What We’ve Been Up to This Year
This last year flew by and we can’t believe SEMA 2022 is already here. The previous Classic Performance Products, Inc. (CPP) Update focused on everything from noteworthy products to robotic welding and investing in manufacturing to new project cars. As we wrap up some of last year’s projects, this year has been all about new product development and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got going on.
Brand New Designs for the OBS Market
One of the biggest trends we’re seeing—and we know we aren’t the only ones—is the resurgence of the 1988-’98 Chevy OBS (old body style) trucks. While there are a handful of suspension and brake parts already on the market, most were designed when these trucks were new. A lot changed in the last 20 to 30 years and we think there is a plenty of room for improvement. That’s why we are developing entirely new products for the OBS trucks with the goal of integrating modern technology and design to accommodates today’s contemporary build styles.
What do people want these days? For starters, increased handling and performance is a given now, as are 20-plus-inch wheels. With those factors in mind, we are designing and building tubular control arms that are seriously tough while integrating features like steering stops and sway bar mounts. They will also work with a stock coil and shock setup or dual-adjustable coilovers with packages available in multiple ride height options.
We’re also developing a brake package based on our popular X10 spindle and hub. The added strength from this large, sealed bearing design will easily handle the stress of big wheels and high g-force cornering. Then, bolt-on versions of both our 13” Big Brakes and HydraStop hydraulic assist systems will provide all the stopping power needed, regardless of engine vacuum.
Expanding Our Line of Direct Fit Premium Columns
Our new Direct Fit Premium Tilt Columns are next on the list for product line expansion. In the past couple of years, we came out with an all new Premium Universal Tilt Column that rivals the quality of any column on the market, but without the higher price. Using the new Premium Column, we’ve been developing a wide variety of direct fit applications. Our new Direct Fit Premium Tilt Columns are next on the list for product line expansion.
In the past couple of years, we came out with an all new Premium Universal Tilt Column that rivals the quality of any column on the market, but without the higher price. Using the new Premium Column, we’ve been developing a wide variety of direct fit applications. We started with the ever-popular ’67-’72 C10 trucks, offering both a standard length and 1.5” shortened option for more “belly to wheel” clearance.
More direct fit applications for Tri-Five, Nova, Chevelle, F100 and Bronco are either already available or coming soon. Along with the exceptional quality, most columns also feature a shorter than factory design for added comfort. (Speaking of F100, another noteworthy new product is our Frame Shortening Kit for ’67-’72 Ford F100 trucks. It takes all the guesswork out of marking, drilling and shortening a long bed F100 frame.)
Pro Touring Hybrid Aluminum Gas Tanks
Here at CPP, we’ve always been known for being pioneers in the steering, brake and suspension segments but we don’t want to stop there. We’ve also been working hard to develop a more robust catalog to support EFI and LS swaps for classic cars and trucks. The latest product line we’ve been working on are our new Pro Touring series gas tanks. Designed for maximum capacity and sleek looks, these tanks make it possible to run three completely different fuel delivery setups including a
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mechanical fuel pump, one in-tank electric fuel pump or two in-tank pumps. An integrated surge tank puts the “Pro Touring” in these new hybrid aluminum fuel tanks and makes them perfect for high G-force applications. We currently offer Pro Touring tanks for early Chevy II/Novas (we used our black 1967 Nova as one of the test subjects during the design process) with Chevelle and Camaro applications coming soon.
CPP Hits the Show Circuit!
Over the last two years, our Marketing department, as well as our Research and Development department, has been hard at work. Their projects are nearing the finish line and we will be bringing it all to you! This coming year we’ll be hitting the road and attending some of our favorite events to show off all the new products we’ve been working on. We’re so excited that we recently purchased a huge new “Show Rig” that allows us to stack in multiple vehicles and all of our displays into one enclosed trailer. You’ll be sure to see the Show Rig—and the CPP team of course—out at some great shows this coming year starting with Dino’s Git Down in Scottsdale, AZ! We also plan to take our project cars and trucks out to multiple Goodguys CPP Autocross Series events where we will enjoy putting our vehicles to the test.
We want to thank you for choosing Classic Performance Products, Inc. and we can’t wait to see what this next year will bring.
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