'66 Mustang Trans-Mod
Chop Shop Customs owner and fabricator Lenny Neault came from a full-time career in the collision and refinishing field. He started accepting side jobs that he would work on at home after hours, but he began receiving more requests than his less-than-part-time schedule could accommodate. When strangers started asking him to do work on their cars, Neault knew something would have to change. Lucky for him his boss at the time gave him an ultimatum, and he started his business full time in 2004.

Mustang owner Tim Brown was referred to Neault from another shop that specializes in quick turnaround projects. Tim wanted a Trans-Am-style muscle car with a modern twist. Neault had been hoping to stumble on a customer who wanted to have such a car built. He was able to take Tim's guidance and use artistic freedom and run with the idea.

The '66 Mustang was initially supposed to be a relatively quick rebuild, but the project quickly grew legs and became a full rotisserie job. Like most projects-including my own Mustang-the project drew out for financial reasons, but is now on the final stretch to the finish line.

Timothy Brown • Woburn, MA
Performance: 425 hp
Type: 347ci small-block Ford
Block: 302 Windsor, iron
Rotating assembly: Scat crank, Wiseco
Cylinder heads: Edelbrock aluminum
Victor Jr.
Camshaft: COMP Cams hydraulic roller
Valvetrain: COMP rockers and lifters
Induction: Dynatech EFI
Ignition: MSD Pro Billet distributor, 6AL box
Cooling: Raceware aluminum
Fuel system: Aeroquip black fittings, sumped
tank, Holley blue electric pump
Exhaust: Pypes X-pipe
Fasteners: ARP
Transmission/shifter: Tremec TKO 600
Rear axle: Fab 9-inch, 3.50 gears,
Strange axles
Front suspension: Total Control coilovers and
tubular control arms
Rear suspension: Total Control G-bar
Brakes: Willwood discs
Body: Chop Shop Customs sidescoops,
chrome trim, hoodscoop, shaved cowl,
shaved bumper bolts, custom roll pan
Paint: Ford Taurus Burgundy Metallic
Wheels: Billet Specialties Bonneville-G
Tires: BFG KDW