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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1963 Imperial Crown Convertible Maintenance at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This is a very cool car, a 1963 Imperial Crown Convertible.    It's one of approximately 513 built, and it's showing less than 28,000 miles.   It's powered by a 413 Wedge V8 connected to a pushbutton automatic transmission.    We love the space-age Virgil Exner "Forward Look" styling, with cool details like the headlight pods and the "sqaure" steering wheel.  The current owner has known the car since he was a kid, and knows the original owning family.  It's been sitting for a number of years, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to be brought back to safe driving condition.    

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1964 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Restoration and LS Engine Conversion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew recently finished a complete restoration on this 1964 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck including suspension, rust repair and sheet metal fabrication, and more.    They installed a GM L92 6.2 liter V8 powered by a Mast Motorsports ECM and using Holley accessory drive brackets, oil pan, and Hooker exhaust manifolds.   A Mast cam and valve springs were installed, yielding approximately 525 horsepower.  A TCI 4L60E transmission is used to provide an overdrive gear, and the truck rolls on Mob Steel 20" wheels.    The finish is satin black with a charcoal silver roof, wheels, and side trim insert, and the bed is all new wood.    The interior featured a leather seat, Vintage Air A/C, a Dakota Digital box to allow the original speedometer to work with the modern transmission, upgraded audio, and more.      Click "Read More" for the photo gallery and video of the process!

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change, Lou's Change, lous change

817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette visited the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for completion of various restoration items.    On the list include some electrical rewiring, cosmetic updates, engine tuning, and overall drivability improvements.   It's also going to recieve some new paint with a cool and flashy stripe!  We're happy to help return this cool 350 4-speed powered '64 Corvette back to the road!
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 428 Dual Quad 4-Speed Restoration Photo Gallery

This 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL rumbles thanks to a 460+ cubic inch 428 fed by two four barrel Holleys on top, and is shifted with a 4-speed manual transmission.    The car came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance, as well as bodywork and a re-spray.   Follow the progress here!   

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This Backdraft Cobra came to us in bad need of a tuneup, so that's what it got.   We discovered leaking intake manifold gaskets, an incorrect power valve in the Holley carb, and general adjustments were needed on ignition timing and fuel delivery. 
 
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This 1965 Shelby Cobra by Backdraft came to us when the owner wanted all the chrome and bright alumunim pieces powdercoated black.     In additon, we installed a killer audtio system so the driver can hear tunes over the Roush 427!  We also performed some paint work on the car after a fender was damaged.

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1965 Chevrolet Impala Body and Paint Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some bodywork and paint restoration.  
 

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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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1965 Ford F100 Upgrades at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1965 Ford F100 is a cool truck, and not many are seen these days.  Today, it's time to add some upgrades to make it easier to drive and enjoy.  

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1965 Ford Mustang Maintenance and Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop
This clean 1965 Ford Mustang came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some mechanical and performance upgrades.   The car will receive some new rear gears and a Borgeson power steering gear upgrade.  A Holley Sniper fuel injection system is also in the works.   Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery and build video!
 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1965 Lincoln Continental Maintenance and Air Suspension Install at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

1965 Lincoln Continentals are hot cars, and many people like the sinister look of the big sled slammed on the ground.   In this project, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew swaps the original suspension for a Ridetech air-ride system and Mob Steel wheels.    Follow along as we change the personality of this Lincoln!

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Upgrades Photo Gallery

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1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Supercharged 302 Gear Vendor Overdrive at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

Mercury Comet Cyclones are not the most common Muscle Car, but they are cool to see.    This one is not only visually stunning with its deep maroon paint and stark white interior, it also has the guts to make it go!    Under the hood is a carburated & supercharged 302, backed by a C6 transmission and a GearVendors Overdrive unit and a 9" rear axle.   The combination is good for mid 11-second quarter mile times, and good driving manners on the street.     It came to our the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance, as we fixed a few leaks, checked the tune, tightened up the exhaust, and rebuilt the rear end.   

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

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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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Chevrolet C10 Exhaust Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This cool 1966 Chevy C10 stopped in at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a custom Magnaflow exhaust system to let the LS engine breathe. The conversion headers, custom transmission crossmember, and non-stock fuel tank configuration presented a few challenges, but it's coming together nicely. Look for this one burning up the miles on the HOT ROD Power Tour 2019!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Mechanical and Paint Repairs at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This very nice 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, but required some mechanical repairs and paint touch-ups.  It's powered by an LS1 and features a variety of custom and performance upgrades.  Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278