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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1957 Ford Thunderbird Modifications at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This cool 1957 Ford Thunderbird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in tribute to the owner's Father who owned several of these cool Birds over the years.   Today, we're going to make this one more powerful and reliable for years of trouble-free cruising.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be installing a custom chassis, complete with Wilwood brakes, coil-over shocks, and upgrade the sway bars for better handling.   The 'Bird will have far more Thunder thanks to a new Ford Racing 5.0 V8 cranking out 430 HP and over 400 lbs.-ft. of torque.   Additionally, we're installing a 6-speed automatic transmission spinning that steam back to a new 9" rear axle.    Upgraded audio and lighting will make it even more fun to drive.  Follow along as we make the upgrades on this slick '57!

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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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1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 4-Speed at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 4-Speed is a very rare car, and it was recently treated to a complete restoration.   It's a very nice car, and the new owner wants us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to add a few original options to the car to make it a duplicate of the '72 Pontiac Firebird Forumla 455 he bought new!     
 

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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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1960 Pontiac Catalina Crash Damage Repair at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This super cool 1960 Pontiac Catalina was involved in a minor fender-bender, and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be straigntening her out.   

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1970 Pontiac GTO Maintenance and Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 Pontiac GTO is powered by a Pontiac 455 V8 and an automatic transmission.    It recently arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some maintenance and and a Holley Sniper EFI system install for reliable cruising.   
 

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1968 AMC Javelin Maintenence at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1977 Pontiac Trans Am Maintenence and Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1959 Chevrolet El Camino Metal Repairs at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1959 Chevorlet El Camino is an in-process restoration with the owner brought the car to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to assist with some of the sheetmetal, floors, and quarter panel restoration.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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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

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1967 Dodge Dart GT Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1967 Dodge Dart GT convertible is powered by a 225 slant six engine, but that does not make it any less fun to drive!    It came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a quick muffler replacement, but we enjoyed our day with the car.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS Tuning at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1970 Chevelle is in-process, but the owner brought it past the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some tuning on the transplant LS engine.   Our team performs lots of tuning from transplants like this one to performance tuning on late model cars and trucks.   

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA Paint Repair at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration and LSA Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We like to work on first generation Camaros here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this one has a bright future.  Follow along as our team reconstructs the body shell on this one, and then adds performance suspension and a supercharged LSA V8!
 

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1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod belongs to a friend of ours, who purchased it mostly the way you see it in the intial photos.   He brought it to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have some leather bomber seat pads and door interior panels made, as well as a custom insert for the roof.    It's powered by a 1970 Chevrolet 350 fed by 6 2-barrel carbs, and is shifted by a set of Hurst Lightning Rod shifters!   It's a fun ride!
 
 
 

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