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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1974 Plymouth Road Runner Mechanical Repairs at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1974 Plumouth Road Runner was purchased new by our customer back in 1974, and he's been taking care of it very well all these years.   Today, the car has some issues with how it runs, so our team is checking the carburetor and electrical systems to make it reliable again. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1968 Camaro Reloaded

Video series covering the restoration of our 1968 Camaro called "Reloaded" at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is a Pro-Touring 1968 Camaro featuring Detroit Speed suspension, a fuel injected big block Chevy engine, TCI automatic 4L80 E transmission, Baer brakes, Rocket Racing wheels, Toyo Tires redlined by Diamondback Classics, and much more.  Contact us at resto@v8tv.net or 314.783.8325 to discuss building YOUR dream car!     Click "Read More" for the complete video and photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Completion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This very nice 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, including a beautiful candy red paint job and a restored chassis.    The owner is having our team complete the last steps to make it a finished car.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1941 Ford Window Seals and Suspension Upgrades Repairs at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1941 Ford 5-window coupe came to visit in need of some new power window mechanisms and window weatherstrip.   While here, the customer added some new front springs to the list, along with fixing some leaks.  

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Mechanical and Paint 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 and paint touch-ups.  It's powered by an LS1 and features a variety of custom and performance upgrades.  Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1976 Pontiac Trans Am LE 455 4-Speed Holley Sniper Quadrajet EFI Install at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1976 Pontiac Trans Am LE is one of only a few hundred produced with the 455 cubic-inch V8 and the 4-speed manual transmission.    Only T-Tops would make it more rare.   It came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an electronic fuel injection upgrade in the form of a Holley Sniper Quadrajet system.   This will be a non-intrusive way to add modern driveability to the car without doing any perminant changes to it.   We can install this type of system on your classic or muscle car, simply contact us at the link below for more information!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1928 Ford Sedan Chassis Fabrication at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1928 Ford sedan has been in the same family for many decades, but today, the owners wish to turn it up a few notches.   They brought it to us ready to transplant on to a new chassis complete with small block Chevy power.   This one will be built in stages, with the first phase configuring the chassis and suspension.   Click "Read More" to see the photo gallery!

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1977 Pontiac Trans Am Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1977 Pontiac Trans Am SE was bought by the current owner with 10,000 miles on the odometer when it was just one year old in 1978.    He purchased it from a friend's used car lot after the selling dealer repeatedly could not make it run properly, causing the original purchaser to trade it in.   Today, the car is in need of some quarter panel and minor rust repair, a complete re-paint, and the engine mechanicals and A/C system reinstalled after paint.  

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This cool 1966 Chevelle is the second for it’s owner Larry Frees, who might be familiar as the caretaker of the “Mr. Chevy” 1955 Chevy gasser and hauler ramp truck.     He had a Marina Blue ‘66 many years ago, and this car will serve to be the “jumping off point” from where his old ‘66 left off.    Larry provided us with the beginning of the restoration story as it unfolds in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.  
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1979 Pontiac Trans Am was originally equipped with a 403 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8, and although it was pretty hot for the time, it just isn't enough for the owner today.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some high-performace upgrades including a GM LS3 485 HP V8 engine fed by a Holley EFI system, and it will handle better thanks to a Ridetech Street Grip suspension system with YearOne wheels.   Wilwood brakes will haul it down in short order.  Before all the fun, we had to fix some rusty floors, which was a good time to fabricate a custom firewall for the car as well.   Follow along with all the progress here! 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1970 Chevrolet El Camino Bodywork And Paint at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 El Camino came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking to be straghtened out and to be sprayed in Chevrolet Cranberry Red. When completed, the owner wished to re-assemble the car on his own.

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Ford Mustang Repairs and Detail Photo Gallery at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1966 Ford Mustang has been in the owner's family for many years, and it was time to refresh the steering and brakes, give it a tune up, and bring back the shine.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

 

In this series, we swap out an anemic 350 for a Fast Times Motorworks built 383, featuring Edelbrock heads, a Comp roller cam, MSD Igntion, ARP hardware, Crane rockers, a Holley carb, Royal Purple fluids, and a bunch of other speed goodies.    

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Sheetmetal Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs.   Contact the shop today to discuss your restoration project!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278