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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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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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Paint and Maintenance Updates at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1966 Chevelle came to our shop to have some maintenance and a few cosmetic fixes.    The distributor in the big block Chevy V8 had corroded, so we shipped it back to MSD Ignition for a freshen-up.    There was some weirdness in the steering column, so we had it waranteed by Ididit to like-new operation again.     We also made a new electric fuel pump mounting bracket and addressed some leaks and some new brakes. 

Outside, the '66 rolled in with a 4" cowl induciton hood that made it a little hard to see the road, so our crew installed a steel 2" version for more style and less "race" appearance.    The color is House Of Kolor TruBlue Kandy and it really looks sharp in the sun.

1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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

 

 

2008 Mustang GT CS Supercharger, Headers, Cat Back and Clutch Install Video V8TV

http://www.v8speedshop.com -  In this video, we're running a fairly-stock 2008 Ford Mustang on the chassis dynamometer to measure stock power.   Then, we're installing a bunch of performance upgrades... a Magnuson supercharger, Kooks headers, a Centerforce clutch, and MagnaFlow mufflers for more power and a better sound.    We're also doing some engine detailing with Eastwood ceramic engine paint and some Moroso aluminum tanks.    Finally, we run it on they dyno again to see the results!    We can help you with all your late-model performance upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop today!    

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1979 Pontiac Trans Am LS3 Swap and Sheetmetal Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air LS2 Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This '61 Bel Air came into the shop looking for a few upgrades to dial-in the parts already installed, like a Hot Cammed Trailblazer SS LS2 V8, 4-speed Overdrive trans, 9" Rear, and Ride Tech suspension.    We fixed a few new-car gremlins and now this is a slick road-trip machine ready to hit the highways.    It's just a cool car we thought we'd share!    Click "Read More" for the complete photo and video gallery!

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1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop, engine upgrades

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1947 Lincoln Pinstriping at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

We had a cool 1947 Lincoln street rod roll into the shop recently in search of an A/C system leak fix, and we ended up adding some cream and red old-school pin stripes to break up the acres of maroon paint.    Our in-house painter J.J. handled the task with ease, putting his steady hand, squirrel-hair brush, and One Shot paints to add some style to this classic ride.      Contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for striping on your ride!   Click Read More to see the action!

1969 Ford on 2002 Lightning Chassis

Have you seen the latest on the 1969 Ford F100 / 2002 Ford Lightning "Thunder's Truck" being built in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop?     Our crew transplated a 2002 Ford Lightning engine and chasis under a 1969 Ford F100 Ranger pickup including everything from the supercharged 5.4L V8 to the antil-lock brakes and everything in-between.     The chassis was shortened and modified to fit under the 1969 cab and bed.    Click through the pics to see the process, or you can read the story on the V8 Forum HERE!   We'll be posting vide on on this process as well!    

 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 6227

 

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

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278