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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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 was built with a 350 and a 3-speed manual transmission.    The owners have had this car in the family for many years, and it's their goal to make it reliable and easier to drive for future cruising adventures!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This cool 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre just arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some restoration work.   We're excited to have a very cool and unusual Muscle Car in the shop to help bring back to its former glory.   These cars helped Ford launch the new 428 V8, and were touted as being the most powerful quiet car you could buy in '66.     We'll be posting a photo gallery of the project as well as videos along the way.

 

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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

 

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

 

 
This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop more like a lame duck than a bird of fire, so our team went to work adding new rear gears, a 2004R overdrive transmission, a roller cam from COMP Cams, and a FAST EZ-2.0 EFI system for better driving manners.   The Pontiac 400 engine even received an unexpected refresh along the way.  
 
Some of the parts used in this upgrade:
F.A.S.T. - EZ EFI 2.0 Fuel Injection System
Royal Purple - Max ATF and Max Tuff Synthetic Assembly Lube
B & M - Torque Converter Lock-up Controller
Tanks Inc - Fuel Tank, HP Fuel Pump and Sending Unit
Shiftworks - Shifter Conversion Kit
COMP Cams - Roller Cam, Roller Lifters, Push Rods and Roller Rockers
Eastwood - High Temp Ceramic Engine Paint
K&N  - Air Filter

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 6227

 

We are all very excited here at V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, as we've received the high honor of being chosen to restore the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro belonging to COMP Cams! They've had the car for many years, and 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of COMP Cams, so they wanted the car freshened up for the milestone year.    We'll be documenting the restoration of the car along the way, both in photos and video.  
 
Plans for the car include a FAST EFI equipped LS engine mated to a TCI 6X 6-speed automatic transmission, a Heidt's suspension system, updated wheels, tires, and brakes, and a fresh paint job... among many other details.    Although the car will retain it’s black-and-white theme, it will have a red pinstripe on the SS stripes, updated wheels to go with the new suspension, and a few other subtle tricks here and there.  
 
Our crew is ready to make it happen, and we're proud to work with one of the industry icons to bring this significant car up-to-date.  Follow along in the  photo gallery, videos, and a build thread on this slick '69!
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

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This 1969 Chevelle street machine has been with the owner for many years, and he just extracted it from his barn in hopes of getting it running in time for a wedding.   It came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for work on the fuel system, brakes, and other safety items.  

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1968 Camaro

This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was originally born as a 428 Cobra Jet 4-speed car in Candy Apple Red.   Unfortunately, the original engine and transmission are long gone, and the body shell was rusty and had bad repairs from previous crash damage.    In an attempt to revive the car and make a few improvements, the V8 Speed & Resto Team was commissioned to restore the structure and update mechanicals with parts that yield performance, without going over-the-top or losing the familiarity of the car.

We are restoring this Mustang with plenty of new parts from Classic Industries, Vintage Air, Global West Suspension, Roush Performance, Holley Performance, TCI Transmissions, Axalta Paint, MagnaFlow Exhaust, and many more top companies in the restoration and performance aftermarket.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery! 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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

 

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This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle had undergone a complete restoration, but the customer was not happy with the way the car drove, so he sent it to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for final details.   The V8 Crew was tasked with fixing leaks, clutch issues, and other mechanical details, and the customer expanded the list to include a custom firewall, and eventually a high-powered Fast Times Motorworks big Chevy V8.   It's a very cool car that will be great fun to drive!
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1951 Chevrolet Dump Pickup Truck
1951 Chevrolet Dump Pickup Truck Restoration Photo Gallery
 
This 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck served as our customer's Grandfather's farm truck for many years.   In fact, it was his Grandfather that built the original dump mechanism for the truck.    After years of labor on the farm, the truck was sent to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete restoration with some modifications to make it like new... and ready to be put back to work! 
 
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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.   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