V8 Speed & Resto Shop / V8TV Restoration Photo Galleries

Photo galleries of some the Muscle Cars we've restored and are working on for V8TV and in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!

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1968 Camaro

This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was originally born as a 428 Cobra Jet 4-speed car in Candy Apple Red.   Unfortunately, the original engine and transmission are long gone, and the body shell was rusty and had bad repairs from previous crash damage.    We are restoring this Mustang with plenty of new parts from Classic Industries.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery! 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible Photo Gallery
This car has been in the owner's family for a while and has been an ongoing family project.   Today, it's visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some wiring and interior work, and possibly a repaint.  
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1968 Camaro Reloaded

Video series covering the restoration of our 1968 Camaro called "Reloaded" at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is a Pro-Touring 1968 Camaro featuring Detroit Speed suspension, a fuel injected big block Chevy engine, TCI automatic 4L80 E transmission, Baer brakes, Rocket Racing wheels, Toyo Tires redlined by Diamondback Classics, and much more.  Contact us at resto@v8tv.net or 314.783.8325 to discuss building YOUR dream car!     Click "Read More" for the complete video and photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1979 Pontiac Trans Am was originally equipped with a 403 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8, and although it was pretty hot for the time, it just isn't enough for the owner today.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some high-performace upgrades including a GM LS3 485 HP V8 engine fed by a Holley EFI system, and it will handle better thanks to a Ridetech Street Grip suspension system.   Wilwood brakes will haul it down in short order.  Before all the fun, we had to fix some rusty floors, which was a good time to fabricate a custom firewall for the car as well.   Follow along with all the progress here! 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1951 Chevrolet Dump Pickup Truck
1951 Chevrolet Dump Pickup Truck Restoration Photo Gallery
 
This 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck served as our customer's Grandfather's farm truck for many years.   In fact, it was his Grandfather that built the original dump mechanism for the truck.    After years of labor on the farm, the truck was sent to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete restoration with some modifications to make it like new... and ready to be put back to work!
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This cool 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre just arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some restoration work.   We're excited to have a very cool and unusual Muscle Car in the shop to help bring back to its former glory.   These cars helped Ford launch the new 428 V8, and were touted as being the most powerful quiet car you could buy in '66.     We'll be posting a photo gallery of the project as well as videos along the way.

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1939 LaSalle Ambulance Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1939 LaSalle ambulance / hearse was originally comissioned in the town of Red Bud, IL... which happens to be the home of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!   We're excited to change the color and tune up the appearance of this originally hand-built coach.    Follow along with the photos to see the progress!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Crash Repair and Candy Color Repaint Photo Gallery 
 
This Trans Am was restored once and treated to a multilayer candy paint job in the process. It is unique that it has a Buick 455 under the hood, and not the Pontiac 400 or 455 and not an Olds 403.
 
The color is House of Kolor Kandy Brandywine sprayed over a gold base, with a flake added in for extra shimmer. The gold striping and tan interior really accentuate the candy red and give this car and appearance that is like a magnet for eyeballs.
 
Unfortunately, the owners Were out enjoying the car one day when they got rear ended. Knowing that most collision shops would not touch a project like this, they brought the car to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a Holley Sniper fuel injection system and Global West suspension upgrades.    New wheels and tires will complete the transformation.  

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has been in the owner's family for a long time, and it has also been a very long-term project.   He's done much of the work himself, but enlisted the assistance of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some help with electrical wiring, fuel system, and other details to get the car running again.     Click "Read More" to see the photos!  

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 Swap
Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability.    
 
In this 3 part video series, we swap in a fresh LS3 485 HP GM Connect & Cruise engine and 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission into this sweet 1971 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck.   The benefits include reliable performance, 485 horsepower, better fuel economy, and more. 
 
The engine came from Weir Chevrolet, our supplier for GM crate engines and such, and we tuned it with an HP Tuners suite.     We used a Hooker engine mount set to bolt the LS3 into the truck.   A Holley accessory drive was added to mount the alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor.    
 
The whole rig is kept cool with an Entropy radiator and Spal cooling fans.     The crew was able to connect to the existing A/C system in the truck and make it functional. 
 
The fuel system starts with a reproduction fuel tank from Tanks, Inc., which comes redesigned to house a high-pressure EFI fuel pump, and an internal pump matched to the requirements of the LS3.
 
The truck’s vitals are monitored by a set of Dakota Digital VHX gauges, and a Dakota cruise control module is also used for easy highway cruising.     A new rear gearset with 3.08 gears works better with the 4L60 overdrive transmission for snappy acceleration and economical highway cruising.  
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1967 Ford Mustang lived a full life, and eventually it was torn down for a restoration to repair rust and damage to the body.   Unfortunaltely, the shop doing the work couldn't complete the task, so the car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for completion.    Our technicians inspected the car and after chatting with the owner, it was decided that much of the metalwork on the '67 could have been of a higher level of quality, so our team is working to bring the car to a higher level. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278