We have Day One under our workbench for Week to Wicked presented by Classic Performance Products Classic Trucks-style. The progress was fast and furious (I couldn't resist!) and we have now taken our C20 longbed and have effectively made it a shortbed and to this we have taken out the eight-lug heavy duty suspension and installed a more favorable five-lug highly drivable and reliable street suspension all from the parts shelves at CPP.
Our W2W 1970 Chevy pickup (1967-1972 family) has come a long way with its fresh paint courtesy of Thunder Alley out of Mesa, Arizona. To this we now have positioned a Brothers bed shortening kit (PN LTSC372; shortens the frame by 12 inches, effectively altering the wheelbase by the same amount) adding plenty of style to our once "farm truck" looking ride.
To this we have attached a complete CPP front IFS that includes new dropped spindles, disc brakes (painted calipers with slotted and drilled rotors), Viking dual-adjustable shocks, and tubular A-arms. Outback CPP came through with a 9-inch rearend fitted with large housing bearings to support the 31-spline axles and limited-slip differential, disc-brakes again with painted calipers, drilled and slotted rotors, and Viking dual-adjustable shocks all capped off with a new CPP Panhard and sway bars. If you are asking yourself, "Why all this serious upgrade to the suspension?"
We will tell you why. By end of day resting under the hood will be a 427-inch LS7 from MAST that outputs 700-plus horsepower run through our Performance Automatic 4L80E tranny. The MAST 427 LS7 (7L) is equipped with Hooker coated cast exhaust manifolds while up top the induction system is a FAST LSXrt truck intake manifold equipped with a 102mm Big Mouth billet throttle body controlled by a FAST XFI Sportsman ECU and fed via Holley fuel pump mounted in the relocated CPP gas tank and routed using Earl's plumbing hardware. Controlling the spark will be handled by a FAST EZ LS coil-near-plug controller mated to a set of L92 truck coils. Nowadays the belt and pulley system which for a longtime was relegated to traditional v-belts and grooved pulleys has now given way to something much more sophisticated with incredible looksthe serpentine belt system. We will rely on the Eddie Motorsports S-Drive kit to spin all the necessary engine accessories.
Just what the "performance doctor" ordered for the hot rod driving. In time we plan on converging at several autocross events around the country. In fact, we might even find ourselves using this ride to tow more hot rods to events everywhere and we want to be ready to have some serious run.
Sit back and begin to take in Day Twowe are sure you will enjoy and be impressed where our W2W Chevy pickup ends up at the end of the day.