Time flies when you’re having fun – also when you only have a week to build a car. That being said, the team of diehard gearheads here in Super Chevy’s Santa Ana tech center is making killer progress on the CPP Week to Wicked ’67 Chevelle build, presented by Super Chevy and Axalta. We’ve been at it for about 5 hours now and the car is almost completely disassembled.
That small pile of parts in the corner of the shop has rapidly expanded into mountain-like stature. The powertrain is out, the suspension is dropped and the Chevelle is sitting, hovercraft-like on the lift. Next up for day one of the build, is to lift the car off the subframe and replace the doughy, stock, rubber body bushings with a set of Energy Suspension’s uprated polyurethane mounts.
We have a long road ahead of us, and an extremely tight timeline, before this Chevelle is roadworthy again; but knock on wood; we’ll start reassembly tomorrow. That will begin with a completely new, and thoroughly modified, suspension from CPP, which will be the heart and soul of the car’s newfound handling prowess.
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!
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