WEEK TO WICKED – 1967 CHEVY CHEVELLE

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Week to Wicked and American Legend

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 – 1967 Chevy Chevelle – Day 1

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.
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Week to Wicked – 1967 Chevy Chevelle – Day 2

Day two of CPP Week to Wicked presented by Super Chevy and Axalta is in the bag and we aren’t letting any momentum from day 1 go to waste. Today, the guys from CPP knocked out the front and rear suspensions with their stage II Pro Touring kit. The Super Chevy Tech team, lead by Jason Scudellari, worked on the front of the car and got the BluePrint Engines 427-inch stroker nestled snuggly between the fenders. Tomorrow we’ll focus on getting the driveline into the car and start adding some of the support systems necessary to hear the engine roar to life for the first time.
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Week to Wicked – 1967 Chevy Chevelle – Day 3

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.
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Week to Wicked – 1967 Chevy Chevelle – Day 4

Today’s activities centered around re-wiring the car to support the new uprated driveline. Jeff Abbott Jr. from Painless Wiring and the Super Chevy tech staff are handling all of the wiring in the car, which has literally occupied all of day four of the build. It may not be the most glamorous part of a car build, but boy is it necessary. As this is typed, the clock is rounding 8:00 pm and there is a lot of cutting, splicing, soldering, and looming left before we can call it quits for the night.
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Week to Wicked – 1967 Chevy Chevelle – Day 5

Day five at the CPP Week to Wicked build, presented by Super Chevy and Axalta, has been a grind. After working till nearly midnight on day four, the electrical seemed done by mid-morning on day 5, so the team started knocking out the long list of “little things” that still needed to be done. The BluePrint engine was filled with oil, the Performance Automatic 4L80e trans was topped off with fluid, power steering fluid filled the Eddie Motorsports reservoir, and the Flex-a-lite radiator received the best water we could find.
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