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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1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Performance Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This super clean 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop with a few issues under the hood, so the V8 team is going to have a look at the FAST fuel-injected 383 to see what's going on.    The team ended up installing a Blueprint 400 small block Chevy making 521 HP.   

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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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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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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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1971 Plymouth Roadrunner Repairs at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner is powered by a 383 and an automatic transmission, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some mechanical upgrades and engine repairs.    

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We are all very excited here at V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, as we've received the high honor of being chosen to restore the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro belonging to COMP Cams! They've had the car for many years, and 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of COMP Cams, so they wanted the car freshened up for the milestone year.    We'll be documenting the restoration of the car along the way, both in photos and video.  

 

Plans for the car include a FAST EFI equipped LS engine mated to a TCI 6X 6-speed automatic transmission, a Heidt's suspension system, updated wheels, tires, and brakes, and a fresh paint job... among many other details.    Although the car will retain it’s black-and-white theme, it will have a red pinstripe on the SS stripes, updated wheels to go with the new suspension, and a few other subtle tricks here and there. It's going to be a stunner!

 

Our crew is ready to make it happen, and we're proud to work with one of the industry icons to bring this significant car up-to-date.  Follow along in the photo gallery, videos, and a build thread on this slick '69!

 

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1972 Ford Bronco 5.0 Coyote Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1972 Ford Bronco looked great to the new owner, but he wanted a bit more power and reliablility under the hood.    The solution?    Bring the truck to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a new 5.0L Coyote V8 install!

 
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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 fender, and replace the rusty floors along the way.     

 

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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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1965 Impala SS

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew recently completed the restoration of this very cool and subtly modernized 1965 Chevrolet Impala.    Today, it drives better than any stock '65 ever drove, thanks to a Ridetech suspension system, and it is powered by a retro-themed 6.0 LS V8 engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox.     The look is sharp thanks to a load of OER restoration parts from Classic Industries.   The V8 crew started with a bare shell and brought this sweet Impala back to life, completing metalwork, suspension and chassis repairs, all the body and paint work, and final assembly.    

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1984 Olds Cutlass restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass was brought to our shop by the man who bought it new and still owns the car.    Over the years, the paint has faded and it had some hail damage, so the owner wanted a freshen-up on the outside, while adding some cool upgrades in the form of a YearOne Power Crate Engine, a Holley Terminator EFI system, and a TCI 4L60 overdrive transmission.   A set of Rocket Racing Wheels competes the look.

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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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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Tuning at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

1970 Chevelles are always popular, and this one has a great stock appearance.  However, there are some choice upgrades that make this one far better to drive as well, like a 5-speed manual transmission, Vintage Air A/C, and a 462 cubic-inch Chevy big block V8.   It came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the carburetor tuned and a few other mainenance items dialed-in.    Our team used a wideband oxygen sensor to help optimize the air / fuel curve for better performance.   

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1946 Ford Tudor Restoration Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1946 Ford Coupe (Tudor) came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a repaint, as well as some rust repair and other fixes.    Plans call for an exterior paint stripping, sheet metal repair, bodywork, priming, and shooting a new coat of shiney metallic charcoal paint.   It's going to be a sharp ride in 1966 Mercury Coventry Gray!

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1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible stopped in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance and leak fixing.   It's a very nice car, and the owner really enjoyes cruising this one on top-down weather days.   

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278