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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1967 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible Photo Gallery
This car has been in the owner's family for a while and has been an ongoing family project.   Today, it's visiting the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some wiring and interior work, and possibly a repaint.  
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1968 Pontiac GTO Bodywork Photo Gallery

andThe 1968 Pontiac GTO is a great looking car, and this one came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the restoration metalwork had been completed. The V8 crew jumped on the car to complete the bodywork and paint process.  Follow along to see the progress!

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1935 Ford Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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

 

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

 

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air LS2 Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This '61 Bel Air came into the shop looking for a few upgrades to dial-in the parts already installed, like a Hot Cammed Trailblazer SS LS2 V8, 4-speed Overdrive trans, 9" Rear, and Ride Tech suspension.    We fixed a few new-car gremlins and now this is a slick road-trip machine ready to hit the highways.    It's just a cool car we thought we'd share!    Click "Read More" for the complete photo and video gallery!

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1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop, engine upgrades

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

 

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

 

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

1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This slick gold 1970 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop shortly after the owner purchased the car for some detail work and upgrades.   It’s a very clean car, and the owner received a whole stack of paperwork on the car when he bought it, including the original purchase agreement and receipt, the payment schedule, and a slew of receipts for maintenance and repairs over the years.    It is very cool to see the history of a car like this and the original documentation.   We're adding a serpentine accessory drive, painting the engine, tuning up the air conditioning, improving drivabiliity, fixing the radio, and more.   

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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

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

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

 

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

 

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

1947 Lincoln Pinstriping at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

We had a cool 1947 Lincoln street rod roll into the shop recently in search of an A/C system leak fix, and we ended up adding some cream and red old-school pin stripes to break up the acres of maroon paint.    Our in-house painter J.J. handled the task with ease, putting his steady hand, squirrel-hair brush, and One Shot paints to add some style to this classic ride.      Contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for striping on your ride!   Click Read More to see the action!