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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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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1969 Chevrolet Camaro EFI and Suspension Upgrades 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, but there are always areas to improve the performance and reliability of car like this.   The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team will be installing a Holley Sniper EFI system on the 396, and will also be adding a Detroit Speed suspension upgrade along with fixing a few other items.   It's a beautiful Camaro, and we're happy for the opportunity to work on it for our customer.  
 
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro EFI Tuning at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This beautiful Hugger Orange 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS has some great updates under the hood, including a Holley Sniper fuel injection system, a serpentine front accessory drive system, and clean traditional finned Holley valve covers.  It's powered by a 400 small block tied to a 4-speed manual transmission.  However, the customer wanted to make sure the car was performing to its highest potential, so it came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for some EFI drivability tuning and a quick once-over.  
 
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In this series, we swap out an anemic 350 for a Fast Times Motorworks built 383, featuring Edelbrock heads, a Comp roller cam, MSD Igntion, ARP hardware, Crane rockers, a Holley carb, Royal Purple fluids, and a bunch of other speed goodies.    

 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabricating Custom Steel Hood Vents at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is not really a car build, but we had a customer approach us about building and installing some custom hood vents for his ‘69 Camaro. He liked the style of the vents in the carbon fiber hood on Mark Stielow’s Hellfire Camaro, but these would be steel. Stielow’s hood does not have the same underside structure as a stock steel Cowl Induction hood, so these would have to be a little different to fit into the opening in the structure without remaking the support structure.

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Fabrication, Bodywork, and Paint at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in-process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.    The car came to us from Canada where new quarter panels, trunk panels, and other sheet metal repair had been done, in addition to a Detroit Speed subframe and front suspension and rear QUADRALink suspension system were installed.   The V8 Team will be completing the fabrication work and straightening the body and applying a shade of blue paint with a hockey stripe.    The car is powered by an Edelbrock Pro-Flo EFI unit on a 454 Big Bliock Chevy V8.  
 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change LSA Supercharged Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

 

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   
 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 630+ HP GM Performance Parts Supercharged LSA engine.  The car features the best of everything... Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
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A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS that is still in the original owner's family!

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, brought to us by the son of the original owner.   It's a very cool car, and it has never been restored and is still wearing nearly all of the original paint.   It was original powered by a 307 V8 backed by a 3-speed manual transmission, and it's wearing the RS trim option.  The problem is that it needs a complete restoration due to many years of storage in a barn.   

 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Sheetmetal, Bodywork, and Paint Photo Gallery
This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to have the body panels properly installed, then go through the bodywork and paint departments ultimately recieving a new paint job.   The color is a custom mix Axalta paint we named "Midnight Magic", and looks awefully close to black, but actually has a purple hue with flake.    It turned out sharp!  The customer will be completing the assembly of the car.   
 
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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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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

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Tuning and Suspension Updates at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This Hugger Orange 1969 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop with a fresh LS engine swap and some new suspension mods.   However, the engine is in need of some custom tuning to improve drivability.   
 

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Twin Turbo Heat Management at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This super-clean pro-touring 1969 Camaro was built by it's owner, but the 900+ horsepower twin turbo LS engine does not want to keep its cool under the hood.   The V8 team is taking a look to see if a good solution can be engineered to help the owner be able to drive his prized Camaro.  
 
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZR9 800 HP Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

 

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   
 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 800+ HP Mast Motorsports supercharged engine. We're using a new Dynacorn body on this one that we bought from Classic Industries, so the entire car will be new. The owner had no real attachment to a particular car, he just wanted a Camaro.    The car features the best of everything... Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
This is the complete photo gallery from start to finish, or you can read the build thread at this link:  1969 Camaro ZR9 
 
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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