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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1984 Olds Cutlass

This 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass was brought to our shop by the man who bought it new and still owns the car.    Over the years, the paint has faded and it had some hail damage, so the owner wanted a freshen-up on the outside, while adding some cool upgrades in the form of a YearOne Power Crate Engine, a Holley Terminator EFI system, and a few other performance items. 

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1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 428 Dual Quad 4-Speed Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL rumbles thanks to a 460+ cubic inch 428 fed by two four barrel Holleys on top, and is shifted with a 4-speed manual transmission.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance, as well as bodywork and a re-spray.   Follow the progress here!   

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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

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1978 Pontiac Trans Am FAST EZ EFI Fuel Injection Overdrive Engine Upgrades V8TV V8 Speed & Resto
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

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1968 Plymouth GTX at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This very nice 1968 Plymouth GTX arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in search of repairs to some leaky seam sealer areas, as well as some general maintenance.   It is a 400 +6 car with an automatic, and it is wearing a beautiful Medium Turquoise Metallic paint scheme with original GTX stripes and wheels.   You can follow along in the photo gallery as we perform the repairs on this stunning GTX.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1980 Dodge Mirada Restored by V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is a unique car that is not seen very often these days, a 1980 Dodge Mirada.   Our customer purchased this car new and will keep it forever, so it was time to make it like new again.    Once completed, this car was honored with a restoration profile in the April, 2018 Hemmings Motor News Magazine!      Click HERE to learn how the V8 Speed &  Resto Shop can restore your family heirloom classic or muslce car!

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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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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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1969 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 T56 6-Speed Swap at V8 Speed & Resto Shop Photo Gallery

1969 Chevrolet Corvette visits V8 Speed & Resto for an LS3 engine swap, a Modern Driveline 6-speed manual transmission, Vintage Air A/C, Dakota Digital gauges, Wilwood Brakes, YearOne Wheels, Detroit Speed headlight and wiper motors, Magnaflow exhaust, Holley Dominator EFI, and more!

 

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This 1965 Shelby Cobra by Backdraft came to us when the owner wanted all the chrome and bright alumunim pieces powdercoated black.     In additon, we installed a killer audtio system so the driver can hear tunes over the Roush 427!  We also performed some paint work on the car after a fender was damaged.

 

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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 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has been in the owner's family for a long time, and it has also been a very long-term project.   He's done much of the work himself, but enlisted the assistance of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some help with electrical wiring, fuel system, and other details to get the car running again.     Click "Read More" to see the photos!  

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This 1946 Ford Coupe (Tudor) came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a repaint, as well as some rust repair and other fixes.    Plans call for an exterior paint stripping, sheet metal repair, bodywork, priming, and shooting a new coat of shiney metallic charcoal paint.   It's going to be a sharp ride in 1966 Mercury Coventry Gray!

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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

 

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