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Old 16th-January-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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CPP / Church Boy Upgrade

I got my CPP lower Church arm kit the other day The CB Rack and cross member has been sittin in the garage for some time now waiting on the CPP stuff. I am still waiting on the Coil Overs from CPP hopefully they will get here soon.

I just started to take some stock stuff apart tonight. Time to work on the Nova is slim to none around here.... This up grade might take me a while. Well I was able to get the drag link (is that what it’s called?) out tonight. It looks like my front strut rods and stock cross member is bolted on so that should be rather simple to remove.

Walt, if you’re out there, can you check to see where CPP is with the coil over kit? Thx

Here is a B4 shot. I just put it up on the ramps.


Here is the passenger side B4, man I should of gotten the upper, my stockers look pretty bad.


Driver side B4 shot


Here what I was able to remove tonight. That was fun, NOT!!


Looking better already

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Old 16th-January-2009, 07:49 AM   #2
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The fun has just started. You're gonna save a few hours having bolts instead of rivets.....keep us "posted"......

Looks good so far...


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Old 16th-January-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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You are so lucky! it looks like your strut rod pockets are bolted in.The worst part of that job is drilling out all those rivets.
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Excellent! Please keep us posted on your progress with photos at different steps along the way. I wish these components were available when I built my car.
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Old 16th-January-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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The fun has just started. You're gonna save a few hours having bolts instead of rivets.....keep us "posted"......

Carefull cutting with a torch and pop them out with a punch took me 15 minutes per side.
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Dang... you had a torch?.....

Gotta get one of those some day....

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Old 16th-January-2009, 12:41 PM   #6
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I was just going to take the cut-off wheel to it. Any one tried it yet?
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I was just going to take the cut-off wheel to it. Any one tried it yet?
That's what I use... cut-off wheel on my angle grinder and take the heads off. Then I'm able to punch out the rest of the rivet.
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Wow Sounds like some fun was had by the rivets. Glad mine is only bolted on with nuts and screws I may get some time under the car today wishful thinking with my two boyz (3yr and 4yr) runnin a muck Is there a particular order to this? I guess I need to support the car differently cause im on the ramps now. I guess some tall jack stands. I hate working under jack stands
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Your uppers look better than mine did! They cleaned up nice with a wire wheel, POR-15 and Eastwood chassis black. If I had to do it again, I think I would go for powder coating.

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Hey surfdog, is the paint not holding up? I am looking for some options on cleaning some of the old stuff that will be put back on.
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Smittys62, before you get the jack stands out and everything off and you can't move the car, unbolt your headers and get them out of the way. I know what you mean about having the little helpers mine are 1.5, 5, & 7
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Smittys62, before you get the jack stands out and everything off and you can't move the car, unbolt your headers and get them out of the way. I know what you mean about having the little helpers mine are 1.5, 5, & 7
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I was just going to take the cut-off wheel to it. Any one tried it yet?

Yep tried it, no go on the wheel, you can't get it in the pockets at the back rivets. Those have to be drilled.....

I used a sawz-all with a short metal blade on the front ones and was able to cut them flush, and then knock them out, the back ones are just a PITA.

Smitty...bro, you gotta do somtin with dat fuel line though, it's scarin' me where it is. You can go up over the upper a-arm, and go throught the fenderwell with a grommet.


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Yep tried it, no go on the wheel, you can't get it in the pockets at the back rivets. Those have to be drilled.....

I used a sawz-all with a short metal blade on the front ones and was able to cut them flush, and then knock them out, the back ones are just a PITA.

Smitty...bro, you gotta do somtin with dat fuel line though, it's scarin' me where it is. You can go up over the upper a-arm, and go throught the fenderwell with a grommet.


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I did mine with a cut-off. Cut a slice into the top like you're splitting it, the cross it again so it looks like a phillips head rivet, lol. A blade punch cleans it up and they pop out. I got pics of mine I'll probably post soon.
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Okay, should I just take out the driver side? Ill take a look under there now. I think the Lil ones are napping Wife gone today helping a friend with her wedding Great!!!
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