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 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

 

 

1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Engine Bay Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The engine and engine bay needed some help on this 1972 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, so the owner brought it to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some attention.   The LT-1 350 engine will be rebuilt, and the underhood area will be detailed to make the bay look as nice as the exterior of this clean Z! 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1977 Chevrolet Corvette Upgrades and Custom Console at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1977 Chevrolet Corvette arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after the customer wanted some modern upgrades done to the inside of the car.     This car is not wearing an original color, and the original engine has been replaced with a GM Performance Parts crate 350, so the customer does not place a heavy priority on originality.    The 1977s are not high on the list of collector Corvettes, so these make great platforms to personalize and enjoy. 
 
The plans include upgrading the center console, installing some Dakota Digital HVX gauges, audio system, adding a Vintage Air A/C system, and backup camera, as well as fixing some issues like leaks and engine cooling problems.   
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1935 Ford Coupe Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This cool original 1935 Ford Coupe came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some help with a fuel issue and a repaint on the spare tire cover.   Our team really enjoyed the opportunity to keep this family heirloom on the road. 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This Hugger Orange 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some mainteance and attention to the exhaust cutouts.    The cross-ram to single four barrel carb is an interesting piece on this small block Camaro.  

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1970 Buick GS 455 Stage One Body Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage One car is one of 1785 hardtop automatic cars, and it came in pretty rusty! The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew is tasked with replacing the rusted sheet metal with new steel to bring this car back on the road to recovery!Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Pontiac GTO Disc Brake and Wheel Upgrade At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1966 Pontiac GTO is a beautifully restored car, but the owner wanted to upgrade the braking performance a bit with some new disc brakes.    He also wanted the ability to change the look of the car without doing any permanent modifications, so the Goat got a new pair of shoes.    Here, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew installs a new power disc brake kit from OPGI and adds a set of 18” Rocket Racing Booster wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classics goldline tires made by Toyo Tires.    Now, the GTO stops easier and can wear the original Rally 1 wheels or switch to the Rockets for a split personality.    
 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1965 Lincoln Continental Maintenance and Air Suspension Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

1965 Lincoln Continentals are hot cars, and many people like the sinister look of the big sled slammed on the ground.   In this project, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew swaps the original suspension for a Ridetech air-ride system and Mob Steel wheels.    Follow along as we change the personality of this Lincoln!

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1964 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Restoration and LS Engine Conversion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew recently finished a complete restoration on this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck including suspension, rust repair and sheet metal fabrication, and more.    They installed a GM L92 6.2 liter V8 powered by a Mast Motorsports ECM and using Holley accessory drive brackets, oil pan, and Hooker exhaust manifolds.   A Mast cam and valve springs were installed, yielding approximately 525 horsepower.  A TCI 4L60E transmission is used to provide an overdrive gear, and the truck rolls on Mob Steel 20" wheels.    The finish is satin black with a charcoal silver roof, wheels, and side trim insert, and the bed is all new wood.    The interior featured a leather seat, Vintage Air A/C, a Dakota Digital box to allow the original speedometer to work with the modern transmission, upgraded audio, and more.      Click "Read More" for the photo gallery and video of the process!

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change, Lou's Change, lous change

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Chassis & Floor Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1957 Chevrolet had been in it's owner’s family for many many years. They contacted us about performing a partial restoration, with the goal of making the car solid and safe to drive but without an extensive total restoration. This meant that they did not want an exterior repaint if possible, as they plan to drive the car and enjoy it with family and not worry about scratching up a show-quality paint finish.    
 
When we picked up the car, it was literally stored in a barn.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1986 Chevrolet Caprice Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1986 Chevy Caprice came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a complete renewal.    Our customer had many fond memories with this car as it belonged to her Grandmother, and she wished to restore it to as-new condition.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1977 Pontiac Trans Am Engine Repair at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1977 Pontiac Trans Am got a little loose in the bottom end, and we happened to have a donor Olds 403 in-house that needed a home.    So, the two became one at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278