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 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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1956 Chevrolet Fire Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air had a bad day that ended in an engine fire.   The V8 Speed and Resto Shop team is tasked with restoring the car to pre-fire condition, and possibly making a few upgrades as well.  
 

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1938 Chevrolet Coupe Restoration Photo Galleries

This 1938 Chevrolet  came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a re-powering, some upgraded suspension from Speedway Motors, wiring, and more.  The V8 Speed team installed a Chevrolet Performance Parts 350 cubic inch V8 engine and rebuilt the TH350 automatic transmission, and plans call for the installation of a Vintage Air A/C system as well.  An American Autowire harness will tie all the electricals together, while a new fuel tank from Tanks, Inc. will store the fuel until the gas pedal is mashed!   New fuel and brake lines will be installed, along with upgraded brakes and a Mustang II-style suspension system from Speedway Motors.    It will also recieve new sheetmetal and paint.  It's a cool car that has a lot of family history, and we're happy to bring it back to the road for our customer! 

 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro "Shadow" Complete Restoration and LS Engine Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1966 Ford Fairlane came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some engine and suspension and performance upgrades.   It's a pretty clean Arizona car, but it needs some help with some drivability improvements.   
 

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1970 Ford Mustang Convertible Body Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible is going through a complete restoration, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for rusty and damaged sheet metal replacement, bodywork, and paint.   The V8 crew will repair the crashed quarter panel and fenders, and replace the rusty floors along the way.   Follow along in the photos to see the latest!   

 

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1969 VW Bus Engine Swap and Suspension Modificaitons at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Volkswagen Bus looks sweet, but is woefully underpowered.   The owner wishes the V8 Speed Team to swap in a far more powerful water-cooled Subaru 4-cylinder eninge for better performance and economy.   A new suspension system will allow the VW to lay low, but drive safely at ride-height going down the road.  New wiring will keep the Type 2 safe as well. 
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro "Shadow" Complete Restoration and LS Engine Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro nickenamed "Shadow" came to the shop in need of a complete restoration.   The car had sustained previous crash damage and was purchased disassembled, so the V8 Speed & Resto Team performed numerous panel replacements and mechanical upgrades, including an aluminum LS1 V8 and T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission.  The V8 team completed the laser-straight bodywork and paint, including flush glass, tucked bumpers, shaved trim, and Ringbrothers hinges and door handles.   A custom interior was installed to match.   The car runs on MSD Atomic LS electronic fuel injection and breathes through Magnaflow exhaust.  
 

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1973 Pontiac Trans Am Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1973 Pontiac Trans Am was restored at a different shop, but out customer brought it to us to complete some final details.   It's a beautful Buccaneer Red car, powered by a Butler-built 455.. and then some.   We performed some maintenance on the car, and most recently, added a Holley Sniper EFI system and a GearVendors Overdrive.   The goals were better driveability and lower cruising RPM on the highway.   The Sniper and GearVendors units did the trick!   Now this car cruises fast and easy, and looks awesome doing it!   
 

1967 Pontiac GTO Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop ready to start a new life.   Follow along as we strip the car, perform extensive metal repair with parts from OPGI, rebuild and upgrade the chassis with parts from BMR Suspension, brakes, and add FiTech fuel injection to the 400 V8.   The car will receive a full Tyrol blue repaint and be returned to the road better than new.

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1931 Ford Vicky Suspension Upgrades and Repairs at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1931 Ford Vicky street rod arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some steering and suspension upgrades, along with a fix for a small fender-bender out back. 
 

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1965 Chevrolet Impala Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible LS Maintenance at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass had been treated to an LS eninge swap, but has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a general check-up and safety inspection.    Although the car runs pretty well, there are a lot of loose-ends that our team would like to address before comfortably sending the new owner down the road.   
 

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1976 Pontiac Trans Am Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

A Carousel Red 1976 Pontiac Trans AM with a Pontiac 400 V8 is enough to make anyone's day, but this one needs a bit of help before tearing up the roads.   It arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some rust repairs and other maintenance.   The V8 team installed a new floor section, new front subframe, and various suspension pieces that were worn out.   The interior was treated to a layer of sound deadoner, and the engine now roars to life thanks to a Holley Sniper Quadrajet EFI system.  Follow along as the V8 crew brings this bird back to high-flying shape!  

 

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1966 Chevrolet Impala Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This "road warrior" 1966 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the supercharged engine reinstalled and some EFI tuning done.   It's a wild car, we're happy to return it to the road!

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1968 Camaro Reloaded

Video series covering the restoration of our 1968 Camaro called "Reloaded" at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is a Pro-Touring 1968 Camaro featuring Detroit Speed suspension, a fuel injected big block Chevy engine, TCI automatic 4L80E transmission, Baer brakes, Rocket Racing wheels, Toyo Tires redlined by Diamondback Classics, and much more.  Contact us at resto@v8tv.net or 314.783.8325 to discuss building YOUR dream car!     Click "Read More" for the complete video and photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278