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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1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This sweet 1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some sheet metal repairs in the trunk floor and other mechanical details.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Completion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This very nice 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, including a beautiful candy red paint job and a restored chassis.    The owner is having our team complete the last steps to make it a finished car.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This slick gold 1970 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop shortly after the owner purchased the car for some detail work and upgrades.   It’s a very clean car, and the owner received a whole stack of paperwork on the car when he bought it, including the original purchase agreement and receipt, the payment schedule, and a slew of receipts for maintenance and repairs over the years.    It is very cool to see the history of a car like this and the original documentation.   We're adding a serpentine accessory drive, painting the engine, tuning up the air conditioning, improving drivabiliity, fixing the radio, and installing a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmission and hydraulic clutch from Modern Driveline.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1972 Plymouth 'Cuda Performance Upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This slick black 1972 Plymouth 'Cuda arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some perfomance upgrades in the form of a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, some tune up items, and other maintenance.   We're going to see what makes the 340 tick and add a bit more roar at the same time.     Click "Read More" to follow the progress photos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1969 Camaro "Carbon Flash" Restoration At V8 Speed & Resto Shop

 

1969 Camaro “Carbon Flash” Restoration in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
 
Sometimes it’s advantageous to take over a project than to start from scratch.   In this case, the customer wanted a cool ‘69 Camaro, and we happened to find him one that was already undergoing a restoration.   The owner of this clean Arizona car changed his mind and decided to sell his project, so we had the car shipped to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, where it will now become the Pro-Touring Camaro the new owner has always wanted.     Features include a Holley Terminator EFI system, Vintage Air A/C, Scat seats, restoration parts from Classic Industries, Axalta paint, ARP engine hardware, COMP cam, and much more.   
 
Once the car arrived in our shop, we took inventory of all the parts that came with the car and gave it an initial once-over. 
 
It is a very clean car that had just received a silver paint job.   Our customer wants a different color, but at least this one does not require extensive bodywork. 
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible is powered by a small-block Ford V8 and has been a reliable crusier for the owner for years.    Time has taken a toll, however, as the car is now in need of some underside rust repairs and sheet metal replacement, so the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew is hard at work to bring it back to a solid car. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1961 International Metro Delivery Van Modifications Photo Gallery at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This is something you don't see every day... a 1961 International Harvester Metro A120 delivery van!   Our friend is going to use it as a Bartolli's Pizza delivery vehicle in the city, so we are going to make it easier to drive and change the look to match his restaurant.    It's a cool 220 cubic-inch 6 cylinder powered box now, but we'll see what develops.    The plan calls for using a Chevrolet Tahoe for a donor chassis and driveline.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

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.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1971 Chevrolet C10 LS3 Swap
Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability.    
 
In this 3 part video series, we swap in a fresh LS3 485 HP GM Connect & Cruise engine and 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission into this sweet 1971 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck.   The benefits include reliable performance, 485 horsepower, better fuel economy, and more. 
 
The engine came from Weir Chevrolet, our supplier for GM crate engines and such, and we tuned it with an HP Tuners suite.     We used a Hooker engine mount set to bolt the LS3 into the truck.   A Holley accessory drive was added to mount the alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor.    
 
The whole rig is kept cool with an Entropy radiator and Spal cooling fans.     The crew was able to connect to the existing A/C system in the truck and make it functional. 
 
The fuel system starts with a reproduction fuel tank from Tanks, Inc., which comes redesigned to house a high-pressure EFI fuel pump, and an internal pump matched to the requirements of the LS3.
 
The truck’s vitals are monitored by a set of Dakota Digital VHX gauges, and a Dakota cruise control module is also used for easy highway cruising.     A new rear gearset with 3.08 gears works better with the 4L60 overdrive transmission for snappy acceleration and economical highway cruising.  
 
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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

This is the next chapter of the 1969 Camaro we modified in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with all new Detroit Speed suspension, Forgeline Wheels, Baer Brakes, Toyo Tires, Holley EFI, and more go-fast and handling goodies. 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

This 1969 Chevelle was born wearing a Cortez silver paint job and sporting a blue interior.  It was an original V8 car, sporting a 307 V8 under the hood and was driven for many many years by its owner Al until the late 80s.    It was time for a complete restoration, which is exactly what happened at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!    Click READ MORE to see the photos!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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 along with a 2006 Mercedes Benz E320 CDI Diesel.    The goal is to transplant the 3.2 liter turo diesel six cylinder engine and automatic transmission into the Dodge, giving the owner a relaible, smooth, and efficent powerplant for his cool old pickup.    Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278