the cars.
If you are interested in the movie and car that was responsible for the 2001 Bullitt Mustang check out
http://www.ponysite.de/bullitt.htm
For questions about the site itself (joining, posting, etc…) check out the FAQ page at
http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/faq.php

Can I register my Bullitt on IMBOC.com?
http://www.imboc.com/forums/showthre...light=Registry

What is the history of the Bullitt and how did it come to be?
http://www.imboc.com/forums/showthre...light=Registry

Can I replace my holographic sticker under the hood?
http://www.imboc.com/forums/showthre...cement+sticker

If you have any other “newbie” questions or info you think should be covered in this thread please let me know either by PM or e-mail cmorris@imboc.com.

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Old 05-01-2006, 04:25 PM   #38
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On 2006-01-26 07:37, BullittGuy wrote:
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On 2006-01-24 18:15, Phiber0p wrote:
Q) Well if it's a GT why don't it have a wing?
A) The rear spoiler was not offered even as an option on the Bullitt as it was a special edition, limited production run. Because the original bullitt did not have a rear spoiler and because it set it apart from all of the other GT's that had rear spoilers. However there were a select few (number unknown)that made it through the assembly line with a spoiler, due to an oversight during production.



I seriously doubt any DHG Bullitts came off the assembly line with spoilers, because that color was used only on the Bullitt. For that to have happened, a spoiler would have had to been specifically painted DHG. Highly unlikely.



I don't recall saying a DHG had one.
I'm not sure how long ago I so it, but it was like 01 or 02. A DHG Bullitt in Arlington, TX. with the rear wing. It was painted with DHG. So either one made it onto the street that way or it was a dealer/body shop add on.
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I'm not sure how long ago I so it, but it was like 01 or 02. A DHG Bullitt in Arlington, TX. with the rear wing. It was painted with DHG. So either one made it onto the street that way or it was a dealer/body shop add on.
More than likely a dealer add on. Some dealers thought Ford had made a mistake and added the wing. Other customers requested it. Sucks either way.
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More than likely a dealer add on. Some dealers thought Ford had made a mistake and added the wing. Other customers requested it. Sucks either way.
Think your right! However some people like to have "Junk outside the trunk"
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:19 PM   #41
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How many woman do you get from this mustang?
Why does your car sound loud?
Why does your car look badass and those dumb V-6 stangs look and sound like crap?

Thas all I have for now...

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Old 06-22-2006, 04:30 PM   #42
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I'm new to the club and a bit late to the party...but Kudos to you all for the great information on the Bullitt!!
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:02 AM   #43
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There are some interesting pics and videos over at Sonic Mach1.com. The site is done by the guy who did the engine calibrations for the Bullitt, Mach's, and they new 05's.

http://www.sonicmach1.com/bullitt.htm

http://www.sonicmach1.com/bullitt_videos.htm
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