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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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Mechanical and Paint Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very nice 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, but required some mechanical repairs and paint touch-ups.  It's powered by an LS1 and features a variety of custom and performance upgrades.  Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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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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1976 Pontiac Trans Am LE 455 4-Speed Holley Sniper Quadrajet EFI Install at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1976 Pontiac Trans Am LE is one of only a few hundred produced with the 455 cubic-inch V8 and the 4-speed manual transmission.    Only T-Tops would make it more rare.   It came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for an electronic fuel injection upgrade in the form of a Holley Sniper Quadrajet system.   This will be a non-intrusive way to add modern driveability to the car without doing any perminant changes to it.   We can install this type of system on your classic or muscle car, simply contact us at the link below for more information!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This cool 1966 Chevelle is the second for it’s owner Larry Frees, who might be familiar as the caretaker of the “Mr. Chevy” 1955 Chevy gasser and hauler ramp truck.     He had a Marina Blue ‘66 many years ago, and this car will serve to be the “jumping off point” from where his old ‘66 left off.    Larry provided us with the beginning of the restoration story as it unfolds in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.  
 

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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

 

1970 Chevrolet El Camino Bodywork And Paint at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 El Camino came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking to be straghtened out and to be sprayed in Chevrolet Cranberry Red. When completed, the owner wished to re-assemble the car on his own.

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Ford Mustang Repairs and Detail Photo Gallery at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

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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In this series, we swap out an anemic 350 for a Fast Times Motorworks built 383, featuring Edelbrock heads, a Comp roller cam, MSD Igntion, ARP hardware, Crane rockers, a Holley carb, Royal Purple fluids, and a bunch of other speed goodies.    

 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Sheetmetal Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs.   Contact the shop today to discuss your restoration project!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1968 Pontiac Firebird Vintage Air Install at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1968 Pontiac Firebird is going to live in the hot climate of the Middle East, so the customer wanted a Vintage Air system installed for more comfort.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop is an authorized Vintage Air dealer and installer, so we were happy to help him out.    Click "Read More" to see the photos of the process.

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This cool old 1951 Chevrolet pickup truck was bought by our customer's Grandafhter and put to work on the family farm from day one.   We were honored to have the opportunity to restore the body help the customer return the truck to the road with modern Chevrolet power under the hood.   

 

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1966 Pontiac GTO Maintenance Photo Gallery

This 1966 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some mechanical fixes for improved performance.    The V8 team will be performing some engine work and Dakota Digital Gauges among a few other fixes. 

 

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Photos From The 2019 V8 Speed and Resto Shop "Dust Off" Spring Open House

 

We hosted an informal open house on the third day of spring, 2019, calling it the "2019 Dust Off" which gave people an opportunity to bring their cool cars out to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for coffee, donuts, and to see the cars in the shop.   The event was a fun success, below is a photo gallery of the cars and shop tour.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This very nice 1968 Oldsmobile 442 tribute car is wearing a crisp restoration and features some modified parts intended to give this car better handling and drivability. It’s not a numbers-matching W30 car, although it looks like one. It’s got 17” American Racing wheels, Wilwood brakes with a Hydratech hydraulic brake assist unit, Hotchkis control arms and sway bars, and a few other goodies. It’s powered by a big block Olds engine, but the owner wanted increased reliability, as he drives this car on cross country trips. His solution is a GM LSA supercharged 6.2 liter V8 “Connect & Cruise Kit” which also provides an overdrive transmission. It’s not an Oldsmobile engine, but the owner has several other numbers matching 442 W30 cars, and this one is not a “numbers car”, and he likes the technology and abilities of the LSA engine and the 4L85E transmission.  

 

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