The CPP Week to Wicked Chevelle build, presented by Super Chevy and Axalta is becoming a race against the clock as we push to get the car together in time for our impending 1,000-mile road trip. We’ve completed three days of the build and are quickly running out of time to get the car running and driving. We definitely got a lot of wrenching done today and the car is finally sitting on its Falken tires and American Legend wheels.
One of the biggest milestones for the day was finishing off the driveline. The BluePrint LS 427 engine, which has a polished Eddie Motorsports S-drive pulley system up front, was connected to the Performance Automatic Platinum 4L80E transmission and linked to the freshened 12-bolt via a Driveshaft Shop driveshaft. We also finished off the cooling system with a Flex-a-lite radiator and massive electric fan.
The car looks absolutely killer sitting on the ground, and the stance from the CPP Stage III Pro Touring Suspension and Viking coilovers is dead on! It would be easy to waste time just staring at it, but we still have our work cut out for us. Tomorrow we have a huge laundry list of parts to tackle, such as plumbing, wiring, exhaust, gauges, and a lot more.
Check out the video from today and stay tuned on Facebook and SuperChevy.com. Don’t miss a minute of the build as the clock runs down. There are only a few days left before we hit the road for Arizona. Can we do it?
What is CPP Week to Wicked Presented by Super Chevy and Axalta?
It all begins the morning of April 18 when our stock 1967 Chevelle will roll into Super Chevy’s Santa Ana Tech Center for a full teardown and rebuild. We’ll be pulling the car down to its bones, replacing steering, suspension, powertrain, drivetrain, and just about everything else you can possibly imagine; all with the goal of bringing the performance of a 1967 Chevelle up to par with modern muscle cars. It’ll be a mad rush till the very last seconds of our timeline. And if that wasn’t enough, immediately following the build, we’ll be driving the car on a 1,000-plus-mile road trip to prove its road readiness. We’ll be hitting the drag strip, the engine dyno, and a few scenic local sites!
How can you follow along from home? The entire event will be covered on SuperChevy.com via daily video and story updates, as well as on all of our social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned for what is sure to be one heckuva ride!
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