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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1939 LaSalle Ambulance Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1939 LaSalle ambulance / hearse was originally comissioned in the town of Red Bud, IL... which happens to be the home of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!   We're excited to change the color and tune up the appearance of this originally hand-built coach.    Follow along with the photos to see the progress!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am Crash Repair and Candy Color Repaint Photo Gallery 
 
This Trans Am was restored once and treated to a multilayer candy paint job in the process. It is unique that it has a Buick 455 under the hood, and not the Pontiac 400 or 455 and not an Olds 403.
 
The color is House of Kolor Kandy Brandywine sprayed over a gold base, with a flake added in for extra shimmer. The gold striping and tan interior really accentuate the candy red and give this car and appearance that is like a magnet for eyeballs.
 
Unfortunately, the owners Were out enjoying the car one day when they got rear ended. Knowing that most collision shops would not touch a project like this, they brought the car to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 Swap
Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability.    
 
In this 3 part video series, we swap in a fresh LS3 485 HP GM Connect & Cruise engine and 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission into this sweet 1971 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck.   The benefits include reliable performance, 485 horsepower, better fuel economy, and more. 
 
The engine came from Weir Chevrolet, our supplier for GM crate engines and such, and we tuned it with an HP Tuners suite.     We used a Hooker engine mount set to bolt the LS3 into the truck.   A Holley accessory drive was added to mount the alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor.    
 
The whole rig is kept cool with an Entropy radiator and Spal cooling fans.     The crew was able to connect to the existing A/C system in the truck and make it functional. 
 
The fuel system starts with a reproduction fuel tank from Tanks, Inc., which comes redesigned to house a high-pressure EFI fuel pump, and an internal pump matched to the requirements of the LS3.
 
The truck’s vitals are monitored by a set of Dakota Digital VHX gauges, and a Dakota cruise control module is also used for easy highway cruising.     A new rear gearset with 3.08 gears works better with the 4L60 overdrive transmission for snappy acceleration and economical highway cruising.  
 
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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

 

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a Holley Sniper fuel injection system and Global West suspension upgrades.    New wheels and tires will complete the transformation.  

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This cool 1973 Plymouth Duster 340 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some metalwork and cosmetic restoration.     You can follow the photos in this gallery to see how this one progresses!    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Oldsmobile 442 4-Speed Convertible with Factory Air Conditioning and 3 2 Barrels Visits V8 Speed & Resto for Maintenance

1966 Oldsmobile 442 Convertibles are not that common these days, especially when they are equipped with the 3-two barrel carb engine and factory installed air conditioning!   This one is even hotter with the triple-black color scheme and Hurst wheels.   The list of options is long... factory headrests, console vacuum gauge, full instrumentation including tic-toc-tach, rear seatbelts with holders, passenger side vanity mirror, and of course, the 400-cube V8 topped with 3 two barrel carbs and a 4-speed transmission!  It's a very cool car, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance and leak fixing so the owner can drive it and enjoy it trouble-free.

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This is the next chapter of the 1969 Camaro we modified in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all new Detroit Speed suspension, Forgeline Wheels, Baer Brakes, Toyo Tires, Holley EFI, and more go-fast and handling goodies. 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

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A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS that is still in the original owner's family!

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, brought to us by the son of the original owner.   It's a very cool car, and it has never been restored and is still wearing nearly all of the original paint.   It was original powered by a 307 V8 backed by a 3-speed manual transmission, and it's wearing the RS trim option.  The problem is that it needs a complete restoration due to many years of storage in a barn.   

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Ford Mustang

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

 

1970 Chevelle

1970 is a great year for Chevelles, and this customer has had this car for decades.   The restoration had started at a different shop, but the work wasn't up to our customer's standards, so the car made a trip to V8 Speed & Resto to be completed.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1972 Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1972 Ford Bronco looked great to the new owner, but he wanted a bit more power and reliablility under the hood.    The solution?    Bring the truck to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a new 5.0L Coyote V8 install.    

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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