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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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!   
 

1957 Ford Thunderbird Modifications at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This cool 1957 Ford Thunderbird came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in tribute to the owner's Father who owned several of these cool Birds over the years.   Today, we're going to make this one more powerful and reliable for years of trouble-free cruising.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be installing a custom chassis, complete with Wilwood brakes, coil-over shocks, and upgrade the sway bars for better handling.   The 'Bird will have far more Thunder thanks to a new Ford Racing 5.0 V8 cranking out 430 HP and over 400 lbs.-ft. of torque.   Additionally, we're installing a 6-speed automatic transmission spinning that steam back to a new 9" rear axle.    Upgraded audio and lighting will make it even more fun to drive.  Follow along as we make the upgrades on this slick '57!

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1973 Pontiac Firebird at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1973 Pontiac Firebird Esprit arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. It is a 64,000 mile survivor car, and the owner is considering a repaint and some possible engine performance upgrades. 
 

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1969 AMC AMX Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 AMC AMX is powered by a 390 cube V8, but the owner wants the car to appear more original and less like a modified race car. 

 

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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.  
 

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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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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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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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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration and LSA Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We like to work on first generation Camaros here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this one has a bright future.  Follow along as our team reconstructs the body shell on this one, and then adds performance suspension and a supercharged LSA V8!
 

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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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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, as it's been in the owner's family since 1973!

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1955 Ford F100 Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1955 Ford F100 has been in the customer's family for many years, and it's finally time to return it to the road with a modern chassis and power!    It will roll on a Fat Man Fabrications chassis and will be powered by a 2014 Ford 5.0 V8 backed by a 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission.     Cool truck.

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1973 Chevrolet Camaro Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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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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