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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1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air Maintenance and Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This clean 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some maintenance.    We enjoy looking after our customers classics!

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1957 Chevy Custom Autosound Stereo Install at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This beautiful 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air was a great cruiser, but it had no tunes for the ride.    We installed a Custom Autosound stereo in the dash and put the Rock in the Roll!   Contact us if you'd like a similar upgrade to your classic or Muscle Car!    Click "READ MORE" to watch the video instllation from an episode of V8TV and photos of this sweet ride!

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1957 Chevy Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean '57 was in need of some engine timing and tuning, so it visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for the crew to take a look at the Chevrolet LT1 350 V8 and a leaky axle bearing.     Click "Read More" to see the photo gallery!

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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.   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 Thunderbird!

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1958 Cadillac Maintenance At The V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We were introduced to this cool pink 1958 Cadillac at the V8TV Drive In Cruise event where the owners came to watch the movie.   However, a fuel issue prevented them from fully entering the Drive In facility and the Caddy had to sit in the back row.    We brought it straight to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some fuel system repairs and general cooling system maintenenace, as well as leak repairs and a few other items.  

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1958 Chevrolet Apache Pickup Maintenance and Repairs at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Old trucks are cool, unless they've been stored in a barn or a field for decades.    This 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup has seen better days, but the owner brought the truck to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in hopes of getting it back on the road.. and back to work!   
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1959 Chevrolet El Camino Metal Repairs at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1959 Chevorlet El Camino is an in-process restoration with the owner brought the car to us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to assist with some of the sheetmetal, floors, and quarter panel restoration.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1959 Edsel Ranger Steering Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1959 Edsel Ranger is nearly all stock, including the manual steering system.   Our customer tasked us with upgrading the steering system to a power unit from Borgeson.  What a cool car!

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1961 Chevrolet Bel Air LS2 Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This '61 Bel Air came into the shop looking for a few upgrades to dial-in the parts already installed, like a Hot Cammed Trailblazer SS LS2 V8, 4-speed Overdrive trans, 9" Rear, and Ride Tech suspension.    We fixed a few new-car gremlins and now this is a slick road-trip machine ready to hit the highways.    It's just a cool car we thought we'd share!    Click "Read More" for the complete photo and video gallery!

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1970 Pontiac GTO Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop, engine upgrades

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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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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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1962 Chevrolet Nova Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This eye catching 1962 Chevrolet Nova came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some maintenance.    We enjoy looking after our customers classics!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1963 Chevrolet Corvette at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an inspection as the customer is contemplating a paint restoration on the car.   
 

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This 1963 Ford Galaxie visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance items.     Click "Read More" to see the photo galleries. 

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1963 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This 1963 Ford Thunderbird is fitted with a 428 Ford V8 and other performance upgrades, and the customer brought it to us to complete some wiring and plumbing and get the old 'Bird running and ready for the road.    Click "Read More" for the photo gallery on what was done.  

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278