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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1968 Chevelle Performance Modifications Photo Gallery
This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle is a bright red, big-block powered street machine!     The owner came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some Dakota Digital gauges, maintenance, and eventually an engine swap.
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1967 Ford Mustang Custom Steel Hood Fabrication Photo Gallery
This customer wanted a one-of-a-kind all-steel hood for his freshly built 1967 Ford Mustang, and he called the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to make it happen.   Follow along as we obtain a reproduciton steel hood from Classic Industries and create a unique steel hood for this special Mustang!
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Maintenance and Performance Upgrade Photo Gallery
This 1971 Chevrolet Camaro has been in our customer's life for over a decade, and while he does not get many chances to drive it, the car is ready for some maintenance and upgrades.  
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Sheetmetal, Bodywork, and Paint Photo Gallery
This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the body panels properly installed, then go through the bodywork and paint departments ultimately recieving a new paint job.   The color is a custom mix Axalta paint we named "Midnight Magic", and looks awefully close to black, but actually has a purple hue with flake.    It turned out sharp!  The customer will be completing the assembly of the car.   
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZR9 800 HP Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

 

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   
 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 800+ HP Mast Motorsports supercharged engine. We're using a new Dynacorn body on this one that we bought from Classic Industries, so the entire car will be new. The owner had no real attachment to a particular car, he just wanted a Camaro.    The car features the best of everything... Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
This is the complete photo gallery from start to finish, or you can read the build thread at this link:  1969 Camaro ZR9 
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This Backdraft Cobra came to us in bad need of a tuneup, so that's what it got.   We discovered leaking intake manifold gaskets, an incorrect power valve in the Holley carb, and general adjustments were needed on ignition timing and fuel delivery. 
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change LSA Supercharged Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

 

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   
 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 630+ HP GM Performance Parts Supercharged LSA engine.  The car features the best of everything... Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Oldsmobile 442 LS3 Engine Swap Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Our customer’s dad bought this sweet green 1966 Oldsmobile 442 brand new in July of 1966 from Granger Oldsmobile in LaGrange, Illinois, and now he wants to upgrade it for the next 50 years.    Don’t worry, he’s got all the original parts stored safely, but now the car has numerous bolt-ons for better handling and performance.    Follow along as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team installs a modern Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 engine - without harming the originality of the car.    

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This wicked 1971 Pontiac Firebird is wearing a deep blue flame job, but the owner felt it needed more fire under the hood. He sent the car, a T56 5-speed transmission, and a fresh E-85 burning 468 cube Pontiac stroker to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to install to fix all that. The new mill runs at 11.4:1 compression thanks to the alcohol in E-85, which is the best fuel the owner can get in his neighborhood.   Click THIS LINK to read the V8 Forum thread on this car, and the 4 V8TV videos and pics below.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Engine Bay Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The engine and engine bay needed some help on this 1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, so the owner brought it to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some attention.   The LT-1 350 engine will be rebuilt, and the underhood area will be detailed to make the bay look as nice as the exterior of this clean Z! 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1977 Chevrolet Corvette Upgrades and Custom Console at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1977 Chevrolet Corvette arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the customer wanted some modern upgrades done to the inside of the car.     This car is not wearing an original color, and the original engine has been replaced with a GM Performance Parts crate 350, so the customer does not place a heavy priority on originality.    The 1977s are not high on the list of collector Corvettes, so these make great platforms to personalize and enjoy. 
 
The plans include upgrading the center console, installing some Dakota Digital HVX gauges, audio system, adding a Vintage Air A/C system, and backup camera, as well as fixing some issues like leaks and engine cooling problems.   
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1935 Ford Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This cool original 1935 Ford Coupe came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some help with a fuel issue and a repaint on the spare tire cover.   Our team really enjoyed the opportunity to keep this family heirloom on the road. 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This Hugger Orange 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some mainteance and attention to the exhaust cutouts.    The cross-ram to single four barrel carb is an interesting piece on this small block Camaro.  

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1970 Buick GS 455 Stage One Body Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage One car is one of 1785 hardtop automatic cars, and it came in pretty rusty! The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew is tasked with replacing the rusted sheet metal with new steel to bring this car back on the road to recovery!Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1958 Cadillac Maintenance At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We were introduced to this cool pink 1958 Cadillac at the V8TV Drive In Cruise event where the owners came to watch the movie.   However, a fuel issue prevented them from fully entering the Drive In facility and the Caddy had to sit in the back row.    We brought it straight to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some fuel system repairs and general cooling system maintenenace, as well as leak repairs and a few other items.  

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278