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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1979 Chevrolet Bonanza Pickup Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We enjoyed refreshing this 1979 Chevrolet Bonanza Pickup!  This one is still in it's original family, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to give it a repaint and make it look new again. We fixed some rust in the floors, rockers, and cab corners, and resprayed it in it's original color. Lots of restoration parts form Classic Industries helped make it fresh. New interior items include Dynamat sound deadener, new dash pad, door panels, carpet, and weatherstripping. It's not a high-profile show truck, but it means the world to our customer, so it means the same to us! Thanks to the owner and to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew for returning another classic to the road!

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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

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

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

 

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

1986 Chevrolet Caprice Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1986 Chevy Caprice came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete renewal.    Our customer had many fond memories with this car as it belonged to her Grandmother, and she wished to restore it to as-new condition.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1977 Pontiac Trans Am Engine Repair at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1977 Pontiac Trans Am got a little loose in the bottom end, and we happened to have a donor Olds 403 in-house that needed a home.    So, the two became one at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We helped locate this clean 1966 Ford Thunderbird for our customer, had the car transported to our shop from Arizona, and performed some basic maintence making it ready for the road.   If you're looking for a particular classic or Muscle Car, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop can help you find a good one and keep it in top shape. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS LS3 Engine Installation at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
General Motors "G" bodies, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix, and Oldsmobile Cutlass cars from the 1970s and 1980s are great candidates for modern power and performance upgrades.   This cool 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS has been in our customer's family since 1986 and is now ready for a modern GM Performance Parts LS3 V8.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1963 Chevrolet Corvette at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an inspection as the customer is contemplating a paint restoration on the car.   
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some after-auction maintenanc.    Our team repaired the gauges, folding headlights, and some engine mechanical items to get this one back on the road.  
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Tune up and Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was in need of a tune, so the V8 Speed & Resto Shop replaced the distributor, rebuilt the carburetor, fixed numerous vacuum leaks, re-adjusted the exhaust tail pipes, and more.    The result was a car that drove far nicer!
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1973 Pontiac Trans Am Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1973 Pontiac Trans Am was restored at a different shop, but out customer brought it to us to complete some final details.   It's a beautful Buccaneer Red 455 car, and we were happy to put the finishing touches on the car to make it drive and perform as good as it looks.  
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1957 Chevy Custom Autosound Stereo Install at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This beautiful 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air was a great cruiser, but it had no tunes for the ride.    We installed a Custom Autosound stereo in the dash and put the Rock in the Roll!   Contact us if you'd like a similar upgrade to your classic or Muscle Car!    Click "READ MORE" to watch the video instllation from an episode of V8TV and photos of this sweet ride!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1957 Chevy Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean '57 was in need of some engine timing and tuning, so it visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for the crew to take a look at the Chevrolet LT1 350 V8 and a leaky axle bearing.     Click "Read More" to see the photo gallery!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278