Folleh Tamba is an artist and veteran living in Chicago, Illinois. Folleh was awarded a Purple Heart while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He is also an accomplished film director and producer. For his latest art project he decided to take a 1993 Ford Mustang GT and completely restore it with a modern powertrain.
Folleh calls the project “An Old American Horse: Sergeant Reckless” and it is being built by Saul Castaneda from Green Wheels Automotive Services and Repairs in Chicago. Nothing is being overlooked on this project. Anything that is rusted or worn out is being replaced with a new or rebuilt component.
To power the Mustang Folleh chose a Ford Racing 5.0 L Coyote Aluminator (M‑6007‑A50SC) crate engine. Backing that up will be a TKO 600 Extra HD five-speed manual transmission and a rebuilt 8.8″ rear end with 3.73 gears.
Below is Folleh’s statement on the project.
If the human body was like an automotive mechanical machine that can be restore with it youthfulness once it has been abuse by life ups and downs and the rough hands of nature, when we are restored and refreshed what will we do differently? I started this art project (Sergeant Reckless: 1993 Fox Body, Ford Mustang GT build) as a metaphor for my body, which I have watch, go through a civil war, survive a refugee encampment and two wars. I have watched my own physical deterioration and the slow process of dying. In 2015 I came to a conclusion to build an automobile that symbolized the strength of my youth. My goal is to change every metal panel, screws, swap in stainless steel gas and brake lines, new 2015 mustang Coyote 5.0L Supercharge application (engine + Tko600 manual transmission) into a reconditioned, restructured, reinforced and modernized 1993 fox body chassis with all around large disc brake, meaty tires, and modern suspension that can handle 500 plus horsepower.
Folleh has documented the build process in several videos. The entire playlist is embedded below.