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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1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This sweet 1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some possible sheet metal repairs in the trunk floor and other mechanical details.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Pontiac GTO Disc Brake and Wheel Upgrade At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1966 Pontiac GTO is a beautifully restored car, but the owner wanted to upgrade the braking performance a bit with some new disc brakes.    He also wanted the ability to change the look of the car without doing any permanent modifications, so the Goat got a new pair of shoes.    Here, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew installs a new power disc brake kit from OPGI and adds a set of 18” Rocket Racing Booster wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classics goldline tires made by Toyo Tires.    Now, the GTO stops easier and can wear the original Rally 1 wheels or switch to the Rockets for a split personality.    
 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Chassis & Floor Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1957 Chevrolet had been in it's owner’s family for many many years. They contacted us about performing a partial restoration, with the goal of making the car solid and safe to drive but without an extensive total restoration. This meant that they did not want an exterior repaint if possible, as they plan to drive the car and enjoy it with family and not worry about scratching up a show-quality paint finish.    
 
When we picked up the car, it was literally stored in a barn.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This 1967 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop ready to start a new life.   Follow along as we strip the car, perform extensive metal repair, rebuild and upgrade the chassis, brakes, and add FiTech fuel injection to the 400 V8.   The car will receive a full repaint and be returned to the road better than new.

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1964 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Restoration and LS Engine Conversion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew recently finished a complete restoration on this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck including suspension, rust repair and sheet metal fabrication, and more.    They installed a GM L92 6.2 liter V8 powered by a Mast Motorsports ECM and using Holley accessory drive brackets, oil pan, and Hooker exhaust manifolds.   A Mast cam and valve springs were installed, yielding approximately 525 horsepower.  A TCI 4L60E transmission is used to provide an overdrive gear, and the truck rolls on Mob Steel 20" wheels.    The finish is satin black with a charcoal silver roof, wheels, and side trim insert, and the bed is all new wood.    The interior featured a leather seat, Vintage Air A/C, a Dakota Digital box to allow the original speedometer to work with the modern transmission, upgraded audio, and more.      Click "Read More" for the photo gallery and video of the process!

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change, Lou's Change, lous change

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change LSA Supercharged Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

 

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   
 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 630+ HP GM Performance Parts Supercharged LSA engine.  The car features the best of everything... Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1965 Lincoln Continental Maintenance and Air Suspension Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

1965 Lincoln Continentals are hot cars, and many people like the sinister look of the big sled slammed on the ground.   In this project, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew swaps the original suspension for a Ridetech air-ride system and Mob Steel wheels.    Follow along as we change the personality of this Lincoln!

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1947 Lincoln Pinstriping at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

We had a cool 1947 Lincoln street rod roll into the shop recently in search of an A/C system leak fix, and we ended up adding some cream and red old-school pin stripes to break up the acres of maroon paint.    Our in-house painter J.J. handled the task with ease, putting his steady hand, squirrel-hair brush, and One Shot paints to add some style to this classic ride.      Contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for striping on your ride!   Click Read More to see the action!

1928 Ford Sedan Chassis Fabrication at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1928 Ford sedan has been in the same family for many decades, but today, the owners wish to turn it up a few notches.   They brought it to us ready to transplant on to a new chassis complete with small block Chevy power.   This one will be built in stages, with the first phase configuring the chassis and suspension.   Click "Read More" to see the photo gallery!

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1969 Pontiac Firebird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of the full treatment, with the goal being a Pontiac-powered, fuel injected, pro-touring road machine with timeless styling and awesome street manners.     The V8 crew started from scratch on this one, performing sheet metal repairs, mechanical upgrades, outstanding bodywork and paint, assembly, and tuning.     

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1972 Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1972 Ford Bronco looked great to the new owner, but he wanted a bit more power and reliablility under the hood.    The solution?    Bring the truck to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a new 5.0L Coyote V8 install.    

 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

We are all very excited here at V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, as we've received the high honor of being chosen to restore the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro belonging to COMP Cams! They've had the car for many years, and 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of COMP Cams, so they wanted the car freshened up for the milestone year.    We'll be documenting the restoration of the car along the way, both in photos and video.  
 
Plans for the car include a FAST EFI equipped LS engine mated to a TCI 6X 6-speed automatic transmission, a Heidt's suspension system, updated wheels, tires, and brakes, and a fresh paint job... among many other details.    Although the car will retain it’s black-and-white theme, it will have a red pinstripe on the SS stripes, updated wheels to go with the new suspension, and a few other subtle tricks here and there.  
 
Our crew is ready to make it happen, and we're proud to work with one of the industry icons to bring this significant car up-to-date.  Follow along in the  photo gallery, videos, and a build thread on this slick '69!
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This is the next chapter of the 1969 Camaro we modified in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all new Detroit Speed suspension, Forgeline Wheels, Baer Brakes, Toyo Tires, Holley EFI, and more go-fast and handling goodies. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1984 Olds Cutlass

This 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass was brought to our shop by the man who bought it new and still owns the car.    Over the years, the paint has faded and it had some hail damage, so the owner wanted a freshen-up on the outside, while adding some cool upgrades in the form of a YearOne Power Crate Engine, a Holley Terminator EFI system, and a few other performance items. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Dodge Charger Maintenance At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1966 Dodge Charger came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some new rear gears and some carb tuning.   It's wearing a clean restoration and is pwered by a 383 hooked to a 727 automatic transmission.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278