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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1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Sheet Metal Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This 1965 Pontiac Tempest came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some rust and sheet metal repairs.    

 

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1968 Ford Mustang Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1968 Ford Mustang visits the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for maintenance. 

 

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1965 Ford Mustang Maintenance and Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
This clean 1965 Ford Mustang came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some mechanical and performance upgrades.   The car will receive some new rear gears and a Borgeson power steering gear upgrade.  A Holley Sniper fuel injection system is also in the works.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery and build video!
 

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am LS3 Swap and Suspension Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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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1979 Toyota Land Cruiser Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser crawled in to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some maintenance and general repairs.   We're looking forward to spinning this one around the block! 

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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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1961 International Metro Delivery Van Modifications Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This is something you don't see every day... a 1961 International Harvester Metro A120 delivery van!   Our friend is going to use it as a Bartolli's Pizza delivery vehicle in the city, so we are going to make it easier to drive and change the look to match his restaurant.    It's a cool 220 cubic-inch 6 cylinder powered box now, but we'll see what develops.    The plan calls for using a Chevrolet Tahoe for a donor chassis and driveline.   

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1950 Chevrolet Pickup Sun Visor Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool Chevrolet pickup truck came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the sun visor had blown off the truck in need of a replacement visor, body and paint work, and installation. 

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1981 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Pace Car Gallery at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1981 Pontiac Trans Am 301 turbo Pace Car arrived in the shop for a quick once-over.     

 

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1993 Ford Mustang Cobra Turbo Completion in V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra is a very cool project that was started by the car’s owner and has evolved over the years.  
 
When the car arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, it had been subjected to several performance upgrade projects already, but none of them had been fully completed and “sorted out”.     The owner is a busy guy, and he was able to handle some of the big steps, but as they say, the last 5% of the work takes 50% of the time, so he hired our team to finish those tasks and perhaps perform some additional ones as well. 
 

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew has finished the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" project and the owner has been driving the Ford 5.0 Coyote / Tremec TKO 500 5-speed shifted 'Bird around for quite some time.    Overall, the crew is very happy with the result!
 
 

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Modifications at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

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1990 Ford Bronco Renovations at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This 1990 Ford Bronco has been owned by our customer since 1997, but has been in storage and out-of-commission for a decade.   Today, we're cleanining it up and performing maintenance and repairs so that he may drive this Bronco daily once again.     We love "reviving" old cars for those who care about them.   

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1947 Dodge Pickup Mercedes Diesel Conversion at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1947 Dodge pickup truck arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with the goal of making a more reliable driver out of the truck.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1962 Buick Electra Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1962 Buick Electra convertible originally appeared on one of the very first episodes of V8TV working on the engine and a disc brake conversion.  Back in 1998, David Freiburger and Rob Kinnan of Car Craft and Hot Rod Magazines purchased this car for a Car Craft Magazine cheap and fun weekend cruiser project.  They gave the original carburetor a tune, did a quickie bright yellow paint job on the car and drove it around for a bit before putting it up for sale. At that point, our friend Paul purchased  the car from Freiburger and towed it from sunny Southern California to his home in the Midwest. Paul drove the car for a couple summers until the original Buick 401 Nailhead engine failed, and not having a lot of resources back then, Paul decided to install a small block Chevy V8 that he had on hand.  About that time, Paul's job changed, he started a family, and more important life events occurred. Today, nearly 20 years later, the car has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop where the V8 Team will complete his engine conversion and make the car a driver once again.   

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1948 Ford Police Car Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

A 1948 Ford Police Car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after recently finding a new owner who wants the V8 crew to check it over and make needed repairs before it heads out on the road keeping the peace!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278