American Legend Blackhawk Wheels and Week to Wicked
How long did your last project build take? Months? Years? Decades? Well, the die-hard gearheads over at Super Chevy are attempting to accomplish that feat in only one week’s time. We’re calling this epic weeklong thrash CPP Week to Wicked and it’s presented by Super Chevy and Axalta Coating Systems.
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.
Week to Wicked – 1968 Chevy Chevelle – Day 1
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.