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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1947 Dodge Pickup Mercedes Diesel Conversion at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1947 Dodge pickup truck arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with the goal of making a more reliable driver out of the truck.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1962 Buick Electra Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1962 Buick Electra convertible originally appeared on one of the very first episodes of V8TV working on the engine and a disc brake conversion.  Back in 1998, David Freiburger and Rob Kinnan of Car Craft and Hot Rod Magazines purchased this car for a Car Craft Magazine cheap and fun weekend cruiser project.  They gave the original carburetor a tune, did a quickie bright yellow paint job on the car and drove it around for a bit before putting it up for sale. At that point, our friend Paul purchased  the car from Freiburger and towed it from sunny Southern California to his home in the Midwest. Paul drove the car for a couple summers until the original Buick 401 Nailhead engine failed, and not having a lot of resources back then, Paul decided to install a small block Chevy V8 that he had on hand.  About that time, Paul's job changed, he started a family, and more important life events occurred. Today, nearly 20 years later, the car has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop where the V8 Team will complete his engine conversion and make the car a driver once again.   

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LT4 Completion at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is a project we're bringing to completion at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is powered by a dry-sump Chevrolet LT4 supercharged V8, and features some awesome performance parts on board.   Follow along as we bring it back from the boxes!

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1948 Ford Police Car Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

A 1948 Ford Police Car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after recently finding a new owner who wants the V8 crew to check it over and make needed repairs before it heads out on the road keeping the peace!

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

A bright orange 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.   Follow along as the V8 crew brings this bird back to high-flying shape!  

 

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Mechanical Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very nice 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, but required some mechanical repairs to make it ready for the road.  It's powered by an big block Chevy and is wearing a great shade of blue.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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This sparkly purple 1968 Plymouth Barracuda arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some help fitting the freshly rebuilt 360 where the 318 V8 once lived.   Click "Read More" to follow the progress photos! 

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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 with parts from OPGI, rebuild and upgrade the chassis with parts from BMR Suspension, brakes, and add FiTech fuel injection to the 400 V8.   The car will receive a full Tyrol blue repaint and be returned to the road better than new.

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1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Body Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible is going through a complete restoration, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for rusty and damaged sheet metal replacement, bodywork, and paint.   The V8 crew will repair the crashed quarter panel and fenders, and replace the rusty floors along the way.     

 

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1959 Edsel Ranger Steering Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1959 Edsel Ranger is nearly all stock, including the manual steering system.   Our customer tasked us with upgrading the steering system to a power unit from Borgeson.  What a cool car!

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1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 Body and Paint Restoration at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This red 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some metal repair and paintwork.  It is a very cool car!

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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvette needed some maintenance to keep it running in tip-top shape.  

 

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1972 Ford Mustang Maintenance Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1972 Ford Mustang Convertible is powered by a 302 and serves as a fun driver when the weather is nice.    Today, it needed some maintenance items repaired, like a faulty vacuum advance unit, leaky radiator, and some suspension repairs.     

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