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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1976 Pontiac Trans Am Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

A Carousel Red 1976 Pontiac Trans AM with a Pontiac 400 V8 is enough to make anyone's day, but this one needs a bit of help before tearing up the roads.   It arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some rust repairs and other maintenance.   The V8 team installed a new floor section, new front subframe, and various suspension pieces that were worn out.   The interior was treated to a layer of sound deadoner, and the engine now roars to life thanks to a Holley Sniper Quadrajet EFI system.  Follow along as the V8 crew brings this bird back to high-flying shape!  

 

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1966 Chevrolet Impala Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This "road warrior" 1966 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the supercharged engine reinstalled and some EFI tuning done.   It's a wild car, we're happy to return it to the road!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1938 Chevrolet Coupe Restoration Photo Galleries

This 1938 Chevrolet came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a re-powering, some upgraded suspension from Speedway Motors, wiring, and more.   The V8 Speed team installed a Chevrolet Performance Parts 350 cubic inch V8 engine and rebuilt the TH350 transmission, and plans call for the installation of a Vintage Air A/C system as well.   American Autowire leads will tie all the electricals together, while a new fuel tank from Tanks, Inc. will store the fuel until the gas pedal is mashed!   New fuel and brake lines will be installed, along with upgraded brakes and a Mustang II style suspension system from Speedway Motors.    It will also recieve new sheetmetal and paint.  It's a cool car that has a lot of family history, and we're happy to bring it back to the road for our customer! 

 

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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 4L80E 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

 

1979 Jeep CJ Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Our friend Matt brought his cool 1979 Jeep to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for our crew to take care of some maintenance items, fix some leaks and worn-out suspension pieces, and shine up the paint.   This is a fun ride!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1973 Datsun 240Z Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1973 Datsun 240Z arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some general maintenance and upgrades to make it a fun sports car once again!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Sheet Metal Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This 1965 Pontiac Tempest came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some rust and sheet metal repairs.    

 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Drivability Improvements at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Some restored cars look completed, but still require extensive refinement and tuning to be road-ready.    In this case, our customer had this sweet 1969 Camaro restored for them, but the shop did not complete some of the final drivability details, so the customer is not confident driving the car.  The car is sporting some cool parts selections like a FiTech fuel injected 454 Chevy V8 coupled to a Tremec TKO 500 5-Speed transmission, all wrapped in a stock RS / SS trim package.   However, the "last 5%" details still need to be addressed to make sure the car is ready for miles of trouble-free cruising.  For example, the front tires rub the inner fenders when turning, the windshield washer system does not work, there are some loose radio wires, and other nuisance items.   Once they are remedied, the engine tune will be optimized, brake performance dialed-in, and other systems verified for proper operation. The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is well-versed in this process, and we'll be performing final adjustments to remedy the quirks of a fresh restoration.  
 

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1968 Ford Mustang Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1968 Ford Mustang visits the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for maintenance. 

 

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1965 Ford Mustang Maintenance and Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
This clean 1965 Ford Mustang came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some mechanical and performance upgrades.   The car will receive some new rear gears and a Borgeson power steering gear upgrade.  A Holley Sniper fuel injection system is also in the works.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery and build video!
 

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am LS3 Swap and Suspension Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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 with YearOne wheels.   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

 

1979 Toyota Land Cruiser Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser crawled in to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some maintenance and general repairs.   We're looking forward to spinning this one around the block! 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 AMC AMX Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 AMC AMX is powered by a 390 cube V8, but the owner wants the car to appear more original and less like a modified race car. 

 

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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

 

1961 International Metro Delivery Van Modifications Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This is something you don't see every day... a 1961 International Harvester Metro A120 delivery van!   Our friend is going to use it as a Bartolli's Pizza delivery vehicle in the city, so we are going to make it easier to drive and change the look to match his restaurant.    It's a cool 220 cubic-inch 6 cylinder powered box now, but we'll see what develops.    The plan calls for using a Chevrolet Tahoe for a donor chassis and driveline.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278