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CPP lower control arm kit


Has anyone on here with a 62-67 Nova or Acadian installed a CPP lower control arm kit in an attempt to correct those bad front end woes these cars have?

I would like to talk to someone who has one.

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Does this mean you have some spare time to work on the car again?
if so, Congaradulations!

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Well, sort of.....

I have a number of car projects on the go right now. You've seen the two in the garage. Besides that, I have to remove a V8/auto from a Regal and put it into a first generation Acadian wagon. Also, our son will get his learner's permit in the spring. He has purchased the 94 LT1 Roadmaster sedan that I bought in the spring for myself. We have been working on the safety inspection for it. We've already put Flowmaster mufflers on it! Might as well, I remember being 16!!!

Just thinking ahead for my Acadian. One of the things I want to do is this lower control arm modification and power steering. Apparently the new arm setup makes it handle much better.

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I don't have them but from what I've heard the difference is like night and day.
I'll go this route if the parts I picked up for mine don't cure the alignment/binding issues.

I think Norm (forespeed) has these arms on his orange '63 SD.
There's a ton of guys on steve's site who have them.

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I saw that on Steve's but the Church Boys setup for a bit more money is even more appealing. Same old deal---how nice do you want it $$$$$ ?

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Carl I think that conversion may be in the Nova quarterly books I have I will look and if so I will get your mailing address and send it to you.
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Thanks Chris, that would be great.

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I do have the CPP lower mini frame kit, along with disc brakes and the ball bearing update for the idler arm.
Several years ago I drove my Acadian to Detroit which is about 100 miles at 70-75 mph and it wasn't bad at all but it was a two handed drive mainly on the curves and over bumps.
This year I drove the car 1700 miles on the Hot Rod Power Tour and the difference is night and day.  Now, I have to tell you I'm an old school guy.  I learned to drive with a 57 GMC 3spd pickup and a 62 Nova Convertible.  First car I owned was a 54 Ford, then a 47 chevy to drive to school everyday.
I do not mind manual steering or manual brakes if they work properly.  I personally would never put power steering or a rack on my old cars.  I like to drive them the way they were, not like a new car.  I think guys get way too carried away with trying to make our 40-50 year old cars into a Lexus.
I put disc brakes on my car because it goes like a bat our of He** and I need to stop.  I put the CPP kit on the car to maintain alignment and save my tires from wearing prematurely.  All of my mods are done for a reason including go fast.
The CPP kit was money well spent because I would never put an aftermarket clip on one of my cars.

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Exactly how I feel, I have no interest in an aftermarket clip. However, I would like it to steer properly. Since I first posted this, I have read more and it seems that maybe spending a bit more money for the Church Boys arm kit might be an even better idea.



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Carl I met Chuck Church and his Dad at Columbus Goodguys last year, they are great people and very helpfull. I have heard nothing but good about the Church Boy's front end kit, you might want to research this before purchasing the CPP kit. The Church boys have a drag race car (66/67 Nova) with the kit they sell installed , very nice! I will still look for the magazine article for you though.
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Carl I have the article on the CPP front end kit in a C***Y Nova magazine. It is a detailed description and pics of a vehicle ('67) being converted If you send me a pm with your mailing address I will send you the mag.
ARCADIAN
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PM sent Chris.

Thank you.

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