Day one of the CPP Week To Wicked Chevelle build, presented by Super Chevy and Axalta kicked off at our TEN tech center and was a whirlwind of activity. Even if the overall task is pretty complex, the main idea is surprisingly simple; to take our restored 1967 Auto Metal Direct (AMD) Chevelle and give it a stem to stern makeover. Now, before some of you start sending emails, our Chevelle isn’t a rare numbers-matching ride. It started as a rusted out hulk which was given all new AMD sheetmetal and a non-numbers-matching drivetrain. But, we want to log some serious miles, and hit a few driving events, so we pulled the proverbial trigger and decided to give it the pro-touring treatment. And, because we’re gluttons for punishment, we opted to do it in just one week.
Day one involved getting all the old parts out of the way. Every single driveline and suspension part was removed and carefully set aside. With the team working hard we had the entire car stripped of old parts in less than three hours! In fact we were a bit surprised that nothing fought us. We’re sure many of you can relate to projects dragging out for months, or even years, so it’s cool to see so much happening in such a short amount of time. With all the parts out of the way our first new part to go on will be a set of Energy Suspension interlocking fame mounts. After that we’ll start tacking the big stuff like a full Classic Performance Products (CPP) pro-touring suspension system, BluePrint 427-inch LS3 engine, Painless wiring, and numerous other tidbits and widgets that will get our 1967 AMD Chevelle from “weak” to wicked in time for a rather epic break-in road trip next week. Be sure to follow the progress here as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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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