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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1966 Oldsmobile 442 4-Speed Convertible with Factory Air Conditioning and 3 2 Barrels Visits V8 Speed & Resto for Maintenance

1966 Oldsmobile 442 Convertibles are not that common these days, especially when they are equipped with the 3-two barrel carb engine and factory installed air conditioning!   This one is even hotter with the triple-black color scheme and Hurst wheels.   The list of options is long... factory headrests, console vacuum gauge, full instrumentation including tic-toc-tach, rear seatbelts with holders, passenger side vanity mirror, and of course, the 400-cube V8 topped with 3 two barrel carbs and a 4-speed transmission!  It's a very cool car, and it came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some maintenance and leak fixing so the owner can drive it and enjoy it trouble-free.

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1966 Oldsmobile 442 LS3 Engine Swap Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Our customer’s dad bought this sweet green 1966 Oldsmobile 442 brand new in July of 1966 from Granger Oldsmobile in LaGrange, Illinois, and now he wants to upgrade it for the next 50 years.    Don’t worry, he’s got all the original parts stored safely, but now the car has numerous bolt-ons for better handling and performance.    Follow along as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team installs a modern Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 engine - without harming the originality of the car.    

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1966 Pontiac GTO Disc Brake and Wheel Upgrade At V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This 1966 Pontiac GTO is a beautifully restored car, but the owner wanted to upgrade the braking performance a bit with some new disc brakes.    He also wanted the ability to change the look of the car without doing any permanent modifications, so the Goat got a new pair of shoes.    Here, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew installs a new power disc brake kit from OPGI and adds a set of 18” Rocket Racing Booster wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classics goldline tires made by Toyo Tires.    Now, the GTO stops easier and can wear the original Rally 1 wheels or switch to the Rockets for a split personality.    
 
 

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1966 Pontiac GTO Maintenance Photo Gallery

This 1966 Pontiac GTO came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking for some mechanical fixes for improved performance.    The V8 team will be performing some engine work and Dakota Digital Gauges among a few other fixes. 

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

 

1967 Chevrolet Camaro "Shadow" Complete Restoration and LS Engine Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro nickenamed "Shadow" came to the shop in need of a complete restoration.   The car had sustained previous crash damage and was purchased disassembled, so the V8 Speed & Resto Team performed numerous panel replacements and mechanical upgrades, including an aluminum LS1 V8 and T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission.  The V8 team completed the laser-straight bodywork and paint, including flush glass, tucked bumpers, shaved trim, and Ringbrothers hinges and door handles.   A custom interior was installed to match.   The car runs on MSD Atomic LS electronic fuel injection and breathes through Magnaflow exhaust.  
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration and LSA Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We like to work on first generation Camaros here at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and this one has a bright future.  Follow along as our team reconstructs the body shell on this one, and then adds performance suspension and a supercharged LSA V8! It's going to be a very cool car!
 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Sheetmetal Restoration at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop

We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs.   Contact the shop today to discuss your restoration project!

 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This clean 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of some engine work.    We enjoy looking after our customers classics!

 

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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Tremec 5-Speed and Holley Sniper Fuel Injection Upgrades

This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is a very cool car, but the owner wanted a bit more reliability and performance.   The plan is to install a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed manual transmisson from Modern Driveline and a Holley Sniper EFI fuel injection system to achieve both goals.    Click to see the video and photos of the process!
 
 
 

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This 1967 Chevrolet Camaro arrived at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a Holley Sniper fuel injection system and Global West suspension upgrades.    New wheels and tires will complete the transformation.  

 

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Completion at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This very nice 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop with most of the work completed, including a beautiful candy red paint job and a restored chassis.    The owner is having our team complete the last steps to make it a finished car.   Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

This beautiful 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of a disc brake conversion and some other maintenance items.  Click READ MORE to see the photos!

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1967 Chevrolet Nova Upgrades at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

This clean 1967 Chevrolet Nova came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in need of upgrades to improve the customer's overall enjoyment of the car.   Plans call for a new Tremec TKX 5-speed transmission, Vintage Air A/C, and some other improvements in drivability.   

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278

1967 Dodge Dart GT Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This cool 1967 Dodge Dart GT convertible is powered by a 225 slant six engine, but that does not make it any less fun to drive!    It came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop for a quick muffler replacement, but we enjoyed our day with the car.  

 

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1972 Chevrolet Malibu 350 Restoration Photo Gallery

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1955 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Photo Gallery

According to the numbers, there were only 38 of these first generation 1967 Excalibur roadsters built, and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew just finished a freshening on a very cool maroon version for a great customer.     The car is powered by a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327 and is hooked to a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission, and features functional side exiting pipes and dual exhaust.   The chassis is basically a stretched 1964 Studebaker Lark, with front disc brakes and a third headlight that turns with the steering wheel, like a Tucker Torpedo.   Inside, you'll find an engine-turned dash with Stewart Warner gauges and an original Motorola radio.   This car is showing just over 19,000 miles on the odometer, and had not run in years before being delivered to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for a tune-up and some new wide whitewalls from Diamond Back Classics.    These are rare and unusual cars, and we're happy to keep them on the road!Click "Read More" for the complete photo gallery!

 

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817 S. MAIN STREET - RED BUD, IL 62278