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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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

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1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1969 Pontiac Firebird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of the full treatment, with the goal being a Pontiac-powered, fuel injected, pro-touring road machine with timeless styling and awesome street manners.     The V8 crew started from scratch on this one, performing sheet metal repairs, mechanical upgrades, outstanding bodywork and paint, assembly, and tuning.     

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

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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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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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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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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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1979 Chevrolet Bonanza Pickup Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We enjoyed refreshing this 1979 Chevrolet Bonanza Pickup!  This one is still in it's original family, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to give it a repaint and make it look new again. We fixed some rust in the floors, rockers, and cab corners, and resprayed it in it's original color. Lots of restoration parts form Classic Industries helped make it fresh. New interior items include Dynamat sound deadener, new dash pad, door panels, carpet, and weatherstripping. It's not a high-profile show truck, but it means the world to our customer, so it means the same to us! Thanks to the owner and to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew for returning another classic to the road!

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabricating Custom Steel Hood Vents at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is not really a car build, but we had a customer approach us about building and installing some custom hood vents for his ‘69 Camaro. He liked the style of the vents in the carbon fiber hood on Mark Stielow’s Hellfire Camaro, but these would be steel. Stielow’s hood does not have the same underside structure as a stock steel Cowl Induction hood, so these would have to be a little different to fit into the opening in the structure without remaking the support structure.

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1968 Camaro

This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have some final details of a restoration completed.  Today, the V8 Crew is tasked with making a plan and completing our customer's dream car.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery! 

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1968 Camaro Detroit Speed QUADRALink, Mini-tub Install, Performance Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1968 Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop powered by a 396 and a 5-speed transmission, but it easily overpowered the narrow tires, especially with 4.56:1 rear gears.    Out customer wanted a Detroit Speed deep tub install, along with a Currie 9-Plus rear axle housing suspended by Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension.   

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1973 Plymouth 'Cuda Underhood Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This very clean 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of an underhood makeover. The car is wearing its original color, a nice shade of B5 blue capped with a white vinyl top and blue interior. The exterior presents well, and the silver rally wheels and polished trim rings offer nice contrast, but once you open the hood the magic goes away.

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1958 Cadillac Maintenance At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We were introduced to this cool pink 1958 Cadillac at the V8TV Drive In Cruise event where the owners came to watch the movie.   However, a fuel issue prevented them from fully entering the Drive In facility and the Caddy had to sit in the back row.    We brought it straight to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some fuel system repairs and general cooling system maintenenace, as well as leak repairs and a few other items.  

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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This wicked 1971 Pontiac Firebird is wearing a deep blue flame job, but the owner felt it needed more fire under the hood. He sent the car, a T56 5-speed transmission, and a fresh E-85 burning 468 cube Pontiac stroker to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to install to fix all that. The new mill runs at 11.4:1 compression thanks to the alcohol in E-85, which is the best fuel the owner can get in his neighborhood.   Click THIS LINK to read the V8 Forum thread on this car, and the 4 V8TV videos and pics below.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 

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

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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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