SEMA 2012: CPP Reveals Fresh New Muscle Car Lineup
Classic Performance Products (CPP) did not disappoint at this year’s SEMA show. Their booth was chalked full of all new suspension parts and components for everything from C5 Corvette’s to A-, F- and X-body applications. Of course, we were there, and had owner, Jim Ries show us around the booth. Ries made sure to mention all of CPP’s newest products, which we’ve covered below. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. CPP has lots of new products for the coming year.
What’s more, CPP also released an all-new C5 spindle for second-generation Camaros, a new power steering box for early Chevy Novas and Mustangs, classic trucks, Vega’s, Modular II Mustang and even a Mustang II power rack and pinion package. We’ve made sure to cover the full gamut of their new products. Of course, we’ve got all the details on each kit below.
For A-, F- and X-body fans, CPP is proud to announce an all-new C5 spindle kit. These spindles are a blended design, including a direct bolt-on for Camaro, Chevelle and Nova applications. These new spindle kits utilize a C5 bearing hub assembly, which eliminates caliper piston push back and an unpredictable brake pedal. The spindle will also correct and improve geometry by allowing for better camber change during suspension movement. At only $269 for the pair (PN CP30013), these gems will fit ’64-72 Chevelle, ’67-69 Camaro and ’68-74 Nova.
CPP hasn’t forgotten about the popularity of second-gen Camaros either. For these Camaro owners, CPP also developed a C5 spindle with the same direct bolt-on capability. This second generation Camaro spindle is the first of its kind and exclusive to CPP. Second-gen Camaro spindles fit ‘70-81 Camaro, ‘70-81 Firebird, ‘73-77 Chevelle and ‘75-79 Nova. Starting at $269 (PN CP30014) per pair, these spindles are the perfect upgrade for your current Camaro.
CPP introduces a brand new line of compact, but powerful, lightweight power steering boxes known as the 400 Series. The 400 Series utilizes late model steering technology for your classic. Best part, each 400 Series steering box starts at $379.
Early generation ’62-67 Chevy Novas (PN CP50005NV), unfortunately, suffer from not much room for adding aftermarket components, let alone repair any of the factory issues. With CPP, the crew took this into consideration and has now introduced a brand new line of compact, powerful and lightweight steering boxes. The 400 Series utilizes the same late model steering technology for your classic and allows for a direct replacement of the original manual steering box. Even the original steering column or aftermarket tilt column will fit.
What’s more, the 13.6:1 ratio is comfortable for highway cruising, yet responsive and reliable for a road course. This CPP unit will also use the factory manual steering pitman arm, ¾”-30 input shaft, 11/16-18 pressure and 5/18”-18 return inverted flare hoses. Fits 1962-67 Nova.
For classic trucks, the application is a direct replacement for the original manual steering box and allows for the use of the original steering column to be modified or aftermarket tilt column to keep perfect alignment with the box. The 13.6:1 ratio is comfortable for highway cruising, yet responsive and reliable for a road course. Uses CPP custom pitman arm, ¾-30 input shaft, 11/16-18 pressure and 5/18-18 return inverted flare hoses. With a modular bracket addition, it fits ‘55-59 Chevy truck or ‘53-60 Ford truck (PN CP50006).
The Vega box application (PN VEGA-PSB) is a direct replacement for the original manual steering box, the larger GM power box and allows for the use of the original steering column to be modified or aftermarket tilt column to keep perfect alignment with the box. The 13.6:1 ratio is comfortable for highway cruising, yet responsive and reliable for a road course. This box weighs 6 pounds less than an OE GM 800 series power box. Uses Vega, GM manual and custom pitman arms, ¾-30 input shaft, 11/16-18 pressure and 5/18-18 return inverted flare hoses. Fits 1964-76 Chevelle, 1965-76 Fullsize Chevy Car, 1967-76 Camaro, 1968-76 Nova and all hot rod applications that use a Vega box.