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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This 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible is powered by a small-block Ford V8 and has been a reliable crusier for the owner for years.    Time has taken a toll, however, as the car is now in need of some underside rust repairs and sheet metal replacement, so the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew is hard at work to bring it back to a solid car. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Oldsmobile 442 LS3 Engine Swap Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Our customer’s dad bought this sweet green 1966 Oldsmobile 442 brand new in July of 1966 from Granger Oldsmobile in LaGrange, Illinois, and now he wants to upgrade it for the next 50 years.    Don’t worry, he’s got all the original parts stored safely, but now the car has numerous bolt-ons for better handling and performance.    Follow along as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team installs a modern Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 engine - without harming the originality of the car.    

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This cool 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre just arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some restoration work.   We're excited to have a very cool and unusual Muscle Car in the shop to help bring back to its former glory.   These cars helped Ford launch the new 428 V8, and were touted as being the most powerful quiet car you could buy in '66.     We'll be posting a photo gallery of the project as well as videos along the way.

 

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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

 

This 1967 Ford Mustang lived a full life, and eventually it was torn down for a restoration to repair rust and damage to the body.   Unfortunaltely, the shop doing the work couldn't complete the task, so the car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for completion.    Our technicians inspected the car and after chatting with the owner, it was decided that much of the metalwork on the '67 could have been of a higher level of quality, so our team is working to bring the car to a higher level. 

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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

 

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZR9 800 HP 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 800+ HP Mast Motorsports supercharged engine. We're using a new Dynacorn body on this one that we bought from Classic Industries, so the entire car will be new. The owner had no real attachment to a particular car, he just wanted a Camaro.    The car features the best of everything... Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
This is the complete photo gallery from start to finish, or you can read the build thread at this link:  1969 Camaro ZR9 
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1971 Chevrolet Camaro Maintenance and Performance Upgrade Photo Gallery
This 1971 Chevrolet Camaro has been in our customer's life for over a decade, and while he does not get many chances to drive it, the car is ready for some maintenance and upgrades. 
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This Backdraft Cobra came to us in bad need of a tuneup, so that's what it got.   We discovered leaking intake manifold gaskets, an incorrect power valve in the Holley carb, and general adjustments were needed on ignition timing and fuel delivery. 
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1967 Ford Mustang Custom Steel Hood Fabrication Photo Gallery
This customer wanted a one-of-a-kind all-steel hood for his freshly built 1967 Ford Mustang, and he called the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to make it happen.   Follow along as we obtain a reproduciton steel hood from Classic Industries and create a unique steel hood for this special Mustang!
 
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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

1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 was built with a 350 and a 3-speed manual transmission.    The owners have had this car in the family for many years, and it's their goal to make it reliable and easier to drive for future cruising adventures!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Sheetmetal, Bodywork, and Paint Photo Gallery
This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the body panels properly installed, then go through the bodywork and paint departments ultimately recieving a new paint job.   The color is a custom mix Axalta paint we named "Midnight Magic", and looks awefully close to black, but actually has a purple hue with flake.    It turned out sharp!  The customer will be completing the assembly of the car.   
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

 
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

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 6227