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 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.   Follow along in the photos to see the latest!   

 

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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 automatic transmission, and plans call for the installation of a Vintage Air A/C system as well.  An American Autowire harness 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

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, as it's been in the owner's family since 1973!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1955 Ford F100 Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1955 Ford F100 has been in the customer's family for many years, and it's finally time to return it to the road with a modern chassis and power!    It will roll on a Fat Man Fabrications chassis and will be powered by a 2014 Ford 5.0 V8 backed by a 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission.     Cool truck.

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1973 Chevrolet Camaro Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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1965 Chevrolet Impala Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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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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1967 Pontiac GTO Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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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1956 Chevrolet Fire Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air had a bad day that ended in an engine fire.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team is tasked with restoring the car to pre-fire condition, and possibly making a few upgrades as well.  
 

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1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible LS Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass had been treated to an LS eninge swap, but has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a general check-up and safety inspection.    Although the car runs pretty well, there are a lot of loose-ends that our team would like to address before comfortably sending the new owner down the road.   
 

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1969 VW Bus Engine Swap and Suspension Modificaitons at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Volkswagon Bus looks sweet, but is woefully underpowered.   The owner wishes the V8 Speed Team to swap in a far more powerful Subaru 4-cylinder eninge for better performance and economy.   A Ridetech suspension system will allow the VW to lay low, but drive safely at ride-height going down the road.  
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Tremec 5-Speed and Holley Sniper Fuel Injection Upgrades

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is a very cool car, but the owner wanted a bit more reliability and performance.   The plan is to install a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmisson from Modern Driveline and a Holley Sniper EFI fuel injection system to achieve both goals.   
 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabrication, Bodywork, and Paint at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in-process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.    The car came to us from Canada where new quarter panels, trunk panels, and other sheet metal repair had been done, in addition to a Detroit Speed subframe and front suspension and rear QUADRALink suspension system were installed.   The V8 Team will be completing the fabrication work and straightening the body and applying a shade of blue paint with a hockey stripe.    The car is powered by an Edelbrock Pro-Flo EFI unit on a 454 Big Bliock Chevy V8.  
 

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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