Day one is officially in the books and we are happy to report it was one for the record books. The Super Chevy tech team, with help from CPP’s great crew of guys and Jeff Abbott Jr. from Painless Wiring, really put their noses to the grindstone to get the CPP Week to Wicked Chevelle build, presented by Super Chevy and Axalta off to a great start. Let’s hear it for friends with wrenches.
The car is completely stripped down to a bare shell. The 396 big-block is out, and the underside of the car is as bare as the day it went down the first half of the assembly line. Since our last update, we were able to install the new Energy Suspension polyurethane body mounts and even get as far as installing the Tanks Inc. gas tank, which is baffled and has a 1,000 horsepower capable EFI pump to support the soon-to-be-installed BluePrint LS 427 engine.
While we aren’t getting too cocky just yet – was it cockiness or curiosity that killed the cat…it’s been a long day. But, we do realize taking parts off is often a lot easier than putting them on. Still, the vibe in the Super Chevy tech center is a good one and it’s beginning to look like our goal of a one-week Pro Touring car is in sight. This could just work.
As things wind down and the sun sets on shop, we’re all ready for a break, but still itching to get back at it early in the AM tomorrow to install the CPP Stage Three Pro Touring suspension. Heck, if things keep going this good, you may even see an engine install in tomorrow’s stream of updates. Fingers crossed, people!
There is so much more to come, so stay tuned on Facebook and SuperChevy.com as the clock runs down and we continue on our path to Pro Touring-awesomeness on this Chevelle.
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!
More on Week to Wicked