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http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 - This is a quick update from the shop, where Adam and Trevor are working on a 1969 Camaro by doing some suspension upgrades. if you'd like to see more, click the links below! http://www.v8tvshow.com/photos http://www.v8speedshop.com
http://www.customautosound.com - Custom Autosound is your source for high-quality audio systems that match your classic car's design. Their new feature packed Slidebar radios feature digital device connectivity, high power, and quality sound from a unit that looks like it belongs in your dash. Their hidden speaker systems deliver big sound from powered subwoofer units and unique midrange and...
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - 1973 was past the prime for most Muscle Cars, but this 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 begs to differ. The Super Duty 455 engine was a special heart for a rare bird, and this car is a great example of one of the last great first generation Muscle Cars from Pontiac.
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - The automakers will often send specially optioned versions of new production cars to the annual Auto Shows to show off the best example of a particular model. In this episode, we're looking at just such a car… a 1967 Dodge Charger with the 426 Hemi V8 that was built for the 1967 International Auto Show. It's a great car and one with a load of cool options ...
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - This week, we spotlight a car from The Brothers Collection we found at the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals. It’s a freshly-restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird featuring the original 400 cubic-inch Ram Air IV V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission. It’s a very good-looking but basic car, which is one of the reasons why we really dig it!
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - The 1967 Corvette was the last year for the body style, and this week, we're playing with a 435 HP 427 Corvette Roadster in beautiful Marina Blue from The Brothers Collection.
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Well, I eluded to building some steel cabinets like Jon in the earlier post, but I had a "situation" and needed to get something done quickly.My old shelf decided to depart the wall (on top of me, no less), so I sprung for some Gladiator cabinets that I bought off Amazon.com.They were fairly low-buck, and I got a break on shipping with Amazon Prime, and overall I am pleasantly surprised.I mounted some hardwood 1x3s on the wall to the studs, then screwed these to the 1x3s.I used a floor jack to hold 'em up and level while I screwed them[…]Read more...
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www.musclecaroftheweek.com - The automakers will often send specially optioned versions of new production cars to the annual Auto Shows to show off the best example of a particular model.In this episode, we're looking at just such a car… a 1967 Dodge Charger with the 426 Hemi V8 that was built for the 1967 International Auto Show.It's a great car and one with a load of cool options from The Brothers Collection.""Read more...
This very cool 1978 Pontiac Trans Am arrived in the shop looking for better road manners. It's running a Pontiac 400 with an automatic, and the customer likes to do big road trips, so we're installing a FAST EZ-EFI 2.0 fuel injection system, an overdrive 200 4-R transmission, and new 3.73:1 rear gears. This will give him the benefits of better starting and throttle response, an overdrive gear for better cruising, and numerically higher gears for better accelration while improving the fuel economy. It's a great looking ride.
Next, we're in the process of converting this LS1-powered 1969 Camaro from an automatic transmission to a manual unit. It's a clean custom Camaro with lots of updates, and the owner wants to row the gears instead of the 4L60 shifting for him.
The 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre is getting closer to completion. This was a complete restoration, and the beautiful Emberglo color really came out slick. It's a 428 cubic inch V8 car with an automatic, and you can follow the progress of the build in our forum HERE.
The COMP Cams 40th Anniversary Camaro is also progressing nicely! Here, the 454 cubic inch Butler LS engine is resting between the Heidt's frame rails awaiting the wiring and other ancillaries to become a runner.
This monster made over 690 Horsepower all by itself with no supercharger or other power adder... it's going to be quite a handful to drive!
The 1951 Chevy Pickup Truck is in the final stages of bodywork and getting ready for a new layer of shiny black Axalta paint! The crew performed a long list of metalwork fixes to make this heirloom truck look great again.
This truck will be powered by a 5.3 litre Chevrolet truck engine and is shifted by a 4L60E transmission.
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro "Carbon Flash" has been metalfinished and is now entering the bodywork phase of it's restoration, and the crew has also been building a Holley Fuel Injected small-block Chevy V8 for power.
This 1977 Chevrolet Corvette is now sporting a new complete custom dash with Dakota Digital instruments, and we're building in some room for a flip-screen navigation system in a custom console. It should be a great car to drive!
The 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL is almost ready to go home... we'll post a bunch of cool pics of this one completed soon!
The 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 car is in it's final rounds of sanding before color application... this is going to be an awesome car. Stay tuned to the build thread to see more!
A 1966 Corvette rolled in to the shop to get some maintenance items and leaks fixed, we're really diggin' the original 327 car with factory air conditioning!
A 1966 Mustang Convertible made a stop at the shop for some major tune-up work, interior upgrades, a new convertible top, and a general cleaning. It's now a great little driver and ready for the summer cruising season! Before:
There are many more cars in the shop, but we're always excited to chat with people about how we might be able to help restore their dream car! Contact us today for more info at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, 314.783.8325!
The ZR9 1969 Camaro was an awesome car to build, and today, it is being shipped home to its owner on the other side of the world from us here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. We were fortunate to build this 804 HP pro-touring Camaro, and we enjoyed the build almost as much as we like the finished car! Now we entrust Reliable Carriers to start the journey across the USA and then hand it over to the shipping company for it's trip overseas to the owner. It's been a great ride, thanks to all who were involved and to the owner for letting us build this great car! You can see the entire build process at http://www.v8tvshow.com/zr9_build.
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is known nationwide for their unique Special Invitational displays. Each year the MCACN team invites rare cars from across the country, and even outside of the U.S.A. Many cars come in from private collections to participate in gatherings that set the bar for the muscle car world.
For 2016, the MCACN team has been hard at work on what may be the finest gathering ever under one roof of Carroll Shelby’s finest for their Shelby Invitational. This will include several GT40’s along with an entire row of original Cobra’s on one side, and a full row featuring an even dozen of the best of the best GT-350 and GT-500 Shelby Mustangs on the other. On the Shelby Mustang side, you’ll see several pre-production prototypes and one-offs, including a fuel injected version. The display will also feature the very first and only 1967 GT-500 convertible, the first 427 Cobra and several of the GT-350R racers, once again showcasing multiple million dollar plus cars.
The 2016 Detroit Autorama is upon us, and the world-famous indoor car show at Cobo Hall in Detroit is always widely anticipated for the crowning of the coveted Don Ridler Award. The Ridler Award is basically the custom car world's Best Picture Oscar, and the winner enjoys a huge honor and tremendous prestige. The entire field is narrowed to the Great 8, and the winner chosen from those. However, the Detroit Autorama is a display of hundreds of cool cars. In this gallery, you'll find nearly 400 photos covering the entire range of customs, Muscle Cars, racers, and everything in between as seen at the 2016 Autorama! Photos by Joe Miuccio.
The 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre we're restoring in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop is now wearing a glorious new coat of Axalta original Ford Emberglo color and has been slathered in luscious clear. We're really excited about this car and cannot wait to see this unique color polished to perfection in the bright sunshine! You can follow the build story in our V8 Forum Thread!