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 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.     

 

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1981 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Pace Car Gallery at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1981 Pontiac Trans Am 301 turbo Pace Car arrived in the shop for a quick once-over.     

 

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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 Chevrolet Camaro Drivability Improvements at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Some restored cars look completed, but still require extensive refinement and tuning to be road-ready.    In this case, our customer had this sweet 1969 Camaro restored for them, but the shop did not complete some of the final drivability details, so the customer is not confident driving the car.  The car is sporting some cool parts selections like a FiTech fuel injected 454 Chevy V8 coupled to a Tremec TKO 500 5-Speed transmission, all wrapped in a stock RS / SS trim package.   However, the "last 5%" details still need to be addressed to make sure the car is ready for miles of trouble-free cruising.  For example, the front tires rub the inner fenders when turning, the windshield washer system does not work, there are some loose radio wires, and other nuisance items.   Once they are remedied, the engine tune will be optimized, brake performance dialed-in, and other systems verified for proper operation. The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is well-versed in this process, and we'll be performing final adjustments to remedy the quirks of a fresh restoration.  
 

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1993 Ford Mustang Cobra Turbo Completion in V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra is a very cool project that was started by the car’s owner and has evolved over the years.  
 
When the car arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, it had been subjected to several performance upgrade projects already, but none of them had been fully completed and “sorted out”.     The owner is a busy guy, and he was able to handle some of the big steps, but as they say, the last 5% of the work takes 50% of the time, so he hired our team to finish those tasks and perhaps perform some additional ones as well. 
 

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The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew has finished the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" project and the owner has been driving the Ford 5.0 Coyote / Tremec TKO 500 5-speed shifted 'Bird around for quite some time.    Overall, the crew is very happy with the result!
 
 

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

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1990 Ford Bronco Renovations at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This 1990 Ford Bronco has been owned by our customer since 1997, but has been in storage and out-of-commission for a decade.   Today, we're cleanining it up and performing maintenance and repairs so that he may drive this Bronco daily once again.     We love "reviving" old cars for those who care about them.   

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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. 

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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 with the goal of making a more reliable driver out of the truck.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1962 Buick Electra Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1962 Buick Electra convertible originally appeared on one of the very first episodes of V8TV working on the engine and a disc brake conversion.  Back in 1998, David Freiburger and Rob Kinnan of Car Craft and Hot Rod Magazines purchased this car for a Car Craft Magazine cheap and fun weekend cruiser project.  They gave the original carburetor a tune, did a quickie bright yellow paint job on the car and drove it around for a bit before putting it up for sale. At that point, our friend Paul purchased  the car from Freiburger and towed it from sunny Southern California to his home in the Midwest. Paul drove the car for a couple summers until the original Buick 401 Nailhead engine failed, and not having a lot of resources back then, Paul decided to install a small block Chevy V8 that he had on hand.  About that time, Paul's job changed, he started a family, and more important life events occurred. Today, nearly 20 years later, the car has arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop where the V8 Team will complete his engine conversion and make the car a driver once again.   

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LT4 Completion at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is a project we're bringing to completion at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   The car is powered by a dry-sump Chevrolet LT4 supercharged V8, and features some awesome performance parts on board.   Follow along as we bring it back from the boxes!

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1948 Ford Police Car Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

A 1948 Ford Police Car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop after recently finding a new owner who wants the V8 crew to check it over and make needed repairs before it heads out on the road keeping the peace!

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1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible Sheet Metal Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This 1965 Pontiac Tempest came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some rust and sheet metal repairs.    

 

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1939 LaSalle Ambulance Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1939 LaSalle ambulance / hearse was originally comissioned in the town of Red Bud, IL... which happens to be the home of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!   We're excited to change the color and tune up the appearance of this originally hand-built coach.    Follow along with the photos to see the progress!

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

A bright orange 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.   Follow along as the V8 crew brings this bird back to high-flying shape!  

 

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